Rolling Stones & Fleetwood Mac bow out of Jazz Fest lineup, replaced by Widespread Panic
NEW ORLEANS - Third time's the charm... Or at least that's what Jazz Fest organizers are hoping.
In a bizarre turn of events, both the Rolling Stones and Fleetwood Mac, the band designated to replace Mick Jagger's rock group, have bowed out of Jazz Fest within a week's time.
Originally set to headline the festival on May 2, the Rolling Stones pulled out of the lineup due to Jagger's health. Fleetwood Mac was named as their replacement last week, but they too canceled after their own singer, Stevie Nicks, fell ill as well.
In their place, the festival has announced Widespread Panic will now fill in on that date. That day is also slated to feature Tom Jones, Ziggy Marley, Mavis Staples, and Regina Carter's Southern Comfort.
Both the Rolling Stones and Fleetwood Mac said their touring would be put on hold entirely due to the health complications for their respective singers.
Organizers said ticketholders can still refund their purchases if they are not satisfied with the lineup. Tickets purchased at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome or Smoothie King Center can be returned for a full refund of the purchase price, including fees. The refunds will take place at the Smoothie King Center box office beginning on April 10.
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