SYDNEY, March 19 (Xinhua) -- The Rolling Stones have postponed their tour of Australia and New Zealand following the death of frontman Mick Jagger's girlfriend L'Wren Scott, local media reported on Wednesday.
The English rock band posted a statement on its official website on Wednesday announcing the postponement.
The statement reads: "The Rolling Stones are deeply sorry and disappointed to announce the postponement of the rest of their 14 On Fire tour of Australia and New Zealand following the death of L 'Wren Scott.
"Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Ronnie Wood wish to thank all of their fans for their support at this difficult time and hope that they will fully understand the reason for this announcement.
"The Rolling Stones are planning to reschedule these postponed shows at a later date."
The Rolling Stones arrived in Australia on Monday.
Ticket holders have been asked to hold on to their tickets until further notice as a new schedule of dates is being worked on.
Jagger was in Perth with his band-mates on Tuesday preparing for the first show of their Australian tour when he was told Scott had been found dead in her Manhattan apartment.
Scott, 49, who was an American model and fashion designer, had been dating Jagger since 2001.