The sole Italian date of the Rolling Stones' Bridges To Babylon world tour has been nixed for the second time in the last two weeks.
The Stones, whose American leg of the Babylon tour was the most profitable U.S. tour of all time, have canceled a show scheduled for tonight in Milan, Italy after singer Mick Jagger contracted laryngitis, according to the Associated Press.
The band has been dogged by almost as many health delays on this tour as R.E.M. did on its Monster Tour, which was halted on several occasions by various member's ailments. The Stones had postponed and earlier Milan date, among others, after guitarist Keith Richards injured himself by falling from a chair (see "Keith Richards Breaks Rib, Mick Jagger Movie News").
Just last week, the Stones abandoned a set of British dates for the Babylon tour, complaining of that country's restrictive tax policies (see "Rolling Stones
Cancel British Tour").
Organizers for the Milan show said that the Stones would attempt to re-schedule the concert for September, and Jagger was expected to be fully recovered in time for the next Stones performance, set for Bilbao, Spain on June 18.