NEW ORLEANS – Third time's the charm … At least that's what Jazz Fest organizers are hoping for.
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.
Original 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 a feature of Tom Jones, Ziggy Marley, Mavis Staples, and Regina Carter's Southern Comfort.
Both the Rolling Stones and Fleetwood Mac said their touring would be on hold entirely due to the health complications for their respective singers .
Organizers said the ticket holders 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 1
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