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The Rolling Stones and Fleetwood Mac are coming out of the Jazz Fest program, replaced by Widespread Panic



NEW ORLEANS – The charm is at the rendezvous for the third time … Or at least, that's what the organizers of the Jazz Fest hope.

Oddly enough, the Rolling Stones and Fleetwood Mac, the group designated to replace the rock band Mick Jagger, withdrew from the Jazz Fest a week later.

Initially scheduled for the May 2 festival, the Rolling Stones pulled out of the list because of Jagger's health. Fleetwood Mac was appointed to replace him last week, but they also canceled their duties after their own singer, Stevie Nicks, also fell ill.

In their place, the festival announced that Widespread Panic will now fill this date. Tom Jones, Ziggy Marley, Mavis Staples and Regina Carter's Southern Comfort will also be in attendance today.

The Rolling Stones and Fleetwood Mac said their tours would be totally interrupted because of the health problems of their respective singers.

The organizers said that ticket holders can still refund their purchases if they are not happy with the program. Tickets purchased at Mercedes-Benz Superdome or Smoothie King Center can be returned for a full refund of the purchase price, including fees. Refunds will be held at the Smoothie King Center box office as of April 10th.

For more information on ticket refunds, click here.


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