Fleetwood Mac to Step In for The Rolling Stones at New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival
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The 'Albatross' hitmakers are added to the line-up of performers after the Mick Jagger-fronted rock band were forced to withdraw from the 50th annual festival to allow its frontman to undergo surgery.

AceShowbiz - Fleetwood Mac will replace The Rolling Stones at the 50th anniversary of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival next month.

Mick Fleetwood and John McVie's band has agreed to step in and fill the slot the Stones vacated when they were forced to withdraw from the annual festival due to ftontman Mick Jagger's ill health.

The "Brown Sugar" hitmakers postponed their upcoming North American tour dates to allow Mick to undergo heart valve replacement surgery in New York City. He is expected to make a full recovery and the band plans to be back on the road in July, according to reports.

After delaying the tour, Mick apologised to fans on Twitter, writing: "I'm so sorry to all our fans in America & Canada with tickets. I really hate letting you down like this. I'm devastated for having to postpone the tour but I will be working very hard to be back on stage as soon as I can. Once again, huge apologies to everyone."

Tom Jones, Ziggy Marley, Mavis Staples and Regina Carter's Southern Comfort will also hit the stage during Jazz Fest in New Orleans, Louisiana, which will run from April 25 to May 5.

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