Take it with a grain of salt, but the infamous National Enquirer reported that due to Mick Jagger's recent heart procedure, the Rolling Stones are traveling with team of doctors seeming to rival that of a head of state. The Stones kick off their 2019 “No Filter” North American tour tomorrow night (June 21st) at Chicago's Soldier Field special guest with St. Paul & The Broken Bones serving as the show's opening act.
According to the unnamed Stones insider, “They have three doctors on eight-hour rotations. Mick wears a monitor while performing and keeps a defibrillator nearby, wherever he is. They have emergency routes planned from every hotel and venue to the closest hospitals.”
Since the band's '70s tours, Mick Jagger has notoriously stayed at separate hotels from the rest of the band. Jagger recently explained that, despite the inconveniences, hotels will always play a huge role in life on the road: “When I'm not working, I don't care about them very much. But, when you're working, you do want certain things. I don't like to have a noisy. . . traffic too much, 'cause then I can't sleep for the sh. . . The problem is, when you're working, you don't wanna sleep late, 'cause you wanna be ready for a nine o'clock show, rather than (a) nine-to-five job, so yeah. But, I don't like staying at hotels that are noisy.”
AUDIO: MICK JAGGER ON HOTELS