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Stones could return to Perth
Big fan: Jeff Gussin, from Philadelphia USA, holds tickets for all the Rolling Stones Australian concerts. Picture: Getty Images

Tonight's Rolling Stones concert may have been cancelled but there is still a chance Perth fans will get to see their idols, possibly as early as next month.

In a statement released yesterday, concert organisers Frontier Touring said the Perth concert, the first of the band's Australasian tour, would not go ahead.

"No further information is available at this time," it said.

"Ticketholders are asked to hold on to their tickets until a further update is available."

Saturday's Adelaide concert is also expected to be cancelled.

But speculation in the Eastern States late yesterday suggests talks are under way to secure new dates for Perth and Adelaide, possibly at the end of the band's scheduled concerts in the Eastern States and New Zealand.

Their last gig of the tour is in Auckland on April 5. They are not due to perform again until June 7 in the Netherlands.

About 13,000 tickets were sold for tonight's Perth Arena concert, ranging from the $99 "Lucky Dip" tickets to almost $600 for the near-the-stage "Tongue Pit".

Local industry sources said rescheduling a Perth concert would be "a lot of hard work, administratively" but not impossible.

"The Arena would be available," one source said. "It's just a matter of making sure that all the other contractors - the drivers, the set-up crew for example - are available."

The West Australian

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