Friday, October 24, 2014

Mick Fleetwood book signing - Barnes & Noble New York City 10/28 + L.A. 11/30

Mick has a two day break after the Oct 26th Fleetwood Mac show in Ottawa and before the show on the 29th in Philadelphia.  Perfect timing for the October 28th release of his new book "Play On: Now, Then, And Fleetwood Mac" and for a Book Signing in New York City. Barnes & Noble at 555 fifth avenue location will be hosting the event. Details below.

The UK so far has two events scheduled. The first in Liverpool on November 4th and the second in London on November 7th. Details below.

Also added to Mick's book tour itinerary is Los Angeles on November 30, 2014 also at Barnes & Noble.  The Grove at Farmers Market will host the event beginning at 2:pm Sunday November 30th.  

Mick Fleetwood
Play On: Now, Then, and Fleetwood Mac

NEW YORK CITY
Author Event:
Date: Tuesday October 28, 2014
Time: 1:00 PM
Location: Barnes & Noble Fifth Ave
555 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10017, Ph: 212-697-3048

LOS ANGELES
Author Event:
Date: Sunday November 30, 2014
Time: 2:00PM
Location: Barnes & Noble at The Grove at Farmers Market
189 The Grove Drive Suite K 30, Los Angeles, CA 90036, Ph: 323-525-0270

USA - Pre-order Mick's new book for $15.00. That's 50% OFF the cover price at Barnes & Noble
CANADA - Pre-order Mick's new book from Indigo for $21.78.


LIVERPOOL
An evening with Mick Fleetwood
Play on: Now, Then and Fleetwood Mac 
Oh Me Oh My, West Africa House, 25 Water Street Liverpool L2 0RG

Tuesday, 4 November 2014, 7:00PM

Tickets £25 including a pre-signed bookplated copy of Play On available online. (booking fee will apply).

One of music’s greatest drummers & co-founder of Fleetwood Mac will be discussing his eagerly anticipated autobiography Play On: Now, Then and Fleetwood Mac.

BUY TICKETS
Admission £25.00

LONDON
Meet Mick Fleetwood
Play on: Now, Then and Fleetwood Mac
WATERSTONE'S PICCADILLY
203 - 206 Piccadilly

Friday, 7 November 2014, 5:00PM
One of music’s greatest drummers & co-founder of Fleetwood Mac will be signing copies of his eagerly anticipated autobiography Play On: Now, Then and Fleetwood Mac. Access to the queue will be on a first come first served basis. Mick Fleetwood will sign copies of Play On only. Due to time restraints there will be no opportunity for posed photography.

Waterstones Events

Play on: Now, Then and Fleetwood Mac will be released on October 30th in the UK

Visit mickfleetwoodofficial.com for UK Offers

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Review: Fleetwood Mac Live in Toronto Oct 18, 2014 by @TMakWorld

by T-Mak
TmakWorld.com
October 20, 2014 – The last couple of years proved to be a very interesting year for Fleetwood Mac and T-Mak World. As a huge fan of the band I was able to purchase a front row center ticket for the band and wrote a very detailed review as seen from the holy grail of concert seating which any fan of the band should read here. Furthermore that review included a Mick Fleetwood Meet and Greet and I wrote up about that experience as well (read here). As if that experience wasn’t amazing enough I was also able to see them at a private function in Las Vegas in a hall that resembled a big wedding style banquet hall – that review can be read here. As if those experiences weren’t enough we now add a show in Toronto that included the return of the amazing Christine McVie and completed the classic 70′s lineup.

Let me tell you this was one hot ticket.... Continue to the full review with photos
 
NEVER GOING BACK AGAIN

Mick Fleetwood "Play On" UK Book Tour and Meet & Greet - London and Liverpool

LIVERPOOL
An evening with Mick Fleetwood
Play on: Now, Then and Fleetwood Mac 
Oh Me Oh My, West Africa House, 25 Water Street Liverpool L2 0RG

Tuesday, 4 November 2014, 7:00PM

Tickets £25 including a pre-signed bookplated copy of Play On available online. (booking fee will apply).

One of music’s greatest drummers & co-founder of Fleetwood Mac will be discussing his eagerly anticipated autobiography Play On: Now, Then and Fleetwood Mac.

BUY TICKETS
Admission £25.00

LONDON
Meet Mick Fleetwood
Play on: Now, Then and Fleetwood Mac
WATERSTONE'S PICCADILLY
203 - 206 Piccadilly

Friday, 7 November 2014, 5:00PM
One of music’s greatest drummers & co-founder of Fleetwood Mac will be signing copies of his eagerly anticipated autobiography Play On: Now, Then and Fleetwood Mac. Access to the queue will be on a first come first served basis. Mick Fleetwood will sign copies of Play On only. Due to time restraints there will be no opportunity for posed photography.

Waterstones Events

Play on: Now, Then and Fleetwood Mac will be released on October 30th in the UK

Reviews | Photos | Video: Fleetwood Mac celebrates hits with help from Kid Rock

Fleetwood Mac Live in Detroit
the Palace of Auburn Hills
October 22, 2014

by Adam Graham
The Detroit News

Photo by Steve Perez - View Photo Gallery
Fleetwood Mac celebrated its long history with a two-and-a-half hour concert at the Palace Wednesday that saw a cameo from hometown rocker Kid Rock.

Yesterday's gone, as the song goes, but it was a celebration of yesterdays gone at the Palace of Auburn Hills on Wednesday night as Fleetwood Mac hit the stage for a 2 1/2 hour love fest honoring keyboardist Christine McVie's return to the band after a 16-year absence. It was an occasion to look back at the group's legacy with fresh eyes, even though it had only been a year since the band — sans McVie — had been here in concert.

Even Kid Rock got in on the action, hitting the stage midway through the show after Lindsey Buckingham dedicated "Big Love" to the hometown rocker and Stevie Nicks mentioned him during her intro to "Landslide." As "Landslide" was coming to a close, Rock hustled onto the stage — his American Badass trucker hat atop his head — and stood behind Nicks, wrapping his arms around her in a reverse bear hug. Rock's appearance brought the crowd to its feet and jump-started the show's revved-up second half.

Rock's walk-on aside, it was McVie's night to shine, and she brought a wave of early cheers two songs into the show when her signature vocals opened "You Make Loving Fun." "Thank you Detroit!" she exclaimed at the close of the song. (The current tour marks her first outing with the band since 1998's campaign behind "The Dance.")

"I guess you did notice there is yet another blonde on the stage," Nicks said after McVie's brief hellos. "Two blondes are better than one!" She then asked McVie, "where you been?" but the answer was beside the point. This tour is about the famously contentious band coming back together for one more go-round and fans having one more shot at seeing them back together.

The packed house proved there was plenty of interest in the billing, and the Rock and Roll Hall of Famers delivered a solid 24-song show of hits and album cuts from its long and winding history. Everyone got a chance to shine, from Mick Fleetwood's carnival ride drum solo in "World Turning" to Nicks' free-form interpretive dance during "Gold Dust Woman," but it was Buckingham's searing guitar solo during "I'm So Afraid" that was the night's highlight.

The band's stage set-up was simple, with a largely open stage backed by a stage-length video screen that projected on-the-nose images cued to the songs (gold dust and a woman during "Gold Dust Woman," for example). The band was augmented by several auxiliary musicians and a trio of backup singers, who added ghostly howls to "Sisters of the Moon."

The interplay between the band members was lively, especially with Buckingham and Nicks, who took on "Landslide" together. Buckingham joined McVie at the close of the show for a poignant reading of "Songbird," a quiet capper on the night after a free-wheeling "Silver Springs" brought the first encore to its end.

It's clear McVie's return has energized the band, sparking "a brand new, beautiful, profound, poetic chapter that will bear much fruit," as Buckingham put it at one point. Yet for all the talk about the group's future, Wednesday's show was a nostalgia play, the youngest songs in the set older than this year's Rock Hall nominees. Not that there's anything wrong with that, and there's plenty to be said for playing the hits to a receptive audience. But call it what it is.

"Don't Stop" came late in the show, and while the song's and the band's optimistic message still rings, it's an ironic anthem for a band that is focused on raising a glass to yesterday.



Above photos by Steve Perez

Rejuvenated Fleetwood Mac delivers at The Palace of Auburn Hills
By Dustin Blitchok
The Oakland Press


Above photos by Ken Settle 

AUBURN HILLS >> Two songs into Wednesday’s Fleetwood Mac show at The Palace of Auburn Hills, Christine McVie and Stevie Nicks faced each other as they chorused: “I never did believe in miracles, but I’ve a feeling it’s time to try.”

McVie’s return to the Mac is something of a rock ‘n’ roll miracle, and she was welcomed with a roar. As Nicks said after “You Make Loving Fun” wrapped: “Two blondes, more fun!”

The last time the “Rumors” lineup — Lindsey Buckingham, Mick Fleetwood, McVie, her ex-husband John and Nicks — walked off the Palace stage together was Nov. 21, 1997, during “The Dance” tour. Seventeen years later, they played a rejuvenated show that celebrated McVie’s return, relied on the hits and gave a nod to the band’s place in pop culture today.

The reunion means a more balanced division of labor than when the group visited Joe Louis Arena last year as a four-piece. Of the 24 songs Wednesday, McVie, 71, sang lead on about a third of them. Her voice remains supple, and displayed surprising clarity and range when she reached back to her first hit, 1975’s “Over My Head.”

Fleetwood, 67, came to the front of the stage and played a portable kit, giving the song an intimate feeling with all five members in close quarters.

Nearly every catchy McVie single made an appearance, including “Say You Love Me,” “Little Lies” and “Everywhere,” when she came out from behind the keyboard and sang up front with maracas in hand.

“Thank you guys, for letting me do this again,” she said.

McVie’s ex-husband was another reason the “On With The Show” tour seemed unlikely. The group canceled a tour of Australia and New Zealand last year when the stoic bassist was diagnosed with cancer, but he returned after completing treatment.

Nicks, 66, brought more energy than she has in years. “Dreams, “Rhiannon” and “Sisters of the Moon” came early, as did 1987’s “Seven Wonders,” resurrected after Nicks’ appearance on the TV show “American Horror Story” this year.

Nicks’ voice isn’t the same instrument it was three decades ago, but she warmed considerably as the show went on and hit a first peak on “Landslide,” standing with ex-boyfriend Buckingham, 65.

The guitarist had referenced “Mr. Ritchie” earlier, but Kid Rock’s appearance came at an unexpected moment. The Clarkston rocker, wearing an “American Badass” baseball cap, surprised Nicks just as she was finishing “Landslide,” giving her a hug and peck on the cheek.

Buckingham, the Tasmanian devil of the band, leapt across the stage in jeans that could’ve been taken from a Brooklyn hipster, yipped, shrieked and, later, ended “I’m So Afraid” by pawing at the guitar with his hands.

“Fleetwood Mac is a band that has somehow grown, evolved and really persevered through the good times and the bad, and that is clearly a part of what makes us what we are,” he said.

The deepest cut in an otherwise greatest hits set was “I Know I’m Not Wrong,” a track from “Tusk,” the eclectic double LP that followed “Rumors.”

The intro to the “Tusk” album’s title track was given a jazzy spin before building into a crescendo, with McVie picking up an accordion and clips running on the big screen of the USC marching band that played on the record.

Nicks showed a return to form with “Gold Dust Woman,” walking out for the song with a gold shawl over her black outfit. The band stretched the “Rumors” closing track to twice its original length, and Nicks vamped, wailed and twirled in the way that made her famous, before doing a long interpretative dance.

The first encore, “World Turning,” felt complete again with McVie’s voice back in the mix, and Fleetwood stirred up the audience with wild barks and catcalls during his drum solo. Then it was “Don’t Stop” and “Silver Springs,” after which Nicks and McVie walked off stage with hands linked.

Fleetwood Mac’s return to Auburn Hills ended with a simple, circular spotlight on McVie, who sat at the piano for “Songbird,” just the way shows on the “Rumors” tour were closed.

Fleetwood was the last to leave the stage.

“Remember, the Mac is most definitely back!”

Stevie Nicks explains Kid Rock song dedication during Fleetwood Mac concert

By Gary Graff
The Oakland Press

Stevie Nick’s dedication of “Landslide” to Kid Rock caught fans -- and Kid Rock himself -- by surprise on Wednesday night, Oct. 23, during Fleetwood Mac’s concert at the Palace of Auburn Hills.

But Nicks says it was a heartfelt gesture, and that Rock walking on stage to embrace her was “an unforgettable moment.”

“I have known Kid since 2001~ and we have had a very special friendship ever since,” Nicks said Thursday via e.mail. “We had the special opportunity to spend four days at the Montreaux Jazz Festival in 2006 with (the late Atlantic Records co-founder) Ahmet Ertegun, me, Kid, Robert Plant, Stevie Winwood, Nile Rodgers, Chaka Khan and more -- each of us hand-picked by Ahmet~.

“It was adult summer camp in Switzerland. We relate on many levels. Behind (Rock’s) crazy flamboyance lies the most amazing person. We have always joked that if I had had a child~ it would have been him. From that comes the dedication on stage during the Detroit show.”

After Nicks announced the song dedication, Rock strolled on stage, embraced her from behind and kissed her on the cheek. The two remained in a kind of slow dance until the song finished, when Nicks turned around to return the hug and kiss. Rock also embraced Fleetwood Mac guitarist Lindsey Buckingham on the way off stage.

Rock said Thursday that he knows Nicks “pretty well through the last 10 years. Stevie has always declared me ‘the rock n roll love child’ she never had.” Going on stage, he added, was a “spontaneous” decision. “I told Stevie when I surprised her that her security was not very good -- joking, of course,” he said. “They sounded great, I thought.”


104.3 WOMC welcomed Fleetwood Mac to the Palace of Auburn Hills on Wednesday October 22, 2014
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Beautiful shots of the band by Chris Schwegler 


LANDSLIDE (Kid Rock comes in at the end)

EVERYWHERE


Video: Fleetwood Mac "The Chain" Indianapolis - two cam mix

Fleetwood Mac Live in Indianapolis, IN
Bankers Life Field House
October 21, 2014

THE CHAIN
This is interesting... and quite good! Two cam mix shot from both sides of the stage.



In Focus Photography by WTTSFM - View Gallery

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

FLEETWOOD MAC TALKS 2014 WORLD TOUR

Watch as Fleetwood Mac tells Access about the story and message of their 2014 world tour. Plus, what's it like to have Christine McVie back with the group after a 16 year absence?








Fleetwood Mac sells out Bankers Life Fieldhouse - Photos

Fleetwood Mac Live in Indianapolis, IN
October 21, 2014 - Bankers Life Fieldhouse

Photos below by Michelle Pemberton
View Gallery at IndyStar


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Stevie Nicks on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon November 3rd

Stevie Nicks is scheduled as a guest on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Monday, November 3, 2014.  The show airs at 11:35pm, 10:35pm central.

Not sure if she's performing... Would make sense that she would... and it would also make sense that it's something to from the new album "24 Karat Gold - Songs From The Vault".

Wonder what she will sing?  Is she going to bring in her own band for this, or is she going to keep it simple and do something from the album that wouldn't necessarily require a full on band like say "Lady".  Or possibly the house band could sub in for her band.  

Looking forward to it in any case!

STEVIE NICKS "24 KARAT GOLD - SONGS FROM THE VAULT"
Out Now! Order from Stevienicksofficial.com

REVIEW: STEVIE NICKS SOUNDS GOLDEN ON ‘24 KARAT GOLD ★★★★ stars

by brent80
brentmusicreviews.com
★★★★

Veteran Stevie Nicks might’ve confused people with the title of her latest album, 24 Karat Gold – Songs From the Vault. The reason being, the new studio album from Nicks is assumed to be a compilation effort rather than a true follow up to Nick’s 2011 LP, In Your Dreams. It is a new effort in regards to being recorded in 2014, though many of the songs were written in past by Nicks, dating back to the late 60s! The final results – spectacular! 

“Starshine” opens 24 Karat Gold electrifyingly with a driving groove, quick tempo, and assertive vocals by Nicks. Dynamic, filled with bold guitars and bluesy, unfurled organ, “Starshine” definitely gets the listener’s attention by all means. Follow up “The Dealer” may be even more alluring, with Nicks sounding nothing short of terrific. The songwriting, particularly the refrain, stands out the most: “I was the mistress of my fate / I gave it all out / If I’d have really known different / you’d have to watch out.”

REVIEW: Fleetwood Mac Give The Best Concert of 2014


FLEETWOOD MAC Live in New York City, NY
October 6, 2014
by Chris Ryan
audiofuzz.com

Complete with Christine McVie the band known as FLEETWOOD MAC hit the road late September this year and already have a trail of stellar reviews behind them. The band is something of an anomaly having gone through break-ups, drug addiction, bankruptcy, loss of members and oh so much more. But if there’s one thing you can be assured of, they don’t stop and won’t stop according to lead guitarist Lindsey Buckingham.

The band opened MSG with a defining tune, which is the epitome of this band, “The Chain.” Members Stevie Nicks, Lindsey Buckingham, John McVie, Mick Fleetwood and Christine McVie hit the stage of MSG for the first time together in 17 years.

Continue to the full review

REVIEW: Fleetwood Mac graced Toronto’s Air Canada Centre, Saturday, October 18

Photograph by Lee-Ann Richer
FLEETWOOD MAC LIVE 
Air Canada Centre
Toronto, Ontario
October 18, 2014

By Trent Richer
Liveinlimbo.com

Fleetwood Mac graced Toronto’s Air Canada Centre, Saturday, October 18 and showed a sold out crowd what they are made of! 

The band has been restored to its original five piece lineup. Christine McVie, who has not been with the band in 16 years due to her fear of flying, is back. For someone who is 71 years young, she showed that she can give it like the rest of the young’uns in the band. Who, by the way, range from 65 – 68.  

The 2 ½ hour show opened up with the thunder of Mick Fleetwood’s kick drum sounding like something out of Jurassic Park.  Then the eerie bluegrass sound of “The Chain” started, reminding me if a sunrise emerging from the dark. The next three songs were also off Fleetwood Mac’s top selling album “Rumors”. They were “You Make Loving Fun” sung by Christine McVie, “Dreams” sung Stevie Nicks and “Second Hand News sung by Lindsay Buckingham. 

Continue to the full review with spectacular photos

Monday, October 20, 2014

Christine McVie helps Fleetwood Mac stage a jubilant return to Columbus


By Martin Lopez
The Lantern

It’s a marvel that Fleetwood Mac were even on stage to perform last night.

It is a band that has gone through a great deal of emotional turmoil, and more recently, physical stress, as bassist John McVie was diagnosed with cancer roughly one year ago. Two other members have died within the last three years, one to suicide and the other to a haemorrhage.

They have four members who have gone through two failed relationships (one divorce) and have had several key members come and go. They even bared their emotional and romantic troubles out on their 1977 20-time platinum album “Rumours.” And when the band finally gained some stability during their 1990s reunion, singer and keyboard player Christine McVie left due to a fear of flying on tour.

And so it was immensely gratifying to see her make a triumphant return to the group at Nationwide Arena Sunday night — both for the audience, and clearly for the band. The band was firing on all cylinders with the original three-part harmonies that McVie brought back to their sound, Stevie Nicks sounding as gorgeous as ever, and lead guitarist and songwriter Lindsey Buckingham transcending with his stunning guitar solos.

The group opened up with “The Chain,” one of their most poignant and visceral songs off of “Rumours,” so they got into the soul-bearing business right away. And Buckingham immediately reminded me of why I consider him to be one of my favorite guitar players, a guitarist who, as George Harrison might put it, can make his guitar weep. His unusual finger picking, remarkable songwriting abilities, and brilliant lyrical guitar lines proved to be a constant highlight throughout the night.

Continue to the full review

THE CHAIN

RHIANNON - Stevie is wearing a cape that was hand made by Celeste Meyeres which Stevie chose as the winner in the Talent House "Design a show-stopping shawl for Stevie Nicks" Contest. You can read more about Celeste here and see Stevie's note to Celeste at the Talent House website.


Photo by vangoghtravels