Friday, March 28, 2014

Fleetwood Mac Goes On With The Show

Christine McVie back in the band for concert dates
The Gazette

It’s official: Christine McVie is back in the Mac.

After a 16-year absence, keyboardist/vocalist McVie will rejoin Fleetwood Mac bandmates Mick Fleetwood, John McVie, Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks on their On With The Show tour.

The 33-city, 34-date tour kicks off Sept. 30 in Minneapolis, Minn. and will make seven Canadian stops: Toronto (Oct. 18), Ottawa (Oct. 26), Winnipeg (Nov. 10), Saskatoon (Nov. 12), Calgary (Nov. 14), Edmonton (Nov. 15) and Vancouver (Nov. 18).

The reunion of one of rock’s most iconic bands has been rumoured for months but was officially announced during an interview from Los Angeles with Carson Daly on NBC’s Today Show on Thursday.

“She had us all seriously convinced that she would never come back,” Nicks said on Today.

During Fleetwood Mac’s 2013 tour, the four members welcomed McVie back on the stage during their Sept. 25 and 27 shows at London’s O2 Arena, where she performed their classic Don’t Stop to wild ovations.

“It was so comfortable being back onstage with them as if no time had passed, and then we all started talking and it feels like the time is right,” McVie said.

McVie, known for her smoky singing style, is the voice behind some of Fleetwood Mac’s most popular songs. Besides Don’t Stop, McVie is known for her lead vocals on You Make Loving Fun and Songbird, other songs on the legendary Rumours album — one of the biggest-selling records of all time. Other McVie-sung Fleetwood Mac classics include Say You Love Me, Hold Me, Little Lies and Everywhere.

“As far as we’re concerned, she’s never really left. We are overjoyed to have Christine back onstage with us,” the other Fleetwood Mac members said in a joint statement.

McVie to hit the roadwith FleetwoodMac in reunion tour
by Jane Stevenson
Toronto Sun

Say you love her. Singer-keyboardist Christine McVie is rejoining Fleetwood Mac for the first time in 16 years for a massive North American fall tour coined On With The Show that hits seven Canadian cities.

Tickets for the following dates are on sale April 7 at LiveNation. com: Oct. 18, Toronto, Air Canada Centre; Oct. 26, Ottawa, Canadian Tire Centre; Nov. 10, Winnipeg, MTS Centre; Nov. 12, Saskatoon, Credit Union Centre; Nov. 14, Calgary, Scotiabank, Saddledome, Nov. 15 Edmonton, AB; Rexall Place, Nov. 18, Vancouver, BC, Rogers Arena.

McVie hasn’t toured with the band since 1998’s The Dance Tour but rejoined the four members — Stevie Nicks, Lindsey Buckingham, John McVie and Mick Fleetwood during their 2013 tour at London’s O2 Arena, for their classic Don’t Stop.

“It was so comfortable being back onstage with them as if no time had passed,” said Christine in a statement.“and then we all started talking and it feels like the time is right. I’m really happy.”

“As far as we’re concerned, she’s never really left. We are overjoyed to have Christine back on stage with us,” said the other members of Fleetwood Mac in a joint statement.

Going back again
Sun Sentinel Broward Edition
By Ben Crandell

'Rumors’- era FleetwoodMac lineup to play Sunrise

The most popular lineup of FleetwoodMac, the iconic “Rumors”- era quintet, is reuniting after 16 years, and Thursday morning announced a fall- winter tour that will stop Dec. 19 at the BB& T Center in Sunrise.

Tickets for LiveNation’s On With the Show tour cost $ 45.25-$ 175.25, and go on sale 10 a. m. April 7. Various presales, including a VIP package, will begin 10 a. m. March 31 at Ticketmaster.com.

The reunion was revealed during a taped Carson Daly “Today” interview with the long- estranged Christine McVie joining Fleetwood Mac bandmates Mick Fleetwood, John McVie, Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks. Amid much handholding among the band, Christine McVie told Daly the reason she stopped performing with her fellow Rock and RollHall of Famers after 1998’ s the Dance Tour: Shewas afraid to fly.

During FleetwoodMac’s 2013 tour, the four members welcomed Christine McVie onstage at London’s O2 Arena, where she lent her sturdy and much- missed vocal to the classic “Don’t Stop” and received a wild ovation.

“Itwas so comfortable being back onstage with them, as if no time had passed, and then we all started talking, and it feels like the time is right. I’m really happy,” she says.
That tour was the last time Fleetwood Mac was scheduled to play the BB& T Center, but the June 2013 performance was canceled due to a “scheduling conflict.” A June show in Montreal alsowas canceled. That fall, the band canceled all 14 tour dates in Australia and NewZealand, as John McVie was being treated for cancer.

John McVie, looking well-tanned but delicate, told Daly on Thursday that his health now is “good.”

All of Mac back for tour
Columbus Dispatch
March 28, 2014

With singer announcing her reunion with Fleetwood Mac after 16 years, the rock band with a tumultuous history is thinking about tomorrow — as in a 34-show North American tour with a stop in Columbus and perhaps a new album. McVie “had us all seriously convinced that she would never come back,” singer Stevie Nicks said yesterday on the NBC morning show Today. A brief autumn reunion to sing Don’t Stop in London, however, became a turning point for McVie. “Walking out in London was sensational,” she said. The “On With the Show” tour will kick off on Sept. 30 in Minneapolis, with a stop on Oct. 19 at Nationwide Arena. (Tickets will go on sale April 7 through the Live Nation mobile application and at www.livenation.com.) Meanwhile, McVie is working with Nicks, and her ex Lindsey Buckingham on their first album together since Tango in the Night (1987). “We’ve only been in the studio a week, and it’s been really beautiful,” Buckingham said. “I have very high hopes for all of this.”



3 comments:

Catherine Marks said...

I think that Stevie knew she would be back....she kept Christine's pianos for her as holding on to that hope. A concert not to miss~

M O'Geary said...

Please come back to North Carolina on this tour! We love you here!

MplsMike said...

I understand why so many press outlets are calling this a "reunion tour," but I wonder if that bugs the other four. Sure, they've all gone and done their own things - solo records/tours, business ventures, etc. - but it's not like Fleetwood Mac has been in retirement. Sorry, had to rant lol.

I am absolutely thrilled however, at the at the amount of press they're getting with Christine's return. I reluctantly learned to enjoy Fleetwood Mac as a four-piece, and even learned to really love SYW, but I'm very excited about Christine will bring back to the band not only as a stage player but a studio player.

So excited Minneapolis is their first stop!!!! By the way ^^ ^^ Catherine Marks - I loved that Stevie kept all of Christine's pianos and organs. I'm sure that made Christine super happy. I wonder if the guys in the band knew she did that. I once read Lindsey commenting about how Christine sold all her stuff, including her pianos, when she went back to England. Maybe Stevie never told anyone she went around buying them up?

So cool.

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