Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Fleetwood Mac add 2 additional shows in Australia / New Zealand

Fleetwood Mac added 2 additional dates today in Australia and New Zealand. The second Brisbane show is November 12th. Tickets are on sale now via Live Nation.  Tickets for the second New Zealand show in Penrose on November 22nd go on pre-sale for AMEX card holders on April 9th with the general on sale date being April 15th.

The 2nd Hope Estates show in Pokolbin was added to the tour on Monday.

November 12 - Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Brisbane, AU
November 15 - Hope Estates, Pokolbin, NSW (Previously announced)
November 22 - Mt Smart Stadium, Penrose, NZ

Monday, March 30, 2015

Fleetwood Mac add second Hope Estates Winery show in Australia. Tix on sale Apr 1st

Fleetwood Mac have added a second date at Hope Estates Winery in Pokolbin, NSW Australia on November 15th. Tickets for this second show go on sale April 1st at Live Nation.

Reviews: Fleetwood Mac Live in Kansas City and St. Louis

Reunited Fleetwood Mac put on exquisite show at Scottrade Center Friday
by Sean Derrick

Fleetwood Mac concert Friday Night in Saint Louis

Fleetwood Mac, one of the greatest selling acts of all time, brought their most successful lineup back to Scottrade Center for the first time in 18 years on Friday for a stop on their “On With the Show Tour” and the resulting show was a trip down memory lane.

Longtime vocalist/keyboardist Christine McVie had left the band after their successful 1997/98 “The Dance Tour” (Which played at the then named Kiel Center on November 17, 1997) to retire from touring.

While there have been many incarnations of Fleetwood Mac in their 47 year history their most popular and well-known has been with the lineup that was featured Friday night of McVie along with vocalist Stevie Nicks, vocalist/guitarist Lindsey Buckingham, bassist John McVie and Founding member Mick Fleetwood on drums.

Each of the band members glowed about McVie’s return and noted that it was her 70th show back with them, bringing the band back to where they are their best.

Full review and photo gallery at Examiner.com

Fleetwood Mac dazzled a (nearly) full house at the Sprint Center last night
By Natalie Gallagher

Fleetwood Mac - Sprint Center, Kansas City - Saturday, March 28, 2015

“If you would have asked me ten years ago, I never thought I’d be doing this,” Christine McVie announced to the Sprint Center audience last night, before she began “Everywhere,” her first lead song of the evening.

Photo: April Fleming
Indeed, McVie was not alone in that sentiment. The majority of Fleetwood Mac’s throbbing audience – which very nearly sold out the Sprint – had likely never dared to hope the day would come that McVie would once again be taking her place at the keyboard on stage with her former bandmates. After a 16-year absence, this joyful reunion is part of what made last night’s two-and-a-half hour show so special.

The rest was pure nostalgia, with a 22-song setlist packed with fan favorites performed with the kind of enthusiasm artists generally reserve for their freshest material. Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks were in fine form, the former acting as both a tireless shredder – his agile handiwork was displayed multiple times on the large screen behind the band – and gooey speechmaker. 

Full review and photo gallery at Pitch.com

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Lindsey Buckingham to appear on The Big Interview with Dan Rather April 28th.

Other All-New Episodes Include Interviews with Vince Gill, Lindsey Buckingham, Josh Groban, Florida Georgia Line, Paul Haggis and Frankie Valli

LOS ANGELES – March 20, 2015 – THE BIG INTERVIEW returns to AXS TV with seven new episodes as part of its third season on Tuesday, April 14, at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT. Hosted by news veteran Dan Rather, the in-depth interview series presents exclusive sit-down discussions with a wide variety of influential figures from all across the entertainment spectrum, as the award-winning reporter gets them to open up about their personal lives and esteemed careers. In the first-half of its third season, which premiered on January 13, THE BIG INTERVIEW featured a roster of A-list guests including Carlos Santana, Wynonna Judd, and Don Rickles, among others.

Season three continues with an impressive roster of award-winning entertainers, kicking off with beloved country star Trisha Yearwood on April 14, as the three-time GRAMMY® winner discusses her lifelong drive to sing, her marriage to fellow country superstar Garth Brooks, and her biggest regrets. Then, as a special lead-in to the network’s broadcast of the Stagecoach Country Music Festival, legendary 20-time GRAMMY® winner, singer, songwriter, musician, and Country Music Hall of Fame inductee Vince Gill joins Rather on April 21.

Also appearing on THE BIG INTERVIEW this season is GRAMMY®-winning singer, songwriter and Fleetwood Mac vocalist Lindsey Buckingham on April 28;

critically acclaimed singer, songwriter, actor and record producer Josh Groban on May 5; Southern Rock superstars Florida Georgia Line on May 12; Paul Haggis, the two-time Oscar®-winning filmmaker behind such films as CRASH, MILLION DOLLAR BABY and CASINO ROYALE, on May 19 and a true musical icon Frankie Valli on May 26.

“AXS TV is proud to continue THE BIG INTERVIEW’s third season with six all-new episodes featuring some of the industry’s most notable names,” said Michele M. Dix, AXS TV’s senior vice president, programming and development. “The roster includes eclectic guests who each have interesting backstories to share from their journeys in music and film. That, combined with Rather’s gift for curiosity and insight, promises to create some memorable moments that our viewers won’t want to miss.”

The Big Interview Premiere Schedule (Tuesdays, 8 pm ET/5 pm PT)
April 14 – The Big Interview: Trisha Yearwood
April 21 – The Big Interview: Vince Gill
April 28 – The Big Interview: Lindsey Buckingham
May 5 – The Big Interview: Josh Groban
May 12 – The Big Interview: Florida Georgia Line
May 19 – The Big Interview: Paul Haggis
May 26 – The Big Interview: Frankie Valli

Fleetwood Mac is proving no matter which way you go, sometimes you can go back again

REVIEW: A reunited Fleetwood Mac gives Sprint Center crowd a dose of nostalgia
By Timothy Finn
The Kansas City Star

Kansas City - March 28, 2015

Photo: Sprint Center - Facebook
This show ended not with a song but with two speeches. One was a short valediction from drummer Mick Fleetwood, a founder of the band, who thanked the huge crowd for its patronage, and the other from Stevie Nicks, one of its three songwriters and lead singers. She recounted the events that led to this reunion tour, which is what this show was: a reunion of this band’s most popular lineup.

Fleetwood Mac never broke up, but in 1998 Christine McVie retired, and for nearly 16 years, the band forged on. But it wasn’t the same without her. Sunday night, for the first time since 1987, the band performed in Kansas City with McVie, nearly filling the Sprint Center and delivering a show that was as rousing and satisfying as it was nostalgic and memorable.

The two-and-a-half-hour show was one steady barrage of hits, and the set list was front-loaded with favorites. The opener was encore-worthy: “The Chain,” a statement about solidarity and a song the crowd recognized from the opening heart-beat thud of Mick Fleetwood’s kick drum. They followed that with one of McVie’s signature songs, “You Make Lovin’ Fun.” Her voice isn’t as glossy or porcelain as it once was, but it handled her leads and harmonies adroitly. Next came “Dreams,” one of Nicks’ best-known songs, then “Second Hand News,” the fourth-straight song from the fabled “Rumour” album, now 38 years old.

There were many highlights. “Rhiannon,” Nicks’ trademark ballad about a Welch goddess, was one. The title track to “Tusk,” which included a sinister intro, was another. They embellished that with vocal trimmings -- some “da-da-das” that replaced the marching band’s horn section in the original. Lindsey Buckingham’s guitar wizardry was on full display during “Big Love,” which he performed solo. He and Nicks followed that with a lovely rendition of “Landslide.” By the end of that song, the two were holding hands. Then came “Never Going Back Again,” one of eight “Rumours” songs on the set list and yet another that showcased Buckingham’s considerable guitar prowess.

As an intro to “Gypsy,” Nicks told a story. Back before she was famous and wealthy, she went into a store in San Francisco called the Velvet Underground, where the clothes were too expensive for her meager budget. But it inspired her, she said, to pursue her music dreams and to one day return and buy whatever she wanted. “Follow your passion,” was the moral. They played that and “Little Lies” slightly unplugged, with Fleetwood sitting at a “cocktail kit,” as McVie called it.

Throughout the show they got support from three vocalists, a percussionist, a guitarist and keyboard player, all of whom operated in the shadows but added substantial heft to the arrangements.

The only disappointment of the evening: McVie didn’t perform “Songbird,” which was removed from the setlist several weeks ago.

The first set closed with two of Buckingham’s best. First, “I’m So Afraid,” which ended in a furious guitar solo, then “Go Your Own Way,” one of the most ebullient break-up songs ever. On that one, Nicks danced around wearing a big, black top hat. They returned for a three-song encore: “World Turning,” which featured a drum solo by Fleetwood, the ever-inspirational “Don’t Stop,” then “Silver Springs,” the band’s best-known B-side (to “Go Your Own Way”).

Then Nicks emerged and preached about McVie’s return -- at the age of 70 -- and re-dedication to a band that has persevered and sustained so much over more than 40 years: bitter romantic breakups, successful solo careers, McVie’s retirement, bassist John McVie’s battle with cancer. In 2015, Fleetwood Mac is proving no matter which way you go, sometimes you can go back again.

The Chain; You Make Lovin’ Fun; Dreams; Second Hand News; Rhiannon; Everywhere; I Know I’m Not Wrong; Tusk; Sisters of the Moon; Say You Love Me; Big Love; Landslide; Never Going Back Again; Gyspy; Little Lies; Gold Dust Woman; I’m So Afraid; Go Your Own Way. Encore: World Turning; Don’t Stop; Silver Springs.

Saturday, March 28, 2015

REVIEW Fleetwood Mac Live in St. Louis, MO - March 27, 2015

Fleetwood Mac gives fans what they want at Scottrade Center concert
By Kevin C. Johnson
St.Louis Dispatch

It only makes sense Fleetwood Mac would open its sold-out concert at Scottrade Center Friday night with “The Chain,” featuring the key lyric: “Chain keep us together.”

After years full of ups and downs, as singer and guitarist Lindsey Buckingham pointed out, “we’ve grown and prevailed through the good and the bad.”

And these days the band is prevailing with returning keyboardist and singer Christine McVie, making this late-career run of the band, on its “On With the Show” tour, a must-see (16,000 fans attended at Scottrade Center). She’d been out of the fold for 16 years.

McVie’s return reunited Fleetwood Mac’s most popular lineup — Mick Fleetwood, Buckingham, Stevie Nicks, John McVie and herself.
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Christine McVie’s presence was welcome, as evidenced by the applause she got with the opening line of “You Make Loving Fun” (missing from the band’s 2009 show at Scottrade Center), allowing songs such as that and “Everywhere” and “Little Lies” into the setlist again.

Buckingham told the crowd McVie’s return presented a “profound, prolific and new chapter in the story of this band, Fleetwood Mac,” while Nicks reveled in girl power being restored to the band.

McVie did come off second fiddle to Buckingham and Nicks, undeniably and not surprisingly. But her presence was an important one, and she held up her role well.

Photos by Jeff Curry
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Over a lean and briskly moving two hours-plus, the great Fleetwood Mac offered fans exactly what they wanted, which was nothing but a barrage of hits including “Go Your Own Way,” “Don’t Stop” and “Never Going Back Again,” performed to perfection with perhaps a few backstories thrown in — including a lengthy one from Nicks about the day she received a call from McVie saying she wanted to come back.

“Dreams,” “Second Hand News,” “Rhiannon” and “Everywhere” kept the show’s early going moving, and the pace never let up. It’s to the band’s credit it could afford to stack hits throughout the entire set without wedging in any filler.

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“Tusk” was the percussive delight it always is; “Big Love” was a quick reminder of the power of a solo Buckingham on guitar; and Nicks brought her requisite twirl to “Gypsy.” The psychedelic
finish to “Gold Dust Woman” was appropriately trippy, while Fleetwood on drums is a whole other trip. He was like a beast trying to fight its way out of its cage.

During a middle portion of the show focusing on Nicks and Buckingham, Nicks had a quick emotional moment during the still-exquisite “Landslide” and acknowledged it at song's end.

Fleetwood addressed the crowd at the end of the night, after encore songs “World Turning,” “Don’t Stop” and “Silver Springs,” telling everyone to love each other in this crazy world, and concluded with: “Remember, the Mac is definitely back.”

Truer words couldn’t have been spoken.

Interview: Mick Fleetwood on what the future holds for Fleetwood Mac

Return of the Mac
Mick Fleetwood talks new album, Christine McVie, and the end of Fleetwood Mac
Vancouver Sun - March 28, 2015
By Francois Marchand
Vancouver Sun

Never say die once wrote Black Sabbath.

For pop-rockers Fleetwood Mac, the saying couldn’t be any more true.

The band recently reunited with long gone singer and keyboardist Christine McVie, who rejoined Lindsey Buckingham, Stevie Nicks, John McVie and Mick Fleetwood after 16 years away.

If you ask Fleetwood, the founding drummer of the group, reuniting with McVie has reinvigorated the Mac, whose members have had well-documented complex and drug-fuelled relationships, especially around the time of their 1977 classic album Rumours, which remains one of the best-selling albums of all time.

In a recent conversation with The Vancouver Sun, Fleetwood, 67, opened up about returning to the studio with McVie in tow, the band’s most recent string of tour dates, and what the future holds for Fleetwood Mac.

Q: We just saw Fleetwood Mac in Vancouver in November. How does it feel to come back to our neck of the woods so fast?

A: It feels good. You can’t go anywhere unless you’re wanted. (Laughs.) So that’s a good feeling for us old “gigsters.” And we happen to adore that neck of the woods anyhow. We always love coming back (to Vancouver). It’s a beautiful place. It’s one of the towns where you go, “Oof, if only we had two days off there.” As a musician, this tour has unfolded beyond anything anyone might have thought, including ourselves. So it’s gratifying — it’s nice to be loved. Off we go again: It’s the never-ending tour.

Q: So you don’t see an end in the foreseeable future for Fleetwood Mac in its current incarnation?

A: Not in terms of “the end of the band” or saying goodbye. No. Unless I don’t know something. (Laughs.) I feel thoroughly employed. We’re working all the way through next Christmas. That’s almost far enough. We’re talking and feeling really excited about creating new music. It looks like a viable future ahead of us, as far as I can see.

If you want a more philosophical answer as to, “Do you ever see this coming to an end?” Yeah, I think we’d all be fairly crazy at this point (not to think about it). But then you start thinking about the Rolling Stones or Elton John and you go, “Hmm.” And you start looking around — you don’t want to be Tony Bennett touring at 85 years old (Bennett is in fact 88).

Having said that, we’re a working band and we’re working harder than we did when we were in our 30s. So go figure. The enthusiasm to do it is very much alive. But time itself speaks to you and you go, “Do I actually think in all sensibility think that any of us — and I can only speak for myself — that we’ll still be doing this 10 years from now?” No. “Do I visualize I’ll still be a musician enjoying playing in some shape or form?” Yes. It’s what we do.

Friday, March 27, 2015

Fritz Band Founder Q&A On Stevie Nicks, Lindsey Buckingham

Before Fleetwood Mac: Fritz Band Founder Q&A On Stevie Nicks, Lindsey Buckingham
By Mary Avila
Santa Monica Mirror

It is Fleetwood Mac’s 40th anniversary together as a band. How fitting it is that they are touring throughout North America and Europe for this occasion. Christine McVie is back with the band. Now, it is time to also say goodbye to Fleetwood Mac. They recently announced this is their last tour.

But, it was long before Fleetwood Mac, Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks were in their first band. And the young man in High School back in 1967 who founded the band Fritz is Bob Aguirre. He recruited former band mate Javier Pacheco (they had played in a couple of bands previously) along with fellow senior classmates Lindsey, Jody Moreing, and her cousin Cal Roper to form a band to play the Senior Talent Assembly.

By 1968, Cal left for college, and was replaced by Brian Kane, and Jody quit to join another band. After a few failed attempts with other female vocalists, Stevie was asked to join. Now the band had all the pieces in place. Brian Kane (now on lead guitar, vocals), Javier Pacheco (keyboards, vocals), Bob Aguirre (drums), Lindsey Buckingham (now on bass, vocals), and Stevie Nicks (lead vocals, percussion)

Today, I have the honor of speaking with Bob Aguirre, whom has watched the musical journey and legacy for Lindsey and Stevie.

Hello Bob, first I want to thank you for this interview. You have quite a legacy as founder and drummer of Fritz. You also were with The Curtis Brothers, Dr. Hook, Buckingham and Nicks, and The Trailer Park Troubadours.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Review: Fleetwood Mac Live in Atlanta - March 25, 2015

Fleetwood Mac bewitches at Atlanta encore performance
By Melissa Ruggieri

Not many bands can sell out Philips Arena in December and return three months later to another rapturous response.

Then again, not many bands can weather heartbreak, divorce, drug addiction, affairs and every other kind of kitchen sink upheaval and still stand in each other’s shadows – seemingly happily, too.

But that’s the beauty of Fleetwood Mac. Their dysfunction is to our benefit.

The original quintet – Mick Fleetwood, John McVie, Lindsey Buckingham, Stevie Nicks and the ageless Christine McVie – revisited Philips Wednesday night for an encore performance that didn’t quite match the magic of its late-2014 appearance (that show was my pick for the best of the year).

But Fleetwood Mac bringing its B+ game is still better than most live acts in peak form – and on its 69th show of the tour, no less.

Not much tinkering has been done with the set list other than nixing a couple of songs (personally, I’d take “Seven Wonders” over “Sisters of the Moon”). But those catching the “On with the Show” tour for the first time couldn’t have much to quibble about with the otherwise solid song selection.

Full Review at ajc.com

Review: Fleetwood Mac Live in Orlando, Florida - March 23, 2015

Fleetwood Mac Rock Orlando With ‘On With The Show’ Tour

It’s only been six years since Fleetwood Mac last paid a visit to Orlando, but they were missing

something when they played the now demolished Amway Center in April of 2009. Original bandmate Christine McVie was absent, leaving the sole female presence for the show to fall on the capable shoulders of Stevie Nicks. And while that’s not a bad thing, particularly for the many fans of Nicks, it left a significant number of songs off the setlist.

All that has been remedied with the current On With The Show tour, which played Orlando’s Amway Center last night. All of the hits were there, from Christine’s taking the lead on “You Make Loving Fun” to the witchy ways of Stevie on “Rhiannon” and “Gold Dust Woman.”

While McVie’s voice seemed to have some difficulty, particularly in the upper registers, Nicks was in amazing voice, seemingly finally figuring out how to adeptly mask those upper notes which she may now be missing. But the real star of the show was guitarist, and former Nicks paramour Lindsey Buckingham. Buckingham is a true rock star, giving his all on every number where he took the lead. As drummer Mick Fleetwood noted at the end, Buckingham barely left the stage for the entire show which clocked in at just under three hours.

An amazing thing about attending concerts in this day and age are the number of people who obviously fancy themselves amateur photographers and videographers. With so many of them out there, and the shareability of their results so simple, it makes it even more fulfilling to just sit back, live in the moment, and enjoy the show to its fullest extent. Sooooo…here are some of the show’s best Amway Center moments as captured by local YouTubers.

The show opened with “The Chain,” one of the most iconic anthems from the Rumours album.

Setlist and more from the show at 105.9 SunnyFM.

Source - SunnyFM


Wednesday, March 25, 2015

INTERVIEW Stevie Nicks finds a higher calling helping wounded warriors

U.S. Army Cpl. Vincent Mannion-Brodeur (Ret.) presents Stevie with the USO Achievement Award at the USO of Metropolitan Washington-Baltimore's 33rd Annual Awards Dinner in Arlington, VA March 24th.
ARLINGTON, Va. (NewsChannel 8) – One of the most successful and recognizable singers in music history has found a higher calling.

Rock icon Stevie Nicks has devoted countless hours visiting and helping wounded warriors and their families heal—both physically and emotionally.

“I am more proud of this than Fleetwood Mac or any of the other things I’ve done,” she said.

Nicks, the Grammy-award winning singer and star of Fleetwood Mac, was in the Washington area Tuesday, receiving an award for her profound and passionate work with the USO.

“Doing this gives me something that the rest of my world does not give me and could not possibly give me,” she said.

Nicks hopes others can someday read the numerous stories of the soldiers she’s encountered, and her devotion to helping these veterans and their families is a feeling she doesn’t expect to fade any time soon.

“I have to always come back here,” she said.
- WJLA.com

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Lindsey Buckingham's Larry King Now Interview Sneak Peek + Lindsey answers fan questions

A few interview segments have been posted at Larry King Now ahead of tomorrows full interview... Check them out at Larry King Now

Tune in to Ora TV on March 25th, 2015 after 2PM ET for the full interview on "Larry King Now."

Lindsey Buckingham: Sneak Peek

Lindsey Buckingham sits down with Larry King for an extra segment of social media questions from his fans - everything from his favorite Fleetwood Mac song, if he'll write a book and how a guitarist can find his "instrumental" voice.

Stevie and Mick attended the USO-Metro's 33rd Annual Awards Dinner

Stevie and Mick attended the USO-Metro's 33rd Annual Awards Dinner at Crystal Gate Marriott Hotel tonight in Artlington, VA.

Stevie accepted the USO-Metro Achievement award for her work visiting combat-wounded service members as part of USO-Metro’s celebrity handshake tours. She visited Walter Reed Army Medical Center and donated hundreds of iPods filled with music over a five year period to those recovering at Walter Reed and Bethesda National Naval Medical Center. Nicks was so moved by her hospital visits that she wrote the song “Soldier’s Angel” which was released as a single in 2011 and appears on her album “In Your Dreams.”

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WIN Tickets to see Fleetwood Mac Live in Oakland, CA April 7th

Fleetwood Mac Text Contest
Monday, March 30th - Friday, April 3rd

We're giving away tons of tickets to see Fleetwood Mac April 7th at Oracle Arena in Oakland! Tune in at the days/times below and listen for the text word. Once you hear it, text it to 25859 for a chance to win two tickets to the show! 

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Fleetwood Mac fans of Adelaide... expect to have news for you next week

Fleetwood Mac fans of Adelaide!

We’ve been listening to your requests for us to bring the legendary Fleetwood Mac to Adelaide as part of their ‘On With The Show’ Australian tour. 

We’re working on the tour schedule and expect to have news for you next week. 

In the meantime, Ticketek Australia have set up a waitlist for Adelaide fans: Fleetwood Mac Adelaide Shows: Waitlist. Make sure you’re signed up to that and you will be the first to hear should anything get announced. 

Stay tuned. 

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Monday, March 23, 2015

Review: Fleetwood Mac Live in Miami, FL - March 21, 2015

By Hans Morgenstern
Miami New Times

Photo Timothy Norris

It’s been nearly 38 years since Fleetwood Mac appeared in Miami with Christine McVie, whose smooth vocals and strident keyboards were so essential to the sound of this legendary rock band.

That last Magic City show starring all five members of the group's classic lineup was at the long-gone Miami Stadium for megahit album Rumours. Now, all these decades later, the quintet is back together and still playing many songs off that 1977 record for its On With the Show tour.

So, needless to say, it was a historic reunion the other night at the American Airlines Arena in downtown Miami. And thankfully, for many latecomers, Fleetwood Mac hit the stage on Miami time, around 25 minutes past 8 p.m., though thousands were still scrambling to their seats after the band kicked off the show with “The Chain.”

On paper, the song  — which equally features the band’s trio of singers: McVie, Stevie Nicks, and guitarist Lindsey Buckingham — was a great choice. Though the voices of McVie and Buckingham have clearly been roughened by time, Nicks’ raspy vocals have only improved with age. But the most egregious problem with the opener came from the its steady, deliberate beat, through no fault of drummer Mick Fleetwood. It was potently played, but an annoying echo bounced down from the upper level of the arena following each lick of the drum kit.

Full Review at Miami New Times

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Lindsey Buckingham Interview on Larry King Now will air Wed, March 25th, 2015

Larry King will air his recent interview with Lindsey Buckingham this Wednesday, March 25, 2015 on Ora.tv.

New episodes of Larry King Now are posted at 2PMET. You can watch them after they premiere online anytime at Ora TV or Hulu.

Photos: Fleetwood Mac Live in Miami, FL - March 21, 2015

Fleetwood Mac Live in Miami, FL - March 21, 2015
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Don't Stop

Review | Photos | Video: Fleetwood Mac Live in Nashville - March 18, 2015

Fleetwood Mac Offers a Smorgasbord of Nostalgia at Bridgestone Arena
by Jamie Hernandez
Nashville Scene

Photo by Jamie Hernandez

If Fleetwood Mac wanted to phone in last night’s show at the Bridgestone Arena, they totally could have. The crowd — predictably mostly middle-aged, mostly white — was the kind of crowd that would dance to anything. Before the band even took the stage, folks around us grooved to the anonymous instrumental house music, a sure sign that these people are ready to boogie to whatever is put in front of them. But Fleetwood Mac obviously has no interest in just getting through. This is a band that has persevered through decades of adversity; this is not a band who takes shortcuts.

From opening number “The Chain,” Stevie Nicks, Lindsey Buckingham, Mick Fleetwood, John McVie and, back after a 16-year absence, Christine McVie all flawlessly and seemingly effortlessly delivered the goods as though they were holding their proverbial middle fingers in the air and defying any onlooker to even contemplate uttering the phrase, “They still rock ... for a bunch of old folks.”

But it wasn’t just a collection of well-performed hits, played as though they were trapped in an unforgiving casino circuit driven by fans who can’t let go of the past. As a full band, Fleetwood Mac is incredible, yes, but they’re also such iconic musicians in their own right, and the remarkable thing about Wednesday night’s performance was that everyone had his or her own moment to shine, with obvious respect and support from their bandmates.

Continue to the full review at Nashville Scene - includes photo gallery

LANDSLIDE (Dedicated to Lindsey and Vanessa Carlton'S new daughter Sydney)

Photos Galleries: Fleetwood Mac Live in Austin, TX and Nashville, TN

Fleetwood Mac Live in Austin, TX - March 1, 2015
Photos by Nathan Malone
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Photos by Roger Ho
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Fleetwood Mac Live in Nashville, TN - March 18, 2015
Photos by GingerGE
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Thursday, March 19, 2015

Fleetwood Mac New Zealand and Australia On With The Show Tour Dates


The rumours are true - the legendary Fleetwood Mac will bring their On With The Show World Tour to Australia and New Zealand in 2015.

The On With The Show Tour will mark Fleetwood Mac’s first series of concert dates in Australia and New Zealand since 2009’s sold-out Unleashed Tour.

Touring as a five-piece for the first time since 1998, one of music’s most enduring groups of all time, Fleetwood Mac, will play a selection of arena, stadium and winery shows this October - November.

All five members of the classic 1975 lineup are back together, with Christine McVie rejoining band mates Mick Fleetwood, John McVie, Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks after a 16-year absence.

Oct.22, 2015 - Allphones Arena Sydney Australia
Oct.24, 2015 - Allphones Arena Sydney Australia
Oct.30, 2015 - Domain Stadium Perth Australia
Nov. 2, 2015 - Rod Laver Arena Melbourne Australia
Nov. 4, 2015 - Rod Laver Arena Melbourne Australia
Nov. 7, 2015 - Mt. Duneed Estate Geelong Australia
Nov.10, 2015 - Brisbane Ent. Centre Boondall Australia
Nov.14, 2015 - Hope Estate Winery Pokolbin, Australia
Nov.18, 2015 - Forsyth Barr Stadium Dunedin, New Zealand
Nov.21,2015 - Mt Smart Stadium Auckland New Zealand

Amex Presale tickets on sale March 24th for NZ and March 26th for Australian shows. Livenation Presale begins March 27th for NZ shows and March 30th for Australia. Available via Live Nation

General public on sale tickets - April 1st for both Australia and New Zealand.

VIP Tickets and what the packages contain will be available via Live Nation 

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

REVIEW Fleetwood Mac Live in Nashville - March 18, 2015

Fleetwood Mac Live in Nashville, TN 
at Bridgestone Arena 


Fleetwood Mac Rock Nashville at Sold Out show
by Dave Paulson

Perhaps more than your average arena rocking act, Fleetwood Mac's reputation precedes them. There's the infamous backstory to their album "Rumours," made as several romantic relationships within the band were falling apart. There's also a mountain of classic tunes from that album and others – song titles that immediately leap to mind upon hearing the band's name.

But here's what Fleetwood Mac got to remind the sold-out crowd of at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday night: Fleetwood Mac is a band. A real band, and a remarkably powerful one, 40 years after they first became massive stars.

Sure, they've got a few side musicians and vocalists filling out the sound in the wings, but it was 67-year-old drummer Mick Fleetwood alone that was rattling the seats with his rhythms. Bassist John McVie (the other half of the band's namesake) laid down the thick foundation, guitarist and vocalist Lindsey Buckingham shredded and howled with glee, and frontwoman Stevie Nicks presided over the whole scene with a cosmic cool.

And what really made the set complete was the return of Christine McVie, the keyboardist, vocalist and songwriter who had been with Fleetwood Mac through their heyday. She returned to the band last year after a 16-year absence.

"In the beginning (of the tour), what I would say would be 'Welcome, Nashville, and welcome back, Chris,'" Nicks told the crowd. "…but now, at show number 66, I think we can positively say she's back!"

While it was heartwarming to see her back in the fold on "Little Lies" and to see that Fleetwood and Buckingham still pack a punch, for the bulk of the audience, the show still belonged to Stevie.

All it took were the opening strains of "Dreams," "Gold Dust Woman" or any other tune she took the lead on, and the room was back on its feet. She also provided a few candid moments in what seemed like a very, very tightly scripted show.

Before she and Buckingham played "Landslide," she recalled their musical life before joining Fleetwood Mac: as the duo Buckingham Nicks. They released a debut album in 1973, which she said "started to simmer" across the south.

"It started to do really well in Birmingham, Alabama, right when we were joining Fleetwood Mac. Had we not had Fleetwood Mac, we may very well have ended up here (in Nashville). And I think about that sometimes. We could have just as easily gone towards country music as towards serious rock and roll music, which is what we did. We could have very well ended up living here with 15 children and grandchildren, and being these two rock and roll people that ended up country people."

Instead, she and the rest of her band have had to settle for the cards they were dealt: wrapping up a sold-out arena concert with a couple of room-wide singalongs: "Don't Stop" and "Silver Springs." Those crowd-pleasers came after a half-hour slog of extended jams and solos, which certainly had their moments (Buckingham's shredtastic solo had the audience in full "Wayne's World" we're-not-worthy mode), but also a good chunk of filler.

Perhaps the band of serious players simply wanted to bring their A-game to Music City.

"I think we're more nervous about tonight than we were for Madison Square Garden, or the Forum," Nicks told them at one point. "I don't know why, but it's something."

93 Photos by Shelby Carol Photography

REVIEW Fleetwood Mac brought their On With the Show Tour to the Greensboro


Fleetwood Mac enthusiastically together again
By Eddie Huffman/Special to News & Record

Stevie Nicks moved to the side of the stage to pound her tassled tambourine at the Greensboro Coliseum on Tuesday night while the other members of Fleetwood Mac wailed on “Go Your Own Way.” As she walked behind Christine McVie, Nicks gave her a gentle pat on the back.
It was a fleeting, seemingly offhand gesture, but it summed up the way the band members appear to feel about each other 40 years after this version of the group first coalesced. Christine McVie, who first joined Fleetwood Mac in 1970, returned last year after a 16-year absence. The rest of the group seemed delighted to have her back.

Full Review at News-Record.com

Fleetwood Mac bring the hits, Christine McVie to Greensboro
Triangle Music

The full classic lineup of Fleetwood Mac brought their On With the Show Tour to the Greensboro Coliseum last night and they brought nothing but hits, including all the great Christine McVie classics that her return has brought back to the set list.

The band kicked things off with "The Chain" and the hits poured out throughout the set. Each member's songs balance each other so well. Buckingham brought the intensity with "Tusk," "Big Love," "I'm So Afraid" and "Go Your Own Way." Nicks brings the ethereal magic with "Dreams," "Gypsy," "Sisters of the Moon" and "Gold Dust Woman." McVie brings a her fantastic pop tunes with "You Make Loving Fun," "Everywhere," Say You Love Me" and "Little Lies." They each compliment each other's tunes so well that it makes for a solid, dynamic set.

Continue to the full review at Triangle Music Blog

1.The Chain
2.You Make Loving Fun
4.Second Hand News


Monday, March 16, 2015

Stevie Nicks to receive Outstanding Achievement Award from USO of Metropolitan Washington-Baltimore

Arlington, VA (PRWEB) March 16, 2015
USO of Metropolitan Washington-Baltimore’s 34th Annual Awards Dinner Salutes Medal of Honor Recipients and Celebrities

30 Medal of Honor Recipients from WWII, Korea, Vietnam and Afghanistan; Writer-Producer Sebastian Junger; Singer-Songwriter Stevie Nicks; Quarterback Peyton Manning To be Recognized for Their Support of Troops and Their Families

WHAT:    2015 USO of Metropolitan Washington-Baltimore 33rd Annual Awards Dinner
WHEN:    Tuesday, March 24, 2015 , 5:00p.m. Media Availability 7:00p.m. Program begins
WHERE: Crystal Gateway Marriott 1700 Jefferson David Highway, Arlington, Va. 22202

WHO: The USO of Metropolitan Washington-Baltimore (USO-Metro) is proud to partner with the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation to salute Medal of Honor recipients, celebrities and citizens for their extraordinary service during its 34rd Annual Awards Dinner on March 24, 2015 at the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington, Va. Nearly 30 Medal of Honor recipients from World War II, Korea, Vietnam and Afghanistan will be recognized, as well as private citizens who will be honored for going “above and beyond,” both on and off the battlefield.

Honorees include the following in order of award presentation: 
Legacy of Hope Award: Sebastian Junger, war correspondent, best-selling author, Academy Award-nominated filmmaker and one of America's most acclaimed writers, embodies the spirit of this award. Junger will be honored for his heart-wrenching storytelling of the challenges military members endure during combat and upon returning home through his writing and production of the non-fiction movie trilogy: Restrepo, Korengal and The Last Patrol.

Outstanding Achievement Award: Stevie Nicks, singer and songwriter, holds the record for the most hours spent over a five-year period visiting combat-wounded service members as part of USO-Metro’s celebrity handshake tours. Over the years, Nicks has donated hundreds of iPods filled with music to those recovering at the then Walter Reed Army Medical Center and Bethesda National Naval Medical Center. Nicks was so moved by her hospital visits that she wrote the song “Soldier’s Angel” which was released as a single in 2011 and appears on her album “In Your Dreams.” Nicks will also present USO-Metro’s Col. John Gioia Patriot Award to Seema Reza.

Col. John Gioia Patriot Award: Seema Reza, poet and essayist, has spent years working with wounded, ill and injured service members at military hospitals and USO Warrior and Family Centers at Fort Belvoir and Bethesda. Reza conducts workshops to help service members recovering from visible and invisible wounds express themselves through art, writing, film and music. Reza will read a poem about her personal experiences working with these service members to a performance by Grammy-nominated, progressive hip-hop and multi-instrumentalist Christylez Bacon.

USO Merit Award: Peyton Manning, quarterback for the Denver Broncos, is being recognized for dedicating his time to boost morale of our troops through a USO tour which included stops in Afghanistan, Kuwait and the USS John C. Stennis (CVN74). As part of USO-Metro’s celebrity handshake tours, Manning has visited wounded, ill and injured service members at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center at Bethesda. Celebrity Chef Robert Irvine, the 2014 USO Merit Award recipient, will introduce the award.

The Boeing Company serves as the evening's Presenting Sponsor, while DynCorp International is the event’s first Gold Sponsor. USO-Metro’s Annual Awards Dinner is attended by senior government and military leaders, celebrities and community leaders. Miss America 2015 Kira Kazantsev will perform the national anthem.

Review: Fleetwood Mac Live in Charlottesville, VA March 15, 2015

Richmond Times Dispatch

In pop music, lightning occasionally strikes twice. In the case of Fleetwood Mac, their smash 1977 album “Rumours” was closer to lightning striking an earthquake’s epicenter, still ranking as one of the top-selling albums in history. Along with other hit albums and a string of enduring singles, word of a Fleetwood Mac tour to those so warmly connected to the band’s music will always be big news.

With the five “Rumours”-era members reuniting, their current “On With the Show” tour is Fleetwood Mac’s biggest news in years. Had the Eagles not previously claimed “Hell Freezes Over” as a tour name, it might have seemed somewhat appropriate here.

A sold-out John Paul Jones Arena erupted with the opening notes of “The Chain,” and suddenly there was the band’s most famous lineup: Lindsey Buckingham, Mick Fleetwood, Christine McVie, John McVie, and Stevie Nicks. With Nicks at his right before a scarf-draped mic stand, Buckingham tore through a fiery guitar solo in one of the group’s hardest-rocking songs.

For those who had seen other touring versions of the band, it must have been a particular buzz for longtime fans to see Christine back at the keyboards. While making a point of welcoming her back, Nicks made reference to Christine’s maiden name, after which the singer/keyboard player joked, “I used to be Perfect before I married John.”

It was a set filled with highlights. A lively “Second Hand News” was followed by a bewitching turn from Nicks on “Rhiannon.” Christine stepped out from behind her keyboard to strap on an accordion and join Buckingham for a crowd-pleasing stomp through “Tusk.” It was still poignant to hear Nicks sing “Well, I’ve been afraid of changes ‘cause I’ve built my life around you” during “Landslide,” especially performing alone with ex-husband Buckingham onstage, and the crowd sang along. Buckingham then slowed “Never Going Back Again” to half its original tempo, underscoring its lyrical impact.

Bassist John McVie and drummer Mick Fleetwood, one of rock’s most solid rhythm sections, were content to lay a foundation in the background, though Fleetwood did have his time in the spotlight when he settled onto a mobile drum kit pushed to the front of the stage.

It seemed evident that Christine’s return had the band’s members as excited as their audience. “I think you can say that we’re a group that’s seen its fair share of ups and downs – well documented,” said Buckingham. “With the return of Christine, I think it’s safe to say we begin a beautiful, prolific new chapter of Fleetwood Mac!”

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Fleetwood Mac's Oklahoma City Show March 12th postponed to April 17th. Little Rock April 19th

The March 12 Fleetwood Mac On With The Show tour date at Chesapeake Arena in Oklahoma City, OK has been postponed and rescheduled for April 17, due to an illness. The band’s previously postponed March 11 show in North Little Rock, AR has been rescheduled for April 19. All tickets for the two shows will be honored on their new dates.

Fleetwood Mac's March 11th show in Little Rock, AR has been postponed to April 19th

The March 11th, Fleetwood Mac "On With the Show" tour date at Verizon Arena in North Little Rock, AR has been postponed to April 19th. All tickets previously purchased will be honored on the new date.

 Verizon Arena

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Review: Fleetwood Mac Live in Knoxville, TN - March 8, 2015

Fleetwood Mac Live in Knoxville, TN
Thompson Boling Arena - March 8, 2015
by: Jeffrey Everett

Second show where "Songbird" was left out of the set at the end. Christine still dealing with a hand issue.

Rock and roll royalty graced Knoxville on Sunday night. Since forming in 1967, Fleetwood Mac has sold over 100 million records, received Grammy and Brit awards and has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.  Despite lineup changes and temporary break ups, they are still going strong.  The current tour welcomes back Christine McVie after a 16-year hiatus. Mick Fleetwood said, “our songbird has returned and we are now complete.”  The reunion restores the lineup of their heyday in the late 70’s and 80’s.  Stevie Nicks (vocals), Lindsey Buckingham (guitar), Mick Fleetwood (drums) and, John McVie (bass), complete the group. The current world tour “On with the Show” includes 106 shows across the US and UK.

Continue to the full review - with photo gallery


LANDSLIDE (Dedicated to the Smoky Mountains and the people of Knoxville)



Will Fleetwood Mac release a new album with longtime singer/keyboardist Christine McVie?

Will Fleetwood Mac release a new album with longtime singer/keyboardist Christine McVie? That's a question on the minds of a lot of the band's fans.  It's no secret that the group has started amassing some material for a possible new record, but founding drummer Mick Fleetwood admits it may be a "couple of years" before he and his band mates will have the chance to complete the project since they're currently focused on touring and will be for some time.

"This whole touring stuff is getting sort of totally, in a good way, out of control," Fleetwood tells ABC Radio.  "We're going all over the world now, so we don't quite know how we're gonna finish this [album] out."

Fleetwood Mac is in the middle of its second North American tour leg since Christine McVie officially rejoined the band last year.  The current trek is scheduled to run through an April 14 concert in the Los Angeles area, and that will be followed by a European outing that runs from late May until the middle of July.  The group also is expected to visit other parts of the world before wrapping up the tour.

As for the new music Fleetwood Mac has been preparing, Mick tells ABC Radio, "We're building up this whole sort of dossier of material, a glut of stuff."  He explains that singer/guitarist Lindsey Buckingham "has a great chunk of wonderful songs, [most of which are] pretty flushed out and finished," adding that the band also has "been in the studio with Christine in months gone by [and that] worked out amazingly well."

Fleetwood says the only element that really is missing from the project is some new original songs from Stevie Nicks.  For her part, Nicks told ABC Radio late last year that she was unsure whether, after the band wrapped up its tour, she would be willing to keep her solo career on hold and "sign up for another year of making a record."
And what are Mick's feelings about the chances for a new Fleetwood Mac album?  "I hope it happens," he says.  "My inclination is, the music will not be wasted.  It will come out one way or another.  And I truly hope, and I quietly believe it will be Fleetwood Mac, and Stevie will do some lovely stuff and within the next couple of years we will get that done."

Here are the remaining dates on Fleetwood Mac's current North American tour :

3/11 -- North Little Rock, AR, Verizon Arena
3/12 -- Oklahoma City, OK, Chesapeake Energy Arena
3/15 -- Charlottesville, VA, John Paul Jones Arena
3/17 -- Greensboro, NC, Greensboro Coliseum Complex
3/18 -- Nashville, TN, Bridgestone Arena
3/21 -- Miami, FL, American Airlines Arena
3/23 -- Orlando, FL, Amway Center
3/25 -- Atlanta, GA, Philips Arena
3/27 -- St. Louis, MO, Scottrade Center
3/28 -- Kansas City, MO, Sprint Center
3/31 -- Wichita, KS, INTRUST Bank Arena
4/1 -- Denver, CO, Pepsi Center
4/4 -- Vancouver, BC, Canada, Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena
4/6 -- Bakersfield, CA, Rabobank Arena
4/7 -- Oakland, CA, Oracle Arena
4/10 -- Inglewood, CA, The Forum
4/11 -- Las Vegas, NV, MGM Grand Garden Arena
4/14 -- Inglewood, CA, The Forum

- ABC News Radio
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Monday, March 09, 2015

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Fleetwood Mac Live in Knoxville, TN
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