Fleetwood Mac drummer and co-founder Mick Fleetwood will hit the road this fall with his own band, The Mick Fleetwood Blues Band, performing 13 shows across the western U.S. and Canada.
In addition to its namesake, The Mick Fleetwood Blues Band consists of singer/guitarist Rick Vito, who was also a member of Fleetwood Mac (1987-1991), bassist Lenny Castellanos and keyboardist Mark Johnstone who also provides background vocals. Some years ago, this same line-up recorded Blue Again!, a live album that exemplifies the quartet’s power as a performing act, and underscored their adherence to the living, breathing genre that is the blues. Soon after its release, the album made it into the Top 5 on the Billboard Top Blues Albums Chart and went on to be nominated for a GRAMMY® in the Best Traditional Blues Album category.
“Over my career I’ve been called a pop star and a rock star, yet in my inner heart, I will always be part bluesman,” explains Fleetwood. “On my journey from blues to a life of rock ‘n’ roll, I’ve always remembered where I started.”
Aside from originals, The Mick Fleetwood Blues Band repertoire concentrates on material drawn from the formative years of Fleetwood Mac. 1967-1969 Peter Green era songs are covered, such as “Oh Well,” “Rattlesnake Shake,” “Love That Burns” and “Black Magic Woman,” later made famous by Santana, as well and blues classics like “Shake Your Money Maker” and “When the Levee Breaks” are also key components of The Mick Fleetwood Blues Band’s set list.
THE MICK FLEETWOOD BLUES BAND TOUR DATES:
Sept 16 – Aspen, CO – Belly Up Aspen
Sept 17 – Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre
Sept 18 – Telluride, CO – Telluride Blues & Brews Festival
Sept 20 – Los Angeles, CA – John Anson Ford Amphitheatre
Sept 21 – Solana Beach, CA – Belly Up Tavern
Sept 23 – Grass Valley, CA – Veterans Memorial Auditorium
Sept 24 – Monterey, CA – Golden State Theatre
Sept 25 – Napa, CA – Uptown Theatre
Sept 26 – San Francisco, CA – The Regency Ballroom
Sept 28 – Spokane, WA – Fox Theater
Sept 29 – Aberdeen, WA – D & R Theater
Sept 30 – Coquitlam, BC – Hard Rock Casino Vancouver
Oct 2 – Victoria, BC – University of Victoria/Farquhar Auditorium
Ticketing info should be available at Mickfleetwood.com shortly or via MickfleetwoodBlues.com