Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Singer's illness postpones Fleetwood Mac

Singer's illness postpones Fleetwood Mac concert in Calgary


Fleetwood Mac cancelled its Tuesday night concert in Calgary due to undisclosed illness.

The legendary rockers are currently on their "Unleashed" greatest hits North American tour and were scheduled to play a sold-out show at the Pengrowth Saddledome at 8 p.m.

Word leaked out about the cancellation on Tuesday afternoon when crews and staff were sent home from setting up for the band's performance. There are reports the cancellation is due to singer Stevie Nicks is being sick.

"A rescheduled date will be announced soon. Tickets that were purchased for the Pengrowth Saddledome show will be honoured at the rescheduled date. Refunds will be available at original point of purchase," said a notice from Ticketmaster posted on its website just four hours before the concert's slated start time.

Fan Marguerite Suchet flew into Calgary on Tuesday morning from Regina to attend the concert with her daughter.

"I'm disappointed, but I understand," she said. "If it's due to illness, what can you do?"

Suchet, who has never seen the band live, said she'd likely not attend the rescheduled Calgary concert but she remains a fan.

"I enjoy them. I like their music. Reminds me of my youth," she said.

Fleetwood Mac, who formed in 1967, are scheduled to play Edmonton's Rexall Place on Wednesday and Vancouver's GM Place on Friday. There were no notices on the Ticketmaster website indicating changes to those shows.

The band scrapped a show in North Carolina on April 26 due to scheduling conflicts.

Edmonton Journal
Calgary Sun

Fleetwood Mac postpones concert
Montreal Gazette

Fleetwood Mac has postponed tonight’s show at Pengrowth Saddledome due to the illness of an unspecified member of the band.

According to a press release from tour promoter Live Nation, the rescheduled date will be announced soon. Tickets that were purchased for tonight’s concert will be honoured for the newly rescheduled date. As well, refunds will be given at the point of purchase.

Despite reports that some shows on the classic rock band’s tour weren’t selling as expected, Libby Raines, spokesperson for Pengrowth Saddledome, said that tonight’s show was “virtually sold out.”

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