Showing posts with label Fleetwood Mac 2013. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Fleetwood Mac 2013. Show all posts

Thursday, January 02, 2014

Fleetwood Mac Rank No.14 on Pollstar Year End Top 20 Worldwide Tours. Details here

Fleetwood Mac grossed nearly 100 million dollars performing 67 shows in 63 cities in 2013 landing them at No.14 on Pollstars Year End Top 20 Worldwide Tours tally.  Almost 900,000 fans from US/Canada, UK and Europe saw the band between April and December.  Pollstars full 2013 touring report will come available January 9th.

Just to compare to the last time the band toured I dug out the 2009 Year End Results from Pollstar - they ranked No.13 in the world for the Unleashed Tour grossing 84.9 million from 79 shows in 72 cities. What you have to look at is the increase in the Average Ticket Price and the Average Attendance per show for 2013 - both of which are way up, which increases your per show take.  The band did very well in 2013!

Monday, December 30, 2013

Stevie Nicks Excited to Ring In the New Year on Stage with Fleetwood Mac #FleetwoodMac

Fleetwood Mac will be ending 2013 with a bang, playing concerts in Las Vegas on the final two nights of the year.  Both shows will take place at the MGM Grand Arena, with Monday night's event open to the public and Tuesday's New Year's Eve bash an invite-only affair.

Stevie Nicks tells ABC News Radio that she's especially excited about the December 31 concert, because it will be a big communal celebration between the band and the audience.

"We get to get dressed up and go onstage and actually be at a really huge New Year's Eve party," the singer says.  "You don't even have to find the party.  It's found you at this point."

Nicks notes that playing on New Year's Eve is "always fun, because everybody is super excited."  She adds that that energy, in turn, "really rubs back off on the band."

Stevie reveals that Fleetwood Mac also has another private concert in Las Vegas scheduled for January 8.  These three shows are the first the band will play since they announced in October that bassist John McVie had been diagnosed with cancer, which forced the cancellation of a planned tour Australia and New Zealand.

Stevie suggests that the concerts will be "really good for John," because she feels it will help him "get back on the treadmill" after undergoing treatment for the disease.  Fleetwood Mac currently have no other performances on their schedule.  

2013 ABC News Radio

by Rachel Simon

In the music world, there are legends, and then there are gods. Stevie Nicks, she of Fleetwood Mac fame, is the rare person who is both. Throughout her five-decade long (!) career, Nicks has become nothing short of an icon, thanks to her musical talents, famous relationships, and general badass attitude. Yet while most people seem to feel that her biggest and best moments happened long ago, back in the ’70s and ’80s, we feel that Nicks’ life actually hit its enviable peak a few decades later, an argument that’s never been proved truer than over the past 12 months. From sold-out tour dates to appearances on hit TV shows, 2013, it seems, was the Year of Stevie Nicks. A look back at the singer’s most memorable moments:

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

How Fleetwood Mac became one of the most influential bands of 2013

Haim, Ladies of the Canyon, Mumford and Sons and others referenced Fleetwood Mac, although the band’s own EP barely made a dent in public consciousness

By: John Sakamoto
The Toronto Star

A week after closing the annual mud bowl that is the Glastonbury Festival, Mumford and Sons surveyed the 60,000-strong throng at Olympic Park, the sporting complex built for the 2012 Summer Games, and proceeded to lead a couple of dozen musicians — every act on the bill that day — through an epic communal sing-along on Fleetwood Mac’s “The Chain.”

Two months later, one of those acts, a trio of L.A. sisters collectively known by their surname, Haim (rhymes with “rhyme”), released Days Are Gone, one of the year’s most acclaimed and successful debuts.
Reaction to the album tended to be preoccupied with the band’s influences, which ranged from Motown to TLC but most often coalesced around Southern California rock in general and Fleetwood Mac in particular.

Continue to the full article

What Do You Get For The Man Who Already Has The Complete Fleetwood Mac Discography?

By David Fleischmann
The Onion

Well, Christmas is almost here, and as usual I’ve put off my holiday shopping until the last minute. It took me a while to figure out what I was going to get for everyone, but I’m just about ready to head over to the mall: I’m thinking a new pair of earrings for my wife, or maybe a bottle of that fancy perfume she likes, and for my kids, there’s always some hot new toy or video game gizmo that they just have to have, but I’m still completely out of ideas for what I’m going to get my brother Michael. I mean, this is someone who already owns the entire Fleetwood Mac discography, so what else is left to give him?

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Saturday, December 14, 2013

The Top 25 Tours of 2013 - Fleetwood Mac No.17

Published Boxscore numbers with Billboard
I've compiled
Billboard have published their Top 25 Tours of 2013.  Fleetwood Mac came in at No.17 

Fleetwood Mac played 65 shows in 2013 (67 when you include the two upcoming Las Vegas shows), 47 in North America (49 when the Las Vegas shows are included) and 18 in Europe. The below numbers are based on 45 shows reported to Billboard Boxscore between November 14, 2012 and November 12, 2013.

Boxscore numbers solely depend on the consistency and accuracy of reports from promoters, venues, agents and managers.

Total Gross: $61,899,473
Total Attendance: 554,548
Total Capacity: 579,480
No. of Shows: 45
No. of Sellouts: 13.

Based on the numbers above:

Average Per Show Gross: $1,375,543.
Average Per Show Attendance: 12,323
Average Per Show Capacity: 12,877

Top 25 Tours - Billboard

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Lindsey Buckingham Interview on Fleetwood Mac with M Music & Musicians Magazine

These days the road has never been smoother for the Hall of Fame rockers

Fleetwood Mac has been virtually synonymous with two things—classic songs and internal drama. Both aspects were epitomized on the group’s 1977 multiplatinum album Rumours, but only recently has their legendary volatility been stripped away.

“If you go back to 2003, when we were coming off the making of Say You Will, there was still a bit of tension between Stevie and me,” says Lindsey Buckingham of his Fleetwood Mac foil, singer-songwriter Stevie Nicks. “That polarity worked onstage and made for an interesting show. By 2009 when we toured again that tension had sort of been neutralized. Now it’s swung completely the other way—we’re getting along great.”

That camaraderie has been playing out to perfection on tour and in the studio. Prior to hitting the road,

Buckingham, Nicks, Mick Fleetwood and John McVie (Christine McVie left the band in 1998) cut eight songs with producer Mitchell Froom. Four of those tunes—three by Buckingham, one by Nicks—were compiled onto an EP titled Extended Play. “I thought it would be great to cut some new stuff,” says Buckingham. “It was a great experience.”

Meanwhile Fleetwood Mac’s shows are drawing more fans than at any time since the early 1980s. “I take that as evidence people not only have a renewed appreciation of what we’ve done,” says Buckingham, “but also that they’re fully accepting of the band in its present incarnation.” In a candid conversation, Buckingham delves into the band’s inner dynamic and the future of Fleetwood Mac.

Available on iTunes | AmazonMP3
How did you write for the EP?
The way I write for the band has cross-pollinated with how I write as a solo artist. With solo work you could make an analogy to painting, where you’re sitting one-on-one with a canvas. Writing for the band, especially in the old days, was more like moviemaking—you bring in a song the same way you have a script before you start rolling cameras. Over the years those two ways of working have entered the same arena for me. What defines a song as a Fleetwood Mac song isn’t so much the song as it is simply having John and Mick on it. They put a stamp on the song that’s quite individual and distinctive.
And Stevie?

Stevie writes lyrics and then puts them away. Later she’ll pull them out and begin trying to attach melodies. It’s a slightly less free-associative thing compared to the way I do it. What makes the whole thing work is that her process and her style don’t necessarily fit with mine. You could make that case about Fleetwood Mac. The members don’t necessarily belong together—but it’s the synergy of these things that makes it work.

Why bring in an outside producer?
I produced Say You Will, and it created a certain tension with Stevie. Her perception of that album was fairly negative, and she wasn’t happy with me when we got to the end of that process. I didn’t want to put myself in that position again. I wanted someone with the ability to mediate the situation.

What’s touring like now?
It’s great. We take these breaks, and everyone’s individual lives wind their way down the road, and when we come back together the equation is slightly different every time. When you’ve been doing this for a while, the perception from the audience shifts a bit. Both those things have changed for the better on this tour. It’s sort of a lovefest onstage now. Plus, in the past three years, the crowd’s appreciation of the body of work seems to have ramped up. And the audiences are skewing younger.

What’s changed without Christine?
The way things evolved when we got with Mitchell Froom wasn’t significantly different from when Christine was there. When Christine left, what it did for me, ironically, was allow me to be more of who I am, which is kinetic and connected to the physical and emotional side of what I’m doing onstage. When Christine left, suddenly we were dividing the material more or less down the middle. That gave me the impetus to explore things—guitar pieces and so forth. Having two writers has allowed me to grow a lot within the context of Fleetwood Mac.

Any lessons learned over the years?
There was a point at which the success of Rumours became not about the music, but about success itself. At that point you’re not only functioning in something like a tabloid world, you’re functioning in an area that has a danger of eating you up and encouraging you to lose the sense of who you are and why you’re doing what you’re doing. There’s an axiom in the business that more or less says, “If something works, run it into the ground and then move on.” But what we did in the post-Rumours environment was to make the Tusk album. That was my brainchild—I’ll take the credit or the blame. That album confounded everyone’s expectations, but it also represented a choice toward risk-taking, a choice to take the high road in terms of why you’re doing something.

Is a full-length album expected soon?
The way we do things in Fleetwood Mac is always a political minefield. If it’s not Stevie, it’s me—someone is always causing trouble. [laughs] I know Warner Brothers is dying to get an album from us, even though we’re not signed to them anymore. Stevie needs to come to the table with some material. She has one song on the EP, but it’s not a new song. In order to contemplate a new album, Stevie has to want to do it. We’ve talked about it in general terms and decided we would just go out on the road and do this. When this year is done, we’ll have to figure out our 2014.

Does Stevie have reservations?
It’s a little complicated for her. She’s coming off the project with Dave Stewart a couple of years ago. She had a wonderful experience making that album. She watched me take three years off to do Under the Skin and Gift of Screws, and she’s seen how that helped me grow. Plus, she doesn’t just toss songs off the way I do. She hasn’t said this—this is just me—but knowing Stevie, she’s probably thinking, “If I have to write five new songs, do I want to give them to Fleetwood Mac?” And that’s fair enough. I think she’s feeling a bit protective and territorial about the experience she had doing her solo project. And I can totally relate to that. But at some point we have to be a band and we have to make commitments. I think the key with Stevie is not to push her too much. She doesn’t want to feel she’s backed into a corner.

Are you optimistic about the band?
Absolutely. I don’t know how you could not be, when you look at the business we’re doing, the reception we’re getting, and how well we’re playing. There seems to be something afoot that’s quite remarkable this time around. It would be a shame not to play that out. There are a lot of things we could do next year—an album or more touring. This band has a great history. It’s worth dignifying.

–Russell Hall
M Music and Musicians Magazine

Friday, October 25, 2013

Australia: Win Front Row Fleetwood Mac Tickets

See Fleetwood Mac from the Front Row!
The legendary Fleetwood Mac, one of rock and roll’s most enduring bands, are set to bring their extraordinary show including exquisite harmonies, incomparable chemistry, sleek perfection and classic hits to Australia.

With a career spanning more than four decades and global album sales amassing more than 100 million, Fleetwood Mac live is not to be missed.

To celebrate Fleetwood Mac’s Australian tour, MAX is giving five lucky viewers the chance to see this formidable band up close and personal. 

To enter just answer the following question, in 25 words or less: “If you were part of Fleetwood Mac which band member would you be and why?”

MAX has FRONT ROW tickets to the following shows; just enter before the specific end dates!

Sunday 10 November - Sydney Entertainment Centre – enter before Sun 3 Nov / 23:59hrs AEDT
Tuesday 19 November - Adelaide Entertainment Centre - enter before Sun 10 Nov / 23:59hrs AEDT
Friday 22 November - Perth Arena - enter before Sun 17 Nov / 23:59hrs AEDT
Tuesday 26 November - Melbourne Rod Laver Arena - enter before Sun 17 Nov / 23:59hrs AEDT
Monday 2 December - Brisbane Entertainment Centre - enter before Sun 24 Nov / 23:59hrs AEDT

Open to Australian residents 18 and over.

For ticketing and event information visit and

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

NOW AVAILABLE: Official Fleetwood Mac 2013 Tour Program - Buy On-Line

The official Fleetwood Mac 2013 Tour Program that initially wasn't available in the U.S. or Canada this past Spring and Summer and only became available first to in Ireland, the UK and at the current European shows beginning in September is now available on-line to purchase.

The program features 20 pages of live photo's from the current tour. 

The book measures 12" x 12" and is priced on-line at US $19.95.

Place your orders:
Fleetwood Mac Merchandise

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

LISTEN: Absolute Radio: Russ Williams with Mick Fleetwood @FleetwoodMac

Mick Fleetwood
On Absolute Radio

Episode summary
Fresh from Fleetwood Mac?s triumphant return, Russ Williams sits down with Mick Fleetwood to discuss how one of the world?s most dysfunctional bands functions, as well as talking about their reunions with Christine McVie and Peter Green and if they can stay reunited for one last album.

Recorded: 13 October 2013
Duration: 15 minutes 48 seconds.

Listen on-line or download the podcast

Friday, October 11, 2013

Fleetwood Mac: the carry-on gang

by Matt Munday
The Australian

MICK Fleetwood looks like a bohemian Santa with his bushy white beard, pastel shirt, black waistcoat and flat cap. Not all his tales from the rock 'n' roll frontline are as jolly as his appearance, though. At one point he has to choke back tears of regret. He has lived a life of such abandon that he admits he is lucky to still be here. "I've inherited some good genes," he explains.

It is often reported Fleetwood put $8 million of cocaine up his nose and, though this is an exaggeration, he says, if he hadn't stopped consuming the drug so vigorously "the next stop would have been a wooden box".

His former bandmate in Fleetwood Mac, Christine McVie, tells me the men in the band used to rack out lines of coke like "blooming great rails", whereas she and Stevie Nicks, the female contingent, would restrict themselves to "ladylike" portions, carried around their necks in jewelled buckles that had dainty silver spoons inside.

"It was the 1970s," she says with a shrug. "There was a lot going around."

Fleetwood says: "I'm not advocating cocaine at all, but the truth is, I had a good time. But then, without realising it, you're getting too out of it. You're sleeping for three days, or you're up for nine days or whatever. And eventually you don't feel good at any time."

He quit taking coke "a long time ago", but the booze has been harder to let go. "I haven't been drunk for five months now," he announces.

Look for this article in the "REVIEW" section of The Weekend Australian:

Sunday, October 06, 2013

Over 47,000 Fans Saw Fleetwood Mac Live in London - 3 Shows Grossed Over 6.4 Million!

Tour Stats update for Fleetwood Mac adding the 3 London shows to the list of dates published so far.  Over 47 thousand fans saw Fleetwood Mac Live in London... The 3 shows grossed over 6 million bucks!

Friday, October 04, 2013

Mick Fleetwood's thoughts on Fleetwood Mac releasing a new album...

By: Kirsty McCormack

Mick Fleetwood 'Clinton never asked if he could use 'Don't Stop' for his election campaign'

FORMER US President Bill Clinton never asked Fleetwood Mac if he could use one of their songs for his election campaign, it's been revealed.

Drummer and co-founder of the band, Mick Fleetwood, has admitted that the group never received a call from Clinton regarding the use of their hit 'Don't Stop,' but that they actually didn't mind that he had chosen it.

"I think we were fine with it," the 66-year-old star told Absolute radio in an exclusive interview. "The only person who, in a comedic sense, John is not politically connected to Bill’s side of the fence, everyone else happened to be a supporter of the Democratic party to whatever avail that might be. It was a form of flattery, the highest form."

Fleetwood Mac are currently in Europe on their world tour, and last week played several nights at London's O2 Arena.

The group are clearly loving being back on stage together, and last Friday were joined onstage by former band member Christine McVie - who actually wrote 'Don't Stop' - but Mick isn't entirely sure when a new album will be on the cards.

"I think it is too early to say that is what is happening," he told the radio station. "Do I aspire, and I can speak on behalf of Lindsey who truly aspires to the dream of, I think it would be a really lovely.

"This door is closing at some point. I don’t know whether it is five years or seven years or it could be eighteen months, but I hope that whenever that happens that it is done gracefully, and I hope that we show people, not for commercial needs at all, because it is not about and we probably wouldn’t anyhow, but just the fact that we have made an album I think would be really important before the thought of closing the shop down, whenever that might be.

"I aspire to that, and I applaud the thought of that happening," he added.

Listen to the full interview on Absolute Radio’s Sunday Night Music Club on October 13 from 10pm here.

Thursday, October 03, 2013

WIN Fleetwood Mac's The Very Best Of PLUS Qualify to see them Live in Las Vegas

Listen to K-EARTH 101 all weekend as we “Shut Down” the music and give away copies of Fleetwood Mac’s The Very Best of Fleetwood Mac and qualify you to see them perform in Las Vegas!

Here’s how to win from K-EARTH 101:

1.  Listen for us to “Shut Down” a song as the cue to call.  Listen to a sample of what it sounds like HERE.

2.  When you hear the cue to call, be the 9th caller to 1-800-232-KRTH (5784).

3.  You’ll win a copy of Fleetwood Mac’s The Very Best of Fleetwood Mac and be in the running for the grand prize, two tickets to see Fleetwood Mac perform on December 30th at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, a 2-night stay at the MGM Grand and round-trip airfare for two!

Fleetwood Mac, with decades of music and multiple Grammys, is sure to make their New Year’s Performance at MGM Grand an unforgettable party.  A special New Year’s Performance by legendary rock group Fleetwood Mac is sure to blow us all away live at MGM Grand.

To purchase tickets to the show click here.

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Fleetwood Mac: "If We Were 20 Yrs Old, We'd Wanna Join Our Band!"

This week's NME Digital edition is available... In it Mick Fleetwood and Stevie Nicks speak about Christine's return.

This link at NME has the interview video that provided the text version of the article... If you've seen the video, you've read the article... Nothing new.  If you want the digital version of the mag.. Check out NME

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Lindsey Buckingham nearly blocked last night’s onstage Fleetwood Mac reunion, reveals Stevie Nicks in MOJO

Fleetwood Mac: The Story Behind Christine’s Live Return
Lindsey Buckingham nearly blocked last night’s onstage reunion, reveals Stevie Nicks in MOJO

Mojo Magazine
By Andrew Male

Stevie Nicks has talked to MOJO about Christine McVie’s on-stage return to Fleetwood Mac last night at London’s O2 Arena.

Speaking in an interview to be published in MOJO 241 (UK shelf date October 29) the diminutive Mac singer confirmed that while McVie, who left the group in 1998, has “just returned to do one song” it could have been “a few songs” if it hadn’t been for one particular stumbling block.

“Lindsey [Buckingham] is very funny about that,” Nicks told MOJO’s James McNair. “I think his words were ‘She can’t just come and go’. That’s important to him, but it’s not quite so important to me. Much as Lindsey adores her; and he does – she’s the only one in Fleetwood Mac he was ever willing to listen to – he doesn’t want the first night reviews to be all about Christine’s one song, rather than the set we rehearsed for two months.”

McVie was met with rapturous applause last night when she joined her old band to play keyboards and sing Don’t Stop, and she will be appearing with the group again at their final O2 show tomorrow. But, while the route to the stage hasn’t necessarily been a smooth one, Nicks also added that “it will be wonderful to have her back up there with us. And from there who knows.”

In a candid, funny and emotional interview, Nicks goes on to discuss her childhood, her solo career (“Fleetwood Mac weren’t that impressed”) the “unresolved” aspects of her and Buckingham’s relationship, and the bizarre night she slept on the floor of Prince’s purple kitchen.

... I knew it!  I had a feeling there was something behind Chris only doing one song!  Wish I had of known this earlier today when I passed Lindsey outside of Harrods... I would have asked him about it. (That's him in the green jacket).

I like the way Stevie says "and from there.. who knows"  I think if we as a fan community could somehow make our voices heard - encouraging them to reunite to record again... It just may happen!

New Fleetwood Mac Album up to Stevie Nicks

In a just-published interview with M Music & Musicians, Lindsey Buckingham said, “The way we do things in Fleetwood Mac is always a political mine field. If it’s not Stevie, it’s me—someone is always causing trouble. [laughs] I know Warner Brothers is dying to get an album from us, even though we’re not signed to them anymore. Stevie needs to come to the table with some material. In order to contemplate a new album, she has to want to do it.”

Buckingham went on to say that Nicks’ positive experience making In Your Dreams, her 2012 solo album, complicates the prospects for a new Fleetwood Mac LP. “She had a wonderful experience making that album,” he says. “She hasn’t said this—this is just me—but knowing Stevie, she’s probably thinking, ‘If I have to write five new songs, do I want to give them to Fleetwood Mac?’ And that’s fair enough. I think she’s feeling a bit protective and territorial about the experience she had doing her solo project. And I can totally relate to that.”

Fleetwood Mac is currently on the European leg of their 2013 tour.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Win one of 10 double passes to see Fleetwood Mac at A Day On The Green in Geelong, Australia

Win one of 10 double passes to see Fleetwood Mac at A Day On The Green in Geelong, Australia on November, 30th.

To celebrate their new gloss GT Magazine, the Geelong Advertiser is giving you the chance to win one of ten silver reserve double passes, valued at $300 each.

For your chance to win, pick up the Geelong Advertiser on Saturday, 28 September.

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Fiona Sturges hails the legacy of the Fleetwood Mac, a band who have weathered more storms than the Atlantic

It’s not just a rumour: Fleetwood Mac are back
The Independent

Fleetwood Mac may have had their ups and downs but they sure know a thing or two about timing. Last year singer Stevie Nicks told Rolling Stone that 2013 would be “the year of Fleetwood Mac”. And so it has proved. Thirty-six years on from their 40 million-selling album Rumours, a languid, harmony-laden work about heartbreak which now resides in one in six US households, the Mac are back on top.

Since their Seventies heyday the band have been as famous for broken marriages and drug addictions as their music, and only recently has their back catalogue been deemed ripe for reappraisal. Following a series of re-issued LPs, next week their comeback tour rolls into the UK. Meanwhile, a new generation of artists are making known their appreciation. Below some of them explain the band’s appeal and pick their favourite LP from the back catalogue.

Check it out at The Independent

Spotlight: Stevie's prediction for Fleetwood future

The singer is relieved her tip about the band’s big return has
come true, writes Sarah Walters
Manchester Evening News

‘I TOLD the press last year that 2013 was going to be the year of Fleetwood Mac,” comes the nervous confession of Stevie Nicks, the band’s vocalist and songwriter. “I was just hoping with all my heart that this big statement was gonna come true!”

Certainly, the UK hasn’t made a liar out of Nicks who, at the age of 65, is about to embark on a headline trip around the country’s biggest arenas. Nor, in fact, has the rest of the world: the band’s biggest selling album, 1977’s Rumours, found itself nearing the top of several worldwide charts again this year – adding hundreds of thousands more sales to the 40m copies shifted since its release.

Nicks is still a blonde stunner, and it’s hard to believe she’s preparing to celebrate her 40th year with the group in 2014; in that same year, Fleetwood Mac – completed by Mick Fleetwood (drums), John McVie (bass) and Lindsey Buckingham (vocals, guitar) since the departure of Christine “Perfect” McVie in 1998 – will reach the grand age of 47.

They lost years to drugs, in-fighting and line-up changes, but since the Anglo-American blues-rock band dropped to a four-piece they’ve seemed unstoppable, their international live shows grossing millions at the box office. And that’s, in part, because of the longevity of their back catalogue; Albatross, Go Your Own Way and Nicks-penned Dreams and Rhiannon have endured through musical fads and fashions.

Friday, September 20, 2013

Christine McVie to make a return.. and it’s no rumour... But will she join Fleetwood Mac in Dublin tonight?

By James Ward
Irish Mirror

Fleetwood Mac fans set for treat as former key band member gets ready to make Dublin appearance

Sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll! If ever there was a band that followed that mantra to the letter it was Fleetwood Mac.

The long-lasting British- American group may be remembered for such hits as The Chain, Little Lies and Go Your Own Way, but in terms of booze and drug-bingeing, partnerswapping and back-stabbing drama, it makes the Rolling Stones look like a church choir.

This year marks 35 years since the release of the band’s masterpiece ‘Rumours’ that would go on to become one of the most successful records in history selling over 40 million worldwide.

The rock icons are currently on a critically acclaimed world tour that reaches Dublin for two sold-out shows on Friday and Saturday night.

The band have been rehearsing in the capital and spotted in the five-star Four Seasons hotel on Wednesday night.

If that wasn’t exciting enough, frontwoman Stevie Nicks has revealed that former key member Christine McVie, who left the band over 14 years ago,

has been in Dublin rehearsing with the band.

“She’s coming to do two nights (in London) and probably do ‘Don’t Stop’. I’m not sure, but she’s coming to Dublin to rehearse whatever song she’s going to do. We never wanted her to leave, so for us it’s amazing that she is going to come,” Nicks said.

McVie won’t accompany the tour beyond London, apparently down to her fear of flying.

British drummer Mick Fleetwood, the only original member in the present line up, revealed earlier this year that there is a new Fleetwood Mac album in the pipeline and that new songs will be released online in the coming months.

Fleetwood Mac’s 46-year dark history is the stuff of legend but t begins long before the destruction of love affairs that is chronicled in painful detail on Rumours.

Set lists from the US leg of the tour show the band playing the lion’s share of Rumours with smatterings from Tusk, Fleetwood Mac and only one, Big Love, from their 1987 album Tango in the Night.

Fans disappointed that they didn’t snap up a ticket to see the Mac in Dublin may get a second chance to see them live as they have said they would like to be included on the Glastonbury 2014 bill.

Speaking to music site Gigwise, Fleetwood explained that although last year’s rumoured festival slots came to nothing due to touring commitments, next year could be a different matter.

“Hopefully Glastonbury will ask us again,” he said, “although they’ve probably got fed up of asking us!”