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

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Fleetwood Mac top this weeks @billboard Current Boxscore for Oct 1st Manchester, UK show

Fleetwood Mac's one night stand October 1, 2013 in Manchester, UK sits atop this week's Current Boxscore Top 130 listing of the top grossing shows reported to Billboard with gross ticket sales in excess of just over $2 million dollars. This puts Manchester in the lead as the single highest grossing show of the 2013 world tour - based on tour stats reported to Boxscore and Billboard. The only other city to gross higher (based on reported numbers) was London at $6.4 million, but that was for 3 nights. 

Impressive number for one show!

Billboard Biz

Friday, July 19, 2013

Tour Stats Update: Fleetwood Mac Live 2013

Los Angles - July 3, 2013 added to the list of published concert stats for Fleetwood Mac.

As previously reported, Fleetwood Mac landed at No.3 on Pollstars Mid-Year Charts and No.9 for the world racking in 58.1 million from 42 shows in 42 cities playing to over half a million fans.. 

Saturday, June 01, 2013

Ticket Prices + VIP Packages: Fleetwood Mac Live in Australia | New Zealand

November 10th - December 6th

ALL Ticket prices and VIP Package costs have been announced.  The American Express pre-sale begins 12pm (local time) Tuesday 4 June 2013 and the Pre-sale ends: 6am (local time) Friday 7 June 2013.

Pre-sale is open to all American Express Cardmembers. Password: AMEX

VIP Packages are available for all capital city shows. Packages are not available for the two winery shows. These do not include Mick Fleetwood Meet and Greets. These VIP Packages have a few extras that the Mick Fleetwood VIP Package didn't include - see below.  With these VIP Packages and the prices they are charging without a Meet and Greet, it begs the question: Is Mick not offering his Meet and Greet packages in Austraila/New Zealand? At the moment, it appears he isn't. There are ticket links posted at mickfleetwoodofficial but no links to VIP Packages are available.  This may change in the coming days.  If they do become available, and they are sold at the rates charged on the rest of the tour it would be far less than the VIP Packages offered below - and they include meeting Mick!

Both winery shows (Hope Estate and Geelong) have announced packages that are available through the venue directly.

Tickets can be purchased either through Live Nation, or
Ticketek is selling for the below venues only.  
November 19th - Adelaide Entertainment Centre
November 22nd - Perth Arena
November 26th - Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne
December 2nd  - Brisbane Entertainment Centre

There will likely be more dates announced possibly for both Australia and New Zealand, there are just too many large gaps between shows.

Monday, May 27, 2013

Fleetwood Mac will kick-off their Australian tour in Sydney on November 10 - Who's Planning on going?

Fleetwood Mac to tour Australia 
Fleetwood Mac will kick-off their Australian tour in Sydney on November 10 and will play in Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth and Adelaide.

Mac's OZ Tour is no rumour
The Gold Coast Bulletin

AMERICAN band Fleetwood Mac will tour Australia for the first time since 2009, playing the Brisbane Entertainment Centre on December 2.

Founding member Mick Fleetwood will be joined by Stevie Nicks, Lindsey Buckingham and John McVie for the tour.
News of a Fleetwood Mac world tour sent the band’s fans into an online frenzy late last year – their planned American and European runs have already doubled in size.

The tour was delayed while Nicks toured the world in support of her successful solo album, In Your Dreams.

Fleetwood Mac recently released a 35th anniversary edition of their classic 1977 album Rumours and an EP of new music called Extended Play.

MICK Fleetwood, whose supergroup, Fleetwood Mac, is touring Australia in November, has revealed he almost moved Down Under.
Herald Sun

Fleetwood (right) told Confidential: ‘‘I love Australia so much I tried to emigrate there.  "I fell in love with your country on one of the tours, found a place to live."

Fleetwood bought a stately home, Wensley Dale, in Mittagong, in the NSW Southern Highlands.

"I gave up my green card and fully intended to do this whole thing," he said.  "In truth it was too much too soon. It fell apart over a five or six-year period. It just didn’t work out." Fleetwood added: ‘‘I would do it again, for sure, if I was 25 years younger.  "I think Australia is a great country for young people to go there and make a go of it."

Fleetwood Mac perform at Rod Laver Arena on November 26, and Hill Winery in Geelong for A Day on the Green, on November 30.

Confidential saw the show in Canada last week.

The band is still as strong as ever and the set list is back-to-back platinum hits.  Tickets will go on sale on June 30.

Mac-nificent news for Geelong
Geelong Advertiser - May 27th

No, It's not just rumours. Music giants Fleetwood Mac will perform a classic-laden concert in Geelong later this year.

LEGENDARY rock band Fleetwood Mac will perform a classic- laden concert in Geelong in November as part of its national tour.

Fronted by Stevie Nicks, the band that delivered the smash album Rumours has been booked to play at The Hill Winery in Waurn Ponds on November 30.

The concert will form part of the venue’s A Day on the Green series, which last summer hosted a headline performance by Neil Young and Crazy Horse.

Scotchmans Hill general manager Matthew Browne said yesterday securing Fleetwood Mac was an exciting coup for Geelong.

Mr Browne said the longterm agreement with the A Day on the Green promoters meant the city could expect further announcements on high-class acts visiting next summer.

"We have got a lot of exciting artists to unveil over the course of the next six months, he said. "There are only a handful of places which can host an event like this. Geelong is so lucky to have this on their doorstep."

Fleetwood Mac is touring its two-hour plus show in a 40-date sold-out tour of the US, where it has been receiving rave reviews.

"We are thrilled to return to Australia where we’ve always loved performing. Our fans there are phenomenal," the band said.

The present line-up includes guitarist Lindsey Buckingham, drummer Mick Fleetwood and bassist John McVie.
Nicks, who celebrated her 65th birthday yesterday, said: "I’m very excited for the Australian tour and can’t wait to get there."

Tickets for the A Day on the Green go on sale at Ticketmaster from June 13.

Other acts to perform are yet to be announced.

Fleetwood Mac Announce Australian Tour Dates
The legendary group will play a mix of arena and open-air winery shows in the winter. The tour kicks off at Sydney Entertainment Centre on November 10, before embarking on a further 6 dates, coming to an end at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre on December 2.

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Experts say Fleetwood Mac has eclipsed the Rolling Stones 50th anniversary shows.

AMERICAN supergroup Fleetwood Mac will tour Australia in November.
Herald Sun

Their summer run Down Under follows their 40-date sell-out US tour which industry experts say has eclipsed the Rolling Stones 50th anniversary shows.

Fleetwood Mac will perform in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth.

Fleetwood Mac singer Stevie Nicks told The Sunday Times: "I'm very excited for the Australian tour and can't wait to get there."

The band has strong ties to Australia.

Nicks and drummer Mick Fleetwood almost moved here.

Nicks thought the Outback might help beat her cocaine habit.

"It was either check into the Betty Ford clinic, or go to Australia and hang out in the desert with my close friend and martial expert Bob Jones and sweat it out," she said. "I rang Bob one night and he said, 'No worries, come over'.

But I ended up getting a spot at Betty Ford."

Fleetwood bought a mansion in Mittagong, NSW.

"I fell in love with Australia on one of the tours, found a place to live, and those days were incredibly crazy," he said.

"It fell apart over a five or six years period, so I didn't end up truly living there. I gave up my green card and fully intended to do this whole thing. In truth, it was too much too soon."

Fleetwood said the home, called Wensleydale, was "an old stately home, a beautiful place".

In a wide-ranging interview with The Sunday Times (HERE), Fleetwood revealed his bizarre list of tour superstitions and drug myths surrounding the band.

But he dismissed US industry reports Fleetwood Mac is thumping the Stones in ticket sales and positive reviews.

"I've heard those reports, too. But I know the lads have decided to go with very expensive seats," he said. "All I know is Fleetwood Mac has been incredibly blessed with a hugely successful tour. We always do good business, but this tour is pretty much sold out before we even got out on the road.

"That is very gratifying. But we should be so lucky to even open for the Rolling Stones."

Tickets go on sale to the general public June 13th, but American Express Cardmembers have the opportunity to purchase tickets first during an exclusive pre-sale beginning 12noon Tuesday June 4.

My Live Nation members can be among the first to access tickets during the exclusive presale beginning at 9.00am Friday June 7. Sign up at

Fleetwood reveals the rituals and superstitions he follows when the band tours

Band Apart
The Sunday Mail - Brisbane (U on Sunday)
by Nu Te Koha

Even the members of Fleetwood mac are in awe of the fact they made it this far despite the break-ups and the drug benders, writes Nu Te Koha

Fleetwood Mac epitomizes the survival spirit.  "We know how lucky we are," drummer Mick Fleetwood says. "But we're very serious about what we do.  That's why we're still here."

Of course, the back-stories of break-ups, make-ups, and their insatiable drink and drug habits are as famous as the band itself. Even Fleetwood admits it's a blessing they're singing and touring, stronger then ever.

But as Fleetwood reveals the rituals and superstitions he follows when the band tours, it's a miracle anybody made it to the stage.

Rock Legends Fleetwood Mac Return to Adelaide - 1st Time in 10 Years.

Sunday Magazine (Australia)
by: Nui Te Koha

Seventies super group Fleetwood Mac are headed our way, but don’t expect any rumours from these stars

ROCK legends Fleetwood Mac are returning to Adelaide for the first time in almost 10 years. Stevie Nicks, Lindsey Buckingham, John McVie and Mick Fleetwood, pictured, will perform at the Adelaide Entertainment Centre on November 19.

The group – which has sold more than 100 million albums worldwide – last were here in 2004 for a monster show at Adelaide Oval.

"We know how lucky we are," drummer Mick Fleetwood said.
"But we’re very serious about what we do. That’s why we’re still here."

The two-hour-plus concert will feature all of the band’s most loved songs from legendary discs including Rumours, as well as new material from Extended Play, their first new studio material in a decade, released last month.

Of course, the backstory of break-ups, makeups and insatiable drink and drug habits are as famous as the band itself. Mick admits it’s a blessing they’re still singing and touring, stronger than ever, even with a long list of rituals and superstitions he follows when the band tours.

"We are all creatures of habit," he said. "I still do this thing where, if I’m in the toilet, I’ll open the door a certain way, and flush it three times, and, if I haven’t done it, I’ll go back and do it."

Fleetwood says the rituals also included drug use backstage – sometimes while they performed.

"We all know what we did – it’s all public knowledge. A lot of cocaine and booze," said Mick.
"But you have to put it in perspective. War stories become very romantic and they are fun to tell, but I certainly try to preface it by saying it’s not recommended."

Fleetwood Mac will be on tour in Australia November and December, 2013.

American Express Cardmembers have the opportunity to purchase tickets first during an exclusive pre-sale beginning 12noon Tuesday June 4.

My Live Nation members can be among the first to access tickets during the exclusive presale beginning at 9.00am Friday June 7. Sign up at

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Fleetwood Mac Australian / New Zealand Tour Dates Announcement Imminent

Live Nation Australia and New Zealand posted this pixelated picture to their page today saying they were bursting with some news to tell but this photo was all they were allowed to share and that hopefully more information would be provided tomorrow.

Faster Louder posted on their site they believe it's the cover of "Extended Play". and that Live Nation are about to Announce Fleetwood Mac's Australian / New Zealand tour...  I think they're right.

With the Australian and New Zealand leg of the world tour all but officially announced by pretty much all the band members through various interviews with Stevie, Lindsey and the meet and greets with Mick, all that's left is to announce the actual dates - which will likely take place late November and into December.

Live Nation Update 5/24/13: BIG Tour Announcement coming Sunday!

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Fleetwood Mac Dig Deep: Lindsey Buckingham Breaks Down The Hits, Rarities and New Tunes

Rolling Stone Magazine - May 23, 2013 
(with The Rolling Stones on the cover).

It's been exactly a decade since Fleetwood Mac released an album, but that hasn't stopped a new generation of fans from discovering the band. "We're ding the best business we've done in 20 years!" says guitarist Lindsey buckingham, a few hours before the Tulsa, Oklahoma, stop on the Mac's latest world tour.  "There's been a lot more young people in the crowd than three years ago.  Maybe it's a generational thing."  Buckingham called from his Tulsa hotel room to explain how they're choosing the set lists for this tour - mixing up the hits with plenty of deep cuts and tunes frm their new EP, Extended Play. - Andy Greene

Fleetwood Mac Return To The Concert Stage This Sunday in Canada

After a week long break from their current 2013 World Tour, Fleetwood Mac are set to land in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada at MTS Centre on Sunday May 12th for their 3rd Canadian date of the tour. Previous Canadian dates were Toronto and Ottawa in mid-April.

The next week through next Sunday will be dedicated to entertaining Canadian fans across western Canada with dates scheduled in Saskatoon Tuesday, May 14th, Edmonton May 15th, Calgary May 17th and Vancouver May 19th.  The 8th and final Canadian date doesn't take place until June when they hit Montreal on June 18th.

A few tickets left for each show at Ticketmaster.

Couple of Concert Previews from The Winnipeg Free Press and The Edmonton Journal:


The new documentary from Stevie Nicks and Dave Stewart titled "In Your Dreams" chronicling the making of Stevie's last solo album "In Your Dreams" follows the Fleetwood Mac tour across Canada with it's first theatre screenings coming up in Edmonton on Sunday, May 12th at Metro Cinema, with Saskatoon, Regina, Calgary, and Vancouver to follow. Tickets available at the box office, or in advance if available. Complete list of Canadian screenings listed below.

Mother's Day 2 For 1: 
On Sunday in Edmonton...  Bring someone's mother and they get in FREE! 

Friday, March 08, 2013

As Fleetwood Mac kicks off its first tour in four years, Lindsey Buckingham reflects on the band's drug-fueled nights

Surviving Fleetwood Mac
As Fleetwood Mac kicks off its first tour in four years, Lindsey Buckingham reflects on the band's drug-fueled nights, blowout fights, and unbreakable bonds.
By Brian Hiatt - Men's Journal [April, 2013 issue]

For Lindsey Buckingham, recording an album used to mean doing just enough coke to nail a guitar part at 3AM, getting in screaming fights with Stevie Nicks, and, in one case, allegedly throttling an engineer who erased the wrong track.  But that was all long ago.  These days, he wakes up at six, has breakfast with his three young kids, hits his home studio alone, and is done by dinner.  "It's a nice balance," says Buckingham, 63, who is reuniting with Fleetwood Mac for an arena tour beginning this month (and has a solo live album, One Man Show, out now).  "That's the whole lesson for me now.  For many years in Fleetwood Mac, it was a study in life out of balance."

You had your first child at 48.  Do you recommend late-life fatherhood?  

It depends on the man.  You could almost say I'm someone who doesn't practice age.  I went to a high school reunion a few years back, and all these people seemed 20 years older than me, physically and mentally.  So having kids late is good if you're the kind of person who needs to wait - though in 20 years, I may have a different perspective.

Your most recent studio album, Seeds We Sow, got great reviews but didn't sell.  Why?

There's a disconnect between the preconceptions that go with being the age I am and what the music is.  I sent the album to Daniel Glass, who runs [hip record label] Glassnote, and he loved it.  Then he played it for his staff, guys in their twenties, and they said, "Well, what are we going to do with it?"

What do you remember about the argument that led to your leaving Fleetwood Mac for a while in 1987?

All I recall is that Stevie ran after me crying and yelling and kind of beating on my back.  I don't remember any physical confrontation, not to say there wasn't.

Is it safe to say, though, that ou had a temper in the past?

Sure.  It's been well documented.  But we were doing all sorts of substances, too, that probably had something to do with blowing certain behaviors way out of proportion.

Has age calmed you down?

Some of it was situational.  You've got to understand, it was very difficult for me to have Stevie break up with me and to still be in a band with her, to never get a sense of closure.  It took its toll emotionally.

How come drugs never got too out of control for your?

The substances that were in the studio were not part of my lifestyle at home.  I had to take them so I could stay up till two our three, and even then, Mick [Fleetwood] would want to go later.  My MO if I really wanted to leave would be to say, "I'm going to the bathroom," and then walk out the door and drive away.

Now that pot is practically legal in California, are you tempted by it?

No.  I did a lot of that back then, and it was good for a certain kind of abstract thinking.  But we all thought we had to be altering our consciousness on a daily basis in order to be creative, which turns out to be crap.  It's just about finding your center, that quiet place.

You and Stevie broke up decades ago, but you have to deal with her forever. What's that like?

You get used to it. And for me, getting married and having children was a positive outcome.  I wonder sometimes how Stevie feels about the choices she made, because she doesn't have a relationship - she has her career.  But there are a few chapters to be written in the Stevie-Lindsey legacy.  There's a subtext of love between us, and it would be hard to deny that much of what we've accomplished had something to do with trying to prove something to each other.  Maybe that's fucked up, but this is someone I've known since I was 16, and I think on some weird level we're still trying to work some things out.  There will never be romance there, but there are other kinds of love to be had.

It's about as complicated as a relationship can be.

Oh, my Lord, yes.