Showing posts with label Rick Vito. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Rick Vito. Show all posts

Friday, October 28, 2016

New Release Mick Fleetwood Blues Band Feat. Rick Vito Live at The Belly Up



Mick Fleetwood, the iconic co-founder of Fleetwood Mac, is celebrating his blues heritage with The Mick Fleetwood Blues Band, featuring Rick Vito. As well as their own material, the band pays tribute to the original Fleetwood Mac, the blues band that started it all in 1967. Bringing together four stellar Blues and Rock musicians, Mick Fleetwood presents Live at The Belly Up, a 2-hour live album featuring 17 tracks.

At the front of the group is Rick Vito, veteran Bluesman and former Fleetwood Mac vocalist and lead guitarist. Rick adds his personal touch while staying true to the styling of early Fleetwood Mac front man Peter Green. “A lot of guys can play the licks but Rick has the tone and that’s so important in real blues,” says Mick Fleetwood.  With Fleetwood anchoring the band on percussion, the “other half” of the rhythm section is Lenny Castellanos on bass. As Mick points out, “I’ve played with John McVie for 40 years, any bassist who plays with me has big shoes to fill.” Lenny does a great job filling those shoes while complimenting Mick’s unique and revered drum style. Mark Johnstone ties everything together on the keys and backup vocals, infusing a vibrant energy to the group.

Live at The Belly Up, features 17 tracks and over two hours of music including 
  1. Looking For Somebody
  2. Fleetwood Boogie
  3. Oh Well
  4. Red Hot Gal
  5. Rollin Man Meets the Voodoo Woman
  6. Love That Burns
  7. Eyesight To The Blind
  8. Black Magic Woman
  9. Black Crow Blues
  10. Lucky Devil
  11. Passage East-World Turning
  12. Rattlesnake Shake
  13. You Can't Judge a Book By Looking At The Cover
  14. Shake Your Moneymaker
  15. Stop Messin' Around
  16. Carol
  17. Albatross

Run Time: Approx 122 Minutes
Mixed by Lynn Peterson

Available on iTunes 

Monday, July 11, 2016

Mick Fleetwood Blues Band Fall Tour Dates Announced

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.


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 shortly or via

Thursday, February 04, 2016

Mick Fleetwood Blues Band to play Australia's Byron Bay Bluesfest March 25 & 26th

With just seven weeks to go until kick off, the Byron Bay Bluesfest has made some surprise additions to the line-up.

Legendary Fleetwood Mac drummer, Mick Fleetwood, will be hitting up the music festival along with his blues band, which also features former Fleetwood Mac member Rick Vito on vocals and lead guitar.

Fleetwood and his band will play several Mac classics including Don't Stop, Go Your Own Way and Tusk, along with blues standards.



Saturday, July 12, 2014

Fleetwood’s band delivers ‘only on Maui’ sounds

Photo Aubrey Hord
Rock star drummer Mick Fleetwood performed with his band at the Castle Theater at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center on Thursday evening and pulled in a mix of friends and special guests to create a truly unique “only on Maui” moment for music fans. Youth taiko drummers from Zenshin Daiko, directed by Anthony Jones, created a wall of resonant drumbeats to back up the sounds of The Mick Fleetwood Blues Band (Rick Vito on guitar, Lenny Castellanos on bass and Paul Johnstone on keyboard), along with Glen Lacy on the African djembe drum, Carlos Garcia on hand drums and Paul Marchetti on more drums. Willie K and Eric Gilliom added their vocals and guitars, and a brass element was added with Johnny Zangrando on saxophone and Henry Arroyo on trombone.

Source: The Maui News

(19 Aubrey Hord Photos) View Facebook Gallery

Photo Andrew Stuart

Friday, June 27, 2014

Mick at The MACC... Mick Fleetwood's Blues Band to perform on Maui

Mick Fleetwood Blues Band at The MACC
Thursday, July 10, 7:30 PM
Castle Theater, Maui

A concert experience like no other! An unparalleled chance to hear the real life stories “behind the curtain” of rock-and-blues legend, Mick Fleetwood, drummer and founder of the Fleetwood Mac band. The first part, in a talkstory setting, Mick will tell stories about his world travels, musical influences, and new life on Maui as an entrepreneur, inviting questions and interaction with the audience. 

The second half of the show is all music, joined by Rick Vito on guitar, Lenny Castellanos on bass, and Mark Johnstone on keyboards.(And you never know what other special guests & friends of Mick will jump onstage!) The Mick Fleetwood Blues Band hearkens back to the blues-driven sound of early Fleetwood Mac, but will also delight the audience with new sounds and rhythms. It's a great Maui send-off to Mick just before he takes off to join the extensive 2014 Fleetwood Mac World Tour -- and a music event not to be missed!

Tickets: $49, $69 reserved seating. VIP Rock Star package $149 includes premium seating, VIP pass for behind-the-scenes post-show hangout, autographed concert poster.  on-sale to MACC members June (plus applicable fees).


Mick Fleetwood and Rick Vito will also be appearing at Fleetwood's on Front St. in Lahaina on Sunday, July 13th.

Monday, June 16, 2014 First Streamed Concert with Mick Fleetwood Blues Band Huge Online Success for Artists and Fans

June 16, 2014 

Grammy nominated, Mick Fleetwood Blues Band, launched the first in a series of live music events on resulting in huge numbers of viewers, social interaction, merchandise and ticket sales. Overall results exceeded expectations across all measurable data points including conversion rate.

Suretone Entertainment powered by Cinsay announces today the results from the first online live music event hosted on Measured by viewership, social interaction and eCommerce, the event was a huge success. The online show, which was planned, only a few days in advance, with less then $400 in advertising and promotion for the virtual portion, yet drew thousand’s to the site’s page. Within a few hours, viewers from 30 different countries around the world were watching and sharing via the web and on mobile devices.

The online portion of the concert was set up just days in advance to showcase the evolved technologies of Cinsay’s Video Smart Store™ platform and to launch the next evolution of online music entertainment, seamlessly bundled with social sharing and eCommerce. Online viewers had the exclusive opportunity to not only see interviews with the performers and the live concert but to also purchase VIP packages for Fleetwood Mac’s upcoming fall tour, apparel from Mick’s restaurant and music venue, ‘Fleetwood’s’ on Front Street, and to win several one-of-a-kind items autographed by members of the bands. During the live feed, tens of thousands of dollars of merchandise and fan packages were sold. Post data showed an impressive 6.8% conversion rate of sales from video views to number of items purchased inside the video by individual fans.

“Just phenomenal: This event was history-making! We (the band) got back to our roots playing a small venue, which we love to, and had the ability to share that experience up-and-personal with thousands of fans all over the world,” said Mick Fleetwood of The Mick Fleetwood Blues Band. “The SuretoneLive and Cinsay solution is not only the best thing to happen to the music industry in years but it will be the biggest.”

Continue to the full press release

Check out this post for more pics and a review of the show

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Review: Mick Fleetwood Blues Band - Solana Beach, CA livestream event

Mick Fleetwood Blues Band Featuring Rick Vito
Belly Up Tavern - Solana Beach, CA - June 10, 2014

The Mick Fleetwood Blues Band came alive last night via livestream direct from Solana Beach, CA, the second night at the Belly Up. The livestream of the second show provided by Suretonelive and Cinsay and broadcast world wide online in HD via and Fleetwood's on Front St. Facebook Page was an exceptionally well produced event with superb visuals and sound.  The online event kicked off about an hour before the show began with Carl Stubner, Chairman of Suretone Entertainment, who has worked with Mick for over 21 years, speaking about how the livestream came together, giving a bit of history on Mick and the Belly Up Tavern and interviewing Mick, Rick and a number of other key people involved who have helped put together this project, a first ever for Suretonelive.

The show was filmed from every angle imaginable by an 8 camera setup which really gave you more than a fly on the wall experience, and I would argue was even better than being in the venue itself. Cameras seemed to be roaming all over the venue and stage capturing the group from every angle possible from up close to wide angle shots of the whole stage. It was really well choreographed as you hardly caught a glimpse of the other cameras unless deliberately shown.  The livestream player was interesting too... during the show, right from within the video player, you could purchase VIP Fleetwood Mac tickets for this fall or Fleetwood's on Front St. merchandise and they also had give-a-ways of the Rumours 2LP/CD Box set for tweeting out the hashtag #MFBBlive. If you shared the live show from the Fleetwood's on Front St. Facebook page to your own page you were entered to win tickets to one of Fleetwood Mac's shows in your city.

The show itself was over two hours long and uninterrupted. Just great music from Mick Fleetwood and his Blue Band featuring Rick Vito... Rick is amazing live! Lot's of energy! What a showman and guitar player. Mick of course is always fun to watch and listen to. He never disappoints. Mick spoke a few times during the course of the show thanking everyone online and at the venue for being there and seemed really excited that he was involved in the first ever livestream music event put on by suretonelive. He said hello to his 97 year old Mother who was at Fleetwood's restaurant on Maui watching the live feed.  Filling out the Blues Band were Lenny Castellanos and Mark Johnstone, who brought much to the sound of the group and were grooving right along with Mick and Rick. Visually, the show was stunning to watch online. The lighting was colourful and it was clear... The sound, if you had great speakers connected was perfect!  They really did do a great job with this livestream and apparently from what they said just prior to the show, it really wasn't planned that far in advance and it all came together rather quickly... So well done to both Suretonelive and Cinsay for bringing the musical experience to the people who couldn't be there!  And thanks to Mick, Rick and the band for a really entertaining night.

Checkout Suretonelive online and like them on Twitter to get notifications for upcoming events

The Band:
Mick Fleetwood: Drums
Rick Vito: Guitar, Lead Vocals (except where noted)
Mark Johnstone: Keyboards, Harmonica, Vocals
Lenny Castellanos: Bass, Vocals

The Setlist
01. Looking For Somebody
02. Fleetwood Boogie
03. Oh Well
04. My Baby's Hot
05. Rollin' Man/Voodoo Woman
06. Love That Burns
07. Eyesight To The Blind (lead vocal by Mark Johnstone)
08. Black Magic Woman

(semi-acoustic mini-set: Rick on hollowbody guitar; Mick on cocktail set. Mark Johnstone on harmonica)
09. Black Crow Blues
10. When We Do The Lucky Devil

(back to electric)
11. When The Levee Breaks (yes, the Memphis Minnie song that Led Zeppelin covered)
12. World Turning (with a King Paris type intro & "Rollin' & Tumblin'" teases by Rick during guitar solo...Mick vest, just drums & voice, joined by Paulino Marcelli on cocktail set, double drums to end song!)
13. Rattlesnake Shake
14. You Can't Judge A Book By Looking At Its Cover (Willie Dixon cover)
15. Shake Your Moneymaker/Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On
16. Stop Messin' Round
17. It's All Over Now (the Bobby Womack song made famous by the Rolling Stones)
18. Carol (Chuck Berry cover)
19. Albatross

Thanks to chiliD from The Ledge for compiling the setlist

Here's a video clip from the June 9th show performing "Albatross".

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Press Release: Suretone Ent. and Cinsay announce The Mick Fleetwood Blues Band live concert event

Santa Monica, CA (PRWEB) June 10, 2014

Suretone Entertainment and Cinsay announce their first online live music event on, The initial performance will be free and feature the Grammy nominated group, The Mick Fleetwood Blues Band and will be a live concert event streamed online around the globe and in HD from The Belly Up Tavern in Solana Beach, CA.
This exclusive event will not only showcase legendary rock & roll and blues star, Mick Fleetwood and renowned Blues artist, Rick Vito, but will also launch the next evolution of online music entertainment, seamlessly bundled with social sharing and eCommerce. Viewers will have exclusive opportunities to purchase VIP packages of Fleetwood Mac’s fall tour, merchandise from Mick’s restaurant and venue, ‘Fleetwood’s’ on Front Street and buy one of a kind items autographed by members of the band.
“This idea makes perfect sense for musicians. This is going to be a great experience for both artists and music fans. This is the definitive and only entertainment site for artists to present concerts and engage with fans around the world,” said Mick Fleetwood of The Mick Fleetwood Blues Band.
The 8-camera, HD live music stream will feature several interactive components where fans can share the video and embed it on their own Facebook and tumblr pages, and have the ability to purchase exclusive merchandise – all inside the video and without having to link out or leave the virtual concert experience.
"The entire music industry's long standing question of ‘how do we monetize music online and inside social media globally and allow fans to interact directly' has been answered. “Its simple, powered by CINSAY’s content to commerce platform is the only complete answer,” said Jordan Schur, Co-Founder of Suretone Entertainment.
Carl Stubner, Co-CEO of Suretone Entertainment said, “The launch of SuretoneLive is the single most exciting opportunity that I’ve ever been involved with in the music industry for my nearly 25 years music career. This will revolutionize how music is watched, shopped and shared worldwide: it’s a huge win-win for every artist or music festival and their fans.”
Earlier this year, Cinsay and Suretone Entertainment announced the formation of SuretoneLive and the response from the partnership has been extremely positive from artists, fans and advertisers within the music industry. will be announcing additional upcoming live events as more artists join the premiere broadcast network. Music fans will be able to choose from various live performances hosted in famous venues across North America as well as share the music with friends and family via Facebook, twitter, Tumblr and on other social media sites. Each event will also showcase exclusive merchandise from those participating artists including some one of a kind collectibles, which will be available only on
Details of Fleetwood Blues Band Event:
What: The Mick Fleetwood Blues Band
When: Tuesday, June 10, 2014 at 8:00 PM PST / 10:00 PM CST (Pre Show at 7:00 PM PST)
Where: Belly Up Tavern, Solana Beach, CA and live at
Hashtags: @SureToneLive #OnWithTheShow #MFBBlive

Source: PRWeb
If you click through to you'll see that Fleetwood Mac is on their rooster of artists they manage... Maybe their is a chance we could see a live stream of one of the upcoming shows!! Wouldn't THAT be cool!

Monday, June 09, 2014

New Photo of Mick Fleetwood... Exclusive Autographed items up for grabs!

Heavy persuasion happening to get you to tune in to the livestream tomorrow night during the Mick Fleetwood's Blues Band Live show feat. Rick Vito at The Belly Up in Salana, CA., Tuesday June 10th. The show begins at 8pm PST and can be watched via  Fleetwood's on Front St. Facebook page.

Mick's official Facebook page posted this new photo of the man today... Looks like it was taken at or about the same time as the other promo shots of the band this year.  Lookin' good Mick!

They've added some exclusive offers for the live shows. Autographed items including Rumours vinyl and CD's - these will only be made available during the live broadcast... Plus more VIP packages for various Fleetwood Mac shows it appears will be made available. The VIP packages are upgrades on already existing tickets purchased meaning, you don't get an upgraded seat to within the first five rows, you only get to add on the VIP experience - which is pretty cool if you haven't already done it.

Tickets still available for Mick's Tuesday show - check them out at Belly Up

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Hey if you are in #Maui May 29th / 30th Mick Fleetwood is performing with Rick Vito

King Paris featuring Rick Vito and Mick Fleetwood will be performing on May 29th and May 30th at Fleetwood's on Front St. located in Lahaina. Mick's Maui restaurant

- Pre-fix Dinner & show at 6:00pm $99
- Show Only $20 pre-sale. $25 at the door.

Show begins at 8pm

Tickets available at Fleetwood's on Front St.

Thursday, April 03, 2014

The Mick Fleetwood Blues Band Feat. Rick Vito June 9th & 10th Solana Beach, CA

The Mick Fleetwood Blues Band Feat. Rick Vito
Solana Beach, CA - Belly Up Tavern
June 9, 2014

Venue: Belly Up Solana Beach
Doors Open: 7:00 PM
Event Starts: 8:00 PM
Age Policy: Ages 21 and up
Status: SOLD OUT

Second show added for June 10, 2014.
Tickets: $45 advance / $50 day of show / $79 reserved seating / $250 VIP

$250 VIP Ticket includes:

  • General admission ticket and first access to seats (first come, first serve)
  • VIP early entry into the venue
  • Exclusive meet & greet with Mick Fleetwood
  • Personal photograph with Mick Fleetwood
  • Autographed 8x10 photo
  • Q&A session with Mick
  • Exclusive tour merchandise item
  • Official meet & greet laminate
  • On-site VIP host
  • Limited availability

Get Tickets

Thursday, February 14, 2013

One for the history books! Ex Fleetwood Mac Member Christine McVie Performs Live - 1st Time in 15 Years!

Well this hasn't happened in oh... 15 YEARS!!

Christine McVie Performing Live 
with The Mick Fleetwood Blues Band
Photo by Lisa Homer
Christine McVie, Rick Vito, Mick Fleetwood, Steven Tyler, Lenny Castellanos, Mark Johnstone
Photo by: Suzanne Kayian
It was 15 years ago this month that Christine McVie last performed live professionally in front of an audience when she appeared with her band Fleetwood Mac and accepted the "Outstanding Contribution To Music" award at the 1998 Brit Awards in London and closed out the show with "Go Your Own Way" and "Don't Stop". (The band later appeared on a German TV program and performed Silver Springs, but we won't count that as they were lip-syncing). That was the last time we saw Christine on stage!

So fast forward 15 years later, while on vacation visiting with Mick on Maui, Christine joins Mick and his Blues Band at Castle Theater at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center along with Rick Vito, Steven Tyler and Mark Johnstone.  Over the last few days there has been some buzz that this was going to happen, but you never really know for sure it's going to happen until it happens, especially with anything Fleetwood Mac related.  

I'm not sure what the set was, or what Christine played and sang, if it was just a few songs, one song or the full show... Obviously it was blues based.. But in any case it's so great to see her up there on stage... it's like the last 15 years have been wiped away.

Thanks to Suzanne Kayian and Lisa Homer for the pics!

Christine McVie's last appearance with Fleetwood Mac at The Brit Awards -  1998

Friday, February 08, 2013

New Photo of Christine McVie with Steven Tyler, Mick Fleetwood & Rick Vito.

Christine with Mick, Steven Tyler and Rick Vito on Maui
She looks fantastic!
The Mick Fleetwood Blues Band featuring Rick Vito with Special Guest Steven Tyler will be playing at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center next Wed., Feb. 13 at 7:30. Pictured here with us is the lovely and majorly talented Ms. Christine McVie! A great time was had last night at dinner by all. Photo: Rick Vito - Facebook

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Meet Ken Caillat in NJ | More Mick Fleetwood in Maui | Lindsey Buckingham May 1st Release

"Songs From The Small Machine - Live In L.A." 
will be available for the first time on Amazon and iTunes as a downloadable mp3 album next Tuesday, May 1st.  16 tracks in total comprise the album. The tracks are identical to the cd version that came with the DVD/CD combo package released last November. Three songs that are on the DVD "Go Insane", "Turn It On" and "Treason" are not included on the cd or this mp3 album. 

Mick Fleetwood once again appeared at Stella Blues on Maui last evening with King Pain aka Rick Vito as Chandu The Genie Giant.

A few photos from the night from big Fleetwood Mac fan Ron Emery can be found here:  Photo 1 | Photo 2 | Photo 3

Check out the King Paris website for photos and a sample of the album plus the Facebook page.
Ken Caillat will be at Northvale Square Shopping Center June 8th signing his new book "Making Rumours: The Inside Story of the Classic Fleetwood Mac Album"

Books & Greetings
Start: 06/08/2012 7:00 pm
271 Livingston Street
Northvale, NJ 07647
Northvale Square Shopping Center

More book signing dates around the US: Making Rumours

Monday, January 03, 2011


See Photos at
Legendary rocker Alice Cooper rang in the New Year by joining fellow Rock And Roll Hall Of Famers James Hetfield (METALLICA) and Mick Fleetwood (FLEETWOD MAC) along with Pat Simmons (THE DOOBIE BROTHERS) and Mike Kroeger (NICKELBACK) on stage in Maui, Hawaii. The "supergroup" got together to play on New Year's Eve at a special party at Mala Wailea to benefit the MACC and the Maui Food Bank.

A couple of pictures of this supergroup playing a version of Cooper's "School's Out" can be found at

The benefit was the second of two shows performed by the FLEETWOOD MAC co-founder and his band, the MICK FLEETWOOD BLUES BAND; they also played on December 30 at a Maui Celebrity Series concert at Maui Theatre in Lahaina.

Source - Blabbermouth

Thursday, February 11, 2010



The 2010 Grammys were a splendid time. We here at Rhapsody HQ headed down to Los Angeles for the event, where we had the opportunity to interview one cool pop star after another. The coolest of them all just might’ve been Mick Fleetwood, whose album Blue Again, recorded with guitarist Rick Vito, was nominated for Best Traditional Blues Album.

Wait a minute. Did you say Mick Fleetwood? The blues?

That’s right. Long before “Rhiannon” and Stevie Nicks’ sexy-witch dance, the legendary drummer served time backing some of the great musicians in the British blues scene, including John Mayall. In fact, the Mac actually started life as a hardcore electric blues band, featuring Peter Green, mercurial guitarist and No. 1 rival of Eric Clapton. So yeah, Mick has kind of come full circle as of late.

We were lucky enough to sit down with both Mick and Rick, who gave us the scoop on Blue Again -- plus lots more on the blues, Peter Green and the long, tangled history of Fleetwood Mac. 

Check out the video here: Rhapsody

Thursday, January 07, 2010


Alice Cooper takes to the airwaves
Maui News

On Maui for the holidays, Alice just rang in the New Year at Mala Wailea at a benefit show which also featured an incendiary performance by the Mick Fleetwood Blues Band, joined by British blues legend John Mayall, and members of Nickelback.

"It's become a tradition to do that show, and it's always great to turn something like that into a charity event," he notes. "These people are here already, so why not put them to work."

Backed by Mick Fleetwood on drums, Rick Vito on guitar and vocals, bassist Lenny Castellanos, keyboardist Mark Johnstone, and Eric Gilliom and Gretchen Rhodes of Island Rumours on vocals, Alice belted out his classic hits "Schools Out" and "No More Mr. Nice Guy."

"Mick Fleetwood is such a great drummer," he continues. "You forget Fleetwood Mac was a real rock band and he was one of the best drummers out there, and Rick's a great blues guitar player. And then you have John Mayall come up, how great is that?"

Friday, December 04, 2009


A Once in a Lifetime Opportunity...

Live n Cookin @ Lizotte's Newcastle
The Mick Fleetwood Blues Band

Presale Ticket Offer for our E-newsletter Group Only
These tickets won't last!! Be Quick!! -

There are some gigs that are so special, that they become the stuff of legends, an experience that can only be shared by the people in the room. March 1 at Lizotte’s Newcastle will be one of those evenings, when The Mick Fleetwood Blues Band take the stage in the 100 year old Lambton theatre.

This weekend Fleetwood Mac will play to the biggest crowd ever assembled in the Hunter Valley. The super groups founding member and arguably the world’s most famous drummer and percussionist, Mick Fleetwood will return to Australia in March, to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the release of the first record, “Fleetwood Mac,” and is giving fans the opportunity to experience the sound and energy of the original band in a very personal and intimate gig.

The new Blues band brings together the people who created music and those who were influenced by it to produce a show of unparalleled energy and a true vibe of the ‘60s.

The Mick Fleetwood Blues band is performing at Lizotte’s, playing the exact type of music Fleetwood Mac played between the years of 1967 and 1970 – the finest in Blues and Classic Rock & Roll. On the project Mick has said, “I’ve been very excited about the prospect of doing something like this for a real 40th Anniversary Tour and I’m so pleased at how it has come together. I can’t wait to see the reactions from the fans – the music is there, the energy is there, all of the pieces fit.”

Tickets to this once in a lifetime gig go on sale from the venue at midday on Monday December 7 and we are giving you the opportunity to purchase presale tickets!

From 4pm today (Friday 4 December) until 12pm Monday 7 December we are selling presale tickets to our combined e-newsletter groups from the Central Coast and Newcastle!

Call Lizotte's Newcastle on 4956 2066 and quote the codeword: FLEETWOOD@LIZOTTES

The Mick Fleetwood Blues Band
Monday March 1
Lizotte’s Newcastle

Three Course Dinner Show $190.00 (+bf)
Show Only $120.00 (+bf)

Thursday, December 03, 2009


Grammy Nomination for Rock Icon Mick Fleetwood

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Dec. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- The Mick Fleetwood Blues Band featuring Rick Vito has received a Grammy nomination for "BLUE AGAIN" in the category of "Best Traditional Blues Album." "BLUE AGAIN," released on the Savoy Label Group's 429 Records label, is a project showcasing iconic rock drummer and Fleetwood Mac co-founder Mick Fleetwood and his Mick Fleetwood Blues Band, a top notch quartet of musicians featuring Rick Vito. Produced by Mick Fleetwood and Rick Vito, the recording is equal parts blues rave-up and loving homage to the early incarnation of Fleetwood Mac, revisiting the blues-based classic songs of early Fleetwood Mac along with several new compositions in riveting live performance. Released on March 17 on 429 Records (home of last year's "Best Contemporary Blues Album" Grammy winner Dr. John), "BLUE AGAIN" was an instant commercial and critical success which debuted in the top 20 on the iTunes Overall Chart and both the Billboard and iTunes Blues charts. The 52nd Grammy Awards will be held in Los Angeles on January 31,2010.

"BLUE AGAIN" was recorded live at the Sheldon Concert Hall in St. Louis, Missouri in February of 2008. The Mick Fleetwood Blues Band features guitarist, lead vocalist and co-producer Rick Vito, bassist Lenny Castellanos and keyboardist Mark Johnstone alongside the legendary rock drummer. The stellar recording gives classic Fleetwood Mac songs such as "Albatross," "Oh Well" and "Black Magic Woman" a modern and irrepressibly vibrant energy that only a live performance can provide.

In addition, the companion concert performance "BLUE AGAIN" DVD will be released by 429 Records in February of 2010.

For more information, visit:

429 Records is a unit of the Savoy Label Group (SLG). SLG is the North American unit of CME (Columbia Music Entertainment), the oldest music company in Japan. The Savoy Label Group has evolved into a leading independent company consistently outperforming competitors in key music categories as monitored by Billboard Magazine. SLG is led by Steve Vining and CME is headed by Chairman Strauss Zelnick, founder of Zelnick Media which owns interests in and manages an array of media companies.

Thursday, March 12, 2009


FLEETWOOD MAC PART 2: The Mick Fleetwood Blues Band featuring Rick Vito arrives at No. 4 on Top Blues Albums with the digital release of "Blue Again," granting the Fleetwood Mac drummer his first appearance on the chart. He graced the Billboard 200 once on his own, when his solo set "The Visitor" hit No. 43 in 1981. Expect "Blue Again" to grow in the coming weeks, once its physical version hits retail March 17.

Featured artist Vito was a member of Fleetwood Mac from 1987 until 1991, when he left for a solo career. His single "Desiree" debuted and peaked at No. 36 on the March 7, 1992, Mainstream Rock chart.