Showing posts with label Unleashed Tour. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Unleashed Tour. Show all posts

Friday, January 29, 2010


If you are into all the technical aspects regarding putting a tour together from the lighting to the mic's... hit the link to the full article.


Rumours of TPi’s backstage presence at Wembley Arena were true. Mark Cunningham met the Fleetwood Mac crew as the anglo-american legends prepared to unleash their greatest hits...

Fleetwood Mac’s 2009 Unleashed tour went through six weeks of rehearsals at Sony Studios in Los Angeles early this year, before playing its opening show on March 1 at Pittsburgh’s Mellon Arena. Managed by Marty Hom, the tour arrived in Europe on October 8 with a Copenhagen date, and hit the UK 14 days later.

Production manager Bobby Herr visited the UK a week early with rigger/carpenters Jack Deitering and Roland Castillo, and stage manager Larry Yager to meet the team at All Access Staging & Productions’ brand new UK operation in Woking, just off the M25.


Wednesday, September 23, 2009


Three Tour Dates added to the Unleashed Tour Stats For North America:
(in yellow)

Baltimore 6/10/09
New York City 6/11/09
Manchester, NH 6/16/09

Monday, August 17, 2009

Promoters To Keep Close Eye on Fleetwood Mac's Ticket Price

Fleetwood Mac In Concert
MUSIC fans spent more than $5.5 million on two major Sydney concert events yesterday as fierce competition for the entertainment dollar keeps ticket prices down.

Fleetwood Mac have leaked their Australian summer concert dates which includes shows at the Hope Estate Winery on December 5 and Acer Arena on December 7 and 8.

All promoters will keep a close eye on Fleetwood Mac's ticket price and how quickly the shows sell to determine whether the demand for nostalgia acts remains high.

Thursday, August 13, 2009


Fleetwood Mac Is Coming To Town
by Paul Cashmere - August 13 2009

You better watch out. You better not cry. You better not pout, I’ll tell you why. Fleetwood Mac is coming to town.

The Australian and New Zealand leg of the Fleetwood Mac Unleashed tour is expected to kick off in New Zealand in late December with Australian dates early January..

Ticketmaster New Zealand has announced the tour and has added a waitlist for tickets to the site. “Fleetwood Mac, one of the most popular rock bands in history, are coming to New Zealand as part of their upcoming tour,” the statement reads.

This will be Fleetwood Mac’s first tour of Australia in 5 years. It will feature Stevie Nicks, Lindsay Buckingham, Mick Fleetwood and John McVie but not Christine McVie. Christine retired from the band a decade ago and is happily living back in the UK.

An announcement is expected next week.

Friday, August 07, 2009


Fleetwood Mac mystery show

British-American band Fleetwood Mac are to perform in New Zealand.

Ticket agency Ticketmaster is advertising on its website that the band will perform one show in New Zealand, but without listing the city or date.

It has asked people to supply their email addresses so they can be contacted when the city and date are confirmed.

Fleetwood Mac singer Stevie Nicks performed at the TSB Bowl of Brooklands in New Plymouth in 2006 and there is speculation that the band will perform there.

New Plymouth District Council's manager for business developments and events, Garry Sharpe-Young, declined to comment on whether it would be Bowl of Brooklands.

But he said he understood an announcement would be made soon.

"Some acts are perfectly suited to certain types of venues and I'm a great believer that we've got the iconic New Zealand venue. We'll wait and see."

Thursday, August 06, 2009


Fleetwood Mac In NZ
6th August, 2009

Details are a little hazy but Ticket Master have begun inviting people to pre-order - see here

Other sources point at 1 show only, December 19, at the Bowl of Brooklyn, New Plymouth.

Stay tuned for full event details


Since this post, Jana Anderson posted dates on her Myspace page. To read other posts regarding tour dates for Austrailia and New Zealand

Wednesday, June 17, 2009


Additional Dates added to the tour stats. A sellout in Vancouver and San Diego. Impressive numbers for the Vancouver show! Las Vegas, San Diego and the not so impressive numbers for the Salt Lake City show :(

Wednesday, June 03, 2009


Fleetwood Mac's Unleashed Tour Stats using numbers published in Billboard Magazine.



The Top 20 Concert Tours ranks artists by average box office gross per city and includes the average ticket price for shows in North America. The previous week’s ranking is in parentheses. The list is based on data provided to the trade publication Pollstar by concert promoters and venue managers.

1. (1) Elton John / Billy Joel; $2,143,539; $115.94.
2. (2) Britney Spears; $2,035,367; $99.29.
3. (3) Eagles; $1,813,875; $134.83.
4. (4) Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band; $1,795,349; $91.39.
5. (5) The Dead; $1,553,713; $81.72.
6. (6) Fleetwood Mac; $1,100,696; $96.30.
7. (7) Kenny Chesney; $837,797; $62.20.
8. (8) Nickelback; $752,223; $55.17.
9. (9) Leonard Cohen; $520,871; $96.93.
10. (10) Il Divo; $501,598; $78.57.
11. (12) Neil Young; $481,471; $66.74.
12. (13) Lil’ Wayne; $454,371; $62.84.
13. (14) Mötley Crüe; $394,250; $54.96.
14. (15) Jeff Dunham; $280,901; $41.91.
15. (New) Kings Of Leon; $261,701; $42.10.
16. (New) Yanni Voices: Live In Concert; $245,649; $67.23.
17. (17) Celtic Woman; $224,188; $55.52.
18. (16) Slipknot; $220,251; $37.77.
19. (18) New Kids On The Block; $215,557; $52.71.
20. (New) James Taylor; $207,370; $72.80.


Traffic advice for Saskatoon Fleetwood Mac concert

The Fleetwood Mac concert on Friday will have a crowd of over 12,000 in attendance. With road work on Marquis Drive beside Costco expected to back up traffic, Credit Union Centre officials advise the following:

- Come early. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Concert start time is 8 p.m. There is no opening act.

- Use the Yellowhead Highway entrance rather than Marquis Drive.

- Follow directions of police and parking attendants.

- Take the bus. Special shuttle buses are available from the following locations. A round trip fee of $4 applies. All fares will be collected by transit operators at the malls, except from the downtown Bus Mall.

— Lawson Heights Mall (Primrose Drive). Buses depart at 6:15 p.m. with continuous service

— The Centre (Safeway Parking Lot). Buses depart at 6:15 p.m. with continuous service.

— Market Mall. Buses depart at 6:15 p.m. with continuous service

— Confederation Mall Transit Terminal (Transit Mall on Laurier Drive). Buses depart at 6:15 p.m. with continuous service.

— Downtown Bus Mall (Second Avenue facing North). Buses depart at 6:15 p.m. Service every hour. Regular fare applies.

— Special Needs Transportation available through regular booking procedures.

Or, car pool. Travel with friends in one vehicle. Credit Union Centre has only 3,500 parking stalls.

Monday, June 01, 2009



Bradley Center
Milwaukee, WI
Monday June 8th

If you are planning on going to the show June 8th. 
Here's a perfect opportunity (and price) to catch the band at a discounted price


Wednesday, May 27, 2009


They set it up only to tear it down... The show rolls on....

Not sure what venue or city these are... Looks like it might be a combination of Ottawa, Canada, Washington, DC - and by the look of the cake it's the Mohegan Sun venue... Some interesting behind the scenes shots of the tour that from the vantage point that the photos were taken, could have only been taken by one of the road crew.


Wednesday, May 20, 2009


Fleetwood Mac is expected return to the stage tonight (5/20) in Oakland, CA, after postponing a handful of shows over the past week due to illness.

As previously reported, the classic rockers canceled two shows in Canada last week--Tuesday night (5/12) in Calgary and Wednesday (5/13) in Edmonton--due to a band member falling ill.

The Stevie Nicks-led group managed to perform last Friday night (5/15) in Vancouver, though Monday night's (5/18) show at Sacramento's Arco Arena was also postponed due to illness. According to the venue's website, a rescheduled date will be announced soon, and tickets for the original performance will be honored on the new date.
Fleetwood Mac's greatest-hits trek, dubbed the "Unleashed Tour," is set to run through early summer, finishing up June 17 in Uncasville, CT.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

The burning question I'm sure....

Will Fleetwood Mac be playing in Oakland tomorrow evening??

In this case, no news is very good news I suppose. I'm sure that if they weren't going to make it there would have been some sort of announcement by now. In a similar situation with the Calgary and Edmonton postponed shows, Calgary was postponed and Edmonton quickly followed suite later that evening... The only difference was that Edmonton was to take place the day after Calgary.  So this is positive right??

Thursday, May 14, 2009


LiveNation: Fleetwood Mac show in Vancouver is a 'go'
Despite cancellations in Calgary and Edmonton due to illness

VANCOUVER (NEWS1130) - LiveNation says despite cancellations in Calgary and Edmonton, Fleetwood Mac will be taking the stage at GM Place tomorrow night for their sold-out show.

The band cancelled shows this week in Alberta after an un-named band member became sick. But LiveNation says everything is scheduled to go as planned. The sold-out concert starts at 8 p.m..

Saturday, May 09, 2009


Tumultuous band is playing nice on Greatest Hits tour

After all these years Fleetwood Mac, legendarily the ultimate in dysfunctional rock bands, still seems to be a rather awkward unit.

At least that's the way it felt during a recent interview in advance of the classic rock group's current Greatest Hits Unleashed tour.

Despite the rather restrictive formal nature of the teleconference -- with several journalists on the line at once from all over North America, each limited to one or two questions -- the band's inner dynamic seemed to shine through in the interview. And, much of the time, that dynamic was bloody well goofy.

On the one hand you had the band's old guard:Drummer Mick Fleetwood and bassist John McVie, the English blues rockers who have been around since the group's formation in 1967.

Fleetwood, 61, answered many questions with rambling long-winded answers that ultimately weren't all that revealing. McVie, 63, on the other hand, seemed like he'd rather be anywhere else on the planet, saying as little as possible even as his bandmates urged him to take a question or two.

Then you had American singer-songwriters Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham who joined Fleetwood Mac in the mid-70s, their perfect radio rock tunes making the band one of the biggest of the decade.

Nicks, 60, was a fine, imminently quotable interview subject, despite her diva-like snippiness when pressed about the band's relationship with singer Sheryl Crow -- who nearly wound up joining Fleetwood Mac last year.

As for Buckingham, 59, well, he shuffled in late. When exactly he joined the teleconference is unclear but things were well underway when we first heard from him.

"Lindsey is not here." answered Nicks when one reporter directed a question at the Mac's resident studio wiz and guitar star.

"No, I am here," blurted Buckingham, speaking for the first time. "Have you guys been on the phone for awhile?"

"We have," said Nicks, congratulating her bandmate for his sudden appearance.

Nicks and Buckingham both admitted that their famously tempestuous relationship remains a work in progress.

According to Nicks, that's even what instigated the idea of inviting Crow to join the band, something that ultimately fell through when she opted not to join Fleetwood Mac in the studio last year, due, at least in part, to her new commitments as a mother, (Crow adopted a baby boy in 2007).

Mind you, those problems have been a key ingredient in Fleetwood Mac's artistic chemistry over the years.

A musical duo, as well as young lovers when they joined Fleetwood Mac in 1975, it was the angry end of their love affair that inspired many of the songs on Rumours, the 1977 album that went on to sell 30 million copies world wide.

"That's, in fact, what makes Fleetwood Mac what it is," said Buckingham. "It's the kind of energy... created from that contrast of personalities."

That's something that applies to the whole band.

"We are a group of great contradictions... the members don't necessarily have any business being in a band together because the range of sensibilities is (so) disparate," Buckingham noted.

The greatest hits tour is ideal in that it puts minimal pressure on an often strained band, he added. Rather than having to deal with the stress of recording a new album together and then promoting it on the road, Fleetwood Mac is instead able to settle into the job of playing the same tried and true songs that they've played for decades. "The stakes (are)... a little bit lower and it just allows you to relax into the situation," Buckingham said.

But despite the delicate business of interpersonal relationships within Fleetwood Mac, Nicks felt every one was in a good place in the lead-up to the tour. "Lindsey has been in incredibly good humour since we started rehearsals. . . . When he's happy, everybody is happy," she said.

Even so, Nicks said she still misses singer Christine McVie, who made up the third part of Fleetwood Mac's songwriting trio before departing in 1998.

Thursday, May 07, 2009

ONLINE EXCLUSIVE - Return of the Mac

Mick Fleetwood dispels the rumours about latest tour
by Elizabeth Chorney-Booth
FFWD Weekly

When it comes to mega-platinum, superstar arena bands, they don’t get much bigger than Fleetwood Mac. Not only do they have one of the best selling albums of all-time (1977’s Rumours) and an unrivalled ubiquity when it comes to both classic rock and lite rock radio, but they’ve also toured regularly over the past decade. Since it’s pretty clear that the band members aren’t living anywhere close to the poverty line, why is Fleetwood Mac doing yet another full-scale tour? With prime ticket prices for the show sitting at almost $200 a head, is it just about the money?

“Think of someone like Neil Young or Eric Clapton or Elton John and these are people that are extremely successful, and in truth, in many ways way more successful in the long term than Fleetwood Mac, and that answers the question usually,” explains drummer Mick Fleetwood. “They would be doing this whether or not they were famous or wealthy. I truly believe that these people would be doing this, and that is our pleasure. I can’t imagine one person in Fleetwood Mac not being involved in music.”

So, it’s all about the music, man? While there couldn’t be a more clichéd answer, Fleetwood is surprisingly sincere. He points to another famous drummer — probably the most famous drummer — as an example of why it’s essential to just keep playing.

“I remember sitting down with Ringo Starr and it’s no secret that both Ringo and myself in our day enjoyed a party or two,” Fleetwood says. “One of the things he said so resonated with me. We were sitting and he was talking about his journey, and he said, ‘One day I suddenly realized that I didn’t have a drum kit in my house.’ It was like, what’s wrong with that picture? Once he reconnected with that, he will always go out and do these tours, which he does religiously every year, and he loves it. Some people don’t understand it, but he doesn’t care.”

None of this makes those hefty ticket prices any easier to swallow, but with Fleetwood Mac being such a complicated band personally (almost every member of the band having been romantically involved with one another at some point), it’s hard to believe that they’d be willing to spend time together onstage if it was a chore. When they do hit the stage, it isn’t hard to feel the love and the old tension between the band members, pushing the live Fleetwood Mac experience a step beyond your typical cash grab reunion tour.

“With us, business is involved in getting anything like this out on the road, but when we do this, we have to be pretty damned happy about how we are with each other,” Fleetwood says. “And that makes the magic.”

Thursday, April 30, 2009


Fleetwood Mac Extends Concert Attack

Not only is the Mac back in 2009, but the band has added a slew of dates for June.

The additional dates are being described by band representatives as an extension of the second leg of the tour. Kind of like an annex with stops ranging from Salt Lake City at the Energy Solutions Arena on June 3 to June 20 when the group lands in the Big Easy for a show at the New Orleans Arena.

In between look for Fleetwood Mac appearing in Saskatoon at the Credit Union Arena on June 5; Winnipeg at the MTS Center on June 6; Milwaukee at the Bradley Center on June 8 and Baltimore at the 1st Mariner Arena on June 10.

Other stops include New York City (June 11); Atlantic City (June 13); Manchester, NH (June 16); Uncasville, CT (June 17) and Nashville (June 19).

When it comes to band names, Fleetwood Mac has to be one of the luckiest groups in the world. The moniker comes from when founder Peter Green combined the last names of Mick Fleetwood and bassist John McVie, who replace the group’s original bass player when the band was only a few weeks old. 42 years and several personnel changes later, Fleetwood and McVie are still playing in the band.

Along with Fleetwood and McVie, the band’s touring lineup consists of Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham, both of whom helped spearhead the band's comeback in the mid '70s.
Fleetwood Mac has been on the road since their first date on March 1st at Pittsburgh’s Mellon Arena. The group’s performances have earned accolades from normally difficult-to-impress critics, including a write-up in the Chicago Sun-Times, which wrote, “Fleetwood Mac offers a love affair to last.”

For more information on the Fleetwood Mac tour, please click here for tour promoter Live Nation’s Web site.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009


Pollstar is listing three additional dates for Fleetwood Mac's Unleashed Tour.

Dates in the following cities:
  • Tuesday June 16/09 - Manchester, NH - Verizon Wireless Arena 
  • Friday June 19/09 - Nashville, TN - Sommet Center 
  • Saturday June 20/09 - New Orleans, LA - New Orleans Arena
No on sale dates have been announced.

Monday, April 27, 2009


Ticketmaster is confirming that Fleetwoood Mac will be BACK at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, CT on June 17th

Onsale to General Public
Start: Sat, 05/02/09 10:00 AM EDT

Tickets are $125 and $95 and go on sale May 2 at 10 a.m. through Ticketmaster. Ticketmaster customers may log on to; call Ticketmaster's national toll free Charge by Phone number 1.800.745.3000; or visit any Ticketmaster outlet. Tickets may also be purchased at the Mohegan Sun Box Office starting May 3 subject to availability.