Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Fleetwood Mac - 29 More Dates Added To Unleashed

Orlando Sentinel

There's an April 20 Amway Arena date listed on the latest leg of Fleetwood Mac's Greatest Hits Unleashed Tour, although I haven't received any specifics or confirmation from my friends at the arena. It's the band's first road trek in five years.

See the complete list of dates on the jump:

Fleetwood Mac 'Unleashes' Second Round of Tour Dates With Previously Announced Dates Nearly Sold Out!

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- The legendary rockers Fleetwood Mac have added 29 more shows to their upcoming Greatest Hits "Unleashed" Tour in April and May, it was confirmed today by Live Nation. The new tour dates come on the heels of the first leg of dates announced in December which have nearly sold out.

"We are extremely pleased with the Fleetwood Mac sales to date," said Jason Garner, Chief Executive Officer of Global Music at Live Nation. "Their success is another example of the strength of the 2009 concert season."

The sure to be historic "Unleashed" Tour, beginning on March 1st in Pittsburgh, is an epic cross-country trek featuring 44 shows in major markets. The tour will include all of the Mac's many greatest hits from over the course of the band's extraordinary career. Fleetwood Mac, the multi-Grammy winning, multi-platinum Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees are back on the road for the first time in five years following several successful solo projects.

Tickets for the Live Nation produced tour go on sale to the public on January 26th at

Newly Announced tour dates:

Date City Venue
  • Friday, March 6th Chicago, IL Allstate Arena
  • Tuesday, March 17th Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre
Second Leg
  • Wednesday, April 15th Philadelphia, PA Wachovia Center
  • Friday, April 17th Cleveland, OH Quicken Loans Arena
  • Saturday, April 18th Columbus, OH Nationwide Arena
  • Monday, April 20th Orlando, FL Amway Arena
  • Wednesday, April 22nd Tampa, FL St. Pete Times Forum
  • Thursday, April 23rd Fort Lauderdale, FL BankAtlantic Center
  • Saturday, April 25th Charlotte, NC Time Warner Cable Arena
  • Sunday, April 26th Greensboro, SC Greensboro Coliseum
  • Tuesday, April 28th Atlanta, GA Philips Arena
  • Thursday, April 30th Dallas, TX American Airlines Center
  • Saturday, May 2nd Houston, TX Toyota Center
  • Sunday, May 3rd Tulsa, OK BOK Center
  • Tuesday, May 5th St. Louis, MO Scottrade Center
  • Thursday, May 7th Omaha, NE Qwest Center
  • Friday, May 8th Kansas City, MO Sprint Center
  • Sunday, May 10th Denver, CO Pepsi Center
  • Tuesday, May 12th Calgary, AL Pengrowth Saddledome
  • Wednesday, May 13th Edmonton, AL Rexall Place
  • Friday, May 15th Vancouver, BC GM Place
  • Saturday, May 16th Tacoma, WA Tacoma Dome
  • Monday, May 18th Sacramento, CA Arco Arena
  • Wednesday, May 20th Oakland, CA Oracle Arena
  • Thursday, May 21st San Jose, CA HP Pavilion
  • Saturday, May 23rd Anaheim, CA Honda Center
  • Sunday, May 24th Glendale, AZ Arena
  • Thursday, May 28th Los Angeles, CA Staples Center
  • Saturday, May 30th Las Vegas, NV MGM Grand Garden Arena
  • Sunday, May 31st San Diego, CA Cox Arena

Kansas City / Dallas / Anaheim / Denver Tour Dates


This morning, Live Nation announced a second round of tour dates for Fleetwood Mac's "Greatest Hits Unleashed Tour" that will put the humongously famous foursome at Sprint Center in Kansas City on May 8th. Tickets for the tour go on sale January 26 at and If you have an American Express card, however, you can get yours early starting January 17 at Tticketmaster. Chances are that even though the Mac's album Rumours has sold more than10 million copies, tickets for this tour aren't going to be cheap.

Plus, new dates on Ticketmaster:

  • Dallas, TX 4/30/09  - American Airlines Center
  • Denver, CO - 5/10/09 - Pepsi Center
  • Anaheim, CA - 5/23/09 -  Honda Center

Fleetwood Mac in Oakland and San Jose, CA - May, 2009

Two New California Dates on Live Nation:

Fleetwood Mac in Oakland, CA at Oracle Arena 5/20/09 
Fleetwood Mac in San Jose, CA at HP Pavilion 5/21/09

Fleetwood Mac in Edmonton 5/13/09

Looks like the Vancouver date was dropped from the Ticketmaster site but Edmonton, Alberta Canada has been added.

New on Ticketmaster - Fleetwood Mac in Edmonton, AB. Canada - May 13, 2009

Tickets on sale to the general publuc 1/26/09

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Fleetwood Mac in Calgary 5/12/09


New on Ticketmaster - Fleetwood Mac in Calgary, AB. Canada - May 12, 2009 at Pengrowth Saddledome.

Tickets Onsale to General Public Monday January 26, 2009 10:00 AM MST

Fleetwood Mac in Vancouver 5/15/09

New on Ticketmaster - Fleetwood Mac in Vancouver, B.C., Canada - May 15, 2009 at General Motors Place.

Stevie Nicks looking forward to Fleetwood Mac tour
January 13th, 2009

NEW YORK (AP) - It's been five years since their last tour, but Stevie Nicks says chemistry is still strong among the members of Fleetwood Mac. Nicks says they're gelling as they prepare for their "Unleashed" tour.

She says the magic is still there, and they're all excited to get back out on the road.

The group _ which these days consists of Nicks, Mick Fleetwood, Lindsey Buckingham and John McVie _ announced last month they were going on tour for the first time since 2003. Now they've announced new dates that include Philadelphia, Atlanta, Dallas and Los Angeles.

The tour kicks off March 1 in Pittsburgh.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Fleetwood Mac - Unleashed in Sacramento, CA May 18, 2009

Live Nation has confirmed that on May 18, 2009 Fleetwood Mac will play Arco Arena in Sacramento, CA. The Live Nation pre-sale begins January 23rd, tickets on sale to the general public beginning January 26th.

Additional dates can be expected.

Abe Vigoda = Wild Heart

Abe Vigoda covers Stevie's "Wild Heart" taking inspiration from the old demo version that's been floating around on youtube.

Abe Vigoda - Wild Heart

Abe Vigoda To Release New EP
1/12/2009 By Brock Thiessen

L.A.'s tropical freak punks Abe Vigoda will soon kick-start their 2009 by way of a new five-track EP. On February 17, the tropical-loving quartet will drop Reviver, a release that finds the band "claiming new, darker musical territory" with a "more experimental direction," according to an online statement.

Like the group’s hotly tipped Skeleton LP, this release will come courtesy of Post Present Medium (the imprint run by No Age’s Dean Spunt), which will press this release on both ten-inch and CD. Among Reviver’s five tracks, you’ll find “Don’t Lie,” a song that’s made frequent live appearances, a cover of Wild Heart” by Stevie Nicks and a demo of the Skeleton track “Endless Sleeper.”

Abe Vigoda are reportedly getting ready to kick off another North American tour and are expected to announce their confirmed tour stops shortly. In the meantime, here’s the tracklisting for Reviver:

1. “Don't Lie”
2. “House”
3. “Endless Sleeper”
4. “Wild Heart”
5. “The Reaper”

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Stevie has been one of the magical things in my life

Billboard Q&A: Songwriter Rick Nowels
By Hillary Crosley, L.A.
January 09, 2009

After penning songs for the likes of Stevie Nicks and Belinda Carlisle, veteran pop songwriter Rick Nowels used 2008 as the year to write for the urban pop audience. As such, Nowels, who lives in London, traveled to Los Angeles and helped balladeer John Legend write his uptempo song, "Green Light," which currently sits at No. 6 on the R&B/Hip-Hop songs chart. In December, "Green Light" was nominated for a Grammy for best rap/sung collaboration and here Nowels spoke to about his inspiration, writing "Heaven is a Place on Earth" and why he loves Kanye West's "Love Lockdown."

What was your inspiration for "Green Light?" 

We wrote the song a year ago in Los Angeles, I was playing electric guitar and John was singing. My inspiration was Curtis Mayfield and Prince.

When did you begin song writing, what were your first hits? 

I started writing songs when I was 13. I did a lot of performing throughout my teens and twenties. Then, in a very random way, Stevie Nicks heard a few of my songs and we ended up writing together.

We had a hit with "I can't wait" in 1986, which led to writing for and producing Belinda Carlisle. Ellen Shipley, another songwriter, and I wrote "Heaven is a Place on Earth" and "Circle in the Sand" and I produced the "Heaven on Earth" album. That set me on the path I am today as a writer/producer.

How would you describe your chemistry with Stevie Nicks? 

Working with Stevie has been one of the magical things in my life. When she walks in the room you feel that old school otherworldly rock star thing. When you hear her voice coming through the speakers you know you're hearing greatness. She's a poet. I've been lucky to have written songs with her on every record she's made since "Rock a Little" in 1986. We had a big hit in 1989 called "Rooms on Fire". Stevie opened the door for me in the music business. 

Thursday, January 08, 2009

"The SoundStage Sessions," Stevie Nicks (March 24)

According to Stevie's The Soundstage Sessions will be released on Tuesday March 24th.  I'm assuming the DVD Live in Chicago will be released on the same date.

Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Mick Fleetwood has spoken out


SHERYL CROW's role as a single mum may have cost her the chance to join FLEETWOOD MAC.

The supergroup's main man Mick Fleetwood has spoken out about reports suggesting Crow was considered as Christine MCVie's replacement in the band for 2009 tour dates, and admits motherhood may have ruined her chances.

Crow prematurely announced her MAC hopes last year (08), but Fleetwood and his bandmates have since insisted she isn't a part of their plans.

And now Fleetwood says, "Sheryl's an incredible talent, but she's started a family as a single mother and is still promoting her own album.

"Going off into the sunset with Fleetwood MAC for a couple of years just wouldn't have worked."