Thursday, January 15, 2009

Fleetwood Mac's show May 7th in Omaha


Fleetwood Mac tickets on sale Jan. 26

Tickets for Fleetwood Mac's show May 7th in Omaha will go on sale Jan. 26 at 10 a.m.

Qwest Center Omaha officials confirmed Thursday that the arena will be part of the group's first tour in nearly six years.

The Rock 'N' Roll Hall of Famers - Stevie Nicks, Mick Fleetwood, John McVie and Lindsey Buckingham - played here during their last tour in 2003. It was one of the first concerts to be performed at the Qwest.

Tickets will be available through the Qwest Center box office,, Ticketmaster outlets and by phone at 422-1212. Seats will cost $49.50, $79.50 or $149.50.

This year's "Unleashed" tour coincides with the re-release of the band's breakthrough album "Rumours" in a CD/DVD box set.


Posted by Albert Ching

The Mac is back! No, not that one. The latest chapter in the British/American rock band's storied, tumultuous history is a greatest hits tour, coinciding with a new, reissued version of their most famous album Rumours. The tour was announced back in December, but with only east coast dates. But now we know that Fleetwood Mac--the current, Christine McVie-less roster of Stevie Nicks, Lindsey Buckingham, John McVie and Mick Fleetwood-- is coming our way on May 23, at the Honda Center in Anaheim. They're also coming to LA's Staples Center on May 28. Classic rock lives!

Tickets for both are on sale 10 a.m. next Monday (Jan. 26) through the usual outlets; the Honda Center show is $49.50-$149.50.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Fleetwood Mac announces first local shows in five years

January 14th, 2009
by Ben Wener

No, seriously, I’m really on vacation. But this just came in, so I thought I’d quickly share an addendum to my earlier new-shows post: Fleetwood Mac’s Unleashed Tour, a greatest-hits outing that brings the Hall of Famers back together for the first time in five years, now has Southern California dates — May 23 at Honda Center in Anaheim, May 28 at Staples Center in L.A. and May 31 at Cox Arena in San Diego.

Tickets are expected to go on sale Jan. 26. Rock on, gold dust … er, people.

The photo of Stevie Nicks and John McVie, by Miguel Vasconcellos, is from the Mac’s last O.C. appearance, at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in June 2004.

Fleetwood Mac Booked Through May

Smoking Section

Twenty-nine more gigs have been added to Fleetwood Mac's hotly anticipated "Unleashed" tour, bringing the total number of announced shows to forty-four.

It's the Mac's first tour in nearly five years, and when we spoke with Stevie Nicks about it a couple weeks ago, she could hardly contain herself.

The thought of hitting the road with Mick, John and Lindsey, she says, "Still gives me goose bumps and it still makes the hairs on the back of my neck stand up."

Fleetwood Mac: May 13, Rexall Place - Edmonton

Edmonton Journal

YES! It’s not a rumour or a sweet little lie — pop-rock veterans Fleetwood Mac are about to make their first Edmonton stop in almost two decades. Stevie Nicks, Lindsay Buckingham, John McVie and Mick Fleetwood will perform May 13 at Rexall Place.

It’s part of their Unleashed: Hits tour — featuring classics such as Little Lies, Don’t Stop, Rhiannon, Go Your Own Way, Gypsy, and Big Love. Tickets will go on sale Monday, Jan. 26, according to, but prices have yet to be announced.

Their last local show was in 1990, when singer/keyboardist Christine McVie was still touring with the group. She stopped in 1994, rejoined two years later, then retired from the road in 1998. There were rumours that Sheryl Crow would stand in for McVie on this upcoming trek, but those have since been quashed by Fleetwood.


Here is Helen Metella's review of Fleetwood Mac's Dec. 2, 1990 gig at Northlands Coliseum:

So this is Christine McVie's last tour with Fleetwood Mac? What a shame, what a drag. Stevie Nicks' too? Good riddance.

In a consistently irksome and sub-standard performance, the fey, once vocally stunning and visually bewitching lead singer for the British-American supergroup walked through Sunday night's concert in an apathetic, disconnected daze.

Swaddled in what resembled adult-sized christening coats, the admittedly shy, 42-year-old Nicks repeatedly lifted the sides of her skirts so that her silhouette showed and swayed slightly, back to the crowd.

Quite a disappointing departure from the halcyon shows eight and ten years ago when she was crowned the most mesmerizing woman in rock for her dervish-like dances.

More distressing still, she offered dreary, sometimes flat renditions of such shimmering melodies as Rhiannon in a deep register designed to fudge the high notes.

Plagued by throat nodes in the past, perhaps Nicks' careful, unexciting singing form is due to the rigors of a long tour.

But what explains her deliberately and wordlessly padding off-stage through a side curtain after almost every tune only to slowly re-enter a few moments later, like some addled prima donna?

Luckily, Nicks' ridiculously outdated wood-nymph routine and her mystical vocals have never been the sum total of Fleetwood Mac's appeal.

Even with the gifted writer and guitarist Lindsey Buckingham gone - these past three years - from the band's best-known and most successful lineup, the group has meat on every one of its bones.

Keyboardist Christine McVie, an admirably fit and effervescent 46 year old shone on such signature tunes as Say You Love Me with her strong and shapely lead vocals. She also supplied the physical gusto so lacking from Nicks. When the spotlight found her on the front line, the mood of the over 14,000 fans immediately brightened, just as it grew audibly nervous when Nicks took a shaky solo with acoustic guitarist Billy Burnette on the fragile masterpiece Landslide.

Founding members Mick Fleetwood and John McVie formed a bruising duo and a solid foundation for the groove which new members Rick Vito and Burnette laid out from the opening medley.

For World Turning Fleetwood reinvented the obligatory drum solo as Ghana's Isaac Asante, playing congas and hardwood tree branches, duelled with the electronic screeches emanating from the drum pads strapped under Fleetwood's clothes.

As the rhythms grew progressively more tense, wilder, louder and closer together, the band's overwrought lighting system strafed the audience with strobe lights. It added up to nothing in the end, but it was adventurous and different while it lasted.

Ex-Bob Seeger band member Vito lit up his instrument with electrifying lead lines and dove easily into jazzy blues jams from the original Fleetwood Mac's repertoire. Both he and Burnette were also tremendous assets vocally, especially on such comparatively weak tunes as Love is Dangerous, from the current LP Behind The Mask.

But no matter how fine and versatile the band, it was hard to feel fulfilled by this event with the lead singer so wanting.

Fleetwood Mac headed to Tulsa


Fleetwood Mac is coming to the BOK Center.

The show is set for Sunday, May 3.

The British-American rock act formed in 1967, and will make this tour with members Stevie Nicks, Mick Fleetwood, Lindsey Buckingham and John McVie. Some of the band's biggest hits include "Go Your Own Way," "Say You Love Me," "Over My Head," "Tusk" "The Chain" and "Dreams."

Buckingham announced during his latest solo tour, which came through Tulsa late last year, that he was readying for a world tour with Fleetwood Mac, and now the news is official, according to the band's Web site and the BOK Center in Tulsa.

Tickets go on sale Monday, January 26 at 10 a.m. for $149.50, $79.50 and $49.50, plus fees.

Tickets are available online at, area Reasor's and Homeland stores, Arby's Box Office or by calling 1-866-7-BOKCTR.

Fleetwood Mac cancels Albany show

Fleetwood Mac’s scheduled performance March 17 at the Times Union Center has been canceled.

The show was to be part of the group’s Unleashed tour, its first in five years.
No further information about the cancellation was available this morning.

Full refunds are available by returning tickets to their original point of purchase at the Times Union Center box office or select Price Chopper outlets, or by calling 800-303-8368.

They've added a second Toronto, Ontario Canada date on March 17th

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