Saturday, August 15, 2009


Fleetwood Mac To Play Winery On Australian Tour
by Paul Cashmere - August 15 2009

Expect an announcement any day now for Fleetwood Mac with an Australian winery included as part of their Unleashed tour.

The Australian and New Zealand tour is set for December and will include one winery show, Undercover hears.

Current published dates for Fleetwood Mac’s Unleashed Tour take them through Europe to November 6th. Australasia is next.

The Unleashed tour is a greatest hits tour. There is no new music from Fleetwood Mac in the works. In a phone hook-up with Undercover, Lindsey Buckingham said that not having new music on this tour "frees you up to enjoy each other as people. Let’s have a good time and value the friendships and history. It takes the pressure off and allows more fun than we would normally be able to have."

The Fleetwood Mac line-up is Stevie Nicks, Lindsey Buckingham, Mick Fleetwood and John McVie. Christine McVie has been out of the band for more than a decade now and happily living the retired life in England. "I’ve been the only girl in Fleetwood Mac since 1998, so I’m used to it now,” Stevie said during the conference all. “But I miss Christine. The loss of Christine as one of my best girlfriends was horrific to me. Not a day goes by that I don’t wish she would call up and say, 'I’m back.' "

An official announcement for the tour is due soon.

Fleetwood Mac expected Australian dates:

December 1, Brisbane - Entertainment Centre
December 2, Brisbane - Entertainment Centre
December 5, Hunter Valley - Hope Estate Winery
December 7 , Sydney - Acer Arena
December 8, Sydney - Acer Arena
December 11, Perth - Members Equity
December 12, Perth - Members Equity
December 15, Melbourne - Rod Laver Arena
December 16, Melbourne - Rod Laver Arena
December 19, New Zealand - (rumoured to be in Plymouth at the Bowl of Brookland)

From Jana Anderson's (Fleetwood Mac backup singer) Myspace Page:

[Update 8/17: Dates have since been removed from Jana Anderson's Myspace Page]

1 Dec - Entertainment Center - Brisbane
2 Dec - Entertainment Center - Brisbane
5 Dec - Hope Estate Winery - Hunter Valley
7 Dec - Acer Arena - Sydney
8 Dec - Acer Arena - Sydney
11 Dec - Members Equity - Perth
12 Dec - Members Equity - Perth
15 Dec - Rod Laver Arena - Melbourne
16 Dec - Rod Laver Arena - Melbourne
19 Dec - I don’t know yet - Christchurch maybe

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.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009


"Walk a Thin Line" (Fleetwood Mac Cover) (Download)

Bradfod Cox of Atlas Sound covers Fleetwood Mac’s “Walk a Thin Line,” which originally appeared on the notorious Tusk album. Cox’s affecting rendition of Lindsey Buckingham’s song is more guitar oriented than his prior solo outing, but still contains a melancholy undertow that makes it instantly recognizable as an Atlas Sound track.

"Walk a Thin Line" can be downloaded here (deerhuntertheband)

Monday, August 10, 2009


The month of August in 1982 belonged to Fleetwood Mac.

Mirage - the 4th studio album by Fleetwood Mac to include Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham peaked at #1 in the US on August 7, 1982 remaining there for 5 consecutive weeks. Hits on the album were Hold Me (#4 Billboard Hot 100), Gypsy (#12 Billboard Hot 100) and Love In Store (#22 Billboard Hot 100). Oh Diane was a hit in the UK peaking at #9.

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


NEXT AIRING: Friday, August 7th 1:00am
After 40 years, 16 different members, and several break-ups, Fleetwood Mac endures as one of the world's most popular groups, selling more than 100 million albums. Our look at this amazing survival story begins with Fleetwood Mac finding its artistic niche in soft rock driven by haunting lyrics and female vocals. Mick Fleetwood and John McVie remained constant fixtures, while Christine McVie helped begin the group's transition to softer rock. With the arrival of Lindsay Buckingham and Stevie Nicks, Fleetwood Mac developed its signature sound. The group produced albums such as "Fleetwood Mac," "Rumours" and "Tusk," and a string of hit singles including "Rhiannon," "Go Your Own Way," "Over My Head," and "Don't Stop Thinking About Tomorrow."

NEXT AIRING: Saturday, August 15th 9:00am
Grammy winner and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member, Stevie Nicks gives us a sneak peak of "Gold Dust Woman" and "Stand Back" from her new CD. In an exclusive interview, Nicks talks to host, Chris Isaak about her years with Fleetwood Mac, her severe battle with cocaine and why she has never married. Isaak accompanies Nicks to perform songs that influenced her early career, such as "It's Late" and "Red River Valley".


Soundstage: Stevie Nicks (Part 1): Aug. 20 - 2am
"Stand Back," "Sara" and other favorites from her career elegantly showcase her vocal abilities.

Soundstage: Stevie Nicks (Part 2): Aug. 21 - 2am
The intimate evening continues with a mix of favorites including "Landslide" and "Gold Dust Woman."


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, August 05, 2009


Added Fleetwood Mac's Edmonton, Alberta Canada show numbers from June 24th to the on-going list of tour grosses for the North American leg of the tour. 53 shows - 43 dates reported. Main hold out is Canada!

Rumours captures a common sequence of human emotion

At Least I Didn’t Choose Sgt. Pepper
by Alex Locke

Being relatively young and impressionable, it seems impossible at this point in my life to say anything with very much certainty, but I am going to say this anyway—I don’t think I will ever come across anything quite as emotionally resonant as Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours. Unfortunately, I can’t say with much confidence that I will feel this way for long. When I was sixteen I thought The Wall so brilliantly intertwined music and narrative that I would never be able to find anything better. And when I was seventeen, I thought no one could ever create an album as intriguingly morose and lonely as OK Computer. And when I was twenty, every time I listened to Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, I thought I would never hear anything quite as nostalgic in my entire life. And now, at age twenty-one, Rumours has become the most important sequence of eleven songs in my extensive music collection.

Monday, August 03, 2009


In Australia Fleetwood Mac's "The Very Best Of" has been a constant seller re-entering the Top 50 Album Chart every year since it first appeared in October 2003. It peaked at #17 in June 2006. This week (August 3rd Issue) the cd re-enters the chart at #44 marking it's 77th week within the Top 50.

Here's another tidbit of information:

"Sales of DVD-Audio discs more than doubled in 2002. According to Nielsen SoundScan, an estimated 309,000 DVD-Audio music units were purchased, up 171% from 2001. The best seller is Fleetwood Mac's Rumours (Warner) at 17,000 units.