Thursday, August 09, 2012

Review: Lindsey Buckingham Live in North Charleston Aug 4th

Don't Stop
BY: Devin Grant

"It was great to finally see someone who had been pretty instrumental in my musical upbringing. Even at 62 years of age, and with really nothing left to prove, Buckingham remains a passionate and energetic performer. He's also incredibly gracious, stopping after each song to take a bow and drink in the crowd's applause in a way that lets one know he truly appreciates it. When Fleetwood Mac tours next year, I'll drive any distance to see them live. For now though, Saturday night's show was a great experience."

Check out the full review.  Cool story leading up to seeing Lindsey live for the first time

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NEW DATE: Stevie Nicks Live in St. Augustine, FL. Sept 25th Tix on sale Aug 17th

Stevie Nicks Live in St. Augustine, Florida
September 25th at St. Augustine Amphitheatre

Ticket Prices:
US $59.50 Ticket + US $11.70 Fees = US $71.20
US $87.00 Ticket + US $12.85 Fees = US $99.85

Tickets will go on sale to the general public at 10 a.m. Aug. 17th

Onsale to General Public
Start: Fri, 08/17/12 10:00 AM EDT

Sponsor Presale
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End: Wed, 08/15/12 10:00 PM EDT

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Start: Thu, 08/16/12 10:00 AM EDT
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Tickets can be purchased in the St. Augustine Amphitheatre box office, online at, or by phone at 800-745-3000.

Go to for more details.

Review | Photos by Danielle Boise LINDSEY BUCKINGHAM Live in Atlanta

No introductions are needed when discussing Lindsey Buckingham; his epic career in Fleetwood Mac to his prolific solo career precedes him.

Review and photos by Danielle Boise

If you haven’t heard of him in the last 30 plus years, then you’ve obviously been living under a rock and seriously are missing out on one of the greatest singer-song writers and overall musicians of our time and must be severely punished for this oversight in judgment.

Lindsey Buckingham quietly took the stage in a manner befitting only rock royalty, shrouded in a moody ambiance, with one spotlight and red light leaking around the corners at Center Stage for his nearly sold out Atlanta stop on July 28.  Yet, he was humbled by the fans that poured into the venue to see his solo performance–and believe me it was truly a solo performance. Only Buckingham and his guitar entertained the crowd of fans.

Continue to the full review at Target Audience Magazine - Includes 25 photos.

Tulsa Review: Stevie Nicks "Her distinctive voice was strong and confident, buoyant and bright"

Rod Stewart and Stevie Nicks poured out their “Heart & Soul” tour at the BOK Center on Wednesday night.

"To put the stars together may feel like an “Odd Couple” pairing — the rebellious blues-rocker blond power woman with the master of the pop-disco-hybrid American songbook.

Boy, it worked. Gloriously.

The night launched with a rollicking welcome and Nicks’ hammering version of the Led Zeppelin classic “Rock and Roll,” backed by a seven-piece band. A stream of photos flashed behind them all, spanning half a century of the genre.

In her trademark way, Nicks adorned the sultry warble of each song with her retro-’70s-era glittered shawls and dark lace, tambourines and baubles, and punctuated the high points with high kicks in black suede platform boots."

Read the rest of this really great review at the original site

PLUS Check out these photos by Matt Barnard

LIVE IN TULSA August 8, 2012
Over 170 Photos by alnbbates 

Wednesday, August 08, 2012

Album Sales/Charts Update: Fleetwood Mac | Stevie Nicks US, UK, Ireland, Australia

Sales week ending August 5th Chart Date August 18, 2012

In the US for the sales week ending August 5th and for Billboard Top 200 Album Chart date August 18th Fleetwood Mac's Rumours will re-enter at #171 on a 41% sales boost.  The album sold 2,859 copies in the US last week vs 2,029 the previous week. Total US sales since November, 1991 = 2,980,327

On the Top 200 Catalogue Albums Chart, Fleetwood Mac have a total of 4 titles within the top 200 - 3 of which posting sales increases week over week.  Rumours is at #37 up from #72 the previous week. Greatest Hits moves up to #107 from #174 the previous week on a 52% sales increase selling 1,878 copies vs 1,238 the previous week. Total US sales since November, 1991 = 4,575,629. The Very Best Of Fleetwood Mac moves down to #110 from #77 last week selling 1,856 copies vs 1,991 copies the previous week.  Total US album sales since it's release in 2002 = 1,503,583.

On the Top 200 Catalogue Physical Albums Chart Fleetwood Mac's The Very Best Of moves down to #26 from #20 last week.  Fleetwood Mac (the white album) moves up to #84 from #108 on a sales increase of 12% selling 1,353 copies vs 1,204 the previous week.  Total US sales since November, 1991 = 818,098.  Bella Donna from Stevie Nicks moves up to #163 from #185 the previous week on an 11% sales increase selling 999 copies vs 896 copies the previous week.  Total US albums sales for Bella Donna since November, 1991 = 871,107.

On the Top 200 Catalogue Digital Albums Chart Fleetwood Mac's Rumours posted 1,966 digital sales vs 1,200 the previous week increasing in sales by 64% and moving from #41 to #24.  Fleetwood Mac's Greatest Hits shifted 1,225 digital copies vs 635 the previous week moving from #140 to #55. That's a 93% sales increase.  

USA - August 18, 2012 

# 171 (R/E) Fleetwood Mac - Rumours

# 37 (72)     Fleetwood Mac - Rumours
# 107 (174) Fleetwood Mac - Greatest Hits
# 110 (77)   Fleetwood Mac  - The Very Best Of
# 132 (191)  Fleetwood Mac  -Fleetwood Mac

# 26 (20)     Fleetwood Mac  - The Very Best Of
# 84 (108)   Fleetwood Mac  - Fleetwood Mac
# 163 (185) Stevie Nicks - Bella Donna

# 24 (41)   Fleetwood Mac - Rumours
# 55 (140) Fleetwood Mac - Greatest Hits

AUSTRALIA - Week of August 6, 2012

# 79 (55)  Fleetwood Mac  -  The Very Best Of

# 9 (7)      Fleetwood Mac  - The Very Best Of
# 11 (13) Fleetwood Mac - Greatest Hits

# 6 (7)   Fleetwood Mac  - THE DANCE

IRELAND - Week ending August 2, 2012

# 61 (89)  Fleetwood Mac - Greatest Hits
# 76 (87)   Fleetwood Mac - The Very Best Of

UK - Week of August 11, 2012

# 72 (57)   Fleetwood Mac  - 25 Years The Chain

Review: Lindsey Buckingham - Kernersville 8/3 by Ryan Snyder

by Ryan Snyder

It was supposed to be a week in music storyboarded around rock’s most sordid romance saga: solo tours by Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham were to cross wakes only 48 hours apart in an unlikely place. As Buckingham’s small machine rolled along with uncompromised efficiency, it was Nicks’ big machine that faltered — co-headliner Rod Stewart fell ill and their Greensboro show was canceled, a decision perhaps aided by slow ticket sales. That wasn’t an issue for Buckingham, who’s packed show on Friday at Bucked Up Super Saloon in Kernersville provided for all the intimacy of a coffee house open mic night.

The nature of those machines was one of Buckingham’s favorite topics of conversation on Friday. He noted how shows like this one — in a small town at a country bar unaccustomed to hosting performers of his caliber — were only made possible by the big machine that is Fleetwood Mac. Rather than an an oversized, idling tour bus, it was Buckingham’s silver Mercedes L Class that sat immediately outside the door from where he took the stage to the unconventional, yet stunning venue for his purposes. The club’s dancefloor was transformed into a makeshift theater with foldout chairs, but the ambiance created by the sparse lighting and hardwood construction possessed all the warmth of a more traditional venue.

Awesome review!... Read the rest at the original site.

Review: Lindsey Buckingham North Charleston Aug 4th + Clearwater Video Aug 6th

The Buckingham stops here 
Lindesy Buckingham review
by T. Ballard Lesemann

Lindsey Buckingham 
North Charleston Performing Arts Center
Aug. 4

Lindsey Buckingham may be best known for his work with Fleetwood Mac, but he also has six solo albums and two live albums under his belt. Not surprisingly, during his Saturday night gig at the North Charleston Performing Arts Center, he touched on both sides of his career.

With three amp stacks and a large battery of acoustic and semi-acoustic guitars at stage left, the 62-year-old Buckingham opened with a beautiful number titled "Cast Away Dreams" (from his 2006 album Under the Skin). Within moments, it was clear that neither his guitar playing nor his singing had diminished over the years. Buckingham followed the opener with "Bleed to Love Her," a deep cut that ended up on Fleetwood Mac's 1997 album The Dance. He earned standing ovations after both songs, a gesture that fans in the less-than-packed PAC repeated after every song.

After the first four songs, Buckingham started to loosen up a bit, interacting with the more enthusiastic members of the crowd. After one particularly vocal ticket holder hollered, "Lindsey, I love this kind of shit," Buckingham laughed and replied, "Well put, sir. So do I."

Live in Clearwater, Florida - August 6th

Tuesday, August 07, 2012

Review: Lindsey Buckingham at Plaza Live Orlando by Jim Abbott + 14 Photos

"The solo tour might be the small side of Buckingham’s career, 
but it still makes a mighty big sound."
By Jim Abbott
Orlando Sentinel

It was a one-man show by Lindsey Buckingham on Tuesday at Plaza Live:

No opening act. Buckingham didn’t even bring a band.

Yet it would be understandable if members of the sold-out crowd might have needed an occasional reminder that the Fleetwood Mac star was working alone. It seemed incredible that one person could deliver such an array of sounds.

Buckingham and his arsenal of a dozen or so guitars, with subtle help from a few effects pedals, offered an impressive overview of his long career with Fleetwood Mac and as a solo performer.

Continue to the full review on the original site


Check out the 14 fabulous Black and White shots of Lindsey from his show in Franklin, TN just outside of Nashville on July 27th. 

Photos By Butch Worrell

**Updated ** UK TV Alert: STEVIE NICKS and FLEETWOOD MAC All Over Sky Arts 1 This Week

SKY Arts 1 in the UK will broadcast Stevie's 2009 Live in Chicago concert twice on August 8th and 9th.

Fleetwood Mac's "Live In Boston" will be shown August 7th and 8th.  Fleetwood Mac's "Behind The Music" will air on August 9th and 10th, "Classic Albums" will air on August 10th and 11th. 

Mick Fleetwood discusses the music videos that defined Fleetwood Mac, including Big Love and the 'mini movie' for Gypsy on "Video Killed The Radio Star" airing Friday and Saturday 10th and 11th and Dave Fanning, Irish radio DJ chats with Lindsey Buckingham about his life, career and influences, featuring clips of him performing on Friday and Saturday August 10th and 11th

Monday, August 7th
10:00am - Fleetwood Mac: Live in Boston pt 1
10:00pm - Fleetwood Mac: Live In Boston pt 2 ( 75 min )

Tuesday, August 8th
11:45am - Fleetwood Mac: Live In Boston pt 2 ( 75 min )
10:00pm - Soundstage Presents Stevie Nicks ( 60 min )

Thursday, August 9th
3:00pm - Soundstage Presents Stevie Nicks ( 60 min )
10:05pm - Fleetwood Mac "Behind The Music"

Friday, August 10th
12:00pm - Fleetwood Mac "Behind The Music"
5:00pm - Fleetwood Mac "Behind The Music"
9:00pm - Lindsey Buckingham: Talks with Dave Fanning ( 30 min )
9:30pm - Fleetwood Mac: Video Killed The Radio Star ( 30 min )
10:00pm - Fleetwood Mac: Classic Albums ( 80 min )

Saturday, August 11th
9:00am - Lindsey Buckingham: Talks with Dave Fanning ( 30 min )
9:30am - Fleetwood Mac: Video Killed The Radio Star ( 30 min )
10:00am - Fleetwood Mac: Classic Albums ( 80 min )
4:30pm - Fleetwood Mac: Video Killed The Radio Star ( 30 min )

Monday, August 06, 2012

Photos: Stevie Nicks Live in Sunrise Aug 4th - 2 Gallerys

Bank Atlantic Center - August 4, 2012
Rod Stewarts performance was reviewed... But the reviewer missed Stevie's set. 

Stevie live in Sunrise, Florida with Rod Stewart
Photo Gallery (12 Photos) by Sayre Berman


Photo Gallery by Ben Packard
Gallery | Slideshow

Players Only Love You When You’re Playing: Stevie Nicks Gets a Biography

By Drew Grant
The New York Observer

Stevie Nicks has finally passed the milestone into the same sainthood with a new biography on the queen of Fleetwood Mac acquired by St. Martin’s Press.

Written by Stephen Davis, who met Ms. Nicks in the 90s when working on Mick Fleetwood’s autobiography, Fleetwood: My Life and Adventures in Fleetwood Mac, this new book will chronicle the songstress’ forty year career, including those ten years she spent shying away from the spotlight after the breakup of her band and the dissolution of both her major love affairs.

From the press release:

Nicks’ hard-rocking paeans to Welsh witches, seductive sorceresses, and lonely goddesses are a source of inspiration and mystery to millions of fans, even bringing to bear “The Night of 1000 Stevies” where her devotees dress in her trademark costumes. This long overdue biography will shed new light on her unreported early career, her tumultuous love affairs and private life, and struggles with drugs, and will make it clear that even today, Stevie Nicks is nobody’s heritage act.

The Night of 1000 Stevies sounds like a George Romero film, but hey, no judgement.

No word yet either, on the title, or whether Ms. Nicks has authorized this bio, but we’re sure it’s better than that docudrama that Lindsay Lohan planned on making when she tried to acquire the singer’s life rights. To which Stevie Nicks eloquently responded, “Over my dead body.”

Deals: Week of August 6, 2012
Beier Nabs Nicks Bio

Elizabeth Beier at St. Martin’s Press took North American rights to a biography of Stevie Nicks by Stephen Davis (author of Hammer of the Gods: The Led Zeppelin Saga). The book, which the publisher claims will be the “first comprehensive” take on the singer, is by the man who helped Nicks’s former bandmate, Mick Fleetwood, write his autobiography, which came out in 1990, Fleetwood: My Life and Adventures in Fleetwood Mac. (SMP said Davis first met Nicks in 1988, when he was traveling with Fleetwood Mac and working on that book.) David Vigliano and Anthony Mattero, at Vigliano Associates, represented Davis.

Publishers Weekly

On the surface this sounds interesting and it's hopeful that we may see something... But on a personal level, I'll believe this when I see it.  Going by what Stevie has said in the past about writing her story, a traditional bio is not something she's interested in doing... But I know.. MANY people would love for her to write her story.