Monday, July 15, 2013

VIP Tickets: Meet Mick Fleetwood, See Fleetwood Mac Live 1st 5 Rows in Europe, Australia and New Zealand

Great opportunity... A unique opportunity to not only see the band from within the first 5 rows... but to also get up on that Fleetwood Mac stage and meet MICK FLEETWOOD!  You will never forget this day... promise!  It may seem like it's a bit costly, but when you consider the cost of just a regular ticket in a fairly decent seat and weigh it against what is on offer here... this is actually a really great bargain.  Even if you are not all that excited to meet Mick, which I assure you will as the date draws closer, you come away with a guaranteed great seat in the house, on the floor, up front!

VIP Tickets are still available for Europe, Australia and New Zealand. Go get'em! at

Mick Fleetwood VIP Meet and Greet Experience
- Ticket in First 5 Rows $425 | Ticket in First 20 Rows $375
- VIP Entry to Venue
- VIP Host for the Evening
- Meet & Greet with Mick Fleetwood
- VIP Q&A with Mick Fleetwood onstage at his Drum Kit
- Personal Photo with Mick Fleetwood
- Mick Fleetwood VIP Laminate

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Album Charts | Sales Update: Fleetwood Mac & Stevie Nicks PLUS New Peak Position in Australia

U.S.A. - July 20, 2013
No Fleetwood Mac albums this week hit the Billboard Top 200 Album Chart, but the band, including Stevie Nicks are all over the Top 200 Catalogue Chart.  Stevie makes an appearance this week after a long absence with Crystal Visions.

"Rumours" moves up 4 spots to #54 on a 16% sales increase. Units sold for the sales week ending July 7 = 2,320 vs 2,002 the previous week. Total U.S. sales since November, 1991 = 3,206,888.

"The Very Best of" moves down to #84 this week even though unit sales are up for the week with a total of 1,944 vs 1,801 the previous week when it stood at #79. Total U.S. sales since it's release in 2002 = 1,584,365. This album is due to be recertified 3X Platinum in the U.S..

"Greatest Hits" moves up to #86 this week from #96 selling 12% more or 1,917 units vs 1,709 the previous
week. Total U.S. sales since November, 1991 = 4,671,658.

"Fleetwood Mac" the 1975 white album which turns 38 this month shifted 1,693 units in the U.S. this past week up 12% and up to #115 from #122 last week where it sold 1,514 units. Total U.S. sales since November, 1991 = 935,547.

"Crystal Visions... The Very Best of Stevie Nicks" re-enters the the Top 200 Catalogue Albums Chart with sales for the week of 1,570 vs 1,000 units the previous week. Total U.S sales since it's release in 2007 = 467,754.

Top 200 Catalogue Albums Chart
# 54 (58)    Fleetwood Mac - Rumours
# 84 (79)    Fleetwood Mac - The Very Best Of
# 86 (96)    Fleetwood Mac - Greatest Hits
#115 (122) Fleetwood Mac - Fleetwood Mac
#139 (R/E) Stevie Nicks  - Crystal Vision: The Very Best of Stevie Nicks

See below for UK, Ireland, Scotland, Australia and New Zealand Charts.

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Fleetwood Mac Tour Lands at No.3 on Pollstar Mid-Year Charts and No.9 For The World

North America and World Wide Tour Stats published by Pollstar for the first half of 2013 have Fleetwood Mac coming in at No.3 in North America and at No.9 for the world.

Fleetwood Mac appearing in the third position on Pollstar’s mid-year North American Tours  reminds us that the band’s absence from the concert stage only fueled fans’ desires to hear those classic songs performed live one more time.  Scoring a total gross of $58.1 million during the first six months of the year, the band played 42 shows in 42 cities with an average ticket price of $107.80, resulting in an average per-show gross of $1,383,333.  Check out Pollstar for the full listing of North America and Worldwide Tour stats

Below is an updated list of published individual dates reported to Pollstar for Fleetwood Mac's 2013 tour.
New to this list: Ottawa and Edmonton, Canada; North Little Rock, AR. and San Jose, CA.

Stevie Nicks Recalls Four Decades of Torture and Triumph

Sydney Morning Herald - July 13, 2013
Jada Yuan's fantastic article on Stevie that originally ran June 17, 2013 in New York Magazine titled "Stevie Nicks, the Fairy Godmother of Rock" was picked up by the Sydney Morning Herald in Australia and ran in their Good Weekend magazine Saturday, July 13th.  

Great article on Stevie!  If you haven't read it check it out at Vulture

Lindsey Buckingham of Fleetwood Mac meets with students enrolled in USC's pop music program

USC Music School Teaches the Art of Making a Pop Hit
Photo from January 13, 2013 when Lindsey spoke at the USC Pop Music Forum
Full Story HERE

Friday, July 12, 2013

Happy Birthday to former Fleetwood Mac singer-songwriter-keyboardist Christine McVie!

The amazing Christine McVie turns 70 today! 
All the best Christine on this momentous occasion! 
Although you decided long ago to call it a day as an active member of Fleetwood Mac, fans the world over miss you and still consider you to be a part of the group.  

Everyone is hoping you make an appearance later this year when Fleetwood Mac plays London.

Above photos of Christine taken at the 2013 Ivor Novello awards held at the 
Grosvenor House Hotel, London May 16, 2013.
Handbag by Stella McCartney

Tuesday, July 09, 2013

The front lady of Fleetwood Mac comes alive yet again with her "Stevie Nicks: In Your Dreams"

There isn’t anyone on the planet that hasn’t heard a Fleetwood Mac song, right? Dreams? Rumours? Yes? Well the front lady of one of the greatest bands of the last century comes alive yet again with her " Stevie Nicks: In Your Dreams " let’s call it ’reality’ movie. In the vein of showing the behind-the-scenes, everything including guts and gore, the fans of aging rock stars want to either read their grotesque memoirs or see a rockumentary where their heroes reveal everything about their creative process.... and some more.

And the latest Stevie Nicks album, on which this film is based, with hits like "Secret Love" with its soft groans and "Moonlight (A Vampire’s Dream)" acting as a the zeitgeist’s trance and a hopeful "You May Be The One" feels just right for this older, stronger so-called white-winged dove.

As the cameras follow the gypsy-like singer around her home with documentarian Dave Stewart (from Eurythmics fame) and crew, you realize just how talented and beautiful this Phoenix-born singer truly is. Forget the awards especially the eight Grammy nominations (holding the record for most nominations for Best Female Rock Vocal without a win), the various hit singles, the fact that she slept with practically the whole band, the hysterical witchcraft allegations, the signature shawls and capes - the genius comes in the quieter moments where she wants to get her artistry just right. And she does that like a tight ropewalker above the clouds.

Purchase, then download or stream: "Stevie Nicks: In Your Dreams" $9.99

by Daniel Scheffler
EDGE Contributor

REVIEW: Fleetwood Mac Live in Sacramento... The end of the line.

JULY 6, 2013

Fleetwood Mac takes America once again
by Patricia Willers

Photos by Barry Wisdom - Check out more photos here

On tour for the first time in three years, Fleetwood Mac played Sleep Train Arena Saturday night, and it is now safe to say they made up for their cancelled show four years ago. Sacramento was the last stop in the U.S., so the group was ready for a much-needed break, and this fueled them to play a great show. Mick Fleetwood, John McVie, Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham played for almost three hours, even after starting the show a little late. At the end of the show and after two encores, Nicks and Fleetwood remained onstage and spoke, both loquaciously grateful to their lifetime fans. Those in the crowd were just as appreciative to have another chance to hear such a classic group from their past.

To start the show, Buckingham and Nicks walked out onto the stage hand-in-hand, much to the delight of the audience. Everyone looked happy to be on stage performing again, and Buckingham even went as far as to vocalize it.

“…It appears that there are still quite a few chapters left in the book of Fleetwood Mac!”

Continue to the full review


WIN Tickets to Fleetwood Mac Sept 27th - London. Open To All Globally

One lucky customer will be selected at random by Ukash to win a pair of tickets to see Fleetwood Mac on Friday the 27th of September at the O2 in London. All you need to do is enter your details HERE to be automatically entered. The competition is open from the 1st July until Midnight GMT on the 14th of July.

Terms and conditions
The Ukash/Watches2u competition is open to all consumers globally.  You must be aged 16 or over to enter.

Read the complete terms and conditions here.

Monday, July 08, 2013

Gold Dust Woman "the perfect atmosphere for Stevie Nicks, who weaved a spell on the audience with her hypnotic vocal"

JULY 5, 2013

By Tim McPhate

"But time makes you bolder/Children get older/I'm getting older, too," Stevie Nicks gently sang during "Landslide" as a stoic Lindsey Buckingham plucked the song's familiar acoustic guitar accompaniment. On July 5 at Viejas Arena in San Diego, this particular Fleetwood Mac classic seemed to take on added meaning with each band member now north of age 60.

Despite the sobering reality of human mortality, the music of Fleetwood Mac stood timeless on this breezy summer evening as attendees swooned and sang along for the balance of a two-hour-plus set adorned with plenty of soft-rock jewels.

Right out of the gate, the quartet — Buckingham, Nicks, drummer Mick Fleetwood, and bassist John McVie — brandished three selections from their 1977 GRAMMY-winning opus, Rumours: "Second Hand News," "The Chain" and "Dreams." "Listen carefully to the sound of your loneliness, like a heartbeat," Nicks sang with a fiery urgency during "Dreams," the painful tale of the long-ago demise of her and Buckingham's explosive relationship.

Buckingham countered with plenty of his own sparks throughout the evening. The energetic musical maverick showed a complete command of his instrument, whether wielding delicate chordal sequences, summoning haunting melodies, strumming relentlessly, or losing himself in a chasm of improvisation on songs such as "I'm So Afraid" from 1975's Fleetwood Mac. Solo performances such as the bombastic "Big Love" and the rubato-styled "Never Going Back Again" provided shining examples of his quirky songwriting sensibility and impressive fingerstyle technique.

Dressed in all black, Nicks swirled and twirled gracefully across the stage, her distinctive voice filling the arena during songs such as "Rhiannon," "Sisters Of The Moon" and "Gypsy." Following a seductive performance of "Sara," the last of four numbers from 1979's Tusk, Nicks and Buckingham shared a warm embrace, one of the many outward signs of affection the two former lovers displayed onstage.

Not content to rely on their hits, the band also drew two songs from their recently released Extended Play EP, including "Sad Angel," a crisp Buckingham/Nicks duet with a melody befitting the song's title.

While Buckingham and Nicks exuded the star power, the understated duo of McVie and Fleetwood provided the rhythmic foundation with the precision of a finely tuned timepiece. The band also benefited from a troupe of four musicians who added instrumentation, background vocals and an extra layer of depth. (They were also perhaps a tacit reminder of the chair vacated by the angelic-voiced Christine McVie.)

The entire ensemble climaxed during a 10-minute-plus performance of Rumours' epic final track, "Gold Dust Woman." A sea of rich gold lighting enveloped the stage as Fleetwood's tribal beat, McVie's thundering bass and Buckingham's spooky harmonic framework created the perfect atmosphere for Nicks, who weaved a spell on the audience with her hypnotic vocal.

Love how she incorporates, by title and I'm sure by theme, the song "You Can't Fix This"
Thanks Jamie for capturing this!

Fleetwood Mac were welcomed back for no less than four emotional encore performances, including the upbeat "Don't Stop," the lovely yet mournful "Silver Springs" and the melancholy "Say Goodbye," a gem from 2003's Say You Will. The band members appeared genuinely moved by the audience's constant shower of adoration. In particular, Nicks thanked attendees for their support as she announced this concert was the penultimate date of their U.S. tour, which began in April.

"There are still quite a few chapters left in the book of Fleetwood Mac," Buckingham later added, as if to stave off the palpable bittersweet sense in the room.

Finally, the specter of mortality had seemingly all but evaporated when Fleetwood exclaimed before leaving the stage, "The Mac is back!"


Review: Fleetwood Mac Live in San Diego

Fleetwood Mac steamrolls Viejas Arena: Vicious ‘Rumours’

Concert reviews generally don’t write themselves. But what better time to let go of the wheel than a surefire, fired-up, three-hour detonation from a group of million-record-selling, Grammy-winning Rock and Roll Hall of Famers?

But the problem with any spontaneously combusted recap of Fleetwood Mac’s July 5 Viejas Arena show is that it would focus entirely on the band’s earth-shaping popular music – Stevie Nicks’ whimsically whisky-voiced rendering of their “all-world” chart-topper, “Dreams,” or her equally splendid delivery of the spellbindingly lyrical “Gypsy” for instance.

Oh, it might mention the full-throated, 13,000-member backing choir that the Mac brought with them to sing every word on Lindsey Buckingham’s crackling masterpiece “Go Your Own Way” and the musical equivalent of the optimist’s creed, “Don’t Stop.”

Continue to the full article


Sunday, July 07, 2013

Fleetwood Mac: Album Charts PLUS Concert Tour Stats Update

1977's Rumours, 1988's Greatest Hits and 2002's The Very Best of Fleetwood Mac seem to be the three "go to" albums for Fleetwood Mac fans either just discovering the band or from fans with renewed interest in the band brought on by the 2013 tour. Below is a snapshot of some of the charts around the world where Fleetwood Mac is making an impact.

U.S.A. - July 13, 2013 
In the U.S., Rumours drops off Billboards Top 200 Albums chart completely this week but remains on the Top 200 Catalogue Chart along with 3 other titles moving down to #58 from #12 last week with a decline in sales of 44%.  Sales in the U.S. for the week ending June 30th were 2,002 units vs 3,604 the previous week. Total U.S. sales since November, 1991 = 3,204,568.

The Very Best Of also moves down slightly on the Top 200 Catalogue Chart with sales for the week of 1,801 units vs 1,909 the previous week. Total U.S. sales since 2002 = 1,582,421.

Greatest Hits moves down to #96 this week from #87 last week with sales of 1,709 vs 1,828 the previous week with sales in the U.S. since November, 1991 = 4,669,741.

Fleetwood Mac's 1975 white album moves down to #122 from #115 with sales of 1,514 vs 1,591 the previous week. Total U.S. sales since November, 1991 = 933,854.

# 58 (12)    Fleetwood Mac "Rumours"
# 79 (72)    Fleetwood Mac "The Very Best Of"
# 96 (87)    Fleetwood Mac "Greatest Hits"
#122 (115) Fleetwood Mac "Fleetwood Mac"

Of the 1,801 total units sold in the U.S. last week 1,561 were physical product - the rest digital.
# 194 (176) Fleetwood Mac "The Very Best Of"