Friday, April 04, 2014

The Christine McVie Affect: Fleetwood Mac Music Sales Increase

Reunited Fleetwood Mac's Music Sales Surge


According to Billboard Fleetwood Mac's March 27th Today Show appearance announcing the return of Christine McVie to the band along with the upcoming 2014 tour dates, had a fairly substantial affect on their catalogue album sales.

Album sales increased by 33% in the U.S. during the tracking period March 24th to March 30th according to Nielsen Soundscan. In total their catalogue sales amounted to 10,000 copies sold for the seven days, up from 8,000 the previous week.

The 1988 "Greatest Hits" album saw the biggest increase, enough for the album to re-enter Billboard's Top 200 Album Charts this week at No.200 and No.32 on the catalogue charts. Digital song sales also increased, according to Billboard, by 52% for the week from 20,000 to 30,000 with "Landslide" selling the lions share of 4,000 downloads, up 45%.

Other catalogue titles that also re-enter the Top 50 Catalogue Chart this week include 2002's "The Very Best Of" at No.33 and 1975's "Fleetwood Mac" at No.46.

Given that the March 27th announcement was three days away from the end of the tracking period and with the buzz all this week about Fleetwood Mac's reunion with Christine and tour tickets on sale - Next weeks charts reflecting a full seven days worth of sales should show further increases in sales.

USA - April 12, 2014 Chart Date

# 200 (R/E) Fleetwood Mac - Greatest Hits

# 32 (R/E) Fleetwood Mac - Greatest Hits
# 33 (R/E) Fleetwood Mac - The Very Best Of
# 42 (41)  Fleetwood Mac - Rumours
# 46 (R/E) Fleetwood Mac - Fleetwood Mac

Source: Billboard

Thursday, April 03, 2014

The Mick Fleetwood Blues Band Feat. Rick Vito June 9th & 10th Solana Beach, CA

The Mick Fleetwood Blues Band Feat. Rick Vito
Solana Beach, CA - Belly Up Tavern
June 9, 2014

Venue: Belly Up Solana Beach
Doors Open: 7:00 PM
Event Starts: 8:00 PM
Age Policy: Ages 21 and up
Status: SOLD OUT

Second show added for June 10, 2014.
Tickets: $45 advance / $50 day of show / $79 reserved seating / $250 VIP

$250 VIP Ticket includes:

  • General admission ticket and first access to seats (first come, first serve)
  • VIP early entry into the venue
  • Exclusive meet & greet with Mick Fleetwood
  • Personal photograph with Mick Fleetwood
  • Autographed 8x10 photo
  • Q&A session with Mick
  • Exclusive tour merchandise item
  • Official meet & greet laminate
  • On-site VIP host
  • Limited availability

Get Tickets

PRESS RELEASE: Stevie Nicks will be the musical guest on The Tonight Show April 9th


Wednesday, April 9th at 11:35|10:35c: Guests include Jennifer Garner, Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic and musical guest Stevie Nicks with The Roots. Show 0038

Stevie will be performing with Waddy Wachtel and The Roots.

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Enter To Win Fleetwood Mac Tix Winnipeg Edmonton Calgary Vancouver Saskatoon

Live Nation on Facebook are giving Canadian's a chance to WIN a pair of tickets to each of the Fleetwood Mac shows in Winnipeg, Saskatoon, Edmonton, Calgary or Vancouver.  To enter go here to Live Nation Saskatchewan & Manitoba and fill in the details.  Open to legal Canadian residence 13+.  You can't win unless you enter... so give it a try HERE!

Plenty more ways to WIN Tickets... Check out this post for the multiple radio contests running this week.

NEW Lady Antebellum Single 'Golden' Features STEVIE NICKS! on iTunes now!

Studio recording of Lady Antebellum's latest single features Stevie Nicks!

It's beautiful!!!  Get it at iTunes or Amazon

One of the best collaborations on Cross Roads was when Stevie hooked up with Lady Antebellum last year.  They performed this song and it sounded spectacular live... This new studio take is a real treat!


Fleetwood Mac Presale Tickets Available in Canada in the following cities beginning today - April 1st - for AMEX card holders and for those of you that want to take advantage of the Mick Fleetwood VIP Tickets guaranteeing you a seat in the first 5 rows.  Also noted are the upcoming Facebook and Live Nation presale ticket dates which you can access via Ticketmaster using the appropriate password.

Stevie Nicks to perform for Linda Ronstadt at Rock Hall of Fame Induction

NEW YORK — Bruce Springsteen, Stevie Nicks, Carrie Underwood, Chris Martin: The stars are turning out to salute the 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees.

The hall of fame announced Tuesday that "The Boss" will fittingly induct and perform with his loyal E Street Band, while a superstar lineup of Nicks, Underwood, Bonnie Raitt, Emmylou Harris and Sheryl Crow will perform for Linda Ronstadt. Glenn Frey will induct the singer.

Michael Stipe of R.E.M. will induct Nirvana, Coldplay's Chris Martin will induct Peter Gabriel, Tom Morello handles those duties for KISS, and Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson will induct fellow Philadelphians Hall and Oates.

Inductees Daryl Hall and John Oates, Gabriel and Cat Stevens will perform during the April 10 ceremony, which will be broadcast May 31 on HBO at 9pm.

The 2014 Ceremony will take place on Thursday, April 10, 2014 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, and will again be open to the public, as it has been for the Induction Ceremonies in Cleveland (2009, 2012) and Los Angeles (2013). This will be the first time that the ceremony will be open to the public in New York.

Monday, March 31, 2014

PRESS RELEASE: Stevie Nicks to be Honored as BMI Icon at 62nd Annual BMI Pop Awards

Photo: Kristin Burns
LOS ANGELES, March 31, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Broadcast Music, Inc.® (BMI®), the global leader in music rights management, will bestow the BMI Icon Award to Stevie Nicks at its 62nd Annual BMI Pop Awards, slated for Tuesday, May 13, at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills. The invitation-only ceremony will also recognize the songwriters and publishers of the past year's most-performed pop songs in the United States. The BMI Pop Song, Songwriter and Publisher of the Year will be named during the ceremony. The evening will also include an all-star musical tribute to Nicks.

BMI Icons are selected because of their unique and indelible influence on generations of music makers. As a BMI Icon, Stevie Nicks will join elite ranks that include Paul Simon, Carole King, David Foster, John Fogerty, Kris Kristofferson, the Jacksons, Crosby, Stills & Nash, the Bee Gees, Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, Brian Wilson, Carlos Santana, Dolly Parton, and others.

"Stevie Nicks is an extraordinary songwriter and pedigree artist of stunning genius and unwavering grace, on and off the stage. She has defined an era of pop and rock culture around the world with her brilliance and unforgettable magnificence," said Barbara Cane, BMI Vice President & General Manager, Writer/Publisher Relations, Los Angeles.

The legendary Stevie Nicks has an instantly recognizable voice that rises above all others. It is at once haunting, romantic, filled with mystery and completely unforgettable. Her spectacular talent has brought joy to her millions of fans for generations. With her incomparable songwriting ability, she has received 12 BMI million-performance citations, along with 12 BMI Pop Awards, a BMI Urban Award and a BMI Country Award for such hits as "Dreams," "Rhiannon," "Leather and Lace," "Landslide" and "Gypsy," among others. With songs such as "Edge of Seventeen" and "Stand Back," Nicks has earned a top spot among a pedigree of timeless pop rock icons. From the start of her career as a solo artist with the release of her five million-selling debut, Bella Donna, up to her current critically acclaimed album, In Your Dreams, Nicks continues to bedazzle audiences around the world. As a member of the legendary Fleetwood Mac, whose Rumours album was one of the biggest selling records of all time, Nicks' four-decade career includes induction into the prestigious Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, multiple GRAMMY awards and numerous gold and platinum records. Collectively, these achievements add up to one of the most successful female artists in pop rock history.

The 62nd Annual BMI Pop Awards will be hosted by BMI President Del Bryant and BMI Vice President & General Manager, Writer/Publisher Relations, Los Angeles, Barbara Cane.

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Mick Fleetwood Goes His Own Way: Quotes from Thoreau

By: Mick Fleetwood
Published: March 30, 2014
Source: Sunday Express

"If a man loses pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured, or far away." - Henry David Thoreau

Thoreau's quote so brings to mind the experience of making the album Tusk. Much like when the Beatles made their White Album, Tusk, for us, was our walking away from predictability.

Kudos to Lindsey Buckingham, who was determined to break the mould of what we had done with Rumours and get away from the possibility of what can so often happen when success impedes artistic expression.

Brace yourselves. Mick Fleetwood's VIP Prices Revealed #FleetwoodMac #OnWithTheShowTour

Mick Fleetwood - VIP Meet & Greet Package

Package Includes:
-One premium reserved ticket located in the first 5 rows
-VIP early entry into the venue
-Exclusive meet & greet with Mick Fleetwood
-Personal photograph with Mick Fleetwood
-Autographed 8x10 photo
-Onstage Q&A session at Mick's drum set
-Exclusive tour merchandise item
-Official meet & greet laminate
-On-site VIP host
-Limited availability.

Total package price is $750 per person.
Onsale Date: Monday, March 31, 2014 at 10:00 am via Ticketmaster.

The above package is for the Portland, OR show.
Source: Rose Quarter

For some this may be a lot of money, for others it might not. It's definitely a healthy increase over last years top VIP price of $425 for virtually the same offer.

Weigh your options and your desires... If you didn't get to do Mick's VIP Meet & Greet on the last tour, it's definitely worth the price for the experience of meeting the man and to guarantee yourself a prime seat in the first 5 rows. 

Aside from this, there is the AMEX presale which also begins March 31st in the U.S.. After that the Facebook Presale which starts on April 2nd. Use the code 'Mac' which was provided by Live Nation on Facebook HERE. You must click on 'join' on the Facebook event page in order to reveal the code.  On April 3rd the Live Nation presale takes place and various passwords have been given out by Live Nation over the last couple of days. I've compiled a list and you can access those on the tour dates page HERE.

Good luck with your ticket buying!

Check out the 2014 Tour Dates page for additional presale info and passwords

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Facebook Presale Info: Fleetwood Mac #Calgary #Edmonton #Winnipeg #Vancouver #Saskatoon

Live Nation Facebook Pre-sale info Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Saskatoon and Vancouver

Go to each of the below Facebook Live Nation pages and click on the Tab labelled "Facebook Presales" at the top of each Facebook page - and click on it... 'Like' the pre-sale page to reveal this image and the link to 'Get Tickets' during the presale. The Facebook Presale begins April 2nd on Ticketmaster or

Evidently ALL Facebook Presales Codes are: 'Mac'

Check out the 2014 Tour Dates page for additional presale info and passwords

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