Saturday, January 17, 2015

Reviews: Fleetwood Mac return to the Twin Cities January 16, 2015

Fleetwood Mac reprises familiar flair at Xcel Energy Center
by: Jon Bream
Star Tribune

Review: Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham injected their usual emotional energy at Xcel Energy Center in opening the second leg of the band's reunion tour.

Pink did it. So did Bruno Mars.

Last year, they both came back to the Twin Cities for the second time on the same tour and they were noticeably better the second time around.

Fleetwood Mac returned to the Twin Cities on Friday for a second time in four months and they didn’t do it. They weren’t better. But they were noticeably different even though they played the exact same set list at the Xcel Energy Center as they had at Target Center in September.

The Minneapolis show was all about the return of singer/keyboardist Christine McVie after a 16-year retirement. That concert, the first on the On with the Show Tour, was about giddy excitement, a rush of adrenaline and a warm, fuzzy feeling that this fractured family was somehow whole again. It was an evening of the democratic, polite, respectful Fleetwood Mac.

Continue to the full review with photos at Star Tribune

In Twin Cities encore, Fleetwood Mac is more relaxed, in sync
By Ross Raihala

The full "Rumours"-era lineup of Fleetwood Mac returned to the Twin Cities on Friday night for a triumphant, wildly entertaining performance at St. Paul's Xcel Energy Center in front of a sold-out crowd of more than 15,000 grinning, cheering fans.

Christine McVie, who retired in 1998 after the first "Rumours" reunion, rejoined the group last year. After spending time in the studio with Lindsey Buckingham for some songwriting and recording sessions (Stevie Nicks was busy promoting her solo album), the band hit the road for a tour that kicked off Sept. 30 at Minneapolis' Target Center.

How much has the show changed in 3 1/2 months? Not at all, judging by the set list. The group played the same two dozen songs and even indulged in some of the same stage banter.

Beneath the surface, though, the evening radiated with a looser, more casual vibe. Back in September, the band played with nervous energy, flubbing some early numbers and echoing the same "I can't believe I'm seeing this" vibe as the audience.

But the 39 concerts that followed, and several weeks off for the holidays, left us with a more polished, in-sync version of the band.

Continue to the full review at Twin Cities


Thursday, January 15, 2015

Fleetwood Mac return to Lincoln for the first time in more than 30 years - Saturday

Fleetwood Mac back in full force
By L. Kent Wolgamott
Lincoln Journal Star

On Saturday, Fleetwood Mac will return to Lincoln for the first time in more than 30 years, bringing its full “Rumours”-era lineup to Pinnacle Bank Arena for a career-spanning nearly three-hour show.

That lineup -- singer Stevie Nicks, keyboardist Christine McVie, guitarist Lindsey Buckingham, bassist John McVie and drummer Mick Fleetwood -- initially came together in 1974.

Before that, Fleetwood Mac was a very different band.

Formed in 1967 by guitarist Peter Green and named after former John Mayall bandmates Fleetwood and John McVie, Fleetwood Mac Mach One was a noted outfit in the British blues revival of the late '60s/early '70s.

Photos: Ted Kirk
After Green left the group and it passed through several lineup changes, Fleetwood, the McVies and then-guitarist Bob Welch relocated to Los Angeles. When Welch left the band, Buckingham was recruited to replace him. He insisted on bringing along his musical partner and girlfriend, Stevie Nicks. They joined Fleetwood Mac on New Year’s Eve 1974.

The next year saw the release of the album “Fleetwood Mac,” which triggered the band’s rise to the stardom that has endured since.

In 1977, Fleetwood Mac released its 11th album, but just its second with its new lineup. Primarily written by Nicks, Buckingham and Christine McVie, the album chronicled the breakups of the two band couples with songs that were transformed into enduring pop anthems.

“Rumours” includes “Say You Love Me,” “Go Your Own Way,” “Dreams,” “Don’t Stop,” “You Make Loving Fun,” all of them hits. It sold millions out of the box, turning Fleetwood Mac into an arena-filling band. It continued to sell strongly, eventually becoming one of the top-selling albums of all time.

As of 2009, “Rumours” had sold more than 40 million copies worldwide. It is one of four albums to receive the Recording Industry Association of America’s “Diamond” award, recognizing sales of 20 million copies in the U.S.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

WOW! Stevie Nicks is on the cover of Rolling Stone Magazine! "A Rock Goddess Looks Back"

Okay... This is pretty amazing... Not only that Stevie's on the next cover of Rolling Stone magazine.. but this picture!  Beautiful!!
Stevie Nicks Looks Back: Inside Rolling Stone's New Issue
The rock goddess appears solo on our cover for the first time since 1981 and performs an exclusive acoustic "Gypsy"

Visit to read an excerpt from the magazine.  Stevie's feature in the magazine is 9 pages long so make sure you head on out and grab a copy.


Stevie's last solo cover of Rolling Stone was way back in 1981.  In total with Fleetwood Mac including this cover, this makes it her 6th cover. Congrats Stevie!

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by Jon Bream
Star Tribune

Stevie Nicks is thrilled to be on tour again with Fleetwood Mac and singer/keyboardist Christine McVie. But she sounds daunted by the band’s schedule, which brings them back to the Twin Cities this week.

Stevie Nicks sounds exhilarated and exhausted.

She’s thrilled to be on tour again with Fleetwood Mac and singer/keyboardist Christine McVie, who has rejoined after a 16-year retirement. But she sounds daunted by the band’s schedule: 40 shows last fall, and now 40 more North American concerts, 20-some gigs in Europe and then possibly a tour of Australia.

“That is four shows a week, three hours a show. We are all over 65. That was a very difficult tour,” said Nicks, whose band launched its On With the Show Tour in Minneapolis in September, and returns Friday to kick off the second leg of the tour at St. Paul’s Xcel Energy Center.

“It’s not like you the watcher aren’t going to think, ‘They are great and they are strong and they are athletic.’ But we hobble back to our rooms after the show is over and hot water bottles are being filled and everyone is going, ‘I don’t think I’ll make it to the end of the week.’ ”

Continue to the full interview at Star Tribune

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Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Stevie Nicks, spills her carryall for Us

US Magazine January 19, 2015
What's In My Bag? Better safe than sorry! Stevie Nicks, 66, spills her carryall for Us

The Fleetwood Mac songstress is ready to go her own way. "I feel that if the plane goes down or I'm stuck on an island, all I'll have is my purse," quips Nicks, whose eighth solo studio album, 24 Karat Gold: Songs From the Vault, is out now. "So I always have any medicines I might need - and a Haim CD, just in case." The music legend lets Us peek inside her Hayden-Harnett satchel.

If It Ain't Broke . . .
"I'm super-old-school. I have a red Nokia flip phone for emergencies. I call it the 'fire phone.' Otherwise, I'll only talk on the phone if I'm near a landline and really have the time."

Naturally Smooth
"(Bandmate Christine McVie) gave me a tin of Surfer's Salve from Maui. It's great for your lips and cuticles. I also use a lysine balm, which helps undo damage from really drying lipsticks."

Freshen Up
"I have about 10 packs of 5 gum, the React flavor. I chew it whenever I come off stage for a break."

Picture Perfect
"Nothing compares to the old Polaroids, but I always have my Canon digital camera. It's scratched to death!"

Tough as Nails
"The best thing in the world is Poshe's topcoat polish. If you use it as both a base and topper, your manicure will last three weeks!"

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Lindsey Buckingham Live at Largo at The Coronet January 12, 2015

Lindsey performed a short set last night at Largo at the Coronet in Los Angeles. "Shut Us Down", "Never going Back Again" and "Big Love". Setlist courtesy of Majestic Inc..

Photos: (left) Majestic Inc. (right) Amy Condit 

Fleetwood Mac's Lindsey Buckingham to join Judd Apatow and Friends Benefit in LA 1/12

A Benefit for Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services An Evening with Judd Apatow & Friends (Lindsey Buckingham, & Many More!)

Monday, January 12, 2015
Largo at the Coronet
366 N La Cienega Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

$40.00 - $100.00

For more information and to buy tickets visit the Largo website

Monday, January 12, 2015

Christine McVie "the chain of the band will never be broken. Not by me, anyways. Not again by me"

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The New Yorker - January 19, 2015 issue
Christine McVie Illustration by Tom Bachtell

By the time Christine McVie arrived at the Morrison Hotel Gallery, in SoHo, she had been up for sixteen hours and was dying to remove her false eyelashes. “They’re so heavy,” she said, as she tilted her head onto her clasped hands for the benefit of her manager, who had promised her an early exit. McVie, who had recently decided to reunite with her old bandmates in Fleetwood Mac for a tour, was in a makeshift V.I.P. room in back. Out in the gallery, a throng of Fleetwood Mac fans were looking at an exhibition of Polaroid self-portraits taken by the band’s Stevie Nicks. (“These are, like, the original selfies,” one woman, dressed in witchy layers, in homage to Nicks and McVie, said.)

“I’m only here for Stevie,” McVie said. At seventy-one, she was dressed like an off-duty rock star: narrow jeans, pointy boots, a gauzy scarf. Shaggy blond bangs nearly covered her eyes. “Everyone thinks this is quite the glamorous life, but it’s axe-grinding. Like this opening—I was dreading it. I’m so tired, I’m barely human. And I thought there might be old pictures of me, God forbid.” (There weren’t.) She scooped up a small white Maltese named Rodney, the property of Nicks’s manager. “Oh, I miss my pups,” she said, burying her face in the fluff.

Thursday, January 08, 2015

BIG Stevie Nicks Surprises Coming Next Week!

Mysterious post on Liz Rosenberg's Instagram today... The caption below the photo in the post indicates there are surprises coming next week from Stevie (surprises as in multiple surprises)!

In the photo she's obviously playing piano and playing solo - and it's in a studio setting with what looks like an audience.  She likely taped something... but for what?? Hmmm... Guess we'll have to wait until more info is revealed.  Exciting!!

Fleetwood Mac kick off their 2015 tour next Friday in St. Paul, MN.

"Next week is a BIG @stevienicksofficial week!!! 
Look out for surprises coming your way!"

Photo: lizrosenbergpr on Instagram

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Monday, January 05, 2015

Stevie Nicks, the front woman for Fleetwood Mac opens up about her latest project

At home with Stevie Nicks talking about "24 Karat Gold - Songs From The Vault"

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Sunday, January 04, 2015

UK TV ALERT: A lot of Fleetwood Mac, Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham on UK TV this week

UK TV ALERT: A lot of Fleetwood Mac, Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham on UK TV this week (Sky Arts 1).

Fleetwood Mac's "Live in Boston"... Stevie Nicks "Soundstage", Lindsey Buckingham "Talks Music" with Malcolm Gerrie. PLUS Discovering Fleetwood Mac and Video Killed The Radio Star with Mick Fleetwood. 

It all begins tonight (Sunday, Jan 4th) with "Live in Boston" on Sky Arts 1.

Saturday, January 03, 2015

Fleetwood Mac Rank 13th on Pollstar Year End Top 20 Worldwide Tours

Fleetwood Mac grossed $74.1 million from 40 shows in 34 cities in North America in 2014 coming in at No.13 on the Annual Pollstar Year End Top 20 Worldwide Tours.

The average ticket price was up this year to $131.69 and the average tickets sold per venue is up as well to 16,550. Total tickets sold were 562,685 with an average per show gross of $2,179,412.

Compared to 2013 this is a fairly substantial increase.  In 2013 they grossed $94.3 million from 67 shows in 63 cities with an average ticket price of $110.58 and 13,536 tickets sold per venue. Total tickets sold in 2013 were 852,776 and the average show gross was $1,496,825.

2014 Results (pdf)
2013 Results (pdf)