Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Fleetwood Mac's March 11th show in Little Rock, AR has been postponed to April 19th

The March 11th, Fleetwood Mac "On With the Show" tour date at Verizon Arena in North Little Rock, AR has been postponed to April 19th. All tickets previously purchased will be honored on the new date.

 Verizon Arena

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Review: Fleetwood Mac Live in Knoxville, TN - March 8, 2015

Fleetwood Mac Live in Knoxville, TN
Thompson Boling Arena - March 8, 2015
by: Jeffrey Everett

Second show where "Songbird" was left out of the set at the end. Christine still dealing with a hand issue.

Rock and roll royalty graced Knoxville on Sunday night. Since forming in 1967, Fleetwood Mac has sold over 100 million records, received Grammy and Brit awards and has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.  Despite lineup changes and temporary break ups, they are still going strong.  The current tour welcomes back Christine McVie after a 16-year hiatus. Mick Fleetwood said, “our songbird has returned and we are now complete.”  The reunion restores the lineup of their heyday in the late 70’s and 80’s.  Stevie Nicks (vocals), Lindsey Buckingham (guitar), Mick Fleetwood (drums) and, John McVie (bass), complete the group. The current world tour “On with the Show” includes 106 shows across the US and UK.

Continue to the full review - with photo gallery


LANDSLIDE (Dedicated to the Smoky Mountains and the people of Knoxville)



Will Fleetwood Mac release a new album with longtime singer/keyboardist Christine McVie?

Will Fleetwood Mac release a new album with longtime singer/keyboardist Christine McVie? That's a question on the minds of a lot of the band's fans.  It's no secret that the group has started amassing some material for a possible new record, but founding drummer Mick Fleetwood admits it may be a "couple of years" before he and his band mates will have the chance to complete the project since they're currently focused on touring and will be for some time.

"This whole touring stuff is getting sort of totally, in a good way, out of control," Fleetwood tells ABC Radio.  "We're going all over the world now, so we don't quite know how we're gonna finish this [album] out."

Fleetwood Mac is in the middle of its second North American tour leg since Christine McVie officially rejoined the band last year.  The current trek is scheduled to run through an April 14 concert in the Los Angeles area, and that will be followed by a European outing that runs from late May until the middle of July.  The group also is expected to visit other parts of the world before wrapping up the tour.

As for the new music Fleetwood Mac has been preparing, Mick tells ABC Radio, "We're building up this whole sort of dossier of material, a glut of stuff."  He explains that singer/guitarist Lindsey Buckingham "has a great chunk of wonderful songs, [most of which are] pretty flushed out and finished," adding that the band also has "been in the studio with Christine in months gone by [and that] worked out amazingly well."

Fleetwood says the only element that really is missing from the project is some new original songs from Stevie Nicks.  For her part, Nicks told ABC Radio late last year that she was unsure whether, after the band wrapped up its tour, she would be willing to keep her solo career on hold and "sign up for another year of making a record."
And what are Mick's feelings about the chances for a new Fleetwood Mac album?  "I hope it happens," he says.  "My inclination is, the music will not be wasted.  It will come out one way or another.  And I truly hope, and I quietly believe it will be Fleetwood Mac, and Stevie will do some lovely stuff and within the next couple of years we will get that done."

Here are the remaining dates on Fleetwood Mac's current North American tour :

3/11 -- North Little Rock, AR, Verizon Arena
3/12 -- Oklahoma City, OK, Chesapeake Energy Arena
3/15 -- Charlottesville, VA, John Paul Jones Arena
3/17 -- Greensboro, NC, Greensboro Coliseum Complex
3/18 -- Nashville, TN, Bridgestone Arena
3/21 -- Miami, FL, American Airlines Arena
3/23 -- Orlando, FL, Amway Center
3/25 -- Atlanta, GA, Philips Arena
3/27 -- St. Louis, MO, Scottrade Center
3/28 -- Kansas City, MO, Sprint Center
3/31 -- Wichita, KS, INTRUST Bank Arena
4/1 -- Denver, CO, Pepsi Center
4/4 -- Vancouver, BC, Canada, Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena
4/6 -- Bakersfield, CA, Rabobank Arena
4/7 -- Oakland, CA, Oracle Arena
4/10 -- Inglewood, CA, The Forum
4/11 -- Las Vegas, NV, MGM Grand Garden Arena
4/14 -- Inglewood, CA, The Forum

- ABC News Radio
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Monday, March 09, 2015

Photos | Video Fleetwood Mac Live in Knoxville, TN

Fleetwood Mac Live in Knoxville, TN
Thompson Boling Arena - March 8, 2015

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Sunday, March 08, 2015

Houston Review: "Fleetwood Mac have crafted enough quality music to last them a lifetime."

Fleetwood Mac Gives Houston an Extended Encore
By Corey Deiterman
Houston Press

Honda Center - March 3, 2015

Tuesday night marked, according to Stevie Nicks, the sixtieth show on this string of dates for Fleetwood Mac. It's a hell of a run. It's even the second time they've hit Houston's Toyota Center. How do they maintain the fire? Even 60 shows in, they are just as energetic, just as vital and just as masterful as ever.

Nicks's comment was actually in reference to the fact that she had been welcoming back keyboardist and singer Christine McVie after a 16-year hiatus from the band for 60 shows, and that it was a bit redundant at this point. Put simply, she's back. The same could be said for the entire band.

It's not just that this is their second appearance in Houston in a matter of months. This, as the band stated repeatedly throughout the show, is a new chapter for them. It's the return of the band to their place as a relevant, vital entity in the world of pop music.

After so many years of being largely dormant, there are finally plans in the works for a new album, and with their renewed influence in the world of pop and indie-rock, it is a new lease on life for their career.

That being said, you would never know it from the brilliant set list, a career-spanning overview of their most famous work from 1975's Fleetwood Mac to 1987's Tango In the Night. Just don't go in hoping for a taste of new material. Fleetwood Mac knows where their bread is buttered, and they leave any murmurings of even their 2013 EP off the table.

This shouldn't be a problem for most. The fact is that Fleetwood Mac has more fans in their twenties now, myself included, than they've probably netted since their late-'70s heyday. Most of us haven't had a chance to see them before, so it's well worth our time and money to see them play a greatest-hits set like this, especially when a band is this passionate about its hits.

Review | Photos: Fleetwood Mac Live in Charlotte, NC March 7, 2015

Charlotte got their songbird back... but didn't get their "Songbird".

The final song of the night (Songbird) wasn't performed last night. It appears that Christine had hurt one of her hands and was seen with it bandaged.  Hopefully it's a minor issue and the song returns to the set for the next show.

Stevie dedicated "Landslide" to those that marched from Selma to Montgomery 50 years ago yesterday.

After 17 years, Fleetwood Mac returns whole again with McVie
by Courtney Devores
Charlotte Observer

Photos: Robert Lahser
Charlotte Observer

It’s been less than two years since Fleetwood Mac played Time Warner Cable Arena, but the return of the legendary group’s seminal lineup Saturday marked a special occasion.

Although it was, as Stevie Nicks noted early on, the band’s 62nd show with Christine McVie since reuniting for the On With the Show Tour in September, it was McVie’s first Charlotte show since leaving the band in 1998.

The warm response she and Mac received as Lindsey Buckingham hit the first note of “The Chain” was electric. The crowd roared with excitement, and I wondered how McVie could have walked away from such adulation presumably forever – Nicks has stated she thought McVie would never return to the band.

Good thing she did. Fleetwood Mac was whole again and able to perform McVie-showcasing tunes like “You Make Loving Fun, “Everywhere,” “Say You Love Me” and “Over My Head.” McVie, whose voice has remained intact, made the addition of songs like “Little Lies” possible, filled out “Don’t Stop” and beefed up harmonies elsewhere.

Nicks seemed in stronger voice Saturday than in 2013. She hasn’t bothered to reach for the high notes on “Dreams” and “Rhiannon” for years, but she was in fine form on “Seven Wonders.” She thanked “American Horror Story: Coven” for bringing back the song (Nicks sang it on the show).

She also soared on “Gypsy” and “Landslide.” She dedicated the latter to the people who marched from Selma on the 50th anniversary of the historic march and talked about the impact of that moment. She and Buckingham were 15 and 16 years old. She later told a story of how they met and their first band while introducing “Gypsy.”

While the entire band seemed reinvigorated with the always subdued John McVie’s bass lines punching up the backbeat, Buckingham and Mick Fleetwood remained the band’s fire.

Buckingham, who stole the 2013 show, was again a tireless showman who seemed to revel in the spotlight, bouncing his guitar against his knee, hopping on one leg, and goofing with fans in front of him. He, of course, demonstrated his six-string dexterity on “Big Love” and “Never Going Back Again.”

Fleetwood’s atypical drum solo, which occurred midway through the encore’s “World Turning,” found him verbally rallying the crowd while taking in their feedback with eyes closed before the solo escalated against a loop of his verbal antics.

Although Mac is known best as a mainstream pop-rock band, “Tusk,” “Gold Dust Woman” and “I’m So Afraid” allowed the group to stretch into psychedelic jam territory with Nicks bucking wildly across the stage in her platforms during “Gold Dust’s” extended jam.

Of course with a collective career – not to mention individual ones – that extends over 40 years, there were omissions. The woman shouting “Hold Me’s” request was unmet. Gone were Nicks’ and Buckingham’s solo hits.

Instead the focus was on Fleetwood Mac’s history from the first album the lineup made together in 1975 to its 1997 hit “Silver Springs,” which Nicks had originally written for “Rumours.”

The aging pop group (from McVie, who looks incredible at 71 to Buckingham, the baby of the band at 65) relied on the support of two backing musicians, Neale Heywood and Brett Tuggle and three vocalists, including Lori Nicks and Sharon Celani, who have been with Nicks since her first solo album.

If it turns out that Fleetwood Mac decides it’s never going back (on tour) again after this, it will have left fans satisfied. But the members seem to be enjoying it and one another so much I doubt that will be the case.

Full Review at Charlotte Observer

Saturday, March 07, 2015

The Genius of Lindsey Buckingham

In part one of his two part tribute to one of his very favorite songwriters BJ presents an overview of Lindsey Buckingham's career, focusing on the amazing Lindsey Buckingham album contained within Fleetwood Mac's 1979 double album Tusk.

BJ continues his celebration of the truly inspired work of one of his favorite artists. As you will hear Lindsey Buckingham has created some astonishing pop music post-Tusk, with and without Fleetwood Mac.

Rock and/or Roll
A podcast about rock and/or roll.

WIN Fleetwood Mac Tickets - Oakland, Orlando and Greensboro

Greensboro - March 18th
"Lucky Mac" the Radio 96.1 Leprechaun, will be reading lyrics to Fleetwood Mac songs each weekday at 3:45 pm. Be the first to call 919-860-9600 and correctly guess which song he's reading to win tickets to the St. Patrick's Day show at Greensboro Coliseum.

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Oakland - April 7th
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Friday, March 06, 2015

1980: Stevie Nicks with Molly Meldrum

In February 1980, while Fleetwood Mac were touring Australia promoting their double album 'Tusk', Stevie Nicks came into the Countdown studios in Melbourne to record a brief interview with host Ian 'Molly' Meldrum.

Thursday, March 05, 2015

Greensboro: Enter To Win Fleetwood Mac Tickets

FACEBOOK CONTEST: Enter 1808 Greensboro Magazine's draw to win two tickets to see Fleetwood Mac on Tuesday, March 17th at the Greensboro Coliseum. 

The deadline to enter is 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, March 15. The winner will be notified on the 1808 Facebook page, so make sure to check back to see if you've won! You must live within the News & Record circulation area to win.

Stevie Nicks on the cover of April's Rolling Stone Australia "Tell All Interview"

Stevie Nicks
A Rock Goddess Looks Back
Stevie is featured on the April, 2015 issue of Rolling Stone Australia which is in stores today. It is the same piece that was featured in the January, 2015 U.S. version of Rolling Stone with Stevie on the cover. The cover pic from the U.S. version appears on the inside this issue.

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Monday, March 02, 2015

Review: Fleetwood Mac Austin, TX - March 1, 2015

Fleetwood Mac brings it all back at the Erwin Center
by Peter Blackstock

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Photo by Arnold Wells

“You tend not to honor or respect or trust nostalgia,” Fleetwood Mac’s fellow 1970s Southern California traveler Jackson Browne said last week on the radio program “World Cafe.” “To indulge yourself in just enjoying the music you really loved 30 or 40 years ago only, to limit yourself to that, is to sort of suffer a kind of death. But this guy I met in Italy said, ‘You’ve got this wrong: The most beneficial thing you can do is to go listen to the music that you were listening to when you were first deciding what kind of life you would have, when you were first passing barriers. It’s like a bond, to be connected to that part of your life in which all things were possible and you were really moving out into your life.’”

A sold-out crowd on Sunday night at the Erwin Center clearly shared that sentiment. Though the audience members ranged from teens to retirees, the majority were fans who first bonded with Fleetwood Mac’s music through “Rumours,” the 1977 classic that eventually sold 40 million copies and remains the band’s touchstone. Indeed, 10 of the 24 songs in Sunday’s set came from the “Rumours” album.