Fleetwood Mac Announce North American Tour

The tour announcements keep on coming and here is the one regarding the lengthy plans by the legendary Fleetwood Mac. Check out the full press release and gamut of dates. I’ll close out with some additional thoughts.

The Press Release:
Legendary, GRAMMY-award winning band Fleetwood Mac announced today a North American tour, set to kick off in 10/and travel through 50+ cities ending in Spring of 2019. Produced by Live Nation, the tour will feature the newly announced line-up of Mick Fleetwood, John McVie, Stevie Nicks, and Christine McVie along with newcomers Mike Campbell and Neil Finn.

Tickets for the tour will go on-sale to the general public starting on Friday, May 4 at 10am local time. A complete Fleetwood Mac itinerary listing all tour dates follows this release. For further information, please visit www.fleetwoodmac.com.

American Express® Card Members can purchase tickets in select markets before the general public beginning Monday, April 30 at 10am through Thursday, May 3 at 10pm. In Louisville, KY, American Express Card Members can purchase tickets before the general public beginning Monday, May 7 at 10am through Thursday, May 10 at 10pm. A limited number of LaneOne VIP Packages will also be available, including amazing seats with premium benefits such as transportation, preferred entrance and more.

SiriusXM’s The Fleetwood Mac Channel begins on Tuesday, May 1st at 5:00 pm ET and runs through May, via satellite on channel 30, and through the SiriusXM app on smartphones and other connected devices, as well as online at www.siriusxm.com and will feature music, interviews and hosted shows from current and former band members.

“Fleetwood Mac has always been about an amazing collection of songs that are performed with a unique blend of talents. We jammed with Mike and Neil and the chemistry really worked and let the band realize that this is the right combination to go forward with in Fleetwood Mac style. We know we have something new, yet it’s got the unmistakable Mac sound,” said Mick Fleetwood

“We are thrilled to welcome the musical talents of the caliber of Mike Campbell and Neil Finn into the Mac family. With Mike and Neil, we’ll be performing all the hits that the fans love, plus we’ll be surprising our audiences with some tracks from our historic catalogue of songs,” said the group collectively. “Fleetwood Mac has always been a creative evolution. We look forward to honoring that spirit on this upcoming tour.”

Fleetwood Mac was founded by Peter Green in 1967 and was named after Mick Fleetwood and John McVie. After Peter Green left in 1969, Fleetwood and McVie remained as original members, and the band has since featured a cast of brilliant talents. Most notably, Christine McVie joined the band in 1970, with Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham joining in 1974. The enduring spirit of Fleetwood Mac stands for an incredible body of great music that has connected with generations of people all over the world for more than 50 years. Fleetwood Mac has sold more than 100 million records worldwide and the GRAMMY-award winning band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998.

The Tour Dates:
10/3/2018: Tulsa, OK @ BOK Center
10/6/2018: Chicago, IL @ United Center
10/10/2018: Louisville, KY @ KFC Yum! Center
10/12/2018: Lincoln, NE @ Pinnacle Bank Arena
10/14/2018: Des Moines, IA @ Wells Fargo Arena
10/16/2018: Indianapolis, IN @ Bankers Life Fieldhouse
10/18/2018: Kansas City, MO @ Sprint Center
10/20/2018: St. Louis, MO @ Scottrade Center
10/22/2018: St. Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Center
10/26/2018: Cleveland, OH @ Quicken Loans Arena
10/28/2018: Milwaukee, WI @ Wisconsin Entertainment and Sports Center
10/30/2018: Detroit, MI @ Little Caesars Arena
11/1/2018: Pittsburgh, PA @ PPG Paints Arena
11/3/2018: Ottawa, ON @ Canadian Tire Centre
11/5/2018: Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
11/7/2018: Columbus, OH @ Nationwide Arena
11/10/2018: Edmonton, AB @ Rogers Place
11/12/2018: Calgary, AB @ Scotiabank Saddledome
11/14/2018: Vancouver, BC @ Rogers Arena
11/17/2018: Tacoma, WA @ Tacoma Dome
11/19/2018: Portland, OR @ Moda Center
11/21/2018: San Jose, CA @ SAP Center at San Jose
11/23/2018: Sacramento, CA @ Golden 1 Center
11/25/2018: Oakland, CA @ Oracle Arena
11/28/2018: Phoenix, AZ @ Talking Stick Resort Arena
11/30/2018: Las Vegas, NV @ T-Mobile Arena
12/3/2018: Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center
12/6/2018: Fresno, CA @ Save Mart Center
12/8/2018: San Diego, CA @ Viejas Arena
12/11/2018: Inglewood, CA @ The Forum
12/13/2018: Inglewood, CA @ The Forum
2/5/2019: Houston, TX @ Toyota Center
2/7/2019: Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center
2/9/2019: Austin, TX @ Frank Erwin Center
2/13/2019: Birmingham, AL @ Legacy Arena at The BJCC
2/16/2019: New Orleans, LA @ Smoothie King Center
2/18/2019: Tampa, FL @ Amalie Arena
2/20/2019: Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ BB&T Center
2/22/2019: Columbia, SC @ Colonial Life Arena
2/24/2019: Charlotte, NC @ Spectrum Center
2/27/2019: Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
3/3/2019: Atlanta, GA @ Philips Arena
3/5/2019: Washington, DC @ Capital One Arena
3/9/2019: Atlantic City, NJ @ Boardwalk Hall
3/11/2019: New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
3/13/2019: Newark, NJ @ Prudential Center
3/15/2019: Hartford, CT @ XL CENTER
3/20/2019: Albany, NY @ Times Union Center
3/24/2019: Baltimore, MD @ Royal Farms Arena
3/26/2019: Buffalo, NY @ KeyBank Center
3/31/2019: Boston, MA @ TD Garden
4/5/2019: Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center

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PiercingMetal Thoughts: Based on the amount of time that I’ve been a fan of Rock music, I can say that I have been listening to the melodies of Fleetwood Mac since around their 1975 self-titled album. Of course, thanks to my Dad having the seminal “Rumours” album in heavy rotation over and over again that one stands out the most to me. I never got around to seeing them in concert since I leaned towards the heavier stuff in my youth but now as I’ve opened my interests up a lot more would love to be a part of one of their regional shows. What do you readers who enjoy a wide variety of acts think about this tour? Will you plan on catching this legendary chart-topper? Sure it sucks that Buckingham has decided to leave but since this doesn’t appear to be a “Farewell Tour”, perhaps he will return as he’s done in the past. Chime in with what you think down in the comments section below.

Official Website: http://www.fleetwoodmac.com

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