Fleetwood Mac Announces Final Date of 2018-2019 Tour

by
Share This:

Stevie Nicks and Mike Campbell in Tulsa, Okla., October 3, 2018

Fleetwood Mac have announced today (October 3) the final concert of their 2018-2019 world tour. The last show, scheduled for Nov. 16 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nev., is in addition to seven previously announced North American dates that begin Oct. 28.

Those other concerts include many that were rescheduled due to Stevie Nicks’ severe case of the flu last spring. The band finished a tour of Australia and New Zealand on Sept. 21. Tickets for the new Vegas date go on sale Oct. 11. A pre-sale for Amex card holders can purchase tickets beginning Oct. 7.

Last spring, Fleetwood Mac had to postpone dates in Boston and Philadelphia “due to illness.” Once the severity of Nicks’ condition was determined, the decision was made to postpone the remaining dates of the spring leg of their tour.

Nicks was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s Class of 2019 as a solo artist on March 29.

In September 2018, following two dress rehearsals – with a nationally televised appearance on Ellen on September 5, and a brief, five-song set at the iHeartRadio music festival on Sept 21, Fleetwood Mac took the wraps off their new lineup in concert in Tulsa, Okla., when they kicked off the world tour.

At the Oct. 3, 2018, Tulsa performance, Mick Fleetwood, John McVie, Christine McVie and Stevie Nicks formally introduced two new members – former Split Enz/Crowded House guitarist-vocalist Neil Finn and Heartbreakers’ guitarist Mike Campbell – who replaced longtime Mac guitarist/vocalist/songwriter/producer Lindsey Buckingham. The latter’s departure was revealed on April 9, 2018, and – despite a long history of a revolving door to the band’s lineup – was a surprise to the band’s faithful.

The band had promised to include several older songs on the tour’s setlist. At opening night at the BOK Center, the new lineup offered two dozen songs that incorporated two hits from Finn’s past as well as a Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers favorite. In addition to numerous Fleetwood Mac hits, the set reached back into its enormous catalog with several Mac classics the band hadn’t performed in decades.

Watch the evening’s opener, “The Chain,” with Nicks and Finn singing lead

For “Black Magic Woman,” written by the band’s co-founder Peter Green, and which the band reportedly hadn’t played since 1987, Nicks sang lead while Christine McVie on keyboards jammed with Campbell.

Watch them perform “Black Magic Woman”

Watch the evening’s first encore, “Free Fallin’,” with Nicks singing lead, amid pictures of Petty on the stage screen

Fleetwood Mac 2019 Tour Dates (Tickets are available here and here)

Oct 28 – Boston, MA – TD Garden
Oct 30 – Quebec City, QC – Centre Videotron
Nov 01 – Toronto, ON – Scotiabank Arena
Nov 03 – Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Center
Nov 07 – Winnipeg, MB – Bell MTS Place
Nov 10 – Calgary, AB – Scotiabank Saddledome
Nov 12 – Edmonton, AB – Rogers Place
Nov 16 – Las Vegas, NV – T-Mobile Arena

Related: Links for 100s of classic rock tours

Related: Our review of Lindsey Buckingham’s Oct. 13, 2018, concert

Thanks to Tom Dumont for the great clips.

  • Sign up for the Best Classic Bands Newsletter




Best Classic Bands Staff

The BCB team brings you the latest Breaking News, Contests, On This Day rock history stories, Classic Videos, retro-Charts and more.
Best Classic Bands Staff
Share This:

1 Comment so far

Jump into a conversation
  1. BKennyB
    #1 BKennyB 5 October, 2018, 07:43

    One of the best things I’ve seen on this site so far. Thanks!

    Reply this comment

Your data will be safe!Your e-mail address will not be published. Also other data will not be shared with third person.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.