Fleetwood Mac Again Add Dates to Tour

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

They had two dress rehearsals – with a nationally televised appearance on Ellen on September 5, 2018, and a brief, five-song set at the iHeartRadio music festival on Sept 21. On Oct. 3, Fleetwood Mac took the wraps off their new lineup in concert in Tulsa, Okla., when they kicked off what is expected to be a world tour that will continue well into 2019 (and beyond?).

On Jan. 16, they announced the first Australia and New Zealand dates of their tour, then added several more a few weeks’ later. (See itinerary below.)

At the Oct. 3 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

March 29 is an open date for good reason. That’s the night that Nicks gets inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s Class of 2019 as a solo artist.

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

Jan 31 – Denver, CO – Pepsi Center
Feb 02 – Sioux Falls, SD – Denny Sanford Premier
Feb 05 – Houston, TX – Toyota Center
Feb 07 – Dallas, TX – American Airlines Center
Feb 09 – Austin, TX – Frank Erwin Center
Feb 13 – Birmingham, AL – Legacy Arena
Feb 16 – New Orleans, LA – Smoothie King Center
Feb 18 – Tampa, FL – Amalie Arena
Feb 20 – Sunrise, FL – BB&T Center
Feb 22 – Columbia, SC – Colonial Life Arena
Feb 24 – Charlotte, NC – Colonial Life Arena
Feb 27 – Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena
Mar 01 – Chicago, IL – United Center*
Mar 03 – Atlanta, GA – Philips Arena
Mar 05 – Washington, DC – Capital One Arena
Mar 09 – Atlantic City, NJ – Boardwalk Hall
Mar 11 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
Mar 13 – Newark, NJ – Prudential Center
Mar 15 – Hartford, CT – XL Center
Mar 18 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
Mar 20 – Albany, NY – Times Union Center
Mar 22 – Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Center
Mar 24 – Baltimore, MD – Royal Farms Arena
Mar 26 – Buffalo, NY – KeyBank Center
Mar 31 – Boston, MA – TD Garden
Apr 02 – Boston, MA – TD Garden*
Apr 05 – Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Center
Apr 08 – Toronto, ON – Scotiabank Arena
Apr 11 – Winnipeg, MB – Bell MTS Place

Jun 06 – Berlin, Germany – Waldbuhne
Jun 08 – Werchter, Belgium – Werchter Boutique
Jun 10 – Landgraaf, The Netherlands – Pinkpop Festival
Jun 13 – Dublin, Ireland – RDS Arena
Jun 16 – London, England – Wembley Stadium
Jun 18 – London, England – Wembley Stadium

Australia and New Zealand Dates
Aug 09 – Perth – RAC Arena
Aug 15 – Sydney – Qudos Bank Arena
Aug 20 – Brisbane – Entertainment Centre
Aug 24 – Brisbane – Entertainment Centre
Aug 27 – Sydney – Qudos Bank Arena
Aug 29 – Sydney – Qudos Bank Arena
Sep 02 – Melbourne – Rod Laver Arena
Sep 04 – Melbourne – Rod Laver Arena
Sep 09 – Melbourne – Rod Laver Arena
Sep 16 – Auckland – Spark Arena
Sep 19 – Auckland – Spark Arena
Sep 21 – Dunedin – Forsyth Barr Stadium

Buckingham completed his own solo tour in December but has indicated that he’ll continue it in 2019.

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

Thanks to Tom Dumont for the great clips.

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    #1 BKennyB 5 October, 2018, 07:43

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