Fleetwood Mac add fifth London gig to 2015 UK and Ireland tour | NME

By Luke Morgan Britton
November 20, 2014 14:54
NME News

The band will play at London O2 Arena on June 26

Fleetwood Mac have added an extra night in London to their 2015 UK and Irish tour.

2014FleetwoodMac_Getty172596703060314Tickets for the original run of shows went on sale last week (November 14). Today it has been confirmed that the band will also play a fifth gig at London O2 Arena on June 26. Tickets are on sale now.The shows will feature ChristineMcVie, who recently rejoined the group and performing with her oldbandmates for the first time since 1997.The band’s Mick Fleetwood recently denied that Fleetwood Mac will be appearing at Glastonbury in 2015.

Despite Fleetwood’s statement, the band have remained one of the favourites to top the bill at the event next year, though Michael Eavis has stated in recent weeks that the chances of the band headlining were looking unlikely.

“One of the things that I’d like to clear up is that we’re not playing Glastonbury,” Fleetwood told Radio 2. “A lot of folks think that we are, so loud and clear: We love Glastonbury and all the surrounding history of such a lovely festival but we’re not playing it.”

Fleetwood added: “No bad faith for Glastonbury because I just don’t want people thinking it’s us.” He was then asked if this meant the band will never play Worthy Farm to which the drummer replied: “Never say never.”

You can check out the tour dates in full, including the newly-added gig, below.

London O2 Arena (May 27, 28, June 22, 24, 26)
Birmingham LG Arena (June 8, 9)
Manchester Arena (June 12, July 1)
Glasgow SSE Hydro (June 16, 17)
Dublin 3Arena (June 20)
Leeds First Direct Arena (June 30)

To check the availability of Fleetwood Mac tickets and get all the latest listings, go to NME.COM/TICKETS now, or call 0844 858 6765.

Sunday Express Review: Return of the Mac

By: Clair Woodward
Published:  Tue, November 18, 2014
Sunday Express (UK)

THE father of the Mac Mick Fleetwood tells our reporter how his bohemian childhood still inspires him and the band

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Mick Fleetwood and I are taking tea in a stylish hotel overlooking London’s Hyde Park. We are talking about his father Mike, who died in 1978 aged 62. Suddenly, Mick spots something out of the window.

“See the horses?” he says, looking out of the window and leaping out of his chair to point them out to me.

“It’s so cool, talking about Daddy and there he is!” Knowing the somewhat colourful background of Fleetwood and his eponymous band (past issues with cocaine and alcohol, for example), you could be forgiven for thinking the drummer had flipped.

But no. What we are looking at is the Household Cavalry crossing the park in the autumn sunshine, breastplates gleaming.

“He was a Royal Horse Guard and he used to make that same ride. Mummy (his mother Biddy, now 97) used to sit in the building that’s now the Mandarin Oriental Hotel over there when she was a young woman,” he points, “and she watched those men on the horses crossing the park and she ended up being with my dad. So cool.” Continue reading

Fleetwood Mac announce extra Manchester date for UK 2015 tour | Digital Spy

By Saturday, Nov 15 2014, 18:47 GMT

Fleetwood Mac have added an extra Manchester show to their 2015 UK tour following high demand.

The band have already added extra London dates to the tour.

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‘On With The Show’ sees Christine McVie returning to the line-up after 16 years.

The band are currently touring the US without McVie, with 70 shows there before the 15-gig European leg of the tour begins on May 27, 2015 and continues through to July 1.

It follows McVie rejoining the band in 2013 at the O2 to perform ‘Don’t Stop.’

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Speaking after the performance, McVie said: “It was so comfortable being back onstage with them as if no time had passed, and then we all started talking and it feels like the time is right. I’m really happy.”

The rest of Fleetwood Mac added in a statement: “As far as we’re concerned, she’s never really left. We are overjoyed to have Christine back onstage with us.”

A full list of tour dates are below:

MAY 2015
Weds 27 – The O2, London
Thu 28 – The O2, London

JUNE 2015
Mon 01 – Ziggo Dome, Amsterdam
Thu 04 – Lanxess Arena, Cologne
Sat 06 – Sportpaleis, Antwerp
Mon 08 – Genting Arena, Birmingham
Tuesday 09 – Genting Arena, Birmingham
Fri 12 – Manchester Arena, Manchester
Tue 16 – The SSE Hydro, Glasgow
Wed 17 – The SSE Hydro, Glasgow
Sat 20 – 3Arena, Dublin
Mon 22 – The O2, London
Wed 24 – The O2, London
Tue 30 – First Direct Arena, Leeds

JULY 2015
Wed 01 – Manchester Arena, Manchester

Fleetwood Mac add dates to UK tour | Gigwise

Dates in Birmingham, Glasgow and London added to meet huge demand

Due to phenomenal demand, Fleetwood Mac have added more dates at  to their 2015 UK tour. Full dates and ticket details are below. 

The ‘Don’t Stop’ returning rock icons are hitting the road next summer with their ‘classic’ Rumours line-up featuring Christine McVie, and after tickets went on sale this morning, they’ll now play a longer string of dates across the UK.

These include a second night at Birmingham’s LG Arena on June 9, an extra night at Glasgow’s SSE Hydro on June 17, as well two extra shows at the O2 Arena London on June 22 and 24.

Full dates are below. For tickets and more information, visit here.

Wed May 27 2015 – LONDON O2 Arena
Thu May 28 2015 – LONDON O2 Arena
Mon June 08 2015 – BIRMINGHAM LG Arena
Tue June 09 2015 – BIRMINGHAM LG Arena
Fri June 12 2015 – MANCHESTER Phones 4u Arena
Tue June 16 2015 – GLASGOW SSE Hydro
Wed June 17 2015 – GLASGOW SSE Hydro
Sat June 20 2015 – DUBLIN O2 Dublin
Mon June 22 2015 – LONDON O2 Arena
Wed June 24 2015 – LONDON O2 Arena
Tue June 30 2015 – LEEDS first direct Arena

Fleetwood Mac return to the UK and Europe with new tour dates….

– Tour to stop in 9 European cities in May/June 2015 –
– UK tickets on Sale 9am Friday 14th November from www.livenation.co.uk –

Following a record sell out tour in 2013, rock legends Fleetwood Mac are set to return to the UK in 2015 with their ‘On With The Show’ Tour. Currently on the road in the US, the phenomenally successful ‘On With The Show’ tour is presently clocking in at almost 70 shows across the country. Currently performing with their five star lineup, Fleetwood Mac will be joined by returning songbird Christine McVie following a 16 year absence.

The European run will begin on 27th May 2015 at The O2, London and will stop in Amsterdam, Cologne, Antwerp, Birmingham, Manchester, Glasgow and Dublin culminating in Leeds on 30th June. Tickets go on general sale on Friday 14th November 2014 from www.livenation.co.uk

During Fleetwood Mac’s 2013 tour, the four members happily welcomed Christine back on the stage during their show at London’s O2 Arena, where she performed their classic “Don’t Stop” and received a wild ovation from the crowd. “It was so comfortable being back onstage with them as if no time had passed, and then we all started talking and it feels like the time is right. I’m really happy,” she commented. “As far as we’re concerned, she’s never really left. We are overjoyed to have Christine back on stage with us,” said the other members of Fleetwood Mac in a joint statement.

On With The Show European Tour Dates:

MAY 2015

Weds 27 – The O2, London
Thu 28 – The O2, London

JUNE 2015

Mon 01 – Ziggo Dome, Amsterdam
Thu 04 – Lanxess Arena, Cologne
Sat 06 – Sportspaleis, Antwerp
Mon 08 – Genting Arena, Birmingham
Fri 12 – Manchester Arena, Manchester
Tue 16 – SSE Hydro, Glasgow
Sat 20 – 3Arena, Dublin
Tue 30 – First Direct Arena, Leeds

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Album review: Stevie Nicks – 24 Karat Gold (Songs From The Vault) | London 24

07 November 2014
by Stephen Moore

Stevie Nicks – 24 Karat Gold

Old, half-finished songs picked up, dusted down and fully realised by Nicks in all her croaky, wizened glory.

With her first LP since 2011’s In Your Dreams, Nicks has decided to revisit some old demos to give them the full studio work-up.

Comprising songs almost exclusively written between 1969 and 1987, what could have been a rushed cash-in is instead a crafted, worthwhile document.

Raking over her earlier songwriting chops proves a canny move, and there’s plenty here that will appeal.

Her now gently burnished vocals lend appropriate weight to the weary, wistful casino worker in The Dealer, in which downcast guitar and piano back lines like “If I’d have known a little more I’d have run away,” while she croakily dispenses some hard-won wisdom from a scarred heart over gritty guitar in Hard Advice.

Although it outstays its welcome at 15 tracks, the range is wide enough to take in freaky Hammond organ solos on Starshine – the album’s galloping, bittersweet opener – intimate, stream-of-consciousness frustration and exasperation in Mabel Normand and a hard, funky guitar riff that Rage Against The Machine wouldn’t sniff at (the six-minute barnstormer I Don’t Care).

Her intimate delivery frequently disarms, be it alongside Mac-style vocal harmonies in Carousel, recorded for Nicks’ mother, or the soul-baring uncertainty of Lady, a simple acoustic ballad with plodding piano.

A slinky, upbeat Mississippi bar feel excites in Cathouse Blues and there’s an elegant drive to the title track.

In spite of its length, these reshaped, refined offcuts only serve to bolster Nicks’ impressive catalogue.

Rating: 4/5

Mick Fleetwood on “Rumours”-era excess: “I’m damn lucky I never killed anyone!” | Salon

EXCLUSIVE: Fleetwood Mac drummer tells Salon new “Rumours” stories, reflects on Stevie Nicks affair, shares regrets

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Mick Fleetwood (Credit: AP/Chris Pizzello)

The Mick Fleetwood pictured on the back of his new memoir, “Play On: Now, Then and Fleetwood Mac,” looks fabulously content. This is the rock star as elegant dandy, stylish in tails, draped in an accent of gold jewelry, a trim white beard. It’s an advertisement for the good life, if not living right.

Crazy, isn’t it? Because the Fleetwood on the cover has a wicked gleam in his eye, as he peers out from under a rakish hat, hair down around his shoulders. This is the Fleetwood of the mid-t0-late ’70s, the drummer whose band was re-energized by the arrival of Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks, who recorded 1975′s “Fleetwood Mac” with “white powder peeling off the walls of every room” in the studio.

But the madness was only beginning: The relationships of Buckingham and Nicks, along with John and Christine McVie, were unraveling amidst angst, affairs and mountains of cocaine. “Rumours” chronicled the dissolution of it all, selling tens of millions of albums worldwide. They were among the biggest bands in the world, and they lived every moment of it to the extreme. “The drugs of course were plentiful,” Fleetwood writes, “and we partook of the finest Peruvian flake quite a bit, both to numb the pain and to find the energy to persevere.” Continue reading

Mick Fleetwood: The star who snorted a line of cocaine 7 miles long! | Daily Mail (UK)

Tom Leonard for the Daily Mail
Published: 20:19 EST, 6 November 2014

The rock star who snorted a line of cocaine SEVEN MILES long! In an eye-popping new memoir, Fleetwood Mac’s leader reveals the true epic scale of their debauchery…

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Fleetwood Mac were sitting around stoned in the studio one night with one of their engineers when they set about solving an arithmetic problem that had been niggling at them.

How much cocaine, they wondered, had drummer Mick Fleetwood put up his nose? Working on the premise he had taken an eighth of an ounce every day for 20 years, the sound engineer calculated that if you laid out the drug in a single snortable line, it would stretch for seven miles.

Rock ’n’ roll is full of such apocryphal stories, but as Fleetwood admits in a candid new memoir, this one is completely true. But then, this is the band that in 1977 gave the world Rumours, one of the best-selling albums ever, and almost died in the process.


Love free-for all: The band in the Seventies (from left), Stevie Nicks, Mick Fleetwood, Christine McVie, John McVie and Lindsey Buckingham
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Mick Fleetwood says Fleetwood Mac will definitely not be headlining Glastonbury 2015 | NME

NME.com
By David Renshaw
November 7, 2014 11:51

Band were among the favourites to play at next year’s festival

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The band have remained one of the favourites to top the bill at the event next year, though Michael Eavis has stated in recent weeks that the chances of the band headlining were looking unlikely.

All doubt has now been removed now though, with Fleetwood telling Chris Evans on BBC Radio 2 this morning (November 7) that the group will not be one of the three headliners.

“One of the things that I’d like to clear up is that we’re not playing Glastonbury,” he said. “A lot of folks think that we are, so loud and clear: We love Glastonbury and all the surrounding history of such a lovely festival but we’re not playing it.”

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