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)

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