“I walked out of there with not much, except a feeling in my heart that it was all going to work. And the reason that I tell you this story, is that I want you to know that if you have a dream, and you believe in yourself, and you believe something that you really want, don’t let anybody tell you that you can’t have it. Don’t ever let anybody get in your way, because you can have it, and we are living proof of that…” Optimistic words spoken by Stevie Nicks at the Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento last night, joined on stage by the core members of one of the best rock and roll groups of all time, Fleetwood Mac. I think we collectively need more optimism in the world today, but not just lofty words and sentiments, but used to power individuals to look to themselves and their own abilities and opportuities to make their dreams come true. Somehow, this collection of gifted artists – Stevie Nicks, Lindsey Buckingham, John McVie, Mick Fleetwood, and Christine McVie – all found one another back in the 70s and made music that has endured as classics to this day. I first saw Fleetwood Mac with their tour in 2013, and marked it as one of the best shows of the year. As that tour did not include Christine McVie, with her return on this year’s tour, I marked this show as my top “must see” concert of the year. It did not disappoint. All of the players sound like they are truly at the top of their game, and they seemed to love performing as much as the audience loved watching it. It was also a bit different than last year’s tour, with even higher production standards and maybe the best sound quality I’ve ever heard in a sports arena. It was truly an epic show, and Fleetwood Mac is one of those rare bands that can make playing to a large indoor arena work (I rarely go to such shows because they typically do not work on many levels). They really exceeded my expectations with their nearly three hour show, and I think the highlight for me was “Little Lies”, with Christine McVie’s beautiful voice and the overlapping chorus with Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham – a real showcase for the distinct character in each of their voices but how well they harmonize and blend together to such effect.
Rock and roll icons Fleetwood Mac and their “Own With The Show” tour is heading west later this month, with a second leg of shows added for January, February and March of 2015 as part of their extensive North American tour featuring their historic line-up of Lindsey Buckingham, Mick Fleetwood, Christine McVie, John McVie, and Stevie Nicks. [Read more…]
As reported in recent months, with 2013 Fleetwood Mac is touring together with their first concert performances since 2009. The band today announced their first set of dates outside of North America, with concerts now scheduled for Europe and the UK in the Fall, beginning in September, following the 47 shows already on sale in the U.S. Additionally, last week Rhino Records released several different versions of Rumors, one of the all-time classic albums produced in all of rock and popular music. Celebrating 35 years since its release, a number of deluxe versions of the album will be available with incredible extras. [Read more…]
As reported last month, Fleetwood Mac will be launching their world tour in Ohio in April, as part of their first set of concert performances since 2009. The band today announced the addition of 13 more dates to the 34 for which tickets have been on sale in the U.S., with the new tickets mostly going on sale February 1st or 2nd. Additionally, Rhino Records will be releasing several different versions of Rumors, one of the all-time classic albums produced in all of rock and popular music. Celebrating 35 years since its release, a number of deluxe versions of the album will be available with incredible extras. [Read more…]
Colin Hay, Scottish born and best known as the front man and singer from 80s Australian band Men at Work (best known for their hits “Down Under,” “Overkill,” and “Who Can It Be Now?”), following a festival in Michigan later this month, will be touring his homeland all of February and into March, then visit some of the cities in the West in the U.S. in April, and then his trip to the UK will take him through the end of May. [Read more…]
Back in November, we reported on the news of the Alicia Keys 2013 Summer tour of Europe and England in support of her latest and fifth studio album, Girl On Fire, which went on sale late last year. The Grammy Award-winning artist has now announced a North American leg of the same tour, which will take place in March and April, and has been dubbed the Set The World On Fire Tour”. [Read more…]
Launching in April in Ohio, Fleetwood Mac has announced their 2013 world tour, the first since 2009. The tour will begin with 34 dates in the U.S., with tickets going on sale December 14th. Co-founders Mick Fleetwood and John McVie will join Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham (Christine McVie is no longer performing with the band). [Read more…]
Tickets for an Alicia Keys 2013 Summer tour of Europe and England have gone on pre-sale this week, all in support of her latest and fifth studio album, Girl On Fire, which went on sale this week. The Grammy Award-winning artist will play more than 20 arenas during this 2013 European tour, which will launch on May 18 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. [Read more…]