Fifth London The O2 date announced
Updated: 20 November 2014
Fleetwood Mac add a fifth London show at The O2. The new date will take place on Friday, 26 June 2015.
Extra Manchester show added
Updated: 17 November 2014
The legendary band adds a new date to their Manchester Arena stint. The new date will take place on 1 July 2015.
New UK dates announced
Updated: 14 November 2014
Due to popular demand, Fleetwood Mac have announced four more UK shows this morning for Birmingham (9 June), Glasgow (17 June) and London (22 and 24 June).
Christine McVie rejoins Fleetwood Mac for 2015 tour!
Updated: 10 November 2014
The legendary band returns to our shores as part of their On With The Show tour with original keyboardist and band member, Christine McVie back in the line-up. Two shows at London's The O2 arena on 27 and 28 May 2015 will kick off the UK and Ireland stint with subsequent shows taking place in Birmingham, Manchester, Glasgow, Dublin and Leeds.
About Fleetwood Mac
Fleetwood Mac were formed by Peter Green in the late 1960’s who had previously played with John Myall and The Bluesbreakers. They had a number of line-up changes until the only founding member left in the band was drummer Mick Fleetwood.
Peter Green’s departure from the band in 1971 led the remaining band members on a path of uncertainty. Constant line-up changes and lawsuits left the band in a paralysed state creatively. However, the band’s fortune changed in 1974 with the arrival of the folk-singer/songwriter duo, Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham.
Mick Fleetwood was introduced to the song Frozen Love off the 1973 Buckingham Nicks album. He liked the album to the point that he asked Lindsey Buckingham to join the band. Buckingham agreed under the condition that his then girlfriend and musical partner, Stevie Nicks would join the band with him.
The new Fleetwood Mac line-up would go on to make music history. The line-up’s first release, the eponymously titled Fleetwood Mac album, came in 1975 and went No.1 in the US and set the scene for what was to come.
Fleetwood Mac – Success
Over the next few years Fleetwood Mac would release some of pop music’s best-selling albums; Rumours received nineteen-time platinum in the US alone when it hit the music retailers in 1977 and Tusk in 1979 sustained the success. Both releases have since become landmark albums and some of its songs, such as Go Your Own Way, Dreams, The Chain and Don’t Stop turned rock classics.
The Fleetwood Mac tours during this era of the band become infamous; sold-out arena and stadium shows, drug and drink excesses, relationship breakups and bust-ups and astonishingly lavish tour productions were just a part of the Fleetwood Mac spectacular.
Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks relationship was on the break-up and the pair seemed to communicate through Lindsey’s personal songs, often directed at Nicks who would go on to sing his lyrics that were directed at her. On several occasions the rollercoaster lifestyle broke the band to near implosion.
They released more successful albums through the 1980’s and 1990’s. Most notably 1987’s Tango in the Night, which included the radio hit single and fan favourite Little Lies. The last Fleetwood Mac studio album Say You Will was released in 2003. Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham have since enjoyed well-received careers as solo performer.
Many industry insider and music fans rate Stevie Nicks as one of the most talented singers in pop and almost 40 years on, Fleetwood Mac remain one of the most loved bands with legions of fans waiting to get the chance to see Fleetwood Mac live on tour.