Fleetwood Mac Postpones All North American Dates, Stevie Nicks Battling The Flu
Fleetwood Mac is postponing the remainder of its spring dates, due to Steve Nicks dealing with a case of the flu. The news comes only days after announcing that the band would be subbing for the Rolling Stones at the New Orleans Jazz Fest after the Stones themselves had to postpone their spring dates due to Mick Jagger's heart procedure. Rolling Stone reported Fleetwood Mac had previously been forced to scrap its Boston and Philly concerts. Make-up dates for the Mac shows are expected to be announced soon.
A statement concerning Fleetwood Mac's tour was released, saying:
As an update to previous Fleetwood Mac posts regarding a band member illness, Stevie Nicks has the flu. While she is feeling better already, management has consulted with her doctors and have decided to reschedule the remaining four shows of their North American tour to allow for her full recovery."
Due to sports playoff schedules and existing touring commitments in Europe and Australia, we are looking to move rescheduled cities (Boston, Philadelphia, Toronto, Winnipeg, Edmonton and Calgary) to October/November 2019.
After all these years, Stevie Nicks -- who's been a solo superstar in her own right for over three decades -- told us that being part of the ongoing Fleetwood Mac machine continues to keep her grounded and humble: "You say, 'This is who I want to be in the band,' or 'This is what I want' and everybody looks at you and goes, 'Well, we don't really care, because that's not what we want." And so then you have to go back to the gambling table and figure out a way for all four people to be happy -- and it works! And it's great, 'cause it makes you think a lot more, and it makes you. . . there a part of it (that) knocks your ego down, and it makes you a little more humble and so there's a lot of good things that are good about being in a band."
Fleetwood Mac will next perform on June 6th in Berlin, Germany.