Fleetwood Mac To Replace The Rolling Stones At Jazz Fest

Fleetwood Mac has signed on to replace the Rolling Stones at The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. The Stones were forced to back out of the May 2nd gig due do Mick Jagger being sidelined by a reported heart procedure. Fleetwood Mac's appearance will take place during their brief hiatus between wrapping their North American dates and launching the band's European leg. The Mac had previously played Jazz Fest back in 2013.

The New Orleans Advocate posted: "Because of the Stones' cancellation, the festival will fully refund all premium-priced general admission tickets previously purchased for May 2nd, including fees. An unspecified portion of the price of second-weekend VIP packages, which are good for all four of that weekend's days at the Fair Grounds, will also be refunded. New, day-specific tickets for May 2nd are $75 plus fees through April 19th."

Stevie Nicks told us that the simple act of performing is the very thing that ensures a singer's future: "I plan to sing, y'know? Opera singers sing into their 80's. But I do plan to be out there singing when I am a seriously older woman, because I think my voice will still be really good. Because I'm not gonna let it go. And it really is all about. . . Y'know, the people that can't sing anymore that had great voices are the people that went away for five years and then just decide to come back. And you just can't make a comeback. Comebacks are just no good. You have to just keep singing."

Fleetwood Mac performs tonight (April 5th) at Philly's Wells Fargo Center.