Fleetwood Mac To Wrap Up World Tour Next Month In Vegas
Fleetwood Mac has just announced the final date of its ongoing world tour. The band will close out the trek on November 16th at Las Vegas' T-Mobile Arena. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, October 11th at 10 a.m. PT. On October 3rd, 2018, the latest lineup of the Mac -- featuring Stevie Nicks, Mick Fleetwood, and John and Christine McVie -- kicked off the current tour at Tulsa, Oklahoma's BOK Center. Also on board was Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers' co-founder and lead guitarist Mike Campbell along with Crowded House and Split Enz songwriter and frontman Neil Finn, who replaced the band's driving creative force, the recently ousted Lindsey Buckingham.
Mick Fleetwood said in a statement announcing the tour-closing gig:
When we started this tour I was quoted as talking about the amazing collection of songs that are performed with a unique blend of talents, and it has proven true every night at every show across the globe on this tour. Mike and Neil and the overall band chemistry really worked and let the band realize that this is the right combination to go forward with in Fleetwood Mac style. It’s got the unmistakable Mac sound.
Coming on November 29th, the band's classic studio albums from 1975 to 1987 will be reissued on colored vinyl as a limited edition, individually numbered boxed set of 2,000 copies. The set will available exclusively at the Rhino.com store for $119.98, and includes: Fleetwood Mac on white vinyl; Rumours on clear vinyl; Tusk on a silver vinyl 2-LP set; Mirage on violet vinyl; and Tango In The Night on green vinyl.
Last year, Stevie Nicks told CBS This Morning why there needed to be a swift and permanent lineup change in Fleetwood Mac: ["This team wanted to get out on the road, and one of the members did not wanna go out on the road for a year. I mean, I have a solo career, and I love my solo career and I'm the boss. Absolutely. But I'm not the boss in this band."] SOUNDCUE (:12 OC: . . . in this band)
Over the past decade, Fleetwood Mac has been steadily touring behind its greatest hits -- as opposed to a new album. Mick Fleetwood told us that he's actually found the process refreshing: ["Y'know, some bands, which is fine, go 'round doing this year after year, year in, year out -- and understandably. People love to hear songs that they're familiar with. So having said that, that's a whole new experience for us as a band -- presenting the very best that we can feel we can get on board and do."] SOUNDCUE (:16 OC: . . . board and do)