Fleetwood Mac Announces 2009 Autumn Arena Tour With Rumours line-up – Stevie Nicks, Mick Fleetwood, John McVie and Lindsey Buckingham.
One of the most successful Rock bands in history are back, with their best-selling line up featuring Stevie Nicks, Mick Fleetwood, John McVie and Lindsey Buckingham to delight their millions of fans at arenas across Ireland and The UK.
Since forming in 1967 the only thing about the group that hasn’t changed is the rhythm section of Mick Fleetwood and John McVie. Through the ’70s, the band’s personnel and style shifted with nearly every recording as Fleetwood Mac metamorphosed from a traditionalist British blues band to the maker of one of the best-selling pop albums ever – Rumours. From that album’s release in 1977 into the present, Fleetwood Mac has survived additional, theoretically key, personnel changes and yet remained a dominant commercial force.
Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac was formed by ex-John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers Green, McVie, and Fleetwood along with Jeremy Spencer. Fleetwood Mac was popular in Britain immediately and its debut album stayed near the top of the British chart for 13 months. In May 1970 Green abruptly left the group and early in 1971 Spencer also left. Fleetwood Mac went through a confused period.
The group relocated to California in 1974 and Fleetwood Mac finally found its best-selling line-up with the addition of the duo of Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks and producer Keith Olsen. The group now had three songwriters as well as Buckingham’s studio craft and an onstage focal point in Stevie Nicks, who became a late-’70s sex symbol as their first studio offering Fleetwood Mac racked up 5 million in sales. The McVies divorced in 1976 and Buckingham and Nicks separated soon after, but the tensions of the two years between albums helped shape the songs on number 1 selling, Grammy Award winning album Rumours which would sell over 17 million copies and contained the 1977 hits “Go Your Own Way”, “Dreams”, “Don’t Stop” and “You Make Loving Fun”.
After touring the biggest venues around the world, the group made the album Tusk an ambitious, frequently experimental project that couldn’t match its predecessors’ popularity, although it still turned a modest profit and spun off a couple of hits: “Tusk” and “Sara” Fleetwood Mac’s next effort was a live double album. Fleetwood Mac’s first collection of new material in three years, Mirage, was less overtly experimental and featured the 1982 hit singles “Hold Me”, “Gypsy”, and “Love in Store”. The group took a hiatus, not coming back together again until 1985, when it began work on Tango in the Night. Released in the spring in 1987, Tango quickly moved into the Top 10, bolstered by the Top 20 hits “Little Lies,” “Seven Wonders,” and “Everywhere.”
A year later, the Rumours edition of Fleetwood Mac reunited to record The Dance a live document of an MTV concert that featured the band’s greatest hits as well as four new songs. The album’s release coincided with a worldwide tour – its first in 15 years – that found Fleetwood Mac’s popularity undiminished as it marked the 20th anniversary of Rumours. In 1998 the band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, where it played an acoustic set that Buckingham insisted would be its swan song.
Fleetwood Mac has sold more than 100 million copies of its albums – including 25 million for Rumours alone – making it one of the most popular rock bands in history, don’t miss out on this rare outing for the band.
Unleashed 2009 Tour
The O2, Dublin
Saturday 24th October, 2009
Tickets: from Â¤86.25 including booking fee limited to 6 per person
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By Telephone: ROI – 0818 719 300, Northern Ireland – 0870 243 4455
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THURSDAY 22 GLASGOW SECC
SATURDAY 24 The O2 DUBLIN
TUESDAY 27 MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS ARENA
FRIDAY 30 LONDON WEMBLEY ARENA
MONDAY 02 SHEFFIELD ARENA
TUESDAY 03 BIRMINGHAM NATIONAL INDOOR ARENA