MCVIE ADMITS MISSING MUSIC SPARKED RETURN TO FLEETWOOD MAC
The news longtime Fleetwood Mac fans had been waiting for arrived last week when the group confirmed the return of Christine McVie and announced their On With the Sow reunion tour. In an interview with Rolling Stone, McVie spoke about her decision to reunite with her bandmates for the first time since she quit in 1998, saying, “I started to think, ‘What am I doing? I really miss that camaraderie with those four people. I missed the music, to be able to create again. I knew that they were my musical family.” She added, “Being back is really a time warp. The tour is going to be great fun. I feel like a pig in poo right now.” The tour begins September 30 in Minneapolis.
CLASSIC FLEETWOOD MAC MAKE PACT TO REUNITE FOR FALL TOUR
The classic Fleetwood Mac lineup – Mick Fleetwood, John McVie, Stevie Nicks, Lindsey Buckingham and the returning Christine McVie – are hitting the road for their On With the Show reunion tour, starting September 30 in Minneapolis. The five members made the announcement during an appearance on NBC’s Today Show Thursday morning, officially welcoming Christine McVie back for her first tour with the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame group since 1998. The band’s 33-city, 34-show trek includes a two-night stand at the recently reopened Forum in Los Angeles and wraps on December 19 in Ft. Lauderdale, FL.
BOSTON MORE THAN DOUBLES U.S. TOUR DATES TO 35 SHOWS
Looking to trumpet the arrival of their long-awaited Life Love and Hope album, Boston has extended its U.S. summer tour from 16 to 35 shows, curiously however, so far there’s no hometown concert on the schedule. The “Heaven On Earth” trek still gets underway June 5 in Hollywood, FL, but now stretches through August 31 in Huron, SD, with major market concerts planned in Atlanta, Chicago, Detroit, Pittsburgh, Los Angeles, Nashville and Cleveland, but as of now, no Boston stop is on the schedule.
LYNYRD SKYNYRD SETS UP SERIES OF SUMMER SHOWS
Southern rock stalwarts Lynyrd Skynyrd have scheduled 19 U.S. summer tour dates, starting April 4 in Mesa, AZ and running through a September 13 performance in Pittsburgh. Additional stops on the trek include Orlando, FL, Laughlin, NV, Austin, TX, Sioux Falls, SD, Gilford, NH, Lincoln, NE and Sturgis, SD. Finally, the band has announced their final Simple Man Cruise will set sail from November 16-20. The last at-sea concert will include Foghat and Starship featuring Mickey Thomas.