Sunday, April 6, 2014

Fleetwood Mac enjoy sales surge following reunion tour news

Fleetwood Mac are enjoying a surge in music sales following news that the band’s 1970s lineup has reunited with keyboardist Christine McVie for a North American tour.

Billboard reports the group saw its album sales grow by 33% in the week ending March 30, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The band's catalog of albums sold 10,000 copies for the week - up from 8,000 the previous week.

Their biggest-selling album for the week was the 1988’s "Greatest Hits" package, which re-entered the Billboard 200 at No. 200. On the Top Pop Catalog Albums chart, it returned to the chart at No. 32.

Fleetwood Mac's digital song sales also grew by 52%, rising from 20,000 to 30,000. Their largest seller for the week was "Landslide", which moved 4,000 downloads (up 45%).

The band recently announced the On With The Show Tour, which will see Fleetwood Mac play 34 shows in 33 cities starting September 30 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

McVie joined Fleetwood Mac for a one-off reunion last fall during their September 25th show at London’s 02 Arena last fall. Christine joined the group for a performance of the 1977 hit, “Don’t Stop”, which she wrote and sang on and reached No. 3 on the US singles charts as part of the smash “Rumours” album.

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