Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Fleetwood Mac: Stevie Nicks illness postpones pair of Canadian concerts

Fleetwood Mac were forced to postpone a pair of Canadian concerts this week after singer Stevie Nicks came down with an illness.

According to Billboard, the band advised fans of the situation just hours before they were set to take the stage at Rogers Place in Edmonton, AB on November 10, while also shutting down plans for a November 12 show at the Saddledome in Calgary, AB.

“So sorry we couldn’t play for you tonight Edmonton, but we had to protect that wondrous force of nature that is Stevie’s voice,” wrote guitarist Neil Finn in a since-deleted tweet. “We’ll be back in April better than ever.”

Fans can use their tickets for the pair of cancelled shows when the band returns to perform in Edmonton on April 13 and Calgary on April 15.

Finn and Mike Campbell from Tom Petty’s band are the newest additions to the group's lineup for a North American tour following the firing of longtime guitarist Lindsey Buckingham earlier this year.

Fleetwood Mac will release their first-ever career-spanning collection, “50 Years – Don’t Stop”, on November 16.

The new compilation touches on every era in the group's history while highlighting the work of the many musicians who have recorded under the Fleetwood Mac banner since the group was formed in London, UK in 1967.

See also:

Fleetwood Mac stream 1969 classic from 50th anniversary collection
Fleetwood Mac expand North American tour
Fleetwood Mac announce UK and European shows
Fleetwood Mac respond to Lindsey Buckingham lawsuit over firing
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