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Fleetwood Mac Add New Dates To Australia Tour

Fleetwood Mac Add New Dates To Australia Tour


Fleetwood Mac fans everywhere are queuing up to get tickets for the band's new tour, and for good reason. The tour, which will be coming through Australia, may be the last time the band ever performs together. Fortunately, they have just announced new dates as a result of the high level of demand.


Fans looking to pick up Fleetwood Mac tickets still need to hurry, as tickets to the Australian leg of the tour have already gone on sale. Notable about this tour is that it will be taking place with the original band lineup. Christine McVie recently rejoined Stevie Nicks, John McVie, Lindsey Buckingham, and Mick Fleetwood after being away from the band for 16 years. This means fans can look forward to the On With The Show World Tour being truly epic. (When the tour was announced originally, there were just eight dates for Australia.)


The source of tension and suspense for fans with respect to this tour is a remark to American TV by Lindsey Buckingham to the effect that this tour, and the album which they will bring out sooner or later, will be their "last act." For Fleetwood Mac fans, this may be the last chance they ever get to see the band performing together.


It's also the first time the band have toured as a five piece since 1998. They will play a broad set of arena, winery, and stadium shows across Australia in November and in December, hitting Melbourne, Sydney, Geelong, Perth, Brisbane, and the Hunter Valley. (The last time Fleetwood Mac performed in Australia was 2009, with the Unleashed Tour.)


The band originally had plans to pay a visit Down Under in 2013, but that tour was postponed when Mac bassist John McVie had to get treatment for his cancer. This time around the band will play a marathon-length two and a half hour-long set, packed with hits and classics from the act's 40-plus year long career.


Beginning towards the end of March, the band also added more dates onto the Australian part of the tour. The first show to get added was a second one in Hunter Valley, which will be happening on November 15 at Hope Estate Winery. A day after announcing that one, they added another Brisbane date, on November 12. Then, about a week later, the band put another Adelaide date and third Sydney and Melbourne dates up on the calendar. The Adelaide date is October 28, the Sydney one October 25, and the newest Melbourne date November 6.


The band have seen a quite remarkable year. Christine McVie's 2014 return marked the beginning of a gig series that have attracted widespread critical acclaim. Still, this may be Fleetwood Mac's swan song. Talking to the US TV channel PBS, de facto band leader Lindsay Buckingham said that though they'd keep up work on their new album once the new tour was done, the album and tour together would represent their "last act." Fans don't need to panic just yet, however. According to the band's founder Mick Fleetwood, actually finishing that new album might take a "couple of years."



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