Neil Finn-Fleetwood Mac

After thinking about this (Neil in Fleetwood) for a couple of weeks now I feel pretty strong that he made the wrong decision.  Ticket sales do not look good and if you read Fleetwood's facebook page and other areas where their fans are commenting, they are pretty irate that Lindsey is not in the band and is essentially being replaced by two other singer/players....basically saying that this will not be Fleetwood Mac without him and a fake version (etc, in stronger words than that).  So, in short, I feel sorry for Neil that he is in this position, especially at this point in his career.  He deserves better than what will be half sold concert venues and getting some of the negative Fleetwood Mac fan comments.  The good part is that he will be great vocally/guitar wise but unfortunately can't blow them away with his own material.

renzo posted:

After thinking about this (Neil in Fleetwood) for a couple of weeks now I feel pretty strong that he made the wrong decision.  Ticket sales do not look good and if you read Fleetwood's facebook page and other areas where their fans are commenting, they are pretty irate that Lindsey is not in the band and is essentially being replaced by two other singer/players....basically saying that this will not be Fleetwood Mac without him and a fake version (etc, in stronger words than that).  So, in short, I feel sorry for Neil that he is in this position, especially at this point in his career.  He deserves better than what will be half sold concert venues and getting some of the negative Fleetwood Mac fan comments.  The good part is that he will be great vocally/guitar wise but unfortunately can't blow them away with his own material.

The ticket sales will be fine. Many of the venues (interestingly in the south) are almost sold out. Some folks are clearly waiting to see how the tour goes before buying tickets but that's expected when the main creative force in the band is fired. I hope Neil and the band record a few new songs for an EP to release before the tour as that could help a lot.

Southern Cross posted:

I just listened to a new interview with Mick Fleetwood on Sirius XM, Channel 106 ‘Volume West’. He called in from Maui on Memorial Day. (His interview starts about 29:30 into the show, and he begins talking about the upcoming tour just before 40:00.)

Thanks for posting all this! 

Jaffaman posted:

It won't be the first time Neil's been on a tour with Stevie Nicks and Mike Campbell. Split Enz toured US and Canada with Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers in 1981.

And wasn't there some story that Split Enz (the lowly support band) were refused permission to go anywhere near Stevie Nicks during that tour? LOL.

May I add an anecdote?  In 1983 Stevie Nicks came to the University of Missouri to perform, and I was a student and lived in a house on campus. One of our members was on the student activities committee, so they borrowed our nice couch from the formal, for Stevie's dressing room.

(I shan't include the lewd comments, but you can imagine.)

Just looking at previous set lists from similar legacy artists at the iHeart festival.  You can expect anywhere from 5 to 8 songs from Fleetwood Mac.  U2 had the longest set of 8 songs in the last three years at iHeart in Vegas.  Fleetwood Mac is probably the oldest group that has ever played iHeart.  Older solo artists like Elton and McCartney have played iHeart though.  Elton played 5 songs and McCartney played 8. iHeart usually caters to a younger more mainstream radio crowd.

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