“We are extremely pleased with the Fleetwood Mac sales to date,” said Jason Garner, Chief Executive Officer of Global Music at Live Nation. “Their success is another example of the strength of the 2009 concert season.”
The sure to be historic “Unleashed” Tour, beginning on March 1st in Pittsburgh, is an epic cross-country trek featuring 44 shows in major markets. The tour will include all of the Mac’s many greatest hits from over the course of the band’s extraordinary career. Fleetwood Mac, the multi-Grammy winning, multi-platinum Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees are back on the road for the first time in five years following several successful solo projects.
Tickets for the Live Nation produced tour go on sale to the public on January 26th at www.LiveNation.com and www.ticketmaster.com. American Express cardmembers will have early access to tickets beginning January 17th at 10am local time through January 25th at 10pm local time at www.ticketmaster.com, excluding Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver. American Express presale tickets for the Philadelphia show are available at www.comcasttix.com and Houston at www.Toyotacentertix.com.
“We love our band and think the title of the tour “UNLEASHED” perfectly describes how we all feel when we get on stage together – especially in 2009. We’re so happy to get back out on the road, perform everyone’s favorite songs and see our fans,” said the band in a joint statement.
In other great Fleetwood Mac news, the iconographic ‘RUMOURS’ CD (certified Diamond (R) signifying sales of over 10 million units by the RIAA) is scheduled to be re-released as part of a special CD/DVD boxed set on Reprise Records in conjunction with the tour dates. The boxed set will include several songs from “Rumours” in their original demo form along with unreleased tracks recorded during that time period and never-before-seen DVD footage of the band from the “Rumours” era.
I Love All Access will provide a variety of VIP packages for the tour, including premium seats accessible via www.iloveallaccess.com.
FLEETWOOD MAC 'UNLEASHED' TOUR DATES 2009: Previously Announced tour dates: Date City Venue Sunday, March 1st Pittsburgh, PA Mellon Arena Tuesday, March 3rd St. Paul, MN Xcel Energy Center Thurs, March 5th Chicago, IL Allstate Arena Sunday, March 8th Detroit, MI Palace of Auburn Hills Tuesday, March 10th Washington, DC Verizon Center Wednesday, March 11th Boston, MA TD Banknorth Arena Friday, March 13th Uniondale, NY Nassau Coliseum Saturday, March 14th Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena Monday, March 16th Rochester, NY Blue Cross Arena Thursday, March 19th New York, NY Madison Square Garden Saturday, March 21st East Rutherford, NJ Izod Center Monday, March 23rd Ottawa, ON Scotiabank Place Wednesday, March 25th Montreal, QC Bell Centre Thursday, March 26th Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre Newly Announced tour dates: Date City Venue Friday, March 6th Chicago, IL Allstate Arena Tuesday, March 17th Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre Second Leg Wednesday, April 15th Philadelphia, PA Wachovia Center Friday, April 17th Cleveland, OH Quicken Loans Arena Saturday, April 18th Columbus, OH Nationwide Arena Monday, April 20th Orlando, FL Amway Arena Wednesday, April 22nd Tampa, FL St. Pete Times Forum Thursday, April 23rd Fort Lauderdale, FL BankAtlantic Center Saturday, April 25th Charlotte, NC Time Warner Cable Arena Sunday, April 26th Greensboro, SC Greensboro Coliseum Tuesday, April 28th Atlanta, GA Philips Arena Thursday, April 30th Dallas, TX American Airlines Center Saturday, May 2nd Houston, TX Toyota Center Sunday, May 3rd Tulsa, OK BOK Center Tuesday, May 5th St. Louis, MO Scottrade Center Thursday, May 7th Omaha, NE Qwest Center Friday, May 8th Kansas City, MO Sprint Center Sunday, May 10th Denver, CO Pepsi Center Tuesday, May 12th Calgary, AL Pengrowth Saddledome Wednesday, May 13th Edmonton, AL Rexall Place Friday, May 15th Vancouver, BC GM Place Saturday, May 16th Tacoma, WA Tacoma Dome Monday, May 18th Sacramento, CA Arco Arena Wednesday, May 20th Oakland, CA Oracle Arena Thursday, May 21st San Jose, CA HP Pavilion Saturday, May 23rd Anaheim, CA Honda Center Sunday, May 24th Phoenix, AZ US Airways Center Thursday, May 28th Los Angeles, CA Staples Center Saturday, May 30th Las Vegas, NV MGM Grand Garden Arena Sunday, May 31st San Diego, CA Cox Arena ABOUT LIVE NATION:
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First Call Analyst:
SOURCE: Warner Brothers
CONTACT: Fleetwood Mac Press contacts, Liz Rosenberg of Warner
Bros.|Reprise Records, +1-212-707-3256, [email protected]; or Hannah Kampf
of Scoop Marketing, +1-213-639-6160, [email protected]; or Liz Morentin of
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