Fleetwood Mac Cancels Jazz Fest Appearance & Postpones Tour

By Scott Bernstein Apr 8, 2019 10:18 am PDT

Fleetwood Mac have postponed the rest of their North American tour and canceled their just-announced appearance at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival to allow vocalist Stevie Nicks time to recover from the flu.

The band had already postponed shows in Boston and Philadelphia originally scheduled for April 2 and April 5 respectively. Now comes word tonight’s performance in Toronto as well as concerts slated for Winnipeg, Edmonton and Calgary have also been postponed. “As an update to previous Fleetwood Mac posts regarding a band member illness, Stevie Nicks has the flu. While she is feeling better already, management has consulted with her doctors and have decided to reschedule the remaining four shows of their North American tour to allow for her full recovery,” said a rep for the band as per Rolling Stone. “Due to sports playoff schedules and existing touring commitments in Europe and Australia, we are looking to move rescheduled cities (Boston, Philadelphia, Toronto, Winnipeg, Edmonton and Calgary) to October/November 2019. Ticketholders will receive new dates and details shortly. Unfortunately the band will not be able to perform at Jazz Fest in New Orleans on May 2.”

Fleetwood Mac was supposed to replace The Rolling Stones at Jazz Fest on Thursday, May 2. The Stones pulled out due to Mick Jagger’s health issues. “Due to the illness of Stevie Nicks, Fleetwood Mac has just announced the postponement of four upcoming North American tour dates and their performance at Jazz Fest on May 2. Stay tuned for updates about May 2 talent and tickets,” reads a note from Jazz Fest organizers.

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