||FLEETWOOD MAC CANCELS AUSTRALIAN/NEW ZEALAND TOUR
27 October 2013
Fleetwood Mac, having just completed the European leg of their phenomenally successful worldwide tour, have announced the cancellation of their upcoming 14 date tour of Australia and New Zealand.
John McVie, one of the co founding and original members of Fleetwood Mac is now scheduled to be in treatment for cancer during that period of time.
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A statement from the band confirmed "We are sorry to not be able to play these Australian and New Zealand dates. We hope our Australian and New Zealand fans as well as Fleetwood Mac fans everywhere will join us in wishing John and his family all the best."
This current tour was announced just months after drummer Mick Fleetwood said he thought the band would never tour again, due to his bandmates' solo careers. He said at the time: "I don't believe Fleetwood Mac will ever tour again, but I really hope we do. We have rehearsed it and prepared for it since 2010."
The recent London dates at the O2 Arena saw Christine McVie return to the stage with her former bandmates, performing "Don't Stop". At this performance "Landslide" was played and dedicated to Peter Green, who was in the audience
Fleetwood Mac were odds-on favourites to headline Glastonbury on 2014, however betting was suspended earlier this months following a period of speculation
MetalTalk sends John all best wishes for a speedy recovery.