Is this the curse of the New Orleans Jazz Fest? Just days after replacing The Rolling Stones, who had to pull out because of Mick Jagger's heart surgery, Fleetwood Mac is backing out of the festival. Stevie Nicks must have one Hell of a flu! It all started with their last minute postponement of the April 2nd TD Garden show in Boston because of a "bandmember illness", then the Philly show was missed, and today the band announced in a statement that they were rescheduling the remaining four shows of their North American tour.
“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.”
And about rescheduling the dates, including Boston, they said, “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.”
Mick Fleetwood added, “We are having more fun than ever on this current tour, but as we all know, touring life comes with its challenges.The flu has sidelined Stevie for a couple of weeks but she is on the mend and we look forward to getting back out on the road. We so apologize to the fans, but we are working on rescheduling.”