Fleetwood Mac at SDSU’s Viejas Arena
The revered, venerable pop-rock veterans Fleetwood Mac return to San Diego on Friday, July 5th. The tour will take a stop at the Viejas Arena in San Diego State University at 8pm.
The group was founded by Mick Fleetwood on drums and John McVie on bass in 1967, adding on Lindsey Buckingham (vocals & guitar) and Stevie Nicks (vocals) in 1975. Winners of several Grammys, Fleetwood Mac was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1998.
In the early years of the band (1967-1975) several very good musicians played with Fleetwood and McVie before Buckingham and Nicks settled into the group. The list of musicians include Christine McVie, Peter Green (who named the band), Jeremy Spencer, Danny Kirwan, Bob Welch, Bob Weston, Billy Burnett, Dave Walker and Dave Mason.
A certain level of chart success as well as critical approval was maintained throughout their career. The enthusiasm for the group grew and, as a result, so did their fan base. The 1975 addition of Buckingham and Nicks, who were an already-established duo, to the trio of Fleetwood and John and Christine McVie pushed the band into extreme super-stardom.
The most-recent Fleetwood Mac tour was in 2009, in support of their Unleashed CD. This new show is on the 35th anniversary of the release of the “Rumours” album (1977). It remains near the top of the list of most albums sold, topping 40 million. Four top-ten singles came from the album, and it stayed at number one for 31 weeks.
Other stops on the tour before they hit San Diego will be Philadelphia, New York City, Boston, Chicago and a special appearance at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles. The tour is in support of the bands new four-song EP entitled “Extended Play.”
Don’t hesitate; buy your tickets today!