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Old 11-11-2019, 10:47 AM
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Default Mick Fleetwood Announces Concert to Honor Peter Green and Early Fleetwood Mac

Mick Fleetwood will host a one-of-a-kind concert honoring the early years of Fleetwood Mac and its co-founder Peter Green on February 25th at the London Palladium.

Fleetwood has enlisted an all-star cast of musicians to perform, including Billy Gibbons, David Gilmour, Jonny Lang, John Mayall, Christine McVie, Zak Starkey, Steven Tyler and Bill Wyman.

“The concert is a celebration of those early blues days where we all began, and it’s important to recognize the profound impact Peter and the early Fleetwood Mac had on the world of music,” Fleetwood said in a statement. “Peter was my greatest mentor and it gives me such joy to pay tribute to his incredible talent. I am honored to be sharing the stage with some of the many artists Peter has inspired over the years and who share my great respect for this remarkable musician.”

Fleetwood will act as the house band alongside Andy Fairweather Low, Dave Bronze and Ricky Peterson, and producer Glyn Johns will be the executive sound producer for the concert. The event will be filmed for eventual release and directed by Martyn Atkins.


Exclusive pre-sale tickets go on sale Wednesday November 13th at 10 a.m. GMT while public tickets go on sale Friday November 15th at 10 a.m. GMT via Ticketmaster. A donation from the event will go to Teenage Cancer Trust, a U.K. charity dedicated to providing specialist nursing and emotional support to young people with cancer.

Green co-founded Fleetwood Mac in 1967 alongside Fleetwood, John McVie, Jeremy Spencer and Danny Kirwan. Fleetwood told Rolling Stone in 2017 that there was little possibility of the original lineup of the band reforming down the road.

“I went there many years ago,” he said. “We got into it and we were going to put a whole thing together at the [Royal] Albert Hall. This is years and years and years ago. Probably about 15 years ago. And right at the last minute, Peter, in the world that he lives in, just suddenly pulled out. … Suddenly it was not a good idea. And we had put a whole bunch of things together, I had even booked the venue. So I would never do that again.”

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Old 11-11-2019, 01:05 PM
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What a sweet, heartwarming, karmic thing to do — and how boring the result will be!

P.S. Does the presence of Glyn Johns as executive producer mean that a certain pair of platform boots will not be participating?

P.P.S. John McVie not part of the “house band”? That’s an odd one.
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Old 11-11-2019, 01:46 PM
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What a sweet, heartwarming, karmic thing to do — and how boring the result will be!

P.S. Does the presence of Glyn Johns as executive producer mean that a certain pair of platform boots will not be participating?

P.P.S. John McVie not part of the “house band”? That’s an odd one.
love the idea of honoring original FM and Peter Green, with some of the greats contributing.

but ------- cannot stand Mick Fleetwood though, so even if i lived in London and was intrigued by the lineup (and donation of at least small part of the money to something other than Mick), i just wouldn't be able to make myself go. knowing what we know about Mick and the "current" band, he's probably trying to stretch ways to make money more than honoring Peter, while still banking on the FM name. because doesn't he do all those early FM songs with FM Blues band but in that case cannot make enough money for his over-lavish lifestyle? he's looking for different ways to bank on FM name in case Nicks finally boots him completely. and also making sure that FM is non synonymous with Nicks, which is what his actions from the last 2 years may have led to.

so no, Nicks will not be there. i mean - she brags of having no idea that Black Magic Woman was a FM song?!?!?!

re John McVie - that's a weird one - you'd think if he was participating that he would be listed. than again, maybe Mick threw him under the bus because his name is not big enough? or John finally had enough of Mick?



PS this should probably be in the early band or Peter Green section, has nothing really to do with the "current" band.
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or maybe after such a long slog on the road John would just like to have some down time at home with family. This is a man who has survived cancer after all, and none of them is getting any younger. Perhaps he has quietly, privately made the decision that regardless of what the rest do this is HIS last tour, and he's done performing for the most part??
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Old 11-11-2019, 02:25 PM
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or maybe after such a long slog on the road John would just like to have some down time at home with family. This is a man who has survived cancer after all, and none of them is getting any younger. Perhaps he has quietly, privately made the decision that regardless of what the rest do this is HIS last tour, and he's done performing for the most part??
if so, wish he made that decision BEFORE this last tour, when it actually meant something.

Mick may be looking into assembling something he can tour and make money as a "reformed early FM" kinda like Queen and the Eagles tour now in their money-making chimeric forms, now when the "classic" FM seems to be all miked up. depending on how successful this concert is and whether some of the people he assembled would like to join for actual tour... other than Gilmour and Steven Tyler, everyone else in that all star lineup tours 100-seat intimate venues, if that, and nobody tours anywhere near arena-size venues.
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Old 11-11-2019, 03:39 PM
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I find it strange that Mick is trying to "honor" Peter Green. But then he turns around with a negative comment like this...

Fleetwood told Rolling Stone in 2017 that there was little possibility of the original lineup of the band reforming down the road.

“I went there many years ago,” he said. “We got into it and we were going to put a whole thing together at the [Royal] Albert Hall. This is years and years and years ago. Probably about 15 years ago. And right at the last minute, Peter, in the world that he lives in, just suddenly pulled out. … Suddenly it was not a good idea. And we had put a whole bunch of things together, I had even booked the venue. So I would never do that again.”
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One more thing...

Respectfully...it seems like this thread belongs in "The Early Years". This "one off" project has nothing to do with the "Present Band".
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Old 11-11-2019, 05:32 PM
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At least we know what all of the "Evening With" line-up are doing next. We can safely assume John will just go back to his yacht - he never seems to do any musical activity away from the band.
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Old 11-11-2019, 06:36 PM
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this should probably be in the early band or Peter Green section, has nothing really to do with the "current" band.
Agreed. A friend sent me a link to the poster for the concert, so I came to the Ledge to see what I could find out, and almost gave up after looking under the Early Years, Peter, and Christine forums. Moderators, move the thread, please.

The press for this doesn't imply that Peter himself will be performing. It will be Mick with a cast of several other musicians, many of whom are pretty darn famous. I think it sounds like a good thing. As much as Mick has proven himself to be largely motivated by greed, even that can lead to a positive result sometime.

I really, really hope Chris polishes up her blues piano chops and does some REAL playing in this concert. And how about a DVD of the show?
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You mean Stevie wont be there to perform Stand Back?

Too bad they cant have a concert of the people that Mick has screwed over his lifetime. You just would have to exhume bodies. But I would love to see Bob Welch, Bob Weston, and Lindsey on stage together. Now THAT would be a concert I would fly over the pond for.
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Well, I think I might go.
It’s in an iconic theatre, easy for me to get to.
And some pretty good musicians....Andy Fairweather-Low for one.

I just love Peter Green era Fmac..
Even if it’s just Mick raising cash....I’d ignore that.
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Old 11-12-2019, 11:55 AM
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re John McVie - that's a weird one - you'd think if he was participating that he would be listed. than again, maybe Mick threw him under the bus because his name is not big enough? or John finally had enough of Mick?
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or maybe after such a long slog on the road John would just like to have some down time at home with family. This is a man who has survived cancer after all, and none of them is getting any younger. Perhaps he has quietly, privately made the decision that regardless of what the rest do this is HIS last tour, and he's done performing for the most part??
If John wants down time, he could use it. He has been on three tours. He has battled cancer. His daughter Molly married this year.
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Old 11-12-2019, 01:06 PM
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I like the blues-years of the band as well, I'll try to get a ticket in the venue-pre-sale tomorrow. This line-up is promising ... will be fun to attend I think.
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Old 11-13-2019, 01:30 AM
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I think tickets will be very, very hard to come by. The Palladium is a big theatre but not massive. I think tickets will be priced accordingly.
Hope they give some honour towards Danny Kirwan as well as Peter. After all, its Danny that's sadly no longer with us.
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