Fleetwood Mac reschedule tonight’s Birmingham gig due to artist illness

Show will instead take place on July 7

Fleetwood Mac have postponed tonight’s (June 9) gig at the Genting Arena in Birmingham due to illness.

A statement released by the group did not specify which member is feeling poorly, but did confirm that gig will instead take place on July 7.

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The statement read: “We are very sorry to announce that due to illness the Fleetwood Mac concert at Birmingham Genting Arena this evening will not take place and has been re-scheduled for Tuesday 7th July 2015.

“All tickets remain valid for the re-scheduled performance.

“For refunds please visit your point of purchase.”

Fleetwood Mac are scheduled to perform at this weekend’s Isle of Wight Festival, appearing alongside fellow headline acts Blur, The Black Keys and The Prodigy. The band were among the favourites to headline Glastonbury this year but the Eavis family lost out to John Giddings and his festival.

Speaking to Music Week, Giddings (who is also live agent for acts including Madonna, U2 and Sting) discussed his long battle to book the ‘Rumours’ band and what it means to beat Glastonbury to the big name booking.

“Michael Eavis said, ‘How did you get Fleetwood Mac?’ I said, I paid them!” he joked. “Glastonbury are in a privileged position, whereby they sell out in advance. They could book my granny and still have a festival. The rest of us are still in the realms of having to book a decent line-up and make it attractive to people and want them to come.”