Fleetwood Mac cut Nebraska concert an hour short after Mick Fleetwood becomes ill

Stevie Nicks tells crowd that drummer was throwing up backstage

Fleetwood Mac had to cut their Nebraska concert about an hour short on Saturday night (January 16) after drummer Mick Fleetwood became ill.

According to the Associated Press, Stevie Nicks told the 14,000-strong crowd at Nebraska’s Lincoln’s Pinnacle Bank Arena that Fleetwood was throwing up backstage before the end of the 90-minute show. A drum technician had to come on stage to play the band’s hit track ‘Go Your Own Way’.

Christine McVie played piano and sang ‘Songbird’ with guitarist Lindsey Buckingham before the band ended the show.


In a statement published online on Sunday, the band said they plan to perform their next scheduled show in Grand Rapids, Michigan, on Tuesday.

Last year, Fleetwood Mac announced a European tour for 2015, including a series of UK and Ireland dates. The recently-reunited band will kick things off with back-to-back shows at London’s 02 Arena at the end of May, before travelling to Birmingham, Manchester, Glasgow, Dublin and Leeds during June.

The band will also headline The Isle Of Wight Festival in June, their only UK festival appearance of 2015.

Fleetwood Mac will play:

London O2 Arena (May 27, 28, June 22, 24, 26, 27)
Birmingham Genting Arena (June 8, 9, July 4)
Manchester Arena (June 12, July 1)
Glasgow SSE Hydro (June 16, 17, July 8)
Dublin 3Arena (June 20)
Leeds First Direct Arena (June 30, July 5)

To check the availability of Fleetwood Mac tickets and get all the latest listings, go to NME.COM/TICKETS now, or call 0844 858 6765.


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