Mick Fleetwood Blues Band Announces Fall Tour Dates
Fleetwood Mac is (mostly) staying off the stage in 2016, but Mick Fleetwood isn’t twiddling his thumbs during the band’s time off.
This fall, Fleetwood will return to the road with his Mick Fleetwood Blues Band, which also includes bassist Lenny Castellanos, keyboardist Mark Johnstone and guitarist/vocalist Rick Vito — the latter of whom served the same function in Fleetwood Mac from 1987-91. As noted in the press release announcing the new dates, this is the same lineup Fleetwood utilized for his 2008 live LP, Blue Again!
“Over my career I’ve been called a pop star and a rock star, yet in my inner heart, I will always be part bluesman. On my journey from blues to a life of rock ‘n’ roll, I’ve always remembered where I started,” explained Fleetwood. Praising his band’s current lineup, he added, “A lot of guys can play the licks, but Rick has the tone and that’s so important in real blues. … Any bassist who plays with me has big shoes to fill.”
Prior to embarking on his fall tour with the Blues Band, Fleetwood will be on hand for Fleetwood Mac’s sole 2016 date: a set from center field at Dodgers Stadium in Los Angeles. Scheduled for July 28, the show is the main event at the team’s second annual Blue Diamond Gala.
Fleetwood promises a set list divided between originals, covers and cuts from Fleetwood Mac’s early years. Check out the complete list of currently scheduled dates below and visit Fleetwood’s website for detailed ticketing information.
Mick Fleetwood Blues Band 2016 Tour Dates
9/16 — Aspen, Colo. — Belly Up Aspen
9/17 — Denver, Colo. — Ogden Theatre
9/18 — Telluride, Colo. — Telluride Blues & Brews Festival
9/20 — Los Angeles, Calif. — John Anson Ford Amphitheatre
9/21 — Solana Beach, Calif. — Belly Up Tavern
9/23 — Grass Valley, Calif. — Veterans Memorial Auditorium
9/24 — Monterey, Calif. — Golden State Theatre
9/25 — Napa, Calif. — Uptown Theatre
9/26 — San Francisco, Calif. — The Regency Ballroom
9/28 — Spokane, Wash. — Fox Theater
9/29 — Aberdeen, Wash. — D & R Theater
9/30 — Coquitlam, B.C. — Hard Rock Casino Vancouver
10/2 — Victoria, B.C. — University of Victoria/Farquhar Auditorium
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