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Fleetwood Mac tour shuts down after John McVie cancer diagnosis

Fleetwood Mac has shut down the remaining dates of their world tour due to founding member John McVie's cancer diagnosis and subsequent treatment.

Fleetwood Mac has shut down the remaining dates of their world tour due to founding member John McVie's cancer diagnosis and subsequent treatment.

The tour's promoter, Live Nation, issued a statement on Sunday (10/27) that noted the cancellation of all 14 shows, adding, "John McVie, one of the co founding and original members of Fleetwood Mac, is now scheduled to be in treatment for cancer during that period of time."

The band was to close out the tour with a pre-New Year's stint at Las Vegas' MGM Grand Garden arena. That December 30th show has been taken off sale.

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The tour had completed a 48-city U.S. run and an extensive European leg that included a rare visit by former band member Christine McVie in London, where she stepped to the mic for a performance of her signature hit with the band, "Don't Stop."

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In the Live Nation press release, the band issued their own statement, saying, "We are sorry to not be able to play these Australian and New Zealand dates. We hope our Australian and New Zealand fans as well as Fleetwood Mac fans everywhere will join us in wishing John and his family all the best."

 

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