Fleetwood Mac was set to replace the Rolling Stones as the headliners at the New Orleans Jazz Fest due to Mick Jagger’s recent heart surgery, but now have cancelled in order to give Stevie Nicks time to recover from the flu.
This blow comes along with the cancellation and rescheduling of the remaining 4 North American dates of their tour.
A representative for the band said in a statement, “As an update to previous Fleetwood Mac posts regarding a band member illness, Stevie Nicks has the flu. While she is feeling better already, management has consulted with her doctors and have decided to reschedule the remaining four shows of their North American tour to allow for her full recovery.”
Mick Fleetwood also added in a statement, “The flu has sidelined Stevie for a couple of weeks but she is on the mend and we look forward to getting back out on the road. We so apologize to the fans, but we are working on rescheduling.”