Archive for April 9th, 2019

I have never been a huge Fleetwood Mac fan, but at this point I can’t deny that they have helped produce at least part of the soundtrack of my life. Their songs are as classic as they are indelible and have been around as long as I have been listening to music. So when it just happened that Fleetwood Mac (in their current iteration) were playing Toronto while I was here, I thought “what the heck” and I got tickets.

About Fleetwood Mac:

“Fleetwood Mac was founded by Peter Green in 1967 and was named after Mick Fleetwood and John McVie. After Peter Green left in 1969, Fleetwood and McVie remained as original members, and the band has since featured a cast of brilliant talents. Most notably, Christine McVie joined the band in 1970, with Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham joining in 1974. The enduring spirit of Fleetwood Mac stands for an incredible body of great music that has connected with generations of people all over the world for more than 50 years. Fleetwood Mac has sold more than 100 million records worldwide and the GRAMMY-award winning band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998.”

The most important elements of the band to me have always been Christine McVie and Stevie Nicks and they are part of the current lineup so all was good. And on this tour the great Neil Finn (of Split Enz and Crowded House) of whom I am big fan has joined.

But alas, just as I was getting ready to head to the show last night – I was alerted that the concert was cancelled. It seems as Ms. Nicks has the flu. Which means the show will be rescheduled – likely in the fall. Bummer, I was looking forward to a fun night of classic rock and memories while on my visit to Toronto.

Fleetwood Mac continues their North American tour through April 15 (maybe) – and take on Europe and Australia this summer.

 

In the mix of things I love are interesting bicycle photos, Charles Dickens and English. I hit the trifecta on my first night in Toronto when I came upon the sight below: The Artful Dodger Pub.

The Artful Dodger Pub is located at 10 Isabella Street in Toronto just of the Bloor-Yorkville district.

Try the Scotch Egg and the Dickens Club Sandwich.