Fleetwood Mac’s Stevie Nicks Confesses Disappointing News With Her Fans
Fans of Fleetwood Mac are in for some bad news. Stevie Nicks announced to her 345,000 Twitter followers that she would not be playing any further gigs this year despite previously planned lineups. “These are trying times, with difficult decisions to be made,” Nicks said in an online statement.
The American singer added, “I want everyone to be safe and healthy and the rising Covid cases should be of concern to all of us. While I’m vaccinated, at my age, I am still being extremely cautious and for that reason have decided to skip the 5 performances I had planned for 2021.”
Furthermore, Stevie went on to say that she struggled with the decision because she enjoys performing. As the world continues to deal with the coronavirus pandemic, she stays devoted to promoting safe activities. She continued, “Because singing and performing have been my whole life, my primary goal is to keep healthy so I can continue singing for the further decade or longer. I’m devastated and I know the followers are disappointed, but we will look towards a brighter 2022.“
Nicks had only five additional gigs scheduled for this year: the Jazz Aspen Festival in Colorado and BottleRock Napa Valley next month (Sept. 3-5), both weekends of the Austin City Limits Music Festival (Oct. 1-3 and Oct. 8-10), and the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival (a.k.a. Jazzfest, Oct. 8-17). For Fleetwood Mac’s slot, the majority of the other shows will find replacement acts. Chris Stapleton, the country artist, has already been named as her headliner by BottleRock. On Monday, the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival was canceled.
The American producer recently published a song about the past presidential election in the United States. The song “Show Them the Way” was written for the presidential election and features Dave Grohl on drums. She told Variety at the time, “I hope that this song and its words will be seen as a prayer — a prayer for our country, and a prayer for the world. It’s a pretty heavy song.”
Moreover, Nicks said, “I hope people understand that it’s nonpartisan — that it’s not for Republicans, it’s not for Democrats. It’s meant to be a moment of peace for everybody, and… you know the stupid thing where people say ‘Can’t everyone just get along?’ It’s like, can we just figure a way out of this dreadful thing that we have walked into? That’s why I produced this now.”
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