Australian promoter Andrew McManus claims to be $50,000 out of pocket after Fleetwood Mac cancelled his Australian and New Zealand dates and went Live Nation instead.
McManus had placed a $50,000 deposit to secure the Forsyth Barr Stadium in Dunedin before Fleetwood Mac switched promoters, according to the Otago Daily Times.
When Live Nation picked up the tour they scheduled the Fleetwood Mac show for Auckland on December 6 leaving Dunedin off the schedule. It is unknown if McManus had a signed contract for the Fleetwood Mac tour at the time he booked the Dunedin venue. Now Forsyth Barr Stadium management are refusing to give him a refund leaving the Melbourne based promoter $50,000 down the drain.
Fleetwood Mac’s Australian tour will begin in Sydney on November 10. They will also perform in Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth. The tour will end in Auckland, New Zealand one month later on December 6.
Sydney Entertainment Centre – Sunday November 10
Hunter Valley, Hope Estate Winery – Saturday November 16
Adelaide, Entertainment Centre – Tuesday November 19
Perth, Perth Arena – Friday November 22
Melbourne, Rod Laver Arena – Tuesday November 26
Geelong, The Hill Winery – Saturday November 30
Brisbane, Entertainment Centre – Monday December 2
Auckland, New Zealand – Friday, December 6
Tickets on sale 9am Thursday June 13.
The setlist for the Fleetwood Mac 2013 tour is:
Second Hand News (from Rumours, 1977)
The Chain (from Rumours, 1977)
Dreams (from Rumours, 1977)
Sad Angel (New song)
Rhiannon (from Fleetwood Mac, 1975)
Not That Funny (from Tusk, 1979)
Tusk (from Tusk, 1979)
Sisters of the Moon (from Tusk, 1979)
Sara (from Tusk, 1979)
Big Love (from Tango in the Night, 1987)
Landslide (from Fleetwood Mac, 1975)
Never Going Back Again (from Rumours, 1977)
Without You (from Then Play On, 1969)
Gypsy (from Mirage, 1982)
Eyes of the World (from Mirage, 1982)
Gold Dust Woman (from Rumours, 1977)
I’m So Afraid (from Fleetwood Mac, 1975)
Stand Back (from Stevie Nicks’ album The Wild Heart, 1983)
Go Your Own Way (from Rumours, 1977)
World Turning (from Fleetwood Mac, 1975)
Don’t Stop (from Rumours, 1977)
Silver Springs (b-side of single Go Your Own Way, 1977)
Say Goodbye (from Say You Will, 2003)