Unleashed (tour)

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Unleashed World Tour
Tour by Fleetwood Mac
Fleetwood Mac 2009.jpg
Fleetwood Mac live on 3 March 2009, in Saint Paul, Minnesota (left to right) John McVie, Stevie Nicks, Lindsey Buckingham, Mick Fleetwood
Start date March 1, 2009 (2009-03-01)
End date December 20, 2009 (2009-12-20)
Legs 3
No. of shows 81
Fleetwood Mac concert chronology

The Unleashed Tour was a concert tour by the rock band Fleetwood Mac. The tour ran from March 1, to December 20, 2009 in the United States, Canada, Germany, Ireland, the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand[1] and was the band's first tour in five years,[2] the group featured tracks within the setlist that spanned "all the Mac's many greatest hits" and pulled two rarely played live tracks 'Storms' and 'I Know I'm Not Wrong' that were taken from the Tusk album and resurrected the Peter Green track 'Oh Well' for the first time live since 1995. The tour ranked #13 in the Worldwide Concert Tours data that is maintained by Pollstar and grossed a total of $84.9 million with a total attendance of 832,597.[3]

Background[edit]

This was the first tour that the later Rumours-era band of Fleetwood Mac had undertaken without a new album to promote, Christine McVie did not participate in this tour as she had retired from the group in 1998.[4] In addition Stevie Nicks spoke about Sheryl Crow potentially joining the band to add an additional female to the group dynamic in the absence of Christine McVie.[5] The group were also planning to re-release their Rumours album from 1977 as a CD/DVD combo with unreleased songs, demos and previously unreleased footage of the band from that era, however this re-release never materialised and was held back to 2013 when the Rumours deluxe and super-deluxe editions were released.[6]

Tour dates[edit]

Date City Country Venue Tickets sold / available Revenue
North America
March 1, 2009 Pittsburgh United States Mellon Arena 11,854 / 13,075 $1,148,633
March 3, 2009 Saint Paul Xcel Energy Center 12,046 / 18,341 $1,241,491
March 5, 2009 Rosemont Allstate Arena 24,796 / 28,044 $2,382,027
March 6, 2009
March 8, 2009 Auburn Hills The Palace of Auburn Hills 11,338 / 12,515 $808,994
March 10, 2009 Washington, D.C. Verizon Center 14,468 / 14,468 $1,605,006
March 11, 2009 Boston TD Banknorth Garden 13,005 / 17,388 $1,292,161
March 13, 2009 Uniondale Nassau Coliseum 11,210 / 11,210 $1,027,022
March 14, 2009 Uncasville Mohegan Sun Arena 8,155 / 8,183 $904,625
March 16, 2009 Rochester Blue Cross Arena 8,183 / 10,891 $717,450
March 17, 2009 Albany Times Union Center
March 19, 2009 New York City Madison Square Garden 14,955 / 15,258 $1,708,005
March 21, 2009 East Rutherford Izod Center 13,306 / 15,003 $1,277,892
March 23, 2009 Ottawa Canada Scotiabank Place
March 25, 2009 Montreal Bell Centre 9,042 / 11,300 $841,407
March 26, 2009 Toronto Air Canada Centre
April 15, 2009 Philadelphia United States Wachovia Center 12,355 / 14,617 $1,156,685
April 17, 2009 Cleveland Quicken Loans Arena 9,351 / 13,507 $797,926
April 18, 2009 Columbus Nationwide Arena 11,820 / 16,167 $1,088,276
April 20, 2009 Orlando Amway Arena 7,668 / 10,688 $756,311
April 22, 2009 Tampa St. Pete Times Forum 7,542 / 23,722 $713,643
April 23, 2009 Fort Lauderdale BankAtlantic Center 9,509 / 11,839 $980,852
April 25, 2009 Charlotte Time Warner Cable Arena 11,937 / 13,866 $984,558
April 26, 2009 Greensboro Greensboro Coliseum
April 28, 2009 Atlanta Philips Arena 10,653 / 11,910 $959,973
April 30, 2009 Dallas American Airlines Center 13,708 / 14,148 $1,453,232
May 2, 2009 Houston Toyota Center 12,762 / 13,306 $1,343,855
May 3, 2009 Tulsa BOK Center 12,976 / 12,976 $1,286,633
May 5, 2009 St. Louis Scottrade Center 12,016 / 19,080 $736,300
May 7, 2009 Omaha Qwest Center 10,096 / 14,253 $843,569
May 8, 2009 Kansas City Sprint Center 13,066 / 14,187 $1,384,110
May 10, 2009 Denver Pepsi Center 12,228 / 12,656 $1,155,831
May 15, 2009 Vancouver Canada General Motors Place 13,934 / 13,934 $1,855,616
May 16, 2009 Tacoma United States Tacoma Dome 14,735 / 14,807 $1,390,755
May 20, 2009 Oakland Oracle Arena 10,979 / 18,000 $889,320
May 21, 2009 San Jose HP Pavilion 11,078 / 12,964 $1,094,667
May 23, 2009 Anaheim Honda Center 12,733 / 13,212 $1,275,744
May 24, 2009 Glendale Jobing.com Arena 12,006 / 13,175 $1,026,737
May 28, 2009 Los Angeles Staples Center 13,542 / 14,369 $1,475,463
May 30, 2009 Las Vegas MGM Grand Garden Arena 11,193 / 12,186 $1,192,385
May 31, 2009 San Diego Sports Arena 9,971 / 9,971 $839,074
June 3, 2009 Salt Lake City EnergySolutions Arena
June 5, 2009 Saskatoon Canada SaskTel Centre
June 6, 2009 Winnipeg MTS Centre
June 8, 2009 Milwaukee United States Bradley Center
June 10, 2009 Baltimore 1st Mariner Arena
June 11, 2009 New York City Madison Square Garden
June 13, 2009 Atlantic City Boardwalk Hall 9,458 / 11,670 $813,585
June 16, 2009 Manchester Verizon Wireless Arena
June 17, 2009 Uncasville Mohegan Sun Arena
June 19, 2009 Nashville Sommet Center 8,895 / 13,472 $688,725
June 20, 2009 New Orleans New Orleans Arena 11,470 / 12,724 $970,809
June 23, 2009 Calgary Canada Pengrowth Saddledome
June 24, 2009 Edmonton Rexall Place 11,607 / 12,962 $1,451,546
Europe
October 8, 2009 Copenhagen Denmark Parken 16,655 / 20,415 $1,894,705
October 10, 2009 Stockholm Sweden Ericsson Globe 10,515 / 11,352 $962,886
October 12, 2009 Oberhausen Germany Arena Strasse
October 14, 2009 Antwerp Belgium Sportpaleis 12,589 / 12,687 $1,104,080
October 15, 2009 Rotterdam Netherlands Ahoy 10,811 / 10,811 $923,385
October 17, 2009 Paris France Le Zénith
October 19, 2009 Berlin Germany O2 World
October 22, 2009 Glasgow Scotland SECC 8,778 / 8,778 $1,013,963
October 24, 2009 Dublin Ireland The O2 16,026 / 16,026 $2,682,390
October 25, 2009
October 27, 2009 Manchester England Manchester Evening News Arena 14,442 / 15,187 $1,649,086
October 30, 2009 London Wembley Arena 22,209 / 22,368 $2,557,957
October 31, 2009
November 2, 2009 Sheffield Sheffield Arena 10,277 / 11,000 $1,183,332
November 3, 2009 Birmingham National Indoor Arena 11,692 / 11,692 $1,342,634
November 6, 2009 London Wembley Arena
Oceania
December 1, 2009 Melbourne Australia Rod Laver Arena
December 2, 2009
December 5, 2009 Hunter Valley Hope Estate Winery
December 7, 2009 Sydney Acer Arena
December 8, 2009
December 11, 2009 Perth Members Equity
December 12, 2009
December 15, 2009 Brisbane Entertainment Center
December 16, 2009
December 19, 2009 New Plymouth New Zealand Bowl of Brooklands
December 20, 2009

Set List[edit]

  1. "Monday Morning"
  2. "The Chain"
  3. "Dreams"
  4. "I Know I'm Not Wrong"
  5. "Gypsy"
  6. "Go Insane"
  7. "Rhiannon"
  8. "Second Hand News"
  9. "Tusk"
  10. "Sara"
  11. "Big Love"
  12. "Landslide"
  13. "Never Going Back Again"
  14. "Storms"
  15. "Say You Love Me"
  16. "Gold Dust Woman"
  17. "Oh Well"
  18. "I'm So Afraid"
  19. "Stand Back"
  20. "Go Your Own Way"

First encore

  1. "World Turning"
  2. "Drum solo"
  3. "Don't Stop"

Second encore

  1. "Silver Springs"[7]

Personnel[edit]

Fleetwood Mac[edit]

Supporting musicians[edit]

  • Brett Tuggle – keyboards, rhythm guitar, backing vocals, maracas on "Oh Well"
  • Neale Heywood – rhythm guitar, backing vocals
  • Sharon Celani – background vocals
  • Jana Andeson – background vocals
  • Lori Nicks – background vocals

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1], 2009 Tour Dates Fleetwood Mac 'Unleashed' Retrieved 3 June 2014.
  2. ^ [2] Fleetwood Mac To Get Unleashed On 2009 Tour Retrieved 7 June 2014
  3. ^ [3] Fleetwood Mac Rank No.13 on Pollstar Year End Top 20 Worldwide Tours. Retrieved 4 June 2014
  4. ^ [4] Total Projection – Fleetwood Mac, December 2009, Issue 124 Retrieved 5 June 2014
  5. ^ [5] Billboard – Fleetwood Mac Tuning Up For Spring Tour Retrieved 5 June 2014.
  6. ^ [6] Rumours 35th Anniversary Special Edition Press Release. Retrieved 5 June 2014
  7. ^ [7], Billboard – Fleetwood Mac/ March 8, 2009/ Auburn Hills, Mich. (The Palace) Retrieved 5 June 2014.