Fleetwood Mac’s North American tour is on track to earn more than $100 million by the time it wraps up in April.
Venues across the country are reporting $1.5 – $2 million per show in sales, Billboard reports.
The band’s earnings are believed to be powered by an enthusiastic new generation of fans, who aren’t at all turned off by the fact that this is the band’s first tour without guitarist Lindsey Buckingham since the late-’80s.
Buckingham’s firing last spring set off months of speculation and debate amongst longtime fans of the group. It also led to Buckingham filing a wrongful termination lawsuit, which he settled with the band last fall.
Fleetwood Mac replaced the longtime guitarist, singer and songwriter with Heartbreakers’ guitarist Mike Campbell and Crowded House front man Neil Finn.
Despite the lineup shuffle, Fleetwood Mac’s tour has so far gone off without a hitch, and it seems like everyone involved is reaping the rewards.
After the North American leg of the tour wraps up this spring, the revamped version of Fleetwood Mac will head to the U.K. and then Australia this summer.
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Article: Andrew Magnotta