Fleetwood Mac cancels Jazz Fest performance as Stevie Nicks battles flu

Fleetwood Mac is postponing tour dates and canceling a headlining performance at New Orleans JazzFest.

Rolling Stone reported that the news comes after the band postponed concerts in Boston and Philadelphia. Now, the last four shows on the band's tour are also delayed.

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"As an update to previous Fleetwood Mac posts regarding a band member illness, Stevie Nicks has the flu. While she is feeling better already, management has consulted with her doctors and have decided to reschedule the remaining four shows of their North American tour to allow for her full recovery," a rep for the band said in a statement, according to Rolling Stone.

“Due to sports playoff schedules and existing touring commitments in Europe and Australia, we are looking to move rescheduled cities (Boston, Philadelphia, Toronto, Winnipeg, Edmonton and Calgary) to October/November 2019. Ticketholders will receive new dates and details shortly. Unfortunately the band will not be able to perform at Jazz Fest in New Orleans on May 2.”

Credit: Steven Ferdman

Credit: Steven Ferdman

Mick Fleetwood also issued a statement, apologizing to fans and letting them know the band is working to reschedule dates.

“We are having more fun than ever on this current tour, but as we all know, touring life comes with its challenges,” Fleetwood said. “The flu has sidelined Stevie for a couple of weeks but she is on the mend and we look forward to getting back out on the road. We so apologize to the fans, but we are working on rescheduling.”

The JazzFest cancellation is another set back for the festival. Fleetwood Mac joined the annual celebration April 4 after the Rolling Stones canceled due to lead singer Mick Jagger's heart surgery.

"I'm feeling much better now and on the mend -- and also a huge thank you to all the hospital staff for doing a superb job," Jagger wrote on Twitter after his surgery.

Those still looking to attend the festival are asked to stay tuned, according to a post on the JazzFest Twitter page.

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