Fleetwood Mac has canceled concert engagements in New Zealand and Australia so that John McVie, the group’s bassist, can have cancer treatment, according to a Yahoo! News report on Sunday. The cancellation of concert dates from the current tour was announced on Fleetwood Mac’s Facebook page on Saturday as the news was confirmed by the group’s publicist on Rolling Stone magazine.
According to the Facebook statement, Fleetwood Mac who has just completed the European leg of their phenomenally successful worldwide tour has announced the cancellation of their upcoming 14 date tour of Australia and New Zealand – as John McVie, one of the co-founding and original members of the music group is now scheduled to be in treatment for cancer during that period of time. The statement went on to say that they are sorry to not be able to play the New Zealand and Australian dates – and they hope that fans everywhere will join the group in wishing John and his family the best.
When the group began its world tour about half a year ago, it released its first new recording in ten years – a four-song EP entitled “Extended Play.”