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Boz Scaggs, Michael McDonald and the Mick Fleetwood Blues Band - NZ Tour

Sunday 15 November 2009, 5:06PM
By Publicity+
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Five-time Grammy Award winner Michael McDonald joins singer/songwriter Boz
Scaggs to perform their greatest hits, along with songs from their latest
albums for three NZ shows in Auckland, Napier and Christchurch this March.

Hot on the heels of two sold-out NZ Fleetwood Mac shows, Mick Fleetwood and
his band will accompany these legends to perform Mick Fleetwood Blues Band
original material along with Fleetwood Mac songs.

As a member of The Doobie Brothers and Steely Dan, Michael McDonald recorded
some of his most well-known songs, such as Takin' It to the Streets, Little
Darling, It Keeps You Runnin, Minute by Minute and What a Fool Believes
(which became a number one single in the U.S and earned him a 1978 Grammy
Award for Song of the Year).

His latest album, Soul Speak, is the natural follow-up to McDonald's two
smash hit explorations of the Motown Records Songbook - the platinum-selling
Motown from 2003, nominated for two Grammy Awards, and the following year's
gold-selling Motown Two. McDonald's latest album doesn't focus on a
particular style; this time, he simply wanted to sing what he loves and
bring together tracks like Into the Mystic by Van Morrison with Leonard
Cohen's Hallelujah.

Boz Scaggs gained fame in the 1970s with several Top 20 Hits in the U.S
along with the #2 album Silk Degrees, which contained the world-wide hit
singles, Lido Shuffle, What Can I Say and Lowdown. His latest album Speak
Low is the sublime and sexy follow-up to Boz Scaggs' critically acclaimed
2003 standards collection, But Beautiful. Recorded in four days, with the
musicians playing together in the same room, Speak Low is filled with a rare
kind of energy that erupts when everyone involved becomes alive to the
possibilities of what can happen.

Celebrating the 40th anniversary of the release of the first record
Fleetwood Mac drummer and founding member Mick Fleetwood brings together a
show of unparalleled energy and a true vibe of the '60s. Featuring former
Fleetwood Mac guitarist and veteran bluesman Rick Vito, bassist Lenny
Castellanos, Mark Johnstone on keyboards and with the iconic Mick Fleetwood
providing his unmistakable powerhouse percussion style, the Mick Fleetwood
Blues Band plays the exact type of music Fleetwood Mac played between the
years of 1967 and 1970 - the finest in Blues and Classic Rock & Roll!
On the project Mick said, "I've been very excited about the prospect of
doing something like this for a 40th Anniversary Tour and I'm so pleased at
how it has come together. I can't wait to see the reactions from the fans -
the music is there, the energy is there, all of the pieces fit."

With three exceptional artists sharing the stage, audiences will be thrilled
to hear all of their favourite songs reborn into something intoxicatingly
original. Don't miss it!

Wednesday 3 March @ Westpac Arena, Christchurch
www.ticketek 0800-TICKETEK
Friday 5 March @ Vector Arena, Auckland
www.ticketmaster.co.nz 0800-111-999
Saturday 6 March @ Pettigrew Green Arena, Napier
www.ticketdirect.co.nz 0800-4TICKET

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