THE MICK FLEETWOOD BLUES BAND feat. RICK VITO ANNOUNCE THE MILTONES
AS SUPPORT IN AUCKLAND AND WELLINGTON
The countdown is on for the Grammy nominated MICK FLEETWOOD BLUES BAND, featuring RICK VITO, performing two New Zealand shows in Auckland at the ASB Theatre on 31st March and Wellington’s Opera House on 1st April, following their Bluesfest debut in 2016.
New Zealand country-blues meets early 70’s rock five piece band, The Miltones, will be opening both shows with their soulful fusion of sweet melodies, unrestrained vocals, duelling guitar and keys and beautiful stories. The Miltones independently recorded and funded single ‘Black Dahlia’ has been met with a positive reception, and with songs that reveal subtle influences from a bygone era, The Miltones will be a great addition to an evening encapsulating the best of Blues and Rock.
Celebrating The Blues Years Of Fleetwood Mac
The Mick Fleetwood Blues Band featuring Rick Vito really is a celebration of Mick’s Blues heritage. The iconic co-founder and drummer of Fleetwood Mac, provides the backbone with his unmistakable power-house percussion and persona. At the front of the group is Rick Vito, veteran Bluesman and former Fleetwood Mac vocalist and lead guitarist. Rick adds his personal touch while staying true to the styling of early Fleetwood Mac front man Peter Green, and along with Lenny Castellanos on bass and Mark Johnstone on keyboard, will be delivering a world class blend of Blues and Rock.
As well as their own material, the band pays tribute to the original Fleetwood Mac, the all-male Blues band that started it all in 1967. A typical set can include original Fleetwood Mac songs plus great Blues standards such as:
‘Oh Well’ (Fleetwood Mac), ‘Rattlesnake Shake’ (Peter Green – Fleetwood Mac), ‘Eyesight to the Blind’ (Sonny Boy Williamson), ‘Love That Burns’ (Fleetwood Mac), ‘Songbird’ (Fleetwood Mac), ‘Black Magic Woman’ (Peter Green – which was later covered by Santana),‘When the Levee Breaks’ (Memphis Minnie & Kansas Joe McCoy), ‘World Turning’ (Fleetwood Mac), ‘Stop Messin’ Around’(Fleetwood Mac ), ‘Shake Your Moneymaker’ (Elmore James ), with encores including classic Fleetwood Mac tracks like ‘Go Your Own Way’ (Fleetwood Mac ) ‘Tusk’ (Fleetwood Mac) and ‘Don’t Stop’ (Fleetwood Mac).
We can’t wait to take that trip down memory lane when THE MICK FLEETWOOD BLUES BAND hits the stage – any true blues aficionado will not want to miss this show!
THE MICK FLEETWOOD BLUES BAND featuring RICK VITO
With special guests The Miltones
ASB THEATRE AUCKLAND THURSDAY 31 MARCH
Tickets from www.ticketmaster.co.nz
OPERA HOUSE WELLINGTON FRIDAY 1 APRIL
Tickets from www.ticketek.co.nz
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