The name of Fleetwood Mac’s current UK tour ‘On With The Show’ almost seems ironic now as the rock legends have had to cancel their Manchester Arena gig ‘due to illness’.
And the Twittersphere aren’t too pleased about it.
— Manchester Arena (@McrArena) June 12, 2015
A landslide of emotion has swept through social media from those who had planned to attend the sold-out concert this evening as it cannot even be rescheduled.
Mel, who received the news via text, said: “Fleetwood Mac have cancelled. Most devastating text ever!”
Christian Twigg-Felsner added: “Absolutely gutted. Once-in-a-lifetime opportunity gone. I could cry.”
And for Lydia Chilton today has been a double whammy of woes. She said: “Not only have Fleetwood Mac cancelled when I’m half way to Manchester but I also accidentally bought sparkling water. Everything is bleak.”
Fleetwood Mac have cancelled Most devastating text ever! pic.twitter.com/vQesr2xXAt
— Mel. (@melhill_) June 12, 2015
Absolutely gutted. Once-in-a-lifetime opportunity gone. I could cry #FleetwoodMac cancelled
— C.Twigg-Flesner (@twiggs75) June 12, 2015
Nt only have Fleetwood Mac cancelled when I’m half way to Manchester but I also accidentally bought sparkling water. Everythin is bleak
— Lydia Chilton (@lydiaxchilton) June 12, 2015
Gig organisers Live Nation issued an apology this morning and confirmed that refunds for tickets will be completed within the next 14 days.
They said: “We are very sorry to announce that tonight’s Fleetwood Mac ‘On With The Show’ tour date in Manchester, UK, has been cancelled due to illness.
The band intend to resume the tour with their scheduled performance at the Isle of Wight Festival on Sunday June 14.
“Should you need any further assistance, please contact your ticket seller directly.”
But for some die-hard hard fans the promise of a refund doesn’t appear to be enough. We’re sure if they could they’d tell Live Nation to ‘go their own way’.
Peachie said: “LIVID Fleetwood Mac have cancelled and not even rescheduled!? I can’t control my emotions right now!”
And John added: “Fleetwood Mac have cancelled their show tonight? How horrible is that!! A lot of people have waited a long time to see them.”
— peachie (@Peachie_Pie_) June 12, 2015
Fleetwood Mac have cancelled their show tonight? How horrible is that!! A lot of people have waited a long time to see them
— John (@J_Kirkspud) June 12, 2015
Others were easier to console, however, like Claire Hannah whose day was improved by her sister bringing her some mushy pea bakes.
After Fleetwood Mac being cancelled, the day’s looking up…. sis has just got me some mushy pea bakes….
— Claire Hannah (@Claire_journo) June 12, 2015
— A. Handy As (@Ar_Handy) June 12, 2015
Image courtesy of Matt Becker, via Wikipedia, with thanks.