Update: Fleetwood Mac Cancels New Orleans Jazz Fest Appearance Due to Stevie Nicks’ Flu. Widespread Panic to Play May 2.
Updated April 8, 2019 – 10:30 p.m.
Jazz Fest organizers have announced that Widespread Panic has stepped in as Fleetwood Mac’s replacement in the May 2 lineup.
Just four days after Fleetwood Mac announced that they would be replacing The Rolling Stones at New Orleans Jazz Fest this year, the band has been forced to postpone the remainder of its North American tour and cancel the Jazz Fest appearance due to Stevie Nicks’s illness.
The band had previously cancelled the Boston and Philadelphia shows as Nicks was battling a case of the flu. The remainder of the U.S. tour is now postponed on doctor’s orders to allow time for Nicks to make a full recovery before getting back on the road. The band is planning to reschedule the postponed shows for the fall of 2019.