Fleetwood Mac and Take That set to make 2015 bumper year for gigs

What do Fleetwood Mac, One Direction, and Take That have in common?

Fleetwood Mac and Take That set to make 2015 bumper year for gigs

They’re all set to play gigs in Ireland next year, promising a stellar summer for music lovers nationwide.

Music legends Fleetwood Mac are back to full strength, their On With The Show tour returning to Irish shores on June 20, playing the 3Arena.

Christine McVie returns to the band after 16 years, having retired in 1997 after developing a fear of flying. The phobia has since been treated with psychotherapy.

In 2013, Christine made an appearance at a Fleetwood Mac gig in London, performing their classic ‘Don’t Stop’ and receiving a standing ovation from the crowd.

She said: “It was so comfortable being back onstage with them as if no time had passed, and then we all started talking and it feels like the time is right. I’m really happy.”

In a joint statement, the band said: “As far as we’re concerned, she’s never really left. We are overjoyed to have Christine back on stage with us.”

Fleetwood Mac is set to play 70 shows throughout the US before their European dates commence on May 27 at The O2 in London.

They will then play concerts in Amsterdam, Cologne, Antwerp, Birmingham, Manchester, Glasgow, and Dublin before finishing in Leeds on June 30.

Meanwhile, boyband One Direction have also let slip some info about a 2015 gig that is yet to be announced.

The band made a triumphant return to The X Factor stage on Sunday night to perform new single, ‘Steal My Girl’.

Afterwards, Niall Horan said the group are hoping to announce British and Irish tour dates shortly.

Fellow boyband Take That have also revealed a Dublin date, as the band prepare to hit the road as a trio for the first time.

The tour comes four years after the group’s last record-breaking stadium tour, Progress, and marks their first without Jason Orange, who quit the band in September. Former member Robbie Williams also ruled out a reunion on the forthcoming tour.

In a statement, Take That said: “We’ve always been very proud of our live shows and are very excited to be touring again next year. Playing live is something we love the most about what we do and we’re looking forward to putting on the most amazing show we can.”

Take That tickets go on sale this Thursday and are available from ticketmaster.co.uk. Fleetwood Mac tickets go on sale on Friday from Ticketmaster.ie.

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