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Jazz Fest Lineup Shuffles Again as Fleetwood Mac Backs Out

Flu sidelines Stevie Nicks, Widespread Panic announced as replacement

Kermit Ruffins performing at the 2018 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival (photo by Joel A. Siegel)
Kermit Ruffins performing at the 2018 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival (photo by Joel A. Siegel)

Just days after Fleetwood Mac replaced the Rolling Stones at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, illness has sidelined singer Stevie Nicks, forcing the band to cancel the gig.

Last week, the Stones canceled their appearance due to Mick Jagger’s heart valve replacement surgery. Fleetwood Mac agreed to fill the May 2 performance slot at the festival, which takes place Apr. 26-May 5. However, Nicks fell ill.

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