Chicago Sun Times

JeremyFor the first time since the early 1970's, Jeremy Spencer, member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for his founding role in Fleetwood Mac, will perform in the United States. Spencer, accompanied by his Norwegian band, will make appearances in St. Louis, a suburb of Chicago, and a festival near Madison, Wisconsin.

Spencer had been out of the spotlight for decades when, two years ago, the promoter of the Notodden Blues Festival in Norway, Jostein Forsberg, convinced Spencer to perform publicly again. He paired the Rock legend with some of the best musicians in Norway, most of whom had been playing together for twenty-five years. Their performance at the Festival was a huge success.

Completely taken by the sympathetic backing provided by the Norwegian musicians, Spencer used the group to record his first album in 27 years, Precious Little, on Blind Pig Records.

Of the upcoming tour, Spencer said, "Having not played 'live' in America since 1972 is already rather daunting, along with 'shipping coals to Newcastle' by playing Blues there with a group of Norwegian musicians! But it's exciting for us to be charting unfamiliar territory, and we want to give our best to the audiences."

The scheduled dates are:

July 10 St. Louis, Missouri Beale on Broadway
July 11 Berwyn, Illinois Fitzgerald's
July 12 Belleville, Wisconsin Belleville American Music Festival

The original Fleetwood Mac (Peter Green, Jeremy Spencer, Danny Kirwan, John McVie, Mick Fleetwood) live, with Spencer on guitar and vocals .