Mick Fleetwood Joins Theatre Fundraiser

Mick Fleetwood made an unexpected appearance at an April 8 fundraiser in Auckland, New Zealand.  

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While his December 2015 show in the city with Fleetwood Mac was in front of 10,000 fans, this time it was before 700 at the Crystal Palace Theatre to raise funds for badly needed renovations for the 1923 building.

Events company Monster Valley took over the Mt. Eden venue to turn it into a hub for musicians, filmmakers, performers and artists.

The main attraction of the night was the team-up of New Zealand cult heroes Liam Finn, Lawrence Arabia and Los Angeles-based Connan Mockasin. They played together for the first time in seven years since meeting up in London and making an album together.

Fleetwood, who stayed on in Auckland after club shows by the Mick Fleetwood Band, walked on to play drums on one song, “Need Your Love So Bad,” and returned for a rendition of Finn’s “Second Chance.”