Fleetwood Mac Announces Tour

Fleetwood Mac will hit the road again as its four members, Stevie Nicks, Lindsey Buckingham, Mick Fleetwood and John McVie, have just announced that they’ll embark on a U.S. tour in 2013. One of rock’s most enduring and successful bands, Fleetwood Mac will play 34 cities beginning in Columbus, Ohio April 4th. “Having started Fleetwood Mac with John McVie in 1967, it has always been so gratifying that despite the various incarnations, the band has survived. Throughout the years, though, the one thing that has remained constant is our fans. I am looking forward to getting back behind the kit, reconnecting with the fans and sharing the stage with my fellow band members,” said Fleetwood. The band’s tour was confirmed by Nicks in July after she shot down comments from the drummer though; when he said he believed the band wouldn’t “ever tour again” after their plans for a 2011 trek were scrapped. Fleetwood made the remarks to Playboy magazine after Nicks and Buckingham both extended their solo tours.

“The tour will be next year… That’s the plan. Because that’s what we do. I do my thing. And Lindsey is out doing his thing now… everybody’s on board,” she explained. The tour also marks the 35th anniversary of the band’s most famous  Rumours (and classic) album, which has sold over 40 million copies to date. Rhino records will also reissue the album in a deluxe edition early next year. The group also revealed a few new songs will debut next year also, but it’s still unknown whether or not they’ll be releasing an additional album or just debuting them on the road. As for the new tour, the band is very excited to be getting back together.

“After spending four days at Lindsey’s house working on music and one really fun day doing a crazy photo session, I am quite excited about next year. Everything seems to be falling into place. 2013 looks like the year of Fleetwood Mac,” Nicks said. “I’m really looking forward to hitting the road with Stevie, Mick and John in 2013,” said Buckingham. “It’s been over three years since we’ve toured together and happily the break allowed me to explore a lot of uncharted territory as well as experience tremendous growth creatively. I’m excited to bring that back to the band. When everyone in FM wants the same thing at the same time, it’s cause for celebration. Long Live Fleetwood Mac!”

“I’m really looking forward to going back on the road,” added McVie. Tickets for the shows begin going on sale December 14th at Ticketmaster.com and Live Nation.

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~ by upbeatmag on December 5, 2012.

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