After a three-year break, Lindsey Buckingham, Mick Fleetwood, John McVie and Stevie Nicks are headed back on the road.
The members of Fleetwood Mac announced Tuesday that they're going to embark on a 34-city U.S. tour in 2013, starting in Columbus, Ohio, on April 4 and ending in Detroit, Michigan, on June 14.
The tour will swing through Chicago (April 13), Philadelphia (April 6), New York (April 8), Washington D.C. (April 9), Los Angeles (May 25) and Atlanta (June 10) along the way.
The excursion coincides with the 35th anniversary of the release of their classic 1977 disc, "Rumours," and as a result, the legendary band will reissue the best-selling album in early 2013 with unreleased studio and live tracks.
Fleetwood Mac's 'Rumours' at 35: Still the 'perfect album'
“Having started Fleetwood Mac with John McVie in 1967, it has always been so gratifying that despite the various incarnations, the band has survived," Mick Fleetwood said in a statement. "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."
McVie, Buckingham and Nicks echoed Fleetwood's enthusiasm to get back on tour, with Nicks commenting that 2013 is shaping up to be the year of Fleetwood Mac.
Nicks told Entertainment Weekly that she's pretty strict about the three-year rule, insisting that the band fades from the spotlight before stepping back into it again.
"It’s always really good to give people that rest from you," she said. "To let them get away from you and you from them. So when that tour starts up, everybody’s super excited. And you’re not gonna be near as super excited if you just saw us at the beginning of last year. I think that it’s really worth it to do that. I will always feel that way, so I have to take a little bit of flak for it."
The rock group, of course, is just as famous for its music as it is for its tensions, but Nicks tells EW that fans probably wouldn't have it any other way.
"In Fleetwood Mac there’s always gonna be drama," Nicks said, laughing. "You’re never gonna get away from that. And I think if we ever got away from that everybody would be very bored. The audiences would certainly be bored. So it's never gonna happen."
For the full list of tour dates, visit FleetwoodMac.com. Ticket sales begin December 14.
How can this be a reunion when Christine McVie is not included? Her voice will not be among the classic three part harmonies and some of the band's best songs will be absent from the the set list.
Fleetwood Mac is the greatest band ever has timeless best songs of all time and they do sincere concerts. They will sell out cuz of loyal fans. We love them and they love us back! I can't wait to see the queen Stevie rock out again!
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Im hoping to see Fleetwood mac in atl or Louisville next year. Stevie nix is amazing, theres nobody else like here. A true rock star. Great post keep up the hard work. Check these out IStillGotMyGuitar.
he just shut steve up--i gotta finish typing...
Some of you seriously need to do their research before babbling on here. Christine did not "write most of their songs" – she wrote her songs. Stevie wrote her own songs, and Lindsay put many to music, as well as writing many songs himself. There is no one in today's music scene that has the talent that these people have – people like Justin Beiber and Katie Perry remind me of the Brady kids when they had their musical career. If you know it alls want to see real talent, then go see Fleetwood Mac. Otherwise, shadddup!!!
All of her best tunes were written by Warren Zevon. Same goes for Linda Ronstadt.
What a babe, I would love to have her in my Las Vegas review, right after I get done singing "Volare – woe woe"
Stevie come hither!
on their last hurray tour. what a shame.
one more time...i hear christine is almost 70 years old and will not be making this tour...can't believe it..she wrote most of their songs...i wish i could have seen her play one more time.
Most musicians retire before the age of 70 especially female ones... although there's been a number of musicians continuing well over 70 (BB King, Bill Wyman, etc) they continue to perform as long as their health holds up. Some are having too much fun to give up just yet, ie: Rolling Stones Paul McCartney, etc As for Christine, she quit because she hated touring and got homesick and is now living comfortably in England with her family and has no desire to tour again. Although she may come out for a few appearances as a special guest but nothing more than that.
about the tour? sure we do...that's how i can get my hands on 2 tickets.
it should be a blast...
that's why she does it.
When I was a little kid I would sing into a hair brush and pretend that I was her. In her day she was hot stuff. I'd rather see her just enjoy her life than try and be now who she was then. It's not going to happen. The thrill is gone.
Totally. She and Demi Moore should hook up, call it the "Desperately Trying to Re-Capture My Youth" tour.
Louisa, you are out of your mind! Stevie will have talent if she lives to be 100, unlike a has-been actress who likes younger men. There is only ONE Stevie Nicks, and she is timeless. It is a shame you do not have the taste and style to understand that.
listern to Justin bieber than this garbage
If you'd even consider listening to Justa Beaver then you obviously have no taste in music.
Now u know we listen to the bieb while in the barn, stop acting like we are something we aint.
Man, Steve Tyler is getting uglier and uglier with age!
nah its the other way around he's getting prettier and prettier and the dude starting to look like a lady lol
i will try to get tickets...they are a decent band
It is hard to find controversial drama to compete with the headlines these days. Maybe some Buckingham – Nicks tunes from back in the day would help.
Too bad they don't have Christine with them... it's not Fleetwook Mac without Chistine McVie.
Armand- Yeah, I agree with you on that one. They were really great band, back in the day, but it just wouldn't be the same without her.
60's...i may go see them ... there are few songs i like...
They gotta be in their eighties.
And your I.Q. has got to be FAR FAR below the eighties.
i agree the group is a waste especially lindsey buckingham...total waste
Can tell you are not a Fleetwood Mac fan. You have missed a lot. Including your brain.
New Fleetwood Mac tour, who gives a crap !
O.K. Steve (what, are you Debbie Gibson's older brother?), I realize that it is hard for some people to like really good bands, from back in the day when you actually had to have talent to make it onto the airwaves. Are you disappointed that Milli Vanilli is gone? Do you miss Cameo, or maybe you were into Tiffany when you were in High School? Or, perhaps you think LMFAO is 'the Bomb' *shaking head*. Fleetwood Macs Greatest Hits album is probably one of the best out there. Great artists, all of the members both past and present.
Well here is an idea, brain surgeon: if you don't care, then don't read the article, or take the time to post on it. Or is that too logical and easy for your mind to follow?
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