December 4th, 2012
01:48 PM ET
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.
“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.
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