by Justine Reyes
On December 4, Fleetwood Mac, the legendary British-American rock band, announced their 34-city 2013 tour around the US, ending a three-year hiatus. The tour will begin on April 4 in Columbus, Ohio, and end on June 12, 2013, in Detroit, Michigan. Ticketmaster, the tour’s sponsor, began selling tickets on Dec. 14.
This multi-grammy-winning and Rock-and-Roll-Hall-of-Fame inducted group will begin the tour on the same date that Rumours, one of their most successful albums in recorded history, was released 35 years ago in 1977. When “Rumours” was released, it remained at the top of pop charts for over 31 weeks and had four singles in the top ten.
The current Fleetwood Mac lineup includes drummer Mick Fleetwood and bass player John McVie – both original members since 1967 – as well as Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks, who joined the band in 1975.
Buckingham said, “I’m really looking forward to hitting the road with Stevie, Mick and John in 2013. 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!” Stevie Nicks has also claimed that the band will experiment with past unreleased tracks, as well as classic favorites.
Many expect this tour to be sold out quickly, just like Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nick’s solo shows. Both band members and fans alike are looking forward to Fleetwood Mac being on the road again.
(Sources: fleetwoodmac.com, Huffington Post)