Fleetwood Mac yesterday confirmed dates for the UK leg of their tour to wide spread excitement, despite the high price of tickets, and that excitement is only set to rise with the news that they will be performing new music at the shows.
As the BBC reports, the eponymous drummer of the band, Mick Fleetwood, spoke to BBC Radio 6 about the possibility or recording new music and his long term plans for a potential new studio album. "I hope there's a demand for it," Mick said. With such an interest in their latest news of reforming and returning to tour, how could he question it? He and Lindsey Buckingham, the ex-boyfriend of Stevie Nicks, wrote a few songs described as a 'calling card' for the female singer without whom Fleetwood Mac just wouldn't be the same.
"We wanted her to know we wanted to make some new music and we had some great songs," he said."But her mother died not too long after and it wasn't the time for her to do any singing, so we dropped it." Just when all was thought lost, she surprised the boys: "[R]ecently she's sung on three of them and recorded one original song of hers, so we're going to mix these songs down and there'll be something that we will play hopefully on stage."
Marking 35 years of their album Rumours, it was re-released last week as a 'deluxe' edition, and came in at number 3 in the UK chart. They'll be performing in Dublin, London, Birmingham, Manchester and Glasgow from September to October this year. Tickets go on sale this Friday (8th Feb.)