"2013 is going to be the year of Fleetwood Mac" - New Material in the Pipeline and Tour on the Way
This week Fleetwood Mac unveiled their plans for a 2013 North American tour, which has been hailed by some as the best band reunion... ever. It's only three years since they were touring together, so if we can consider it a 'reunion' it hasn't had the time for it to transcend, in its ancticipation, into 'best ever' territory, but it surely is exciting!
Both Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham have spoken to Rolling Stone about the coming year. "We actually have two new Fleetwood Mac songs that I cut with Lindsey two weeks ago we might play," says Nicks. "I had a really good time working with him for four days at his house. I got to hang out with his family and his kids, his grown up kids, and really connect with him again. We're pretty proud of what we have done, and we're looking at it through the eyes of wisdom now, instead of through the eyes of jealousy and resentment and anger."
There are iconic Fleetwood songs that the band really have to play, but the fun comes in deciding what to play the rest of the time. Lindsey Buckingham says: "When you've gone through all your must-do's, that's 75% of your potential setlist. I think with the other 25%, there are areas of our catalog that are more under-explored. Maybe we'll play more songs from Tusk. I'd also like to see an extended middle portion of the show that's just me and Stevie. This is just me talking from the top of my head. For now, I have no particular vision of what this tour is going to be."
Currently the American tour has 34 cities listed, beginning on April 4th next year in Columbus, Ohio, and ending on the June 12th in Detroit, Michigan. "If everything goes will we'll be in Europe doing festivals this summer," says Nicks. "Then we'll actually tour Europe, which is different than just doing festivals. Then we might do fifteen or so shows in Australia." Tickets for the American tour go on sale on December 14th.