Thursday, February 6, 2003
Fleetwood Mac are back in a big way this year. The band has both a new album – Say You Will, to be released April 15 – and a big, 40-city arena tour on the docket.
So, what makes this such big news? Well, it’s Fleetwood Mac’s first studio album in 15 years, for a start. And, it’s the band’s first tour since 1997 when they single-handedly sold out arenas around the States.
No dates or venues have been announced yet, although the tour will hit major U.S. markets including Washington, D.C., Pittsburgh, Cleveland, New York, Atlanta, Ft. Lauderdale, Detroit, and others. The tour is expected to launch May 7 in Columbus, Ohio, with tickets going on sale in March. According to Mick Fleetwood’s official Web site, a world tour is expected to follow.
Noticeably absent from the album and tour is Christine McVie. However, mainstays Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham, and founding members Mick Fleetwood and Jon McVie are all onboard.