December 4, 2012 9:01

Fleetwood Mac announce the first leg of 2013 reunion world tour

Band confirm US dates – and say there’s European shows in the pipeline, too

Fleetwood Mac announce the first leg of 2013 reunion world tour

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Fleetwood Mac have announced the first leg of their planned 2013 reunion world tour.

The much-revered band have confirmed a large run of US shows to take place from April to June next year, and also told Rolling Stone that they plan on playing a spate of European festivals and shows too.

Speaking about the dates, singer Stevie Nicks said:

It's the perfect time to go back out. 2013 is going to be the year of Fleetwood Mac.

Nicks also teased that fans would be treated to new songs at the shows, revealing: "We actually have two new Fleetwood Mac songs that I cut with Lindsey two weeks ago we might play. 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.

Discussing the prospect of playing European shows, meanwhile, she said: "If everything goes will we'll be in Europe doing festivals this summer. Then we'll actually tour Europe, which is different than just doing festivals. Then we might do 15 or so shows in Australia."

Her comments could spark renewed speculation that the band are set to headline Glastonbury when the festival returns in 2013. When previously asked about the rumours, festival boss Emily Eavis said: "I think Fleetwood Mac would be amazing to get, I’ll be totally honest we haven’t had any conversations with them yet but, you know, it is still early days. We’re just talking to some headliners now. For us it’s about getting the balance of heritage bands, legends and new bands – just keeping that balance."

Guitarist Lindsey Buckingham also provided some insight as to what fans could expect from the gigs. "We always have to play 'Dreams,' 'Rhiannon,' 'Don't Stop,' 'Tusk,' 'Big Love,' 'Landslide' and all our most famous songs," he said. "When you've gone through all your must-do's, that's 75% of your potential setlist. I think with the other 25 per cent, 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."

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Fleetwood Mac will play:

Columbus Nationwide Arena (April 4)
Philadelphia Wells Fargo Center (6)
New York Madison Square Garden (8)
Washington Verizon Center (9)
Louisville KFC Yum! Center (11)
Chicago United Center (13)
Toronto The Air Canada Center (16)
Boston TD Garden (18)
Uncasville Mohegan Sun Arena (20)
Ottawa Scotiabank Place (23)
Newark Prudential Center (24)
Pittsburgh CONSOL Energy center (26)
St. Paul Xcel Center (28)
Kansas City Sprint Center (30)
Tulsa BOK Center (May 1)
Little Rock Verizon Arena (3)
Winnipeg MTS Centre (12)
Saskatoon Credit Union Centre (14)
Edmonton Rexall Place (15)
Calgary Scotiabank Saddledome (17)
Vancouver Rogers Arena (19)
Tacoma Dome (20)
San Jose HP Pavilion (22)
Los Angeles Hollywood Bowl (25)
Las Vegas MGM Grand Arena (26)
Anaheim Honda Center (28)
Phoenix US Airways Center (30)
Denver Pepsi Center (June 1)
Dallas American Airlines Center (4)
Houston Toyota Center (5)
Tampa Bay Times Forum (7)
Fort Lauderdale BB&T Center (8)
Atlanta Philips Arena (10)
Detroit Joe Louis Arena (12)

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