Mick Fleetwood confirms band will play UK shows and also hints at new album plans
Fleetwood Mac are to play live shows in the UK in the autumn, Mick Fleetwood has confirmed.
The band are due to embark on a world tour from April of this year, with US dates already in place. However, there are yet to be concrete plans for any shows in the UK announced. Speaking to BBC 6Music, Fleetwood confirmed that the group are heading across the Atlantic, most likely in September or October. “We’re doing a big world tour that starts in April. We’re coming here [the UK] in September, October and maybe a bit longer. We’re doing a lot of work here so we are coming,” he said.
The drummer also revealed that there is a new Fleetwood Mac album in the pipeline and that new songs will be released online in the coming months. “We decided, myself and Lindsey [Buckingham], went into the studio and created a calling card for Stevie (Nicks) letting her know we wanted to make new music. We had the greatest time and we made some really good music. Then her mother died and it wasn’t time for her to be singing. Just recently though she has sung on three of them and we’ve recorded one original song of hers. So, we’re going to go crazy and there will be something out that we will play onstage and that might become part of a long term plan over the next year. Our wish is going to come true and we will finish an album. I hope there is a demand for it, after we throw two or three songs out on the internet, and we might make an album.”
It was long rumoured that Fleetwood Mac would perform at this year’s Glastonbury Festival. However, the booking of a number of US dates on the same weekend in June appears to rule that possibility out.
Meanwhile, a reissued version of the band’s classic album ‘Rumours’ was released this week to coincide with its 35th anniversary.