Fleetwood Mac to tour Canada, U.S. in 2013 New music planned by classic '70s rock band
British-American band Fleetwood Mac will play dates across Canada and the U.S. in 2013, the group's first tour in four years, its members announced on Monday.
A 34-city tour beginning in April will stop in Toronto, Ottawa, Winnipeg, Saskatoon, Edmonton, Calgary and Vancouver.
In the past year, she has devoted time to promoting her solo album, In Your Dreams, but Nicks said she and Buckingham recently began work on two new songs that will be released before the tour begins on April 4, in Columbus, Ohio.
Still, the tour is likely to concentrate on the band’s classic catalog of hits, such as Say You Love Me, Rhiannon, Over My Head and The Chain.
"It wouldn't matter if they didn't hear anything new," Buckingham said.
"In a way there's a freedom to that — it becomes not what you got, but what you do with what you got. Part of the challenge of this tour is figuring out a presentation that has some twists and turns to it without having a full album," he said.
Buckingham says he is keen to do a new album, but Nicks is not sure where the band fits in today’s music industry.
Whether or not we're gonna do any more (songs), we don't know because we're so completely bummed out with the state of the music industry and the fact that nobody even wants a full record," Nicks said.
"Everybody wants two songs, so we're going to give them two songs."
She said how much new music they create will depend on the response to the new tracks.
Some of the most exciting news to come out of a conversation with Stevie Nicks on Monday was when she discussed a recent studio session with fellow Fleetwood Mac member and longtime collaborator Lindsey Buckingham. The two will join Mick Fleetwood and John McVie to resurrect Fleetwood Mac for a 2013 tour, but they have a history that extends long before they joined Mac in 1975.
The pair recorded one gorgeous, self-titled record in 1973 as Buckingham Nicks, and it was this work that prompted Fleetwood, McVie and then-keyboardist Christine McVie to ask them to join Fleetwood Mac. The rest is (a tangled, romantically complicated) history.
Jump to early 2012, when -- as Nicks calls them -- "the boys" in Fleetwood Mac got together to work on new material. Nicks had just lost her mother to pneumonia, then contracted the virus herself, and was unable to join them. The three soldiered on, with Buckingham writing two songs specifically for Nicks. A few weeks ago she heard those rough tracks for the first time.
“I went up to Lindsey’s house, he played me all of the songs, and we chose two," Nicks said on Monday. "He said, ‘I really tried hard to be you, to really see through your eyes when we were doing these songs, and make these songs that you would really like, and that you would really relate to.’"
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