After giving in to the overwhelming demand from fans to add more dates to their upcoming North American tour, it’s fair to say that Fleetwood Mac’s still got it. Having sold over 325,000 tickets for 34 shows since they were announced last December, the Rock & Roll Hall of Famers have announced 13 additional tour dates, the last stop being in Sacramento, CA on July 6.
In addition to the buzz that the tour is generating, it holds some very special significance for members of the sometimes discombobulated group.
“This band never breaks up,” Stevie Nicks told the Los Angeles Times last December. “After the ’09 tour concluded, everybody said, ‘Goodbye, talk to you soon’, and this will start happening again when everybody’s done with what we do when a Fleetwood Mac tour ends. We’ll go out and do something else and then we’ll come back and do Fleetwood Mac. “
Nicks and the gang certainly plan to follow through on that promise, and as proof, The Fleetwood Mac Live 2013 North American Tour is currently 47 shows strong, jumping between major cities in the U.S. and Canada. But wait, there’s more (maybe)!
"If everything goes well, we'll be in Europe doing festivals this summer," Nicks told Rolling Stone. "Then we'll actually tour Europe, which is different than just doing festivals. Then we might do fifteen or so shows in Australia."
If that’s not enough, guitarist Lindsey Buckingham added the possibility of some new releases (short of an album) but there are no promises, for now.
"We may be able to organize [some new releases] ‑ I wouldn't think a whole album, but possibly something before we hit the road or, if not then, possibly something a little more extensive after the tour, depending on what everybody wants to do,” Buckingham explained.
Whatever way this adventure will go, nobody in the band will be on his or her own. Nicks said it best to Rolling Stone:
“2013 is going to be the year of Fleetwood Mac."