For some reason one of my clearer recollections of the 90s was catching an MTV News “Breaking” report about Fleetwood Mac disbanding. It’s not like I’m any huge Fleetwood Mac fan, either. Nice band, of course, but I’m not some die hard… um, I don’t know what die hard Fleetwood Mac fans are called, so I really can’t be one.
Still, there it is, clear as day, the anchor announcing in somewhat “ho-hum” tones that Fleetwood Mac was no more. I can’t fault them, as it’s not like Fleetwood Mac was an airplay staple at the time. Heck, it was the 90′s, when music in general stopped being an airplay staple on MTV.
The band’s little “hiatus” didn’t really last all that long. Most of the band, minus Christine McVie, has been together throughout the last decade. Their last tour was in 2009. 2013 marks the 35th anniversary of the Rumors album, currently one of the best selling albums of all time. They recently announced a 34 city tour to celebrate the anniversary.
|04-04-13||Nationwide Arena||Columbus, OH|
|04-06-13||Wells Fargo Center||Philadelphia, PA|
|04-08-13||Madison Square Garden Arena||New York, NY|
|04-09-13||Verizon Center||Washington, DC|
|04-11-13||KFC Yum! Center||Louisville, KY|
|04-13-13||United Center||Chicago, IL|
|04-16-13||Air Canada Centre||Toronto, ON|
|04-18-13||TD Garden||Boston, MA|
|04-20-13||Mohegan Sun Arena||Uncasville, CT|
|04-23-13||Scotiabank Place||Ottawa, ON|
|04-24-13||Prudential Center||Newark, NJ|
|04-26-13||Consol Energy Center||Pittsburgh, PA|
|04-28-13||Xcel Energy Center||Saint Paul, MN.|
|04-30-13||Sprint Center||Kansas City, MO|
|05-01-13||BOK Center||Tulsa, OK|
|05-03-13||Verizon Arena||North Little Rock, AR|
|05-12-13||MTS Centre||Winnipeg, MB|
|05-14-13||Credit Union Centre||Saskatoon, SK|
|05-15-13||Rexall Place||Edmonton, AB|
|05-17-13||Scotiabank Saddledome||Calgary, AB|
|05-19-13||Rogers Arena||Vancouver, BC|
|05-20-13||Tacoma Dome||Tacoma, WA|
|05-22-13||HP Pavilion At San Jose||San Jose, CA|
|05-25-13||Hollywood Bowl||Los Angeles, CA|
|05-26-13||MGM Grand Garden Arena||Las Vegas, NV|
|05-28-13||Honda Center||Anaheim, CA|
|05-30-13||US Airways Center||Phoenix, AZ|
|06-01-13||Pepsi Center||Denver, CO|
|06-04-13||American Airlines Center||Dallas, TX|
|06-05-13||Toyota Center||Houston, TX|
|06-07-13||Tampa Bay Times Forum||Tampa, FL|
|06-08-13||BB&T Center||Sunrise, FL|
|06-10-13||Philips Arena||Atlanta, GA|
|06-12-13||Joe Louis Arena||Detroit, MI|
I have only one question: why not 35 cities?
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Mick Fleetwood, John McVie, Lindsey Buckingham, and Stevie Nicks complete the roster for this tour. They may have some new material to try out as well as all the classics from Rumors and beyond. Check out our Fleetwood Mac page for tickets to the shows.