After a three-year break, Fleetwood Mac, one of rock’s most enduring, beloved and successful bands, will embark next spring on a major 34-city U.S. tour that includes a Tulsa date.
The tour, which begins April 4, was announced today by the band and Live Nation, the tour’s national promoter. Along with the May 1 show at Tulsa’s BOK Center, the “Fleetwood Mac Live” 2013 arena tour includes stops in Philadelphia, New York City, Boston, Chicago and a special appearance at the historic Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles.
Tickets for the show at the BOK Center go on sale beginning Dec. 17 and will be available online at www.bokcenter.com, Arby’s Box Office, all Tickets.com outlets, or by calling (866) 7-BOKCTR.
American Express card members can get advance tickets for all tour dates beginning at 10 a.m. Monday.
Multiple Grammy winners and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees, Fleetwood Mac last toured in 2009 with the sold-out “Unleashed” tour.
The new tour marks the 35th anniversary of their classic 1977 “Rumours” album, one of the most successful albums in recorded history with sales exceeding 40 million copies. “Rumours” planted itself at the top of the pop charts for more than 31 weeks and had four top 10 singles.
To coincide with the tour and anniversary, a new deluxe reissue of “Rumours” with previously unreleased studio and live tracks will be released in early 2013 from Rhino. More details on the set will be announced soon.
The current Fleetwood Mac lineup includes Mick Fleetwood and John McVie – both original members since 1967 – and Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks, who joined the band in 1975.
“Having started Fleetwood Mac with John McVie in 1967, it has always been so gratifying that despite the various incarnations, the band has survived. Throughout the years, though, the one thing that has remained constant is our fans. I am looking forward to getting back behind the kit, reconnecting with the fans and sharing the stage with my fellow band members,” said Fleetwood in the tour announcement.
“After spending four days at Lindsey’s house working on music and one really fun day doing a crazy photo session, I am quite excited about next year. Everything seems to be falling into place. 2013 looks like the year of Fleetwood Mac,” said Nicks in the announcement.
“I’m really looking forward to hitting the road with Stevie, Mick and John in 2013. It’s been over three years since we’ve toured together and happily the break allowed me to explore a lot of uncharted territory as well as experience tremendous growth creatively. I’m excited to bring that back to the band. When everyone in FM wants the same thing at the same time, it’s cause for celebration. Long Live Fleetwood Mac!” added Buckingham.
“I’m really looking forward to going back on the road,” said McVie.
Nicks has just completed a two-year tour coinciding with the release of her critically acclaimed “In Your Dreams” album, which debuted at No. 6 on the Billboard Pop Charts. “In Your Dreams” was released on Reprise Records in 2011 and was co-written and co-produced by Dave Stewart and Glen Ballard. Nicks also produced and co-directed a documentary film of the recording of “In Your Dreams,” which has received rave reviews at the Hamptons International Film Festival along with several other film festivals.
Buckingham has been touring to sold-out crowds over the last year in conjunction with his critically acclaimed September 2011 release of “Seeds We Sow,” his sixth solo studio album and first independent release, which debuted at No. 6 on Billboard’s Rock Album Chart. He was recently honored with ASCAP’s Golden Note Award and has also received the prestigious Les Paul Award.
In August, Fleetwood opened his brand new restaurant, Fleetwood’s On Front Street, in Lahaina on Maui. The grand opening included musical performances by Mick, Steven Tyler, Jonny Lang and more. He also founded Mick Fleetwood’s Private Cellar, which has produced more than 20 vintages and varietals earning multiple medals in international tastings. Mick’s other band, The Mick Fleetwood Blues Band, was nominated for a Grammy in 2010 for their album “Blue Again.”
McVie has spent the past three years enjoying his family and solitude at home in Hawaii.
For more information, go to www.bokcenter.com.