Fans have gone wild with the news that Fleetwood Mac are reuniting for a world tour next year
THE legendary Fleetwood Mac have announced they are coming together for a global 2018 tour. But what do we know about the tour, when will it take place, and which members will be involved?
Who are Fleetwood Mac?
Fleetwood Mac are a British-American rock band who have sold over 100 million records worldwide – making them one of the most successful bands of all time. They formed back in 1967 and revealed their first album, Peter Greens Fleetwood Mac, in 1968.
The successful band has seen a number of changes to the line-up over the years, with the only original member still remaining being drummer Mick Fleetwood.
The band is now made up of members Mick Fleetwood, John McVie, Christine McVie on the keyboard, Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks.
Their last tour was in 2014-2015 for their On With The Show world tour, which included two nights at London’s O2 Arena.
When is the Fleetwood Mac tour?
Christine McVie confirmed on The One Show that Fleetwood Mac will be going on tour next year.
She said: “We’re going to start rehearsing in March, next year. The tour is around June. It will be global.”
The 2018 tour is currently set to feature the full mid ’70s Fleetwood Mac line-up.
The band is due to perform at festivals in New York and Los Angeles this summer, but have no other live shows scheduled.
Despite Stevie Nicks telling Billboard she wasn’t keen to record fresh music with the band (“Do you take the chance of going into a room for a year and having a bunch of people arguing?”), it appears she has had a change of heart for the tour.
What is the Lindsey Buckingham and Christine McVie album?
After leaving the band in 1998 and recently coming back for a few appearances, Christine McVie’s return stage continues through a duets album with bandmate Lindsey Buckingham.
Filled with numerous pop hooks and harmonies, the new album, Lindsey Buckingham/Christine McVie, was released on June 9, 2017.
The ten songs are underpinned by Fleetwood Mac’s enduring and intuitive rhythm section, Mick Fleetwood and John McVie (Christine’s ex-husband.)
She said to SFTW: “We’re thrilled to bits with the album. It happened so easily and so organically.”
People are describing it as a Fleetwood Mac album in all but name yet it’s missing the dulcet tones of Stevie Nicks.
What songs are on the Lindsey Buckingham and Christine McVie album?
- Sleeping Around the Corner
- Feel About You
- In My World
- Red Sun
- Love Is Here to Stay
- Too Far Gone
- Lay Down For Free
- Game of Pretend
- On With the Show
- Carnival Begin