Fleetwood Mac are set to get on stage again after three years of absence. The 1970s rock/pop band announced on Tuesday, December 4 that they would embark on a 34-city reunion tour starting next spring. The road show will kick off in Columbus, Ohio on April 4, 2013 and will take the band across North America.
In an interview with Rolling Stone, core members Stevie Nicks, John McVie, Lindsey Buckingham, and Mick Fleetwood said that they would start rehearsing on February 15. Most of the songs included in their set list will be their past hits since they did not have a new album to support during the tour. There are also two new songs that may find their way through the final set list.
As reported by USA Today, the band don't seem to be bothered with the fact that they do not have a new album while on tour. "We'd be OK for one more round," Buckingham said. "People do want to hear that body of work and be transported to a certain time. The older you get and the longer the band has been around, you come to terms with the fact that no one's particularly interested in hearing anything too new. It's about what you do with what you've got."
The North American shows include a date at the Madison Square Garden on April 8. The band are also exploring ideas about setting up shows in Europe and in Australia.
Fleetwood Mac's 2013 tour dates: