Tom O'Toole


Mick Fleetwood: Stevie Nicks Wants To Go Deep On Next Fleetwood Mac Tour

As Fleetwood Mac slowly gears up for a massive world tour tentatively scheduled to start in March 2018, Mick Fleetwood revealed that Stevie Nicks is interested in diving deep into the band’s catalogue. Fleetwood spoke to Rolling Stone and explained, “She said to me, ‘Let’s sit down and really listen to some stuff that sort of almost got forgotten.’ So I know she’s already thinking she wants to do some things we haven’t done in years. I always think that Stevie and Lindsey (Buckingham) should do a Buckingham Nicks song in the set. And have Christine (McVie) do a blues song. I hope it certainly won’t be the same show as we did before. We always played nearly three hours, and we cut it back a little bit for the wear and tear, but we do over two hours. And when you got three singers, which is, like, three bands, really, to get that perfect set, it’s a trip.”

When pressed about the fact that Stevie Nicks doubts that the Mac will ever record as a unit again, due to a perceived lack of interest from the record buying public, Fleetwood was quick to deflect any negative vibes, by saying, “I’m not super keen on getting into all of that. But what I do know is that the music of Fleetwood Mac, and the music from everyone that coexists in and outside of that band, is everyone’s prerogative. She is gonna be there next year when we begin a tour and spend the better part of 18 months wandering the planet. And this band has to be able to (allow) that and have no blame game at all. If you want me to say, ‘Hey, the utopian dream would be that before we hang it up, we all play (new) stuff (in the studio). . .’ but we play onstage! God knows we’ve sacrificed huge chunks of time for this strange animal known as Fleetwood Mac, so I’m OK with it.”

Stevie Nicks North American tour dates (subject to change):
August 23 – Green Bay, WI – Resch Center
August 25 – Saint Paul, MN – Minnesota State Fair
September 9, 10 – Highland Park, IL – Ravinia Festival At Ravinia Park
September 13 – St. Charles, MO – The Family Arena
September 15 – Youngstown, OH – The Covelli Centre
September 24 – Louisville, KY – Bourbon & Beyond at Champions Park

Lindsey Buckingham & Christine McVie tour dates (subject to change):
October 14 – San Jose, CA – City National Civic
October 15 – Paso Robles, CA – Vina Robles Amphitheatre
October 17 – Santa Barbara, CA – Arlington Theatre
October 19 – San Diego, CA – Humphrey’s Concerts By The Bay
October 20 – Indio, CA – Fantasy Springs Resort Casino & Special Events Center
October 22 – Midland, TX – Wagner Noel Performing Arts Center
October 24 – Irving, TX – The Irving Music Factory
October 25 – Little Rock, AR – Robinson Performance Hall
October 27 – Indianapolis, IN – Murat Theatre
October 28 – St. Louis, MO – Fabulous Fox Theatre
October 30 – Minneapolis, MN – Northrop Auditorium
October 31 – Milwaukee, WI – Riverside Theatre
November 2 – Charleston, WV – Clay Center For The Arts & Sciences
November 3 – Northfield, OH – Hard Rock Live
November 5 – Louisville, KY – The Louisville Palace Theatre
November 7 – Orlando, FL – Dr. Phillips Center For The Performing Arts
November 9 – Clearwater, FL – Ruth Eckerd Hall
November 11 – Hollywood, FL – Hard Rock Live
November 12 – Jacksonville, FL – Moran Theater
November 14 – San Antonio, TX – Majestic Theatre
November 15 – Austin, TX – Bass Concert Hall
November 16 – Sugar Land, TX – Smart Financial Centre At Sugar Land