Fleetwood Mac plans tour behind new album

Fleetwood Mac will embark on a 40- to 60-date North American tour of arenas and amphitheaters in April 2003, Billboard.com has learned. The group’s most popular lineup of Mick Fleetwood, Stevie Nicks, Lindsey Buckingham, John McVie, and Christine McVie last toured in 1997 with an arena run that grossed $36.2 million in 44 shows; the upcoming tour will include everyone but Christine McVie. The same lineup’s first new studio album since 1987’s Tango in the Night will arrive next spring via Reprise.

A greatest hits package, The Very Best of Fleetwood Mac, is due Oct. 15 on Reprise. The 36-track, double disc album spans 1975-1997, omitting material recorded by the more blues-oriented edition of the group prior to Buckingham and Nicks’ arrival. Nine top-10 hits are included, including “Dreams” (No. 1), “Don’t Stop” (No. 3), “Little Lies,” and “Hold Me” (both of which reached No. 4).

Three tracks are culled from the group’s 1997 reunion album The Dance: “Go Insane,” “I’m So Afraid,” and “Big Love” (the original version of which hit No. 5 in 1987). Other tracks include “As Long As You Follow” and “No Questions Asked” from the band’s 1988 Greatest Hits album.

The Very Best of Fleetwood Mac will also feature footage of the band recording the new album, as well as rare live performances, interviews, and music videos.

In related news, Buckingham sings on the cut “The Man Who Loved Women” on Tom Petty’s new album, The Last DJ, due Oct. 8 from Warner Bros.

Here is The Very Best of Fleetwood Mac tracklist:

Disc one:
“Go Your Own Way”
“Dreams”
“You Make Loving Fun”
“Rhiannon”
“Monday Morning”
“Silver Springs”
“Say You Love Me”
“Second Hand News”
“Over My Head”
“Sara”
“Never Going Back Again”
“Love in Store”
“Landslide”
“Songbird”
“What Makes You Think You’re the One”
“Storms”
“Go Insane” (live, 1995)
“Tusk”

Disc two:
“Don’t Stop”
“The Chain”
“Little Lies”
“Gypsy”
“Think About Me”
“Gold Dust Woman”
“World Turning”
“Hold Me”
“Seven Wonders”
“Everywhere”
“Family Man”
“Sisters of the Moon”
“As Long As You Follow”
“No Questions Asked”
“Skies the Limit”
“Paper Doll”
“I’m So Afraid” (live, 1995)
“Big Love” (live, 1995)

Jonathan Cohen / Billboard / September 4, 2002

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