By Thursday, March 6, 2003
Fleetwood Mac are back in a big way this year. The band has both a new album – Say You Will, their first studio album in 15 years, to be released April 15 – and a big arena tour on the docket.
According to the band’s Web site, 42 concerts are scheduled to begin in May. However, it’s not clear if those are all North American dates or if they include the world tour Mick Fleetwood talks about on his site.
For now, 31 shows are confirmed. The tour launches May 7 in Columbus, Ohio, and runs over the summer.
It’s Fleetwood Mac’s first tour since 1997 when they single-handedly sold out arenas around the States.
Official fan club members will get first crack at the tickets, with the “best 20 percent of the house” being saved for members. The presale, through Ticketmaster, is already going on for select markets. General public tickets are expected to go on sale sometime this month.
Noticeably absent from the album and tour is Christine McVie. However, mainstays Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham, and founding members Mick Fleetwood and Jon McVie are all onboard.