Fleetwood Mac, the legendary rock and roll band that refuses to go away, is getting together again for a 2013 tour.
No, this is not second-hand news. Stevie Nicks, the band’s black-clad chanteuse, made the announcement on “CBS This Morning” on Wednesday. “It’s the plan,” Nicks said. “Because that’s what we do. I do my thing, and Lindsey [Buckingham’s] out doing his thing.”
The news really isn’t that surprising. The band has toured periodically–most recently in 2009–since its high-profile 1997 reunion and wonderful live album (“The Dance”). And guitar god Buckingham told Rolling Stone in 2011 that he hoped the band would go on tour this year–and possibly release an album.
Still, this is a happy occasion if only because Fleetwood Mac is an excellent live band. (I’ve seen them twice: 2003 and 2009.) My only wish is that keyboardist/songwriter Christine McVie–who lent her husky vocals to “Over My Head” and “You Make Loving Fun”–would come out of retirement. But having the remaining four members of the band’s most popular line-up together should lead to another profitable, enjoyable tour.