By: Ray Hidalgo
While Fleetwood Mac will rock out for a little longer in front of North American fans after adding 13 more dates to their upcoming tour, the group had to sacrifice possibly headlining at the much-anticipated Glastonbury Festival in the U.K. due to scheduling conflicts at the end of June. However, drummer Mick Fleetwood has just confirmed that the band will set up dates this fall and make the transatlantic jump to the U.K. then.
“We're doing a big world tour that starts in April,” Fleetwood told BBC 6Music (via Gigwise). “We're coming here [the UK] in September, October, and maybe a bit longer. We're doing a lot of work here so we are coming."
Some of that work likely includes the makings of a new album. There is nothing concrete yet, but given the scope of the upcoming tour, the momentum is in Fleetwood Mac’s favor.
"I hope there is a demand for it, after we throw two or three songs out on the internet, and we might make an album,” Fleetwood told BBC 6Music.
The special 35th anniversary edition of Fleetwood Mac’s vaunted Rumours album was also released this week. Whether the band can match Rumours’ success with its supposed future album may be a bit of a stretch since the Official Charts Company recently announced that the persevering 1977 LP will re-enter the U.K. Top 10 by the end of this week for the first time since it debuted at #1 in 1978.
It’s been quite a few tumultuous, yet enlightening years for the band since the album’s release, but the band is ready to take on the world for its international 2013 tour with a more profound understanding of itself.
"The audience is going to see a very different Fleetwood Mac up there,” Stevie Nicks told The Guardian. “We talked about how we really need to appreciate what we have and who we are and how far we've come."