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Fleetwood Mac Tour Launches Tonight in Columbus
By: Gary Graff

Fleetwood Mac
hits the road for an extensive 2013 tour tonight (April 4) in Columbus, Ohio.

The group announced the trek in December and will play through July 6 in North America, including a May 4 stop at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. A European swing takes place this fall, starting Sept. 20 in Dublin and including three dates at the 02 Arena in London, where the group formed in 1967.

Stevie Nicks tells us the band has been working hard to prepare for the trek, its first in three years:

"It's important to us to always make a really great show...I think this time everybody's really excited about this. Being away from each other for three years is good; it's like it really sets you up for a good time because everything's new and everybody's got new stories and everybody's been doing crazy, different things. So when you walk into rehearsal that first day, everbody's really glad to see each other, and that's what you want, you know? If we toured every other year, it's like everything else; everything gets old fast if you are always doing it. So that's why, in my opinion, you should always take that break."

Nicks revealed last month that in addition to the expected hits Fleetwood Mac has dipped into its catalog for "Sisters of the Moon" from 1979's "Tusk" album.

The group has also recorded three new songs including "Sad Angels" and "Miss Fantasy," that are expected to be released digitally during the tour but no date has been announced yet. Find the band's entire list of upcoming tour dates at

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