Stevie Nicks Says Demand Will Lead To New Fleetwood Mac Album
Saturday, February 16, 2013
Stevie Nicks Says Demand Will Lead To New Fleetwood Mac Album
Stevie Nicks says that Fleetwood Mac is going to wait and see how their new material fares in the market before recording a new album. The band will release two new songs digitally before kicking off its North American dates in April. Nicks explained the situation to Billboard, saying, "Big, long albums don't seem to be what everyone wants these days. So we thought, 'Well, let's go the other route,' because Lindsey (Buckingham) was adamant that we have some new material. If we get that feeling that people do want to hear another 10 songs, then we'll reassess."
She went to talk about how exhausting the promotional campaign and road trek behind her recent Top 10 album, In Your Dreams, was to get the music in front of the public: "When we were talking about a long album, I just tried it, and I did more press than Fleetwood Mac will ever do."
Stevie Nicks told us that the Fleetwood Mac's hiatuses are important for re-energizing and centering the band: "People always tend to say, 'Y'know, you broke up, y'know, in 2009.' We didn't break up. We never break up. We just take a break, and then Lindsey goes and does his solo stuff, I do the same thing, Mick (Fleetwood) plays in his blues band all over Hawaii -- he's opened a restaurant. John McVie lives in Oahu, which is where he's always wanted to live, where he has boat, and he's like a Hawaiian. So, it's like, everybody's ready. That makes it really special and it makes it something that everybody looks forward to. It's like a fantastic Halloween party that you haven't been to a Halloween party in three years." 
Fleetwood Mac North American tour dates (subject to change):
April 4 - Columbus, OH - Nationwide Arena
April 6 - Philadelphia, PA - Wells Fargo Center
April 8 - New York, NY - Madison Square Garden
April 9 - Washington, DC - Verizon Center
April 11 - Louisville, KY - KFC Yum! Center
April 13 - Chicago, IL - United Center
April 16 - Toronto, ON - The Air Canada Centre
April 18 - Boston, MA - TD Garden
April 20 - Uncasville, CT - Mohegan Sun Arena
April 23 - Ottawa, ON - Scotiabank Place
April 24 - Newark, NJ - Prudential Center
April 26 - Pittsburgh, PA - CONSOL Energy Center
April 28 - St. Paul, MN - Xcel Center
April 30 - Kansas City, MO - Sprint Center
May 1 - Tulsa, OK - BOK Center
May 3 - Little Rock, AK - Verizon Arena
May 4 - New Orleans, LA - New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival at Fairgrounds Racecourse
May 12 - Winnipeg, MB - MTS Centre
May 14 - Saskatoon, SK - Credit Union Centre
May 15 - Edmonton, AB - Rexall Place
May 17 - Calgary, AB - Scotiabank Saddledome
May 19 - Vancouver, BC - Rogers Arena
May 20 - Tacoma, WA - Tacoma Dome
May 22 - San Jose, CA - HP Pavilion San Jose
May 25 - Los Angeles, CA - Hollywood Bowl
May 26 - Las Vegas, NV - MGM Grand Arena
May 28 - Anaheim, CA - Honda Center
May 30 - Phoenix, AZ - US Airways Center
June 1 - Denver, CO - Pepsi Center
June 4 - Dallas, TX - American Airlines Center
June 5 - Houston, TX - Toyota Center
June 7 - Tampa, FL - Tampa Bay Times Forum
June 8 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL - BB&T Center
June 10 - Atlanta, GA - Philips Arena
June 12 - Detroit, MI - Joe Louis Arena
June 14 - Rosemont, IL - Allstate Arena 
June 15 - Cleveland, OH - Quicken Loans Arena 
June 18 - Montreal, QC - Bell Centre 
June 19 - Albany, NY - Times Union Center 
June 21 - Mansfield, MA - Comcast Center 
June 22 - Wantagh, NY - Nikon At Jones Beach Theater 
June 24 - Charlotte, NC - Time Warner Cable Arena 
June 26 - Des Moines, IA - Wells Fargo Arena 
June 29 - Spokane, WA - Spokane Arena 
June 30 - Portland, OR - Rose Garden Arena 
July 3 - Los Angeles, CA - Staples Center 
July 5 - San Diego, CA Viejas Arena 
July 6 - Sacramento, CA - Sleep Train Arena

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