Legendary band Fleetwood Mac will tour with Stevie Nicks once more, Christine McVie has confirmed, revealing plans for a tour in summer 2018.
One of the world’s bestselling bands has been taking time out this year with McVie and Lindsey Buckingham promoting their own joint album and Nicks working on solo projects.
However McVie told BBC’s The One Show that plans were in place for a worldwide tour, saying: “We're going to start rehearsing in March, next year.
“The tour is around June. It will be global.”
The band’s last tour was the 2014-2015 On With The Show, and as well as Nicks seeming a little confused as to why McVie and Buckingham had chosen to record an album while she was touring solo (she told Rolling Stone in March: “I don’t understand their premise […] I wish them the best”), in January Nicks also revealed it was unlikely the band would record any new material together.
Saying she didn’t think today’s audience were prepared to pay for new music unless it was from teen artists, Nicks, 68, confirmed the band would prefer to put their energies into touring instead.
“I don’t write as many songs anymore because with the internet, the way that kids listen to music, all the streaming, and the fact that if they’re very savvy, if they want to get it and not pay for it, they can,” she told Evening Standard.
“We realise it’s not our world anymore and the younger kids don’t look at it like they’re taking from us… we don’t have the impetus to write 20 songs because we know that unless you’re under 20 you’re not going to sell many records.”
She added: “Would you rather spend a year in the studio or get back on the road? I think that the band would choose to tour.”
Fans will also be pleased to know that in the Rolling Stone interview, she said she wouldn’t consider retiring anytime soon: “I'll never retire. My friend Doug Morris, who’s been president of, like, every record company, said to me once, ‘When you retire, you just get small.’
“Stand up straight, put on your heels, and get out there and do stuff. I want to do a miniseries for the stories of Rhiannon and the gods of Wales, which I think would be this fantastic thing, but I don't have to retire from being a rock star to go and do that. I can fit it all in.”
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