Tuesday, 5 February 2013

Fleetwood Mac 'to perform new music' on tour

Fleetwood Mac are set to perform new material on their forthcoming world tour, Mick Fleetwood has revealed.

Speaking to BBC 6 Music, the drummer said the band had written three new songs, which they plan to play on stage this year.

He added the songs would be released online and hinted the recordings could be part of "a long-term plan" to release a new studio album.

"I hope there's a demand for it," the 65-year-old said.

The band's last studio album, Say You Will, was released in 2003.

Fleetwood said he had written some songs with guitarist Lindsey Buckingham six months ago as "a calling card" for singer Stevie Nicks.

"We wanted her to know we wanted to make some new music and we had some great songs," he said.

"But her mother died not too long after and it wasn't the time for her to do any singing, so we dropped it."

"Then recently she's sung on three of them and recorded one original song of hers, so we're going to mix these songs down and there'll be something that we will play hopefully on stage."

Fleetwood Mac announced details of their tour last week.

Beginning in April with 34 dates in the US, it will move over to Europe in the summer and the UK in September and October.

The band's 1977 album Rumours re-entered the UK album chart on Sunday at number three after a special deluxe edition was released to mark the 35th anniversary of it topping the UK charts.

It contains some of their best-known hits, including Go Your Own Way and Dreams.

Source: BBC

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