Fleetwood Mac Is Back

Back on the road, that is with a 34-city tour beginning in April to commemorate the 35th anniversary of the release of the band’s mega-selling album, “Rumours.” Pre-sales begin next week, general onsales the week after.

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Fleetwood Mac performing on the "Today Show" summer concert series at Rockefeller Plaza, New York.

Who’s in Fleetwood Mac these days? That would be the Rumours lineup sans Christine McVie. Of course you get the band’s two namesakes, original members Mick Fleetwood and John McVie, plus Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks who joined in 1975.

“Having started Fleetwood Mac with John McVie in 1967, it has always been so gratifying that despite the various incarnations, the band has survived,” Fleetwood said. “Throughout the years, though, the one thing that has remained constant is our fans. I am looking forward to getting back behind the kit, reconnecting with the fans and sharing the stage with my fellow band members.”

To commemorate the anniversary of Rumours, Rhino will release a deluxe version in early 2013 consisting of unreleased studio tracks and live recordings.

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Madison Square Garden, New York, N.Y.

Presented by Live Nation, the tour kicks off during the first week of April and keeps on truckin’ through mid-June. Here’s the routing:

April 4 – Columbus, Ohio, Nationwide Arena
April 6 – Philadelphia, Pa., Wells Fargo Center
April 8 – New York, N.Y., Madison Square Garden Arena
April 9 – Washington, D.C., Verizon Center
April 11 – Louisville, K.Y., KFC Yum! Center
April 13 – Chicago, Ill., United Center
April 16 – Toronto, Ontario, Air Canada Centre
April 18 – Boston, Mass., TD Garden
April 20 – Uncasville, Conn., Mohegan Sun Arena
April 23 – Ottawa, Ontario, Scotiabank Place
April 24 – Newark, N.J., Prudential Center
April 26 – Pittsburgh, Pa., Consol Energy Center
April 28 – Saint Paul, Minn., Xcel Energy Center
April 30 – Kansas City, Mo., Sprint Center
May 1 – Tulsa, Okla., BOK Center
May 3 – North Little Rock, Ark., Verizon Arena
May 12 – Winnipeg, Manitoba, MTS Centre
May 14 – Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Credit Union Centre
May 15 – Edmonton, Alberta, Rexall Place
May 17 – Calgary, Alb., Scotiabank Saddledome
May 19 – Vancouver, B.C., Rogers Arena
May 20 – Tacoma, Wash., Tacoma Dome
May 22 – San Jose, Calif., HP Pavilion At San Jose
May 25 – Los Angeles, Calif., Hollywood Bowl
May 26 – Las Vegas, Nev., MGM Grand Garden Arena
May 28 – Anaheim, Calif., Honda Center
May 30 – Phoenix, Ariz., US Airways Center
June 1 – Denver, Colo., Pepsi Center
June 4 – Dallas, Texas, American Airlines Center
June 5 – Houston, Texas, Toyota Center
June 7 – Tampa, Fla., Tampa Bay Times Forum
June 8 – Sunrise, Fla., BB&T Center
June 10 – Atlanta, Ga., Philips Arena
June 12 – Detroit, Mich., Joe Louis Arena

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Ohio’s Value City Arena and an excited Mick Fleetwood help kick off Fleetwood Mac’s summer tour.

A pre-sale for American Express cardholders begins Dec. 10. Those of you using Live Nation’s mobile app can purchase tickets as early as Dec. 13. General onsales begin Dec. 17. Visit FleetwoodMac.com for more information.