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Rumours 35th anniversary tour reunites Fleetwood Mac
Mick Fleetwood has seen many changes to the band he co-created more than 45 years ago, but he discloses that the one thing that has remained constant for Fleetwood Mac is the fans.
That's why the upcoming tour to mark the 35th anniversary of the band's album Rumours will be so special - as it is another chance to get close to the people that helped the group secure a place in the record books.
Fleetwood Mac perform at the LG Arena, at Birmingham NEC, on September 29.
Rumours is one of the most successful albums in recorded history with sales exceeding 40 million copies. It was at the top of the pop charts for over 31 weeks and had four top ten singles including Go Your Own Way, Dreams and Don't Stop.
Having started Fleetwood Mac with John McVie in 1967, it has always been so gratifying that despite the various incarnations, the band has survived," says Fleetwood.
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."
Fleetwood Mac last toured in 2009 with the sold out Unleashed Tour.
The current lineup includes Mick Fleetwood and John McVie – both original members since l967 - and Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks, who joined the band in l975.
Nicks has just completed a two year tour coinciding with the release of her In Your Dreams CD, while Buckingham has been touring following the release of Seeds We Sow, his sixth solo studio album. He was recently honoured with ASCAP's Golden Note Award, and has also received the prestigious Les Paul Award.
Mick's band, The Mick Fleetwood Blues Band, was nominated for a Grammy in 2010 for their album Blue Again and John McVie has spent the past three years enjoying time with his family at home in Hawaii.
But they will all reunite from their individual projects for the tour that brings them once again to Birmingham on September 29.