Fleetwood Mac to embark on massive ‘An Evening with Fleetwood Mac’ tour

Fleetwood Mac made headlines last week when they formally announced the departure of longtime guitarist Lindsey Buckingham; not exactly the first time that has happened. On Wednesday (April 25), the iconic band followed up the Buckingham news by unveiling a massive North American tour. The “An Evening with Fleetwood Mac” tour will find the band hitting the road in early October and not ending their journey until the beginning of April 2019.

The 52-stop tour will officially kick off on Oct. 3, 2018 at the BOK Center in Tulsa and conclude on April 5, 2019 at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia. As per the band’s recently unveiled tour poster, the excursion will include Mick Fleetwood, Stevie Nicks, Christine McVie, and John McVie as well as newly added members Mike Campbell (from Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers) and Neil Finn (frontman of Crowded House/Split Enz).

Pre-sales for the tour will begin this Monday, April 30, at 10 a.m. local time while general ticket sales will begin next Friday, May 4, at 10 a.m. local time.

While news of Buckingham’s exit was never completely addressed by the group, in a recent Rolling Stone interview Stevie Nicks reveals that part of the decision to let go of the musician stemmed from the newly announced tour.

“We were supposed to go into rehearsal in June and he wanted to put it off until November [2019],” Nicks explains in the article. “That’s a long time. I just did 70 shows [on a solo tour]. As soon as I finish one thing, I dive back into another. Why would we stop? We don’t want to stop playing music. We don’t have anything else to do. This is what we do.”

In the same interview Mick Fleetwood reveals that the group was not in a “happy situation” and that a joint decision was reached on what was best for the band.

“Words like ‘fired’ are ugly references as far as I’m concerned. Not to hedge around, but we arrived at the impasse of hitting a brick wall. This was not a happy situation for us in terms of the logistics of a functioning band. To that purpose, we made a decision that we could not go on with him. Majority rules in term of what we need to do as a band and go forward.”

To read the complete Rolling Stone interview, head on over to the publication’s website here while the complete itinerary for the “An Evening with Fleetwood Mac” tour can be seen below.

FLEETWOOD MAC 2018-2019 TOUR DATES:

Oct. 03 – Tulsa, OK @ BOK Center
Oct. 06 – Chicago, IL @ United Center
Oct. 10 – Louisville, KY @ KFC Yum! Center
Oct. 12 – Lincoln, NE @ Pinnacle Bank Arena
Oct. 14 – Des Moines, IA @ Wells Fargo Arena
Oct. 16 – Indianapolis, IN @ Bankers Life Fieldhouse
Oct. 18 – Kansas City, MO @ Sprint Center
Oct. 20 – St. Louis, MO @ Scottrade Center
Oct. 22 – St. Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Center
Oct. 26 – Cleveland, OH @ Quicken Loans Arena
Oct. 28 – Milwaukee, WI @ Wisconsin Entertainment and Sports Center
Oct. 30 – Detroit, MI @ Little Caesars Arena
Nov. 01 – Pittsburgh, PA @ PPG Paints Arena
Nov. 03 – Ottawa, ON @ Canadian Tire Centre
Nov. 05 – Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
Nov. 07 – Columbus, OH @ Nationwide Arena
Nov. 10 – Edmonton, AB @ Rogers Place
Nov. 12 – Calgary, AB @ Scotiabank Saddledome
Nov. 14 – Vancouver, BC @ Rogers Arena
Nov. 17 – Tacoma, WA @ Tacoma Dome
Nov. 19 – Portland, OR @ Moda Center
Nov. 21 – San Jose, CA @ SAP Center at San Jose
Nov. 23 – Sacramento, CA @ Golden 1 Center
Nov. 25 – Oakland, CA @ Oracle Arena
Nov. 28 – Phoenix, AZ @ Talking Stick Resort Arena
Nov. 30 – Las Vegas, NV @ T-Mobile Arena
Dec. 03 – Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center
Dec. 06 – Fresno, CA @ Save Mart Center
Dec. 08 – San Diego, CA @ Viejas Arena
Dec. 11 – Inglewood, CA @ The Forum
Dec. 13 – Inglewood, CA @ The Forum

Feb. 05 – Houston, TX @ Toyota Center
Feb. 07 – Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center
Feb. 09 – Austin, TX @ Frank Erwin Center
Feb. 13 – Birmingham, AL @ Legacy Arena at The BJCC
Feb. 16 – New Orleans, LA @ Smoothie King Center
Feb. 18 – Tampa, FL @ Amalie Arena
Feb. 20 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ BB&T Center
Feb. 22 – Columbia, SC @ Colonial Life Arena
Feb. 24 – Charlotte, NC @ Spectrum Center
Feb. 27 – Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
March 03 – Atlanta, GA @ Philips Arena
March 05 – Washington, DC @ Capital One Arena
March 09 – Atlantic City, NJ @ Boardwalk Hall
March 11 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
March 13 – Newark, NJ @ Prudential Center
March 15 – Hartford, CT @ XL CENTER
March 20 – Albany, NY @ Times Union Center
March 24 – Baltimore, MD @ Royal Farms Arena
March 26 – Buffalo, NY @ KeyBank Center
March 31 – Boston, MA @ TD Garden
April 05 – Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center