Another legendary classic rock act is set to his the road next year for a North American tour. Fleetwood Mac will start their tour in Pittsburgh on March 1, 2009 at the Mellon Arena. It will be their first tour since the group’s 2003/2004 Say You Will tour which brought them to venues in the U.S. Europe and Australia.
This time the schedule that has been announced so far is a bit less ambitious, but there is word that more dates will be announced soon and the tour will carry on through the summer of 2009.
Being billed as the “Unleashed” tour, scheduled stops that were announced include twelve U.S. venues and three in Canada. A statement from the group describes the selection of the name by saying, “We love our band and think the title of the tour "Unleashed" perfectly describes how we all feel when we get on stage together — especially in 2009. We’re so happy to get back out on the road, perform everyone’s favorite songs and see our fans.”
Fans planning to attend can expect to be treated to all of Fleetwood Mac’s greatest hits, and if Lindsey Buckingham’s statement to Billboard this past summer is any indication, the group may be working to produce another hit or two when they enter the studio again, which they may do following the upcoming tour.
Timed to coincide with the tour, a new CD/DVD box set will be released through Reprise Records. The set will include previously unreleased material that was recorded during the making of Rumours, as well as a DVD which will feature never before seen footage of the band.
Tour dates announced so far include:
Sunday, March 1st Pittsburgh, PA Mellon Arena
Tuesday, March 3rd St. Paul, MN Xcel Energy Center
Thursday, March 5th Chicago, IL Allstate Arena
Sunday, March 8th Detroit, MI Palace of Auburn Hills
Tuesday, March 10th Washington, DC Verizon Center
Wednesday, March 11th Boston, MA TD Banknorth Arena
Friday, March 13th Uniondale, NY Nassau Coliseum
Saturday, March 14th Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena
Monday, March 16th Rochester, NY Blue Cross Arena
Tuesday, March 17th Albany, NY Times Union Center
Thursday, March 19th New York, NY Madison Square Garden
Saturday, March 21st East Rutherford, NJ Izod Center
Tuesday, March 24th Ottawa, ON Scotiabank Place
Wednesday, March 25th Montreal, QC Bell Centre
Thursday, March 26th Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre