by Robert Bell
Alright! Fleetwood Mac is scheduled to play Verizon Arena on Friday, May 3. The lineup is the same from the 2009 "Unleashed" tour: Mick Fleetwood, John McVie, Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham.
Tickets are $39-$147 with no additional fees and they go on sale Monday, Dec. 17 at 10 a.m. Call 800-745-3000 or go to ticketmaster.com to get yours. There's a limit of eight tickets.
Nicks told Rolling Stone that the band will likely have two new songs on the setlist and that "2013 is going to be the year of Fleetwood Mac."
Also, as with the "Unleashed" tour, the band isn't promoting a new album, so expect to hear plenty of hits from the band's deep catalog. Buckingham told Rolling Stone that "We always have to play 'Dreams,' 'Rhiannon,' 'Don't Stop,' 'Tusk,' 'Big Love,' 'Landslide' and all our most famous songs," and that "there are areas of our catalog that are more under-explored. Maybe we'll play more songs from 'Tusk.'"
Sweet! I'm going to have to listen to "Tusk" right now.
Does anybody remember the last time Fleetwood Mac played a concert in Little Rock? Buckingham was at Juanita's a few weeks ago, but I don't recall if the band played here in the last few decades. I was looking through some issues of the Times from the '70s a few months ago and saw that they came through town and played Barton Coliseum in 1977. That probably was a good show.
Fleetwood Mac 2013 tour dates:
April 4—Nationwide Arena—Columbus, Ohio
April 6—Wells Fargo Center—Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
April 8—Madison Square Garden—New York, New York
April 9—Verizon Center—Washington, DC
April 11—KFC Yum! Center—Louisville, Kentucky
April 13—United Center—Chicago, Illinois
April 16—The Air Canada Centre—Toronto, Ontario
April 18—TD Garden—Boston, Massachusetts
April 20—Mohegan Sun Arena—Uncasville, Connecticut
April 23—Scotiabank Place—Ottawa, Ontario
April 24—Prudential Center—Newark, New Jersey
April 26—CONSOL Energy Center—Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
April 28—Xcel Center—St. Paul, Minnesota
April 30—Sprint Center—Kansas City, Missouri
May 1—BOK Center—Tulsa, Oklahoma
May 3—Verizon Arena—Little Rock, Arkansas
May 12—MTS Centre—Winnipeg, Manitoba
May 14—Credit Union Centre—Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
May 15—Rexall Place—Edmonton, Alberta
May 17—Scotiabank Saddledome—Calgary, Alberta
May 19—Rogers Arena—Vancouver, British Columbia
May 20—Tacoma Dome—Tacoma, Washington
May 22—HP Pavilion At San Jose—San Jose, California
May 25—Hollywood Bowl—Los Angeles, California
May 26—MGM Grand Arena—Las Vegas, Nevada
May 28—Honda Center—Anaheim, California
May 30—US Airways Center—Phoenix, Arizona
June 1—Pepsi Center—Denver, Colorado
June 4—American Airlines Center—Dallas, Texas
June 5—Toyota Center—Houston, Texas
June 7—Tampa Bay Times Forum—Tampa, Florida
June 8—BB&T Center—Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
June 10—Philips Arena—Atlanta, Georgia
June 12—Joe Louis Arena—Detroit, Michigan