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Fleetwood Mac won't be going on long tours "ever again"

News 30/01/2020

Mick Fleetwood has ruled out the idea of another extended Fleetwood Mac tour.

Don't worry though; Mick explained in an interview with Rolling Stone that it doesn't mean that the band will be giving up playing gigs.

"We're not going to do a [long] tour, I would say, ever again," he said. "But there's loads of alternatives. People like Peter Gabriel have a lovely way of working where they go and just do four or five major festivals during the summer. That's the sort of vision that I see for Fleetwood Mac. We're able to cherry-pick things that have dignity, and are fun to do, and they're historically interesting."

Not long ago, Fleetwood Mac has wrapped up their 13-month world tour since October 2018 - November 2019. Mick also noted that the band has no desire to work with their estranged guitarist, Lindsey Buckingham, again, and the current lineup remains committed to each other, even though nothing has been decided for their future.

"We had a lovely get-together in L.A. about two weeks ago after the tour," Mick said. "We are all very open to that continuing in the band. There's no breaking up of the band. We were like, 'Give us a break. Give us a few weeks before we start wondering what to do.' In the New Year, we'll touch on what the vision is."

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When asked upon the possibility of a farewell tour, Mick says that it would be "the right thing to do" to notify fans if the band decides not to play again. "We are not at that point, but if we get there, it's a pretty good, gracious thing to let people know they'll never see the band play again."

Next month, Fleetwood Mac is due to play in London to tribute their founding guitarist, Peter Green. They will be performing alongside Steven Tyler of Aerosmith, David Gilmour and Billy Gibbons from ZZ TopStevie Nicks has been billed for a few solo performances at festivals including the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival alongside The Who. See the full details here.