Between Lindsey Buckingham solo shots, Vampire Weekend and Death Cab covers, and constantly finding excuses to spin Tusk and Rumours and etc., Fleetwood Mac is one of those “classic” bands that never seem to grow old. Unless you see them in person, because [SPOILER ALERT] they don’t look like that pic anymore. Next year you’ll be able to pair their timeless material with their timebound bodies: the Mac have promised new tunes, but their upcoming greatest hits tour, called Unleashed, is all about the old. For this first Fleetwood trek in five years, the group promise setlists featuring “all the Mac’s many greatest hits.” (Sorry Sheryl, this won’t include you, and it definitely doesn’t include Christine.) They’ll hit the road in March and continue on through spring and summer. The first 16 dates are confirmed:

03/01 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Mellon Arena
03/03 – St. Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Center
03/05 – Chicago, IL @ Allstate Arena
03/08 – Detroit, MI @ Palace of Auburn Hills
03/10 – Washington, DC @ Verizon Center
03/11 – Boston, MA @ TD Banknorth Arena
03/13 – Uniondale, NY@ Nassau Coliseum
03/14 – Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Arena
03/16 – Rochester, NY @ Blue Cross Arena
03/17 – Albany, NY @ Times Union Center
03/19 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
03/21 – East Rutherford, NJ @ Izod Center
03/24 – Ottawa, ON @ Scotiabank Place
03/25 – Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre
03/26 – Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre

Tix go on sale 12/15 at Live Nation and Ticketmaster. Looks like I might be at MSG on my birthday. In conjunction with the tour, Fleetwood Mac’s re-releasing Rumours as a CD/DVD package, with previously unreleased tracks and some footage you’ve never seen. That album’s only sold 19 million copies so far, so this should help boost those numbers.

Comments (53)
  1. They already re-released Rumours…. there’s a remaster that showed up in stores with a bunch of extra stuff 4 or 5 months ago. Unless this is like “ultra-ultra-remastered edition”….

  2. alex  |   Posted on Dec 3rd, 2008 0

    hmm…no west coast dates….

    did somebody say “coachella”?

    • Mark  |   Posted on Dec 3rd, 2008 0

      Don’t worry, they are doing this tour during March 2009, but plan on taking it to festivals, state fairs, and venue’s through spring, summer, and early fall. You know they will be hittng the west coast. Even better a re-release of Rumors (although this has been done already) and a dvd, at the beginning of the tour, and a new studio cd after the tour. “Rumor” is they are recording a double album…some live tracks from the tour they are doing, so we will have some new live tracks of old songs, PLUS some new music…good way to end their recording career if that is the case. There were also rumors about the time Sheryl Crow was selling herself as a new member that the remake of rumors, and double cd after the tour was going to be the end….lets hope not. With this tour in Spring, it may explain why Stevie’s soundstage concert and cd are being released in January……..signed, a HUGE fan!

      • katherine   |   Posted on Dec 15th, 2008 0

        do you happen to know whether they will swing back to indianapolis, in or to fort wayne?

      • katherine   |   Posted on Dec 15th, 2008 0

        do you happen to know whether they will swing back to indianapolis, in or to fort wayne?

      • Debbie  |   Posted on Mar 28th, 2009 0

        I hope they come back to New York –would love to see them at Jones Beach. Saw them at the colliseum — they are awesome. My daughter and I go every year to see them or Stevie– whoever is on tour!!

  3. mark  |   Posted on Dec 3rd, 2008 0

    I agree, Fleetwood Mac rel-released this album with a second disc and its great, so what can they do to it? Is it just a re-release of the original album? They only thing they could do is release versions or cuts that did not make the 2nd version, plus there has been a couple videos regarding the making of rumors…again, what more can they do? I am a huge fan and will probably buy it anyway, but they should be creative and make it very different….they have had a few greatest hits cd’s, box set, so it has to be original.

    • Danielle  |   Posted on Dec 8th, 2008 0

      Do you know where I can get this new re-release

      • Mark  |   Posted on Dec 14th, 2008 0

        If you are referring to the 2nd release of Rumors a few years ago, you can order at amazon or any cd store, and look for the double extended disc. One disc with alternate raw versions, etc. It is really really good. You can get this with the White Fleetwood Mac Album, Rumors and their live album (basically their first three albums) The rumors extended one has an awesome version of Oh Daddy, with Stevie whaling awesome background vocals and harmonizing that did not make the original song. The new one they are talking about will be released during this new tour.

  4. madge  |   Posted on Dec 3rd, 2008 0

    Britney Spears & Fleetwood Mac at Coachella 2009. niiiiice!

  5. i love the love you guys have for fleetwood mac

  6. they are ACTUALLY coming to ottawa?!?! WHAT. Who does a reunion tour and comes to OTTAWA?! I AM SO EXCITED YOU GUYS.

    This totally makes up for My Bloody Valentine not coming here.

  7. mmm… rumours

    no, it’s the truth.

  8. Crystal  |   Posted on Dec 4th, 2008 0

    I’m in Ottawa and am stunned they are coming here too…but OMG, I’m sooo excited!!! I’ve been listening to them since I was 9 and they are my all time favorite band. This concert will be a DREAM COME TRUE for me since I’ve never seen them live before, I’m so excited today I can hardly do my job! lol. It’s going to be awesome : ))

  9. Pseudo-Smashing Pumpkins covered Landslide last night in LA.

  10. Jeff   |   Posted on Dec 4th, 2008 0

    Been a mac fan 4 many many years. Would love to c Christine back tho. When those 5 people hit the stage or studio. There is magic all around u. Poets, Legends, Preists of nothing. Never break the chain……

  11. One of my favorite memories, in my life, is when I was so down I could not be consoled and my irreparably gorgeous and ebullient girlfriend threw my Rumors vinyl on my dusty Technics 1200 and forced me to dance around the room with her. It sounds so damned good on vinyl. Any new output can only be awesome.

  12. michael landy  |   Posted on Dec 9th, 2008 0

    this tour i hope comes to australia

  13. the biggest fleetwood fan ever  |   Posted on Dec 16th, 2008 0

    I love fleetwood Mac but I live in Alberta and I wish they came here … So many peple in my town were so exited about the band but they are only playing in the far east of Canada.

  14. Stacy   |   Posted on Dec 17th, 2008 0

    Are they coming to Jacksonville, Florida? Or anywhere close by?

  15. michael landy  |   Posted on Dec 17th, 2008 0

    fleetwood mac tour australia please for the unleashed tour

  16. barbara axelrod  |   Posted on Dec 19th, 2008 0

    I can not find the answer to this question. Can someone tell me if the tour includes all of fleetwood mac, including Stevie and Limdsey?

    • Mark  |   Posted on Dec 20th, 2008 0

      Barbara, it is the same lineup as last time, Mick, Lindsay, Stevie, and John. Missing is Christine McVie, who is retired and living in England. These are the same four that did the “Say you will” tour for 135 dates. The next issue of Rolling Stone has an extensive article from Stevie regarding the tour. If you google “fleetwood mac tour 2009″ you can find tons on this tour. The site “stevie-nicks.info navigating the web of stevie nicks” you can also find tons on this tour. Her web site, “nicksfix.com” surprisingly is extremely behind in updates and does not even mention this tour.

  17. Carole  |   Posted on Jan 2nd, 2009 0

    My my wouldn’t it be great if they decided to come south….say to Va or NC? Yee-ha!

    • Steve  |   Posted on Jan 8th, 2009 0

      That’s what I’m waiting for! Raleigh or Hampton would be very cool! I don’t care what it costs, I’ll be there.

  18. david  |   Posted on Jan 8th, 2009 0

    Hey what the heck , how about a rosebowl concert????????

  19. Tammie  |   Posted on Jan 29th, 2009 0

    Who cares if Christine is there or not Stevie put Fleetwood on the charts she rocks, when they coming South?

    • Britt  |   Posted on Apr 1st, 2009 0

      Count the songs on the Fleetwood Mac Greatest Hits album, there are 16 songs, half are Christine McVie’s. She was a major contribution to the Mac! Stevie wrote some great vocals and is an awesome singer but Christine and Lindsey added the great music to her songs!

  20. Gina Thomas  |   Posted on Feb 1st, 2009 0

    Christine McVie is a big part of Fleetwood Mac and without her Fleetwood Mac is not complete. If Christine came aboard this Unleashed Tour I would be one happy fan! I’ll be there at the Honda Center in Anaheim, CA on May 23 with or without Christine. If I had to choose my favorite member of the group Christine McVie and Stevie Nicks would steal my heart equally. A big thank you to all the producers/artists/singers/songwriters of Fleetwood that have kept this group alive!

    Gina Thomas

  21. John Filippone  |   Posted on Feb 4th, 2009 0

    I can’t wait to see the Mac at the Garden . Fleetwood Mac live in Boston
    once again. The Fleetwood Mac White album was my first album and have
    been a big fan ever since.

  22. dR.j.jAEGER  |   Posted on Feb 13th, 2009 0


  23. natalie seldon  |   Posted on Feb 15th, 2009 0

    Are fleetwood mac coming to the uk? Pleeeease tell me yes! I would absolutely love it if they did

  24. Luis Salinas  |   Posted on Feb 27th, 2009 0

    + of 10 years ago FW cancelled dates on Mexico City…probably this dates now are confirmed… but could be on Texas?… i’m living on Monterrey and San Antonio or Houston it’s near to me (10 hrs on road so-so), will be possible?. Gracias!

  25. ajdude  |   Posted on Mar 1st, 2009 0

    Please come to Salt Lake City and thank you! Come on Stevie, its your old stompin grounds, right!

  26. Leslie  |   Posted on Mar 7th, 2009 0

    Please come to St.Louis.Be for I die I would love to see you.It is one of the things to do on my bucket list.Thanks, Leslie

  27. nigel  |   Posted on Mar 11th, 2009 0

    I went to see the Mick Fleetwood Blues Band bck in October last year in Southampton UK. I was lucky enough to meet up with the big man afterwards and when asked he did say that the Mac would be coming to the UK as part of their tour

  28. The Albany show was taken out. Scheduling conflict I think. As for tour-then-album, the derided Dave Mason/Bekka Bramlett 1994-95 lineup toured first, then released ‘Time’, which should have been called ‘Time Bomb’, but at least this time (no pun intended!), you have most of the lineup everyone knows.

  29. Just put up a review of the Fleetwood Mac show here in Toronto with lots of photos and video’s if you are interested.

    all the best.

  30. valerie becker  |   Posted on Mar 21st, 2009 0

    what about a tour date in the beautiful pacific northwest? we saw them in Portland for the Say You Will Tour at the Rose Garden and it was amazing. We could pack the house again, i’m certain!

  31. Karen D  |   Posted on Mar 22nd, 2009 0

    Saw the concert last night at the Izod in NJ….they were phenomenal !!! Nick Fleetwood is still a genius on the drums, getting better with age. Almost didnt recognize Lindsey till he started singing…the short hair threw me. Stevie Nicks….in my eyes she will always be the girl ‘on the edge of 17′.. Voice is still the same, although she doesnt do the high notes anymore. Still they were great…played to a packed house and 2 encores…YES, Fleetwood Mac is BACK !!!!

    • Ken in Ottawa  |   Posted on Mar 23rd, 2009 0

      Karen, good to hear you enjoyed the show. I’m going to the concert tonight in Ottawa, and I was wondering if they do any Christine McVie songs, and if so do who sings them? Looking forward to a great show here also.

  32. Tillie Bowling  |   Posted on Mar 27th, 2009 0

    Fleetwood Mac Rocks
    I drove from Missouri to Detroit Michigan @ the Palace Auburn Hills to see this Unleashed 2009 Tour. This band is awsome. If you have not bought your tickets yet you need to and see it to believe it. It’s been five Years since they tour and who knows when they will tour again. Stevie is the poet in my heart for being 61 years of age she still rocks. I had allready bought tickets to see this band in St.Louis Missouri the 5th of May. I have a 19 Year Old Daughter and all her life she had to listen to Stevie Nicks and Fleetwood Mac. I went as far as nameing my daughter Rhiannon after Stevie Nicks song Rhiannon. My Daughter and I plan on going just to hear Stevie Nicks sing Rhiannon. I was surprise to see so many young kids at this concert. Again they are one of the Greatest Bands and allways will be.
    Till from the Show Me State

  33. Lauren   |   Posted on Apr 11th, 2009 0

    Will they be coming to NZ!!!????

  34. Sunny  |   Posted on Apr 21st, 2009 0

    Just came home from Unleashed 2009 in Orlando, Florida. Stevie and I are within a month being ths same age, and I have been a fan of Fleetwood Mac as long as they have been a group. The group is awesome, beyond expression. Lindsey’s performance was undescribable. Stevie, hum how to describe her? Best to say “She is older, but still the same Stevie of the past and present, THE GREATEST”.
    As usual Mick was always smiling and still has the talent. John was just John, but without his bass, the band would not be the same. My comment to anyone who is or was a fan, do yourself a favor, get tickets and go see the concert. It took me to places I thought time had taken away..

  35. Hi there, does anyone have any idea whether they are due to tour Uk? I’m a huge Stevie fan and obviously love Fleetwood Mac. Any help would be great. Thanks

  36. maxine muldoon  |   Posted on May 15th, 2009 0

    does anyone know if they are doing a tour in the uk? i would love to see them.
    please can someone let me know thanks.

  37. Laura J  |   Posted on May 30th, 2009 0

    All my life I have been one of your greatest fans… last seen you in London 2003
    Please please come to the uk even Europe and I will pull out all the stops to go
    Love you
    You are a Legendxxxxxxxx

  38. Rhiannon  |   Posted on Jun 4th, 2009 0

    UK Mac tickets are now on presale through Ticketmaster!
    Whoohoo!! Webmley, here I come!!!

  39. Mel  |   Posted on Jul 13th, 2009 0

    Just wondering if anyone knows whether Fleetwood Mac will be coming to Australia? I just rediscovered their music having listened to it when i was growing up when my father would play it constantly!!..

  40. Peter  |   Posted on Nov 3rd, 2009 0

    I’ve seen them in Antwerp, Belgium. They were great! Where can I buy the recordings of the show?

  41. Janet Drummond  |   Posted on Dec 6th, 2009 0

    Does anyone know when the Unleashed DVD will be released?

    Thank you

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