Fleetwood Mac

Fleetwood Mac had a relatively quiet year when it comes to touring, but that’s about to change. According to drummer Mick Fleetwood, the band is planning a major tour for next year.

That’s quite a difference from this year, which saw Fleetwood Mac only performing two major shows: The Classic West and The Classic East, which happened in Los Angeles and New York City, respectively, on July 16 and July 30.

The big question is whether the upcoming run will be the band’s final tour. When asked by Rolling Stone if the tour in 2018 might be a farewell, as Christine McVie has hinted, Mick denies it.

“No. I don't know where that is coming from. In my mind, it's not, and everyone in the band has decided that it's not,” he said. “But we thought we were finished 30 years ago. And so it's a Rolling Stones model.”

He added, “I don't know if morbid is the correct word here, but when everyone is in their seventies and you think about five years from now ... You know, at some point I wish I'd seen Frank Sinatra. And I didn't. And lo and behold, one day Frank's dead. Phil Collins is calling his tour "Not Dead Yet." Well, we're not dead yet, but god forbid, we might be, so you could be like, "I better go and see them!" But you will not see a poster saying this is our farewell tour that I could dream of.”

In other news, Mick has a new coffee table book out called Love That Burns, which focuses on the band’s early years before Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham were part of the band. For information on Mick’s book, visit FleetwoodMacBook.com.