Fleetwood Mac announce new US tour dates over Glastonbury weekend
Fleetwood Mac have announced a new string of US tour dates over Glastonbury weekend, seemingly ruling themselves out of making their debut appearance on the Pyramid Stage.
The band will play Spokane, Washington on Saturday, June 29 and Portland, Oregon on Sunday, June 30 as part of the extra leg of their mammoth US tour. There is a small chance the band could play the Friday of Glastonbury but have clearly ruled themselves out of performing on the Saturday and the Sunday.
Rumours were that the rock legends could coincide a forthcoming summer 2013 tour with performing at Glastonbury, with Stevie Nicks telling NME that she would love to do it, having watched Beyonce's headline slot from her London hotel room in 2011.
"When we were there [in the UK] in 2011, I watched it. I watched Beyonce and it was pretty amazing! I had just got home from the Hyde Park thing, so I was just home from my own show and I turned on the TV and we had a pretty big screen in the hotel where we were, so I sat and watched like three hours, four hours of it, so would I love to do it? I’d love to do it!"
Speaking about the band's forthcoming world tour, she added: "We are coming to the UK. It’s on there, the pre-schedule that they start sending out to you. We have basically 50 shows in the United States and then a little break, then it looks like we are coming to England to do, probably like seven or eight shows. I don’t know that for sure, but I think that’s what it will work out to be, and hopefully we will do other shows through Europe. I’m delighted to come over there, I’m thrilled about it."
When asked if one of those shows could be Glastonbury, Nicks replied: "Oh yeah! I hope, you know, I hope I hope!"
Previously, festival boss Emily Eavis admitted to NME that she would love to see Fleetwood Mac headline the Pyramid Stage in 2013. "I think Fleetwood Mac would be amazing to get," she said in October of this year. "I’ll be totally honest we haven’t had any conversations with them yet but, you know, it is still early days. We’re just talking to some headliners now. For us it’s about getting the balance of heritage bands, legends and new bands – just keeping that balance."
Meanwhile, Fleetwood Mac have also invited fans to re-create the famous cover of their album Rumours and send their entries to the band via their Facebook page. "Be as creative as you like, maybe choose an iconic location, alternative outfits or a whole new interpretation! The more creative the better," reads a post they send out to fans. The contest is designed to promote a forthcoming reissue of Rumours.