Mick Fleetwood gives indictation of live plans - which will miss UK festival season
Michael Baggs

11:25 29th January 2013

Mick Fleetwood has revealed plans for Fleetwood Mac to tour the UK in September or October 2013, after much speculation over the band's live plans.

The band were previously named as a possible performer at Glastonbury 2013, but after recently revealed American dates were confirmed for Glasto weekend, it appeared their appearance was unlikely.

Now, Mick Fleetwood has revealed plans for the band to perform in the UK later this year, in an interview with BBC 6Music.

"We're doing a big world tour that starts in April. We're coming here [the UK] in September, October and maybe a bit longer. We're doing a lot of work here so we are coming," he said.

Fleetwood also revealed he had been back in the studio with Stevie Nicks and Lindsay Buckingham, saying that if fans reacted well to their new music, they would consider a new album.

"We decided, myself and Lindsey [Buckingham], went into the studio and created a calling card for Stevie [Nicks] letting her know we wanted to make new music," he said. "We had the greatest time and we made some really good music. Then her mother died and it wasn't time for her to be singing. Just recently though she has sung on three of them and we've recorded one original song of hers.

"So, we're going to go crazy and there will be something out that we will play onstage and that might become part of a long term plan over the next year. Our wish is going to come true and we will finish an album. I hope there is a demand for it, after we throw two or three songs out on the internet, and we might make an album."


Fleetwood Mac performed at London's Wembley Stadium in 2009

Fleetwood has recently revealed a rather unusual taste in music, saying he has become a fan of Justin Bieber after attending the Canadian star's concerts with his children.

"I like Justin Bieber, I've been to see him with my children. I'd say he's probably not going to fade away as much as some people think he might," said Fleetwood, quotes The Sun newspaper.

"He's a great performer, really savvy in terms of the way he approaches his audience. I thought he was really damn good."

Below: the biggest gigs of 2013

  • Alt-J play their biggest headline shows to date in May 2013 following their Mercury Music Prize win in 2012.

  • Bloc Party make a homecoming gig in London when they play Earl's Court Arena in February 2013.

  • Plan B will be switching between his agitated hip-hop and smooth suited soul during his arena tour in early 2013.

  • Sigur Ros will be hoping to make up for their disastrous appearance at Bestival with a UK tour in March 2013.

  • The X Factor proved this year that nobody can sing Maroon 5 songs besides Adam Levine. Catch his high-pitched skills on an arena tour in June 2013.

  • The Vaccines will cap off an astonishingly successful two years in their life by headlining the O2 Arena in London next May.

  • Pink brings her 'Truth About Love' tour to the UK in April. Anyone who has seen the US star in concert before will know to expect theatrics aplenty from the 'So What' star.

  • Two Door Cinema Club will start 2013 in style with a run of sure to be huge gigs in January.

  • Kings Of Leon perform shows in London, Manchester and Birmingham in June 2013.

  • Rita Ora will headline her Radioactive tour across eight dates in January and February next year.

  • One of the biggest bands in the UK - if not the world, Muse perform a number of UK stadium dates as part of their 2013 European tour in May and June.

  • Robbie Williams makes good his promise of perform new album Take The Crown in stadiums as he plays huge UK venues in June 2013.

  • Bruce Springsteen will be hoping to better his Hyde Park show with his June and July shows in 2013.

  • She never stops! Rihanna returns to the UK for live shows in June and July 2013 - among some festival shows - for her Diamonds tour.

  • Solange Knowles (Beyonce's younger, cooler sister) begin her reign in 2013 with two shows in London in January.

  • Kraftwerk perform at London's Tate Modern in February 2013. This isn't just one show - the band will perform all eight of their studio albums, in full, between 6-14 March.

  • Frank Ocean has suggested that he will hit the UK this Summer after cancelling dates earlier this year.

  • The XX will be playing at Osterley Park in London on June 2013 as part of 'Night + Day' - a series of performances in 'unique and beautful' locations.

  • Tom Odell, the first male winner of the Brit Awards' Critics Choice will play a series of UK gigs in March.

  • The nations favourite ska band, The Specials will be making a return in May.

  • With new album 'Holy Fire' out in February, Foals give fans just enough time to learn the new songs before they hit the road in March.

  • The Killers return to the UK next year, playing 2 dates in Manchester in February and Wembley Stadium in June.

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