Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Fleetwood Mac to Verizon Arena

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click to enlarge Fleetwood Mac is scheduled to play at Verizon Arena on May 3.
  • Fleetwood Mac is scheduled to play at Verizon Arena on May 3.

Fleetwood Mac is scheduled to play at Verizon Arena on May 3.
  • Fleetwood Mac is scheduled to play at Verizon Arena on May 3.

Alright! Fleetwood Mac is scheduled to play Verizon Arena on Friday, May 3. The lineup is the same from the 2009 "Unleashed" tour: Mick Fleetwood, John McVie, Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham.

Tickets are $39-$147 with no additional fees and they go on sale Monday, Dec. 17 at 10 a.m. Call 800-745-3000 or go to ticketmaster.com to get yours. There's a limit of eight tickets.

Nicks told Rolling Stone that the band will likely have two new songs on the setlist and that "2013 is going to be the year of Fleetwood Mac."

Also, as with the "Unleashed" tour, the band isn't promoting a new album, so expect to hear plenty of hits from the band's deep catalog. Buckingham told Rolling Stone that "We always have to play 'Dreams,' 'Rhiannon,' 'Don't Stop,' 'Tusk,' 'Big Love,' 'Landslide' and all our most famous songs," and that "there are areas of our catalog that are more under-explored. Maybe we'll play more songs from 'Tusk.'"

Sweet! I'm going to have to listen to "Tusk" right now.

Does anybody remember the last time Fleetwood Mac played a concert in Little Rock? Buckingham was at Juanita's a few weeks ago, but I don't recall if the band played here in the last few decades. I was looking through some issues of the Times from the '70s a few months ago and saw that they came through town and played Barton Coliseum in 1977. That probably was a good show.

Fleetwood Mac 2013 tour dates:

April 4—Nationwide Arena—Columbus, Ohio

April 6—Wells Fargo Center—Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

April 8—Madison Square Garden—New York, New York

April 9—Verizon Center—Washington, DC

April 11—KFC Yum! Center—Louisville, Kentucky

April 13—United Center—Chicago, Illinois

April 16—The Air Canada Centre—Toronto, Ontario

April 18—TD Garden—Boston, Massachusetts

April 20—Mohegan Sun Arena—Uncasville, Connecticut

April 23—Scotiabank Place—Ottawa, Ontario

April 24—Prudential Center—Newark, New Jersey

April 26—CONSOL Energy Center—Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

April 28—Xcel Center—St. Paul, Minnesota

April 30—Sprint Center—Kansas City, Missouri

May 1—BOK Center—Tulsa, Oklahoma

May 3—Verizon Arena—Little Rock, Arkansas

May 12—MTS Centre—Winnipeg, Manitoba

May 14—Credit Union Centre—Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

May 15—Rexall Place—Edmonton, Alberta

May 17—Scotiabank Saddledome—Calgary, Alberta

May 19—Rogers Arena—Vancouver, British Columbia

May 20—Tacoma Dome—Tacoma, Washington

May 22—HP Pavilion At San Jose—San Jose, California

May 25—Hollywood Bowl—Los Angeles, California

May 26—MGM Grand Arena—Las Vegas, Nevada

May 28—Honda Center—Anaheim, California

May 30—US Airways Center—Phoenix, Arizona

June 1—Pepsi Center—Denver, Colorado

June 4—American Airlines Center—Dallas, Texas

June 5—Toyota Center—Houston, Texas

June 7—Tampa Bay Times Forum—Tampa, Florida

June 8—BB&T Center—Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

June 10—Philips Arena—Atlanta, Georgia

June 12—Joe Louis Arena—Detroit, Michigan

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