Fleetwood Mac Returning To The Road In '09

As expected, Fleetwood Mac will embark on its first tour in five years next spring, beginning March 1 in Pittsburgh. Tickets for the Live Nation-produced "Unleashed" tour begin going on sale Dec. 15.

So far, 16 dates are on tap through March 26 in Toronto, but the trek is expected to run through the summer. Core members Lindsey Buckingham, Stevie Nicks, John McVie and Mick Fleetwood are all on board.

And while details are scant at deadline, Reprise is planning a CD/DVD reissue of Fleetwood Mac's iconic "Rumours" album featuring as-yet-unspecified previously unreleased tracks and unreleased footage from the era.

Buckingham told Billboard in July he expects Fleetwood Mac will return to the studio, perhaps after the tour, to record the follow-up to 2003's "Say You Will."

"There was no sense we had to jump right in the studio," he said. "I think maybe there was even a sense that we would make a better album if we went out and hung out together first on the road ... maybe even sowing some seeds musically that would get us more prepared to go in the studio rather than just going in cold."

Here are Fleetwood Mac's tour dates:

March 1: Pittsburgh (Mellon Arena)
March 3: St. Paul, Minn. (Xcel Energy Center)
March 5: Chicago (Allstate Arena)
March 8: Auburn Hills, Mich. (Palace of Auburn Hills)
March 10: Washington, D.C. (Verizon Center)
March 11: Boston (TD Banknorth Garden0
March 13: Uniondale, N.Y. (Nassau Coliseum)
March 14: Uncasville, Conn. (Mohegan Sun)
March 16: Rochester, N.Y. (Blue Cross Arena)
March 17: Albany, N.Y. (Times Union Center)
March 19: New York (Madison Square Garden)
March 21: East Rutherford, N.J. (Izod Center)
March 24: Ottawa, Ontario (Scotiabank Place)
March 25: Montreal (Bell Centre)
March 26: Toronto (Air Canada Centre)

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