Fleetwood Mac add new US tour dates, rule out Glastonbury?


Fleetwood Mac have added a handful of extra dates to their long North American tour, and in the process appear to have ruled out the chance of them headlining the 2013 Glastonbury festival.

The band’s comeback tour starts at the Columbus Nationwide Arena on April 4th, with the initial dates ending some time later at the Joe Louis Arena in Detroit on June 11th.

When announcing those shows at the start of December, Stevie Nicks had said that, “If everything goes will we’ll be in Europe doing festivals this summer”, leading to speculation that Fleetwood Mac would be one of the three headline acts when Glastonbury returns from a break in June.

Indeed, Nicks later told NME that returning group would ‘love’ to perform at Worthy Farm, revealing she had watched Beyonce’s performance there in 2011. “I watched Beyonce and it was pretty amazing,” she said.

“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!”

However, new dates in the US have been confirmed for Spokane, Washington on Saturday June 29th and Portland, Oregon on Sunday June 30th – the weekend of Glastonbury – meaning, despite the Friday night date still being open, a performance at the event this year now seems far less likely.

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