Fleetwood Mac guitarist Lindsey Buckingham has confirmed that the band will be announcing a 2013 tour soon.
Speaking with Billboard.com, Buckingham said that both he and vocalist Stevie Nicks had concluded promoting their solo material and were ready to resume as Fleetwood Mac: “I’m looking forward to it,” he said.
Buckingham, who has spent much of the past year performing his first completely solo concerts, said that the experience has helped him to become more flexible as a member of a band: “I get to go out there and try these other things on my own, and the more that defines me as an individual and the more it tends to differ from the Fleetwood Mac experience, then the more I’m able to just let the group thing go where it’s gonna go.”
Furthermore, Buckingham said that he, drummer Mick Fleetwood and bassist John McVie convened earlier this year in his home studio and “sat down and tracked some stuff.”
He added that the fans may get to hear the new material before the 2013 tour gets underway: “We may be able to organize something — I wouldn’t think a whole album, but possibly something before we hit the road or, if not then, possibly something a little more extensive after the tour…The material is quite good, but we have to get everybody on the same page with that, and we’ll see where it goes.”