Stevie Nicks recently announced tour dates this summer with Rod Stewart, prolonging her stay on the road in support of her 2011 release, In Dreams. Mick Fleetwood believes Nicks’ constant efforts towards her solo career is the reason a Fleetwood Mac reunion stalled. It may also squash any hopes of the band reuniting in the future as well.
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“I don’t believe Fleetwood Mac will ever tour again, but I really hope we do,” Mick said, according Daily Telegraph.
The band planned to reunite for a major world tour in 2010 after trekking through Australia in 2009. Solo albums from Lindsey Buckingham and Nicks (which Mick played drums on) brought Fleetwood Mac’s momentum to a halt, but hopes still rested on the idea of gathering the troops in 2011. The band, sans Nicks, even spent most of 2010 preparing themselves for the stage.
“We have rehearsed and prepared for it since 2010. We were supposed to tour in 2011, but we delayed it for a year to allow Stevie Nicks to support her solo record and for Lindsey Buckingham to do the same with his.”
Fleetwood has always been supportive of other band members solo efforts, but it appears he may be at the end of his rope regarding Nicks, who seems consumed by her personal project.
“I understand what she likes about her situation: Touring in support of her album, she is able to be her, without any degree of compromise. She doesn’t have to worry about the other three of us asking her to do anything… She has become obsessed with her album in a very nice but inconvenient way.”