Fleetwood Mac to Tour in Bay Area

It's not a rumor

By Jenn Elias
|  Tuesday, Dec 4, 2012  |  Updated 2:31 PM PDT
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It's not a rumor.

Fleetwood Mac announced Tuesday that the band will be going on a 34-city tour, which includes a stop in the Bay Area, where Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham first met and made "Rumours" a 1977 hit.

The tour will kick off on April 4 after a three-year-break. After stops in Philadelphia, New York City, Boston, and Chicago, Fleetwood Mac will hit the HP Pavilion in San Jose on May 22.

Playing in the South Bay will be somewhat of a reunion for the group.

When her family moved to Palo Alto, Nicks attended Menlo Atherton High School, where she met classmate and Buckingham, her future band mate.

One of Nicks' lesser known accomplishments includes a short stint at San Jose State University for a brief time before dropping out in 1968, according to Bio.com.

In their 1998 tour, Stevie Nicks told Mountain View's Shoreline Amphitheater packed house, that she felt like she was performing in her living room, as reported by the San Jose Mercury News.

Nicks told USA Today that this time around, she was eager to return to the stage in a harmonious fashion with the famously divided band.

"I'm going to be very clear about what I want," Nicks told USA Today. "What I want is for this band to get along and have a great time. So I'm demanding that."

Buckingham agreed in saying, "There's been a subtext of competition and animosity, which is the flip side of love, for a long time. I think it's driven both of us. Now is an appropriate time for us to acknowledge the context of our relationship and see what's left for us to do. If this is the beginning of the last act, let's wind up in a place that dignifies what we started."

According to USA Today, Nicks and Buckingham are considering a 40th anniversary reissue of their storied Buckingham Nicks album next year with some unreleased tracks.

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