The current lineup of Fleetwood Mac has once again risen to five. The band has recently announced that keyboardist/vocalist Christine McVie is returning to the fold for a world tour, and possibly a new album.
The tour is titled On With the Show, and it kicks off September 30th at the Target Center in Minneapolis. It will be the first of 33 North American cities, that the band will visit for their 34 performances. With McVie now back in the band, one factor of this tour that is bound to ring true, is the fact they will be able to perform songs they haven’t performed in nearly twenty years, particularly the ones McVie sang lead and wrote (including “Don’t Stop”, “You Make Loving Fun”, and “Little Lies”).
Among the cities Fleetwood Mac plan to visit for their tour includes Washington D.C., Phoenix, Sacramento, and Chicago. The tour isn’t expected to hit the Bay Area until December, with shows in Oakland and San Jose early that month.
In other music news, the first production model for the Fender Stratocaster, was sold for $250,000 at an auction in Nashville. First produced in 1954, it was sold to an anonymous buyer by guitar shop owner named George Gruhn, and there have even been talks with the Musical Instrument Museum in Phoenix on displaying it. The Fender Stratocaster has been described as the guitar that changed the world, as it would have it’s share of famous players including Jimi Hendrix and Buddy Holly, as well as famous events, like the moment Bob Dylan went electric at the 1965 Newport Folk Festival.