Fleetwood Mac has announced the band will embark on a 2014 North American tour, kicking off Sept. 30 in Minneapolis, MN. What's more: original band member Christina McVie is back!
Singer and keyboardist McVie left Fleetwood Mac back in 1998, but she's returned for this upcoming tour. Bandmate Lindsey Buckingham told USA Today, "It's like she never left."
The U.S. tour, which thus far goes through December, will later be turned into a world tour; Fleetwood Mac (including McVie) has also been working on a new album, which will be the first including all five members since their 1987 album "Tango in the Night."
See below for the tour dates and visit the Fleetwood Mac page for more information on tickets.
The lineup for 2014's Lollapalooza has been announced, and it includes more than 100 different acts. Headlining the festival are Eminem, Outkast and Kings of Leon. Other notable acts include Lorde, Arctic Monkeys, Skrillex, and Calvin Harris.
The weekend-long festival takes place Aug. 1-3 in Grant Park, Chicago, IL. The festival has been hosted at Grant Park for the last 10 years; the acts will perform across eight different stages.
Check out the full list of 2014 Bonnaroo performers after the cut. To stay up-to-date on the latest this festival season, be sure to check out our 2014 Festivals Guide!
With news that Eminem and Rihanna will be teaming up for a very brief, three-city tour in August, I'm daydreaming about other artists I'd like to see together. It seems to be becoming a bit of a trend for popular artists to co-headline tours — Jay Z and Justin Timberlake; Paul Simon and Sting; Kelly Clarkson and Maroon 5; Lionel Richie and CeeLo Green; and Fall Out Boy and Paramore have all recently taken part.
These are a few other artists I'd like to see co-headline a tour together.
Christina Aguilera and Lady Gaga
After the release of their version of "Do What U Want," they could easily justify a co-headlined tour. Both women have big voices and likely share some overlap in fans; they both release radio-friendly pop hits that tend to top the charts. It's been a while since Aguilera went out on tour (her last was in 2010 for her album "Bionic") so a co-headlined tour with one of music's biggest superstars could be just what she needs.
It's the beginning of another year, and that means it's time to predict all the artists and bands we think will tour during the year. Of course, many acts already have planned tours coming up, but you can be sure that there will be at least another four or five that announce them in the coming months. In particular, the months after June are looking pretty empty at this point, and will need plenty of acts to fill them up.
We think there is a pretty decent chance that the following five artists and bands will tour this year.
The Rationale: Over the last decade or so, U2 has seemed to have a pretty reliable four to five year gap between albums, and three to four year gap between their tours. Well, 2014 is exactly the right number of years for the next album to come out and the next tour to be announced. To be exact, the end of 2014 is at the lower end of the gap, so I wouldn't at all be surprised to see a tour announcement by the end of the year, if not the first dates of that tour.
Besides, what do they have to lose? Nothing, that's what. U2 is always an extremely popular touring act, and the previous 360° Tour was the highest-grossing tour ever. So come on U2: don't leave us waiting for much longer!
Kanye West announced he will be adding at least seven additional U.S. tour dates to his most recent tour, extending the Yeezus Tour into 2014. The next leg begins Feb. 13 in University Park, PA. Other cities that will be added to his tour roster included Baltimore, MD; Newark, NJ; and Albany, NY.
The dates are part of West's first solo tour in five years. Rapper Kendrick Lamar joined West on most of the 2013 tour dates. However, the Yeezus Tour proved to be challenging when it suffered a setback in November. West had to postpone and cancel several tour dates due to equipment that was damaged.
The 2013 Yeezus tour was the second highest grossing tour of 2013. See below for the 2014 U.S. dates and visit the Kanye West page for more information on tickets (which officially go on sale Jan. 10).