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Fleetwood Mac back on tour in the UK and Ireland

Ian Harvey

Fleetwood Mac [Via]

One of Britain and America’s biggest selling bands of the 1970s is to go on tour again. Fleetwood Mac was a huge music act during the era of flower power, and continued to have top charting hits throughout the 1970s and 1980s.

The band has sold more than 100 million records worldwide and some of the members have been enrolled into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and have received the British Music Award for Outstanding Contribution to Music.

Tickets went on sale this week, and to mark the ticket release the band has released a series of previously unseen vintage photographs.

Most of the photos are from the mid-1970s when the rockers recorded their most famous album called ‘Fleetwood Mac’. (Huff Post)

The photos show the band at the height of their popularity. They had just been through a few changes including Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks joining to replace Bob Welch.

Five global hits came out of the Fleetwood Mac album. The band were escalated to superstar status when they release their next album Rumours in 1977.

The UK and Ireland tour will take place at various stadiums through September and October.Tickets are priced between £50 and £140, although initial indications suggest that they have sold out. The band is also expected to release a new album in 2015.

Fleetwood Mac first started in 1967 in London. The band was most successful in the late 1960s and late 1970s through the 1980s. At the beginning the band’s guitarist, Peter Green, saw them successfully take their first number one in the UK with Albatross. In the late 1970s, the band underwent some member changes and their music became more geared towards popular culture.

The Rumours album gave Fleetwood Mac four top ten singles in the United States. The album also stayed number one in the album charts for a massive 31 weeks. The album has now sold more than 45 million copies.

The group has been through several member changes over the years.