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Fleetwood Mac adds tour dates — and marks an anniversary at the Forum

Fleetwood Mac adds tour dates — and marks an anniversary at the Forum
Fleetwood Mac's John McVie, left, Stevie Nicks, Mick Fleetwood and Lindsey Buckingham perform at the Hollywood Bowl on May 25, 2013. The band will return to a familiar venue -- the Forum -- on a familiar date -- Dec. 6. (Lawrence K. Ho / Los Angeles Times)

Fleetwood Mac has announced 28 more dates that will extend its "On with the Show" tour into 2015. These shows augment a run of dates that will see a return in December to the Forum in Inglewood, which regularly hosted the band during its 1970s and '80s peak.

As with the ongoing string of dates, the shows will feature members from the band's "Rumours" period: Mick Fleetwood, John McVie, Christine McVie, Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham.

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The band will delve deeply into the secondary market with gigs stretching through the South and Midwest, including Des Moines, Iowa; Lincoln, Neb.; North Little Rock, Ark.; and St. Louis. The dates run through the end of March.

Coincidentally, the Forum show in the first week of December will occur, research has revealed, over the same couple of days that the group has regularly gigged the arena throughout the decades.

Over the years the band has held virtual residencies at the Forum. Starting in 1975, it has performed 13 shows there during six different tours, according to Setlist. Seven of them occurred during early December. Among them were five nights in 1979, after the band had gone platinum with its still wondrous double album, "Tusk." They also did multinight stints at the arena in '77, '82 and '87 (Dec. 6-7). The Dec. 6, 2014, gig will be the first Fleetwood Mac show in Inglewood since Dec. 7, 1990.

The full itinerary of new dates is posted at Fleetwood Mac's website.

Just for fun, here is the set list from Fleetwood Mac's Forum concert on Dec. 6, 1979, according to Setlist.

"Say You Love Me"
"The Chain"
"Don't Stop"
"Dreams"
"Oh Well"
"Rhiannon"
"Oh Daddy"
"What Makes You Think You're the One"
"Sara"
"Not That Funny"
"Save Me a Place"
"Landslide"
"Tusk" (accompanied by the USC Marching Band) 
"Angel "
"You Make Loving Fun"
"I'm So Afraid"
"World Turning "
"Go Your Own Way "
Encore:
"Sisters of the Moon"
"Blue Letter"
Encore 2:
"Songbird
"

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