Stevie Nicks to release new album, ’24 Karat Gold,’ on Oct. 7

Singer Stevie Nicks of the rock and roll group "Fleetwood Mac" plays tambourine performs onstage in circa 1978.
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Stand back: Stevie Nicks is preparing to unleash a new solo album.

The Fleetwood Mac frontwoman announced Thursday that she’ll release “24 Karat Gold -- Songs From the Vault” on Oct. 7, only a week after the band launches its first tour with Christine McVie in over a decade.

The follow-up to 2011’s “In Your Dreams,” Nicks’ record consists primarily of songs written between 1969 and 1987, according to a statement; there’s also one from 1994 and another from 1995. Nicks co-produced the album in Nashville and Los Angeles with Dave Stewart (who also oversaw “In Your Dreams”) and her longtime guitarist, Waddy Wachtel.

“Each song is a lifetime. Each song has a soul. Each song has a purpose. Each song is a story,” Nicks said with characteristic flair in the statement. “They represent my life behind the scenes, the secrets, the broken hearts, the broken hearted and the survivors. These songs are the memories -- the 24 karat gold rings in the blue box.”


Along with the music, “24 Karat Gold” will include “never-before-seen Polaroid photos taken by Nicks throughout her career”; a deluxe edition is to feature two bonus tracks and even more photographs “from Nicks’ personal photo collection.”

Fleetwood Mac’s so-called On With the Show tour is set to begin Sept. 30 in Minneapolis; the band will play three nights at the refurbished Forum in Inglewood on Nov. 28 and 29 and Dec. 6.

“It’s so exciting to have Christine back after so many years,” Nicks said in the statement. “We can’t wait to get on the road together.”

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