Classic rock group Fleetwood Mac has significantly extended its North American tour by two months. Originally set for 15 concerts in the northeast, the...

Classic rock group Fleetwood Mac has significantly extended its North American tour by two months. Originally set for 15 concerts in the northeast, the outing is now booked for 44 shows from coast-to-coast.

A second night has been added to the band’s stay in Chicago, expanding the run to March 5-6 at the Allstate Arena. Breaking for a couple weeks after the March tour leg, Fleetwood Mac will then return to the road with an April 15 show at the Wachovia Center in Philadelphia, PA, and continue through a May 31 concert at San Diego Sports Arena in San Diego, CA.

Highlights for the expanded itinerary include an April 22 show at the St. Pete Times Forum in Tampa, FL, a May 2 gig at Toyota Center in Houston, TX, a May 10 set at Pepsi Center in Denver, CO, a May 18 concert at Arco Arena in Sacramento, CA, and a May 30 performance at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, NV.

Live Nation is producing the North American tour and handling ticketing via the company’s new ticketing operation, Live Nation Ticketing. Ticket pre-sales for the recently added shows begin on January 17 with public onsales following on January 26 at 10 a.m.

Fleetwood Mac announced initial plans for the Unleashed greatest hits tour in early December. It will be the quartet’s first tour in five years with principal members John McVie, Stevie Nicks, Mick Fleetwood and Lindsey Buckingham all appearing.

“We love our band and think the title of the tour ‘Unleashed’ perfectly describes how we all feel when we get on stage together — especially in 2009,” the band members said in a joint statement on their Web site. “We’re so happy to get back out on the road, perform everyone’s favorite songs and see our fans.”

Fleetwood Mac itinerary:
(Dates are subject to change.)

March 1Pittsburgh, PAMellon Arena
March 3St. Paul, MNXcel Energy Center
March 5 – 6Chicago, ILAllstate Arena
March 8Detroit, MIPalace of Auburn Hills
March 10Washington, DCVerizon Center
March 11Boston, MATD Banknorth Arena
March 13Uniondale, NYNassau Coliseum
March 14Uncasville, CTMohegan Sun Arena
March 16Rochester, NYBlue Cross Arena
March 17Albany, NYTimes Union Center
March 19New York, NYMadison Square Garden
March 21East Rutherford, NJIzod Center
March 24Ottawa, ONScotiabank Place
March 25Montreal, QCBell Centre
March 26Toronto, ONAir Canada Centre
April 15Philadelphia, PAThe Wachovia Center
April 17Cleveland, OHQuicken Loans Arena
April 18Columbus, OHNationwide Arena
April 20Orlando, FLAmway Arena
April 22Tampa, FLSt. Pete Times Forum
April 23Sunrise, FLBankAtlantic Center
April 25Charlotte, NCTime Warner Cable Arena
April 26Greensboro, NCGreensboro Coliseum
April 28Atlanta, GAPhilips Arena
April 30Dallas, TXAmerican Airlines Center
May 2Houston, TXToyota Center
May 3Tulsa, OKBOK Center
May 5St. Louis, MOScottrade Center
May 7Omaha, NEQwest Center Omaha
May 8Kansas City, MOSprint Center
May 10Denver, COPepsi Center
May 12Calgary, ABPengrowth Saddledome
May 13Edmonton, ABRexall Place
May 15Vancouver, BCGeneral Motors Place
May 16Tacoma, WATacoma Dome
May 18Sacramento, CAArco Arena
May 20Oakland, CAOracle Arena
May 21San Jose, CAHP Pavilion @ San Jose
May 23Anaheim, CAHonda Center
May 24Glendale, Arena
May 28Los Angeles, CAStaples Center
May 30Las Vegas, NVMGM Grand Garden Arena
May 31San Diego, CASan Diego Sports Arena