Sunday, January 12, 2014

Mick Fleetwood Announces Christine McVie's return to Fleetwood Mac

[updated 6:00pm Monday, Jan 13th]

It's Official: 
Christine McVie is back with Fleetwood Mac
The band's publicist, Liz Rosenberg, has confirmed to Billboard that McVie has rejoined the band after departing the group in 1998.

Rosenberg says that McVie "has indeed re-joined Fleetwood Mac and we are hoping to make an announcement about a possible tour for the full tilt Macsters some time in 2014."

Billboard

Original Post:
It's no secret that something has been brewing with Christine McVie and the possibility of her return to Fleetwood Mac. If you're a fan of the band and have been following along this past year, it's clear Christine underwent some sort of transformation and a big shift in terms of mindset. She's kind of been everywhere (no pun intended) when you consider Christine's basically been out of the spotlight since 2004 after her last solo album was released and hasn't performed with Fleetwood Mac since she retired from the group, sold her piano and her house, and packed her bags and moved back to England in 1998. Except for a couple of public appearances in London over the years at one or two award ceremonies, she's been completely under the radar.

Well this past year Christine put travel anxiety aside and returned to the stage for the first time in 15 years, visiting with Mick and John in Hawaii she performed with Mick and his blues band on Maui (Maui in February, 2013) and again appeared with Fleetwood Mac live in London in September, 2013), plus she traveled to Dublin for rehearsals and also to Amsterdam, although she did not perform. She also granted new interviews to the british press and BBC radio indicating that she's had a change of heart (and possibly some therapy) and would like to rejoin her band mates, if they'll have her. This news was huge and made headlines around the world and made fans extremely happy and hopeful! Subsequent interviews with Mick, Lindsey and Stevie haven't been so clear on the subject with all three hesitant in saying whether this was a definite go or not - only indicating it was Christine's decision and that she is more than welcome to return and that they were looking forward to the year ahead and what the possibilities could bring.

Both Stevie and Lindsey made it clear in Las Vegas in December that Fleetwood Mac will be going back out on the road in 2014 with Lindsey being a little more specific telling people in the front row they'll be touring this Summer. Prior to this, Rumours producer, Ken Caillat also indicated in a 2013 radio interview that it looked like Christine would be joining the band for more tour dates on the summer leg (2014).

From my point of view, if the band and more specifically Christine is going to go through all this effort of putting this type of information out there to begin with to a fan base that has largely been begging for her return, and with Fleetwood Mac adding more dates this year (yet to be announced), then it's basically going to happen and everything else from here on out is just formality.

MICK FLEETWOOD - January 11, 2014
During last nights Uncle Willie K's BBQ Blues Fest on Maui at the Maui Tropical Plantation, Mick Fleetwood and Willie K. performed an acoustic version of Christine's "Songbird".  Following the performance, Mick apparently let the audience, and essentially the world know, that Christine will be rejoining Fleetwood Mac! His exact phrase below, was from someone in attendance. Obviously something a little more official will eventually be provided... but this is probably the clearest sign the Rumours line-up has reformed:

"This is the worst kept secret there is, 
but Christine McVie will be rejoining Fleetwood Mac!"


40 comments:

Anonymous said...

Oh my god this is unbeliveable , just one more thing please play in Spain in 2014

Joseph Gould said...

This is a monumental moment in music history, our (fans) community and history itself. Welcome back Christine.

david marx said...

This is my prediction of how it will play out. (no inside info): 30-40 shows on a summer tour, back into the studio to finish an album, followed by one final world tour.

Joseph Gould said...

Let's not be too presumptuous about "final" tours/anythings just yet...

MplsMike said...

Oh I hope there's an album soon!!!

MplsMike said...

I realize it's possible many of the "recent" interviews with Stevie may be several weeks or even a month or so old based on when she actually sat down and talked versus when the interviews were published, but perhaps Stevie's vagueness has been on purpose. She's made it very clear she doesn't really like leaks of any kind. In her mind she may feel it's inappropriate to confirm until the official press release.

Brian said...

Like we talked about mick, You all deserve this after all that you all have gone though. 2014 and more seems liked very exciting times in fleetwood mac world! John get well soon so you all can make more dreams together.

Anonymous said...

OHHHH, YEEEAHHH! I miss her so much!!! i would to see her with the "Fleetwood's" soon!! :3

Please, come to Mexico!! T_T'

Malcolm Lennox said...

The 5 fireflies are back!! I could cry. And when I see her do Songbird I may just!!!!!!!

Dawn Belger said...

Another wonderful thing for 2014 Welcome back Christine You have been sorely missed

Dawn Belger said...

Another good thing for 2014. Welcome back Christine You have been sorely missed.

Anonymous said...

Welcome Back Christine!! Please come back to Orange County, CA. We love you and every member of Fleetwood Mac!! I can't wait to see this concert this year!!!!!

Anonymous said...

temporary one, to open the show in my opinon and songbird close the shows, love to here over and over,little lies, hold me,love in store, oh daddy, any others songs would you like to here.

Anonymous said...

Fleetwood Mac is whole once again.... Mick, John, Lindsey, Stevie and now..... Christine...!!! Yay! I definitely wanna see them on tour in 2014!!! I would love to hear, EVERYWHERE, LITTLE LIES, OVER MY HEAD, YOU MAKE LOVING FUN, SONGBIRD, HOLD ME, LOVE IN STORE, ONLY OVER YOU, MYSTIFIED, RICKY, AS LONG AS YOU FOLLOW... :-)

Anonymous said...

This is the most wonderful news. would love an album before the summer tour, if they have time. I bet they tour Australia and New Zealand in the late fall, since last year's didn't happen.

Now we all wish John McVie a speedy recovery!

Anonymous said...

Stevie and Chris are the heart and soul of FM...

Anonymous said...

Christine McVie returning,,,,,SAY IT ISN"T SO!!! PLEEZ!!!
Too Bad!! as the Stevie Nicks Lindsey Buckingham led Mac rocked..and was fresh no matter the classics... Never sounding OLD!!! Now the OLD will be overwhelming...

Anonymous said...

Yes best news ever.The way it should be

Anonymous said...

At last Chris

dak126 said...

So excited for new Fleetwood Mac concerts with Christine. Hope she does Brown Eyes and Little Lies!

Anonymous said...

I couldn't be more pleased to have the promised news finally confirmed. However, because FLEETWOOD MAC is now whole again and energized, there HAS to be a new album before a tour. I will be VERY unhappy if there's just an old-fart nostalgia tour and no album. I'll take a pass on that because it just means THE DANCE all over again - sixteen years later with the expected diminished capacity. No thanks. New music, please. Stevie, you need to let go of IN YOUR DREAMS and right the wrongs of TANGO IN THE NIGHT. Lindsey, you need to integrate yourself back into the group and sublimate your ego once again for the good of the band. And Christine? You need to deliver the hits and knock it out of the park, just like you always did.

This is GREAT news!!!

Joseph Gould said...

Please do Little Lies!!

Anonymous said...

Great news! But I wonder if you all are going to make up for cancelling on South Florida 24 hours before you were scheduled to play here last year?

Anonymous said...

Time to change the picture on this website!

Anonymous said...

i am the member of the band

Larry said...

Great news that the MAC will be touring in the summer! Saw the MAC in Pittsburgh great concert!!

Come on back to Pittsburgh I want to hear all there hits again!!!

Anonymous said...

yeyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy Love you guys ... one of my dreams to see original lineup of Fleetwood Mac, now I get hopefully 2 come true, .. to be able to see Fleetwood Mac, and now Fleetwood Mac with Christine. Don't forget to put us back on your schedule .. with love and a BIG welcome back to Christine, ... from Australia :)

Sheral Dunn said...

Christine we are so happy for you!
"Songbird" is one of Our all time favorite songs...ever
(we have a theory that Dennis Wilson inspired this song:)

Anonymous said...

FINALLY!! Extremely stoked about what is to come this year and beyond....

Anonymous said...

Would love to hear the Fleetwood Mac song Silver Girl LIVE! :)

Kees said...

Welcome back Christine: The Chain has her 5th link back.

Bryan Bays said...

My family and I saw Fleetwood Mac on December 30th in Las Vegas at the MGM Grand, and they were superb, however it just wasn't quite the same without Christine. I look forward to seeing them all together again.

Anonymous said...

Australia Australia Australia and specially Adelaide.. We have a new stadium so please come here. Still have my invalid November ticket on the benchwhich was cancelled due to John s health, Hope he is in much better health. Love you Stevie.. Seen Stevie 4 times and she will always be my favourite but will be such a treat to see the band with ;Christine too.

Anonymous said...

Fleetwood Mac...never the same without Chris...glad to know she's returning

Anonymous said...

Never thought it would happen...welcome back Christine..I have missed you girl !!

Anonymous said...

This is Great News !!!!!!!! Welcome Back Christine. Hope to see Fleetwood Mac in Houston soon.

Anonymous said...

Extraordinary News! I'll travel to see you lovely Spirit Christine Love!!!! François from Montréal!

Anonymous said...

come back to New Plymouth, New Zealand- the Bowl of Brooklands is waiting :-)

Anonymous said...

Truly great news! This iconic band will go down in history as one of the best. Chris needs to be part of their incredible journey to the very end. Mario/Pittsburgh

Pitt Gar said...

Love Chis Welcome Back Hope John gets well soon

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