Fleetwood Mac Announce Reunion Tour Dates With Christine McVie
By ANDY GREENE
By ANDY GREENE
A little over a year ago, Stevie Nicks told Rolling Stone there was "more of a chance of an asteroid hitting the Earth" than Christine McVie returning to Fleetwood Mac. Well, it might be time to prepare for armageddon because the Mac's keyboardist and singer - who quit the band in 1998 after a three-decade stint in the group - is returning for a world tour beginning this September and a possible new album.
The tour, entitled On With the Show, will kick off on Tuesday, Sept. 30 in Minneapolis, Minn. at the Target Center, with the band performing 34 shows in 33 cities across North America. American Express® Card Members can purchase tickets before the general public beginning Monday, March 31 at 10 a.m. through Sunday, April 6 at 10 p.m. Tickets go on sale beginning Monday, April 7 through the Live Nation mobile app and Live Nation's at website.
McVie says that her decision to leave the band was very simple. "I had some deluded idea that I wanted to live the 'country lady' life," she tells Rolling Stone. "But I went through a divorce and I felt isolated in the country. I grew quite ill and depressed." McVie realized the best way to fix her life was to rejoin Fleewood Mac, though Lindsey Buckingham admits he had some reservations when he first heard she wanted back in. "I wanted to make sure she grasped the weight of would it would entail," he says. "She also had to understand that if she was coming back that, basically, she has to stay. She wants to do it."
With McVie back in the band, the group will be able to perform songs like "Little Lies," "You Make Loving Fun," "Everywhere" and many other songs they haven't been able to play in nearly 20 years. "Being back is really a time warp," she says. "The tour is going to be great fun. I feel like a pig in poo right now."
Fleetwood Mac toured last year without Christine, though they had to stop short after bassist John McVie's cancer diagnosis. "His health is on the up," says Christine. "He's still doing chemotherapy. He just came in to do his bass parts, so everyone is real excited about that. He gets tired quickly, but he's definitely been on the mend. He's been such a man about this whole thing. I have renewed respect and love for him." McVie reunited with the band last year to perform "Don't Stop" in London.
The group spent time in mid-March working on new songs, though they don't plan on releasing anything until after the world tour. They have yet to sketch out an exact setlist, though Buckingham has a good idea of what they'll play. "It won't be too hard to figure out," he says. "Stevie and I both have songs we pretty much have to play. When you add in Christine's hits, you pretty much have a set, though that's not to say there won't be a few little surprises around the edges."
AFTER the world tour....really?ReplyDelete
I know it's selfish of me, most fans of other bands have long put to rest the hope for any new material or world tour. We are very lucky. Impatient but lucky.
happy chris is back,the blend of voices and her sweet lead have been missed.can't wait to see the showReplyDelete
MIRAGE!!! ALL OF IT!!!ReplyDelete
Talking about a few surprises in the set list, hoping for temporary one, (hold me is a must please), As long as you follow, for Stevie, seven wonders, thrown down & Lindsey bleed to love her, Sad angel.ReplyDelete
DO LITTLE LIES!!ReplyDelete
Was hoping for the album first, then the tour.ReplyDelete
But I'm happy they're going back out on the road soon.
Hopefully they can catch the momentum from the last tour.
I worry about John. That's a lot of travel and late nights for not long after cancer treatment.
Maybe his music is the best treatment...
I like the picture from the Rolling Stone article much better than the one you guys put at the top of your site. Everybody looks happier and healthier (and less air-brushed mortician-style fake tan faces).ReplyDelete
I know it's a Danny Clinch shot, but you should use it for your blog/site.