Christine McVie has reunited with Fleetwood Mac after fifteen years. The singer quit the group in 1998, but she returned to the stage with her former bandmates for two shows in London last year. The band’s publicist Liz Rosenberg has also confirmed McVie’s return to Billboard.com.
“[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,”
When Billboard caught up with Stevie Nicks late last year, while promoting her new “In Your Dreams” film and appearance on “American Horror Story: Coven,” Nicks said:
“If Chris wants to come back to the band, I said to her, ‘It’s your band. I don’t really think you have to ask. Because it’s your band. McVie. Fleetwood Mac-vie? So, it all depends, Chris, on you. How you feel. Do you want to take this on again?'”
McVie’s return was announced onstage by bandmate Mick Fleetwood during a concert in Maui over the weekend. According to fan website Fleetwoodmacnews.com, the rocker told the Maui crowd:
“This is the worst kept secret there is, but Christine McVie will be rejoining Fleetwood Mac!”
McVie, who’s also the ex-wife of Fleetwood Mac’s bassist John McVie, joined the band in 1970. She wrote some of the band’s biggest hits, including “Say You Love Me” (No. 11 peak, 1976), “Don’t Stop” (No. 3, 1977), “You Make Loving Fun” (No. 9, 1977), “Hold Me” (No. 4, 1982), “Little Lies” (No. 4, 1987) and “Everywhere” (No. 14, 1988).”