Mick Fleetwood says that he's going to try one last time to get Christine McVie to rejoin Fleetwood Mac., according to Ultimate Classic Rock. McVie, who left the band in 1998 has sat out of their past two tours in 2003/2004 and 2009. Fleetwood revealed to The Sun that McVie will be spending time with most of Fleetwood Mac before the kick off of their tour in April, explaining, "I'm seeing Chris here in London before I leave. And even though she loathes flying and she's never been back to the United States since the day she left, she is getting on a plane and flying to Hawaii with me. I'm going to hold her hand all the way, even if I have to handcuff it."
Despite the fact that McVie has shown zero interest in returning to the road, Fleetwood intends to pitch the idea to her one more time: She's going to come and stay for three weeks in Maui. I'm getting goosebumps just thinking about it. John (McVie's) going to come over from Honolulu to see her and then she's going to L.A. to see Stevie (Nicks), who misses her terribly and is really excited to see her. But it'll be her decision. But we'd make her very welcome if she wanted to creep on that stage again."
- During the band's last tour, we asked Stevie Nicks how she feels fronting what she's often called a "boys club" without McVie sharing the stage with her: "Being the only girl in Fleetwood Mac? You have to understand, I've been the only girl in Fleetwood Mac now since 1998 and it's 2009. I'm used to it now. I miss Christine every day because she was my best buddy. She was my best friend. And I probably spent more time on the road with Fleetwood Mac than anywhere. I've spent more time with these people than I have with my own family. So the loss of Christine as one of my best girlfriends was horrific for me. But she's been gone a long, long, time now. There's not a day that I don't wish that she'd call up and say 'I'm back!' -- but she's not going to. So we've all kind've accepted that now."
- Fleetwood Mac tour dates (subject to change):
April 4 - Columbus, OH - Nationwide Arena
April 6 - Philadelphia, PA - Wells Fargo Center
April 8 - New York, NY - Madison Square Garden
April 9 - Washington, DC - Verizon Center
April 11 - Louisville, KY - KFC Yum! Center
April 13 - Chicago, IL - United Center
April 16 - Toronto, ON - The Air Canada Centre
April 18 - Boston, MA - TD Garden
April 20 - Uncasville, CT - Mohegan Sun Arena
April 23 - Ottawa, ON - Scotiabank Place
April 24 - Newark, NJ - Prudential Center
April 26 - Pittsburgh, PA - CONSOL Energy Center
April 28 - St. Paul, MN - Xcel Center
April 30 - Kansas City, MO - Sprint Center
May 1 - Tulsa, OK - BOK Center
May 3 - Little Rock, AK - Verizon Arena
May 4 - New Orleans, LA - New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival at Fairgrounds Racecourse
May 12 - Winnipeg, MB - MTS Centre
May 14 - Saskatoon, SK - Credit Union Centre
May 15 - Edmonton, AB - Rexall Place
May 17 - Calgary, AB - Scotiabank Saddledome
May 19 - Vancouver, BC - Rogers Arena
May 20 - Tacoma, WA - Tacoma Dome
May 22 - San Jose, CA - HP Pavilion San Jose
May 25 - Los Angeles, CA - Hollywood Bowl
May 26 - Las Vegas, NV - MGM Grand Arena
May 28 - Anaheim, CA - Honda Center
May 30 - Phoenix, AZ - US Airways Center
June 1 - Denver, CO - Pepsi Center
June 4 - Dallas, TX - American Airlines Center
June 5 - Houston, TX - Toyota Center
June 7 - Tampa, FL - Tampa Bay Times Forum
June 8 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL - BB&T Center
June 10 - Atlanta, GA - Philips Arena
June 12 - Detroit, MI - Joe Louis Arena
June 14 - Rosemont, IL - Allstate Arena
June 15 - Cleveland, OH - Quicken Loans Arena
June 18 - Montreal, QC - Bell Centre
June 19 - Albany, NY - Times Union Center
June 21 - Mansfield, MA - Comcast Center
June 22 - Wantagh, NY - Nikon At Jones Beach Theater
June 24 - Charlotte, NC - Time Warner Cable Arena
June 26 - Des Moines, IA - Wells Fargo Arena
June 29 - Spokane, WA - Spokane Arena
June 30 - Portland, OR - Rose Garden Arena
July 3 - Los Angeles, CA - Staples Center
July 5 - San Diego, CA Viejas Arena
July 6 - Sacramento, CA - Sleep Train Arena
- Christine McVie wrote some of Fleetwood Mac's most enduring hits, including 1975's "Over My Head" (#20) and "Say You Love Me" (#11); 1977's "Don't Stop" (#3) and "You Make Loving Fun" (#9); 1979's "Think About Me" (#20); 1982's "Hold Me" (#4) and "Love In Store" (#22); and 1987's "Little Lies" (#4) and "Everywhere" (#14).
- She scored a solo Top 10 hit with 1984's "Got A Hold On Me" (#10)
- In 2003 McVie was credited as an additional musician on Fleetwood Mac's last studio set, Say You Will. She contributed keyboards and backing vocals on "Bleed To Love Her" and "Steal Your Heart Away."
- In 2004 Christine McVie released her third solo album, In The Meantime, which she collaborated on with her nephew, Dan Perfect.
- Newly released are Fleetwood Mac's expanded and deluxe versions of their 1977 blockbuster Rumours album. The set, which comes just short of the 36th anniversary of the album's release, will be issued in an "Expanded Edition" featuring the original album, the Stevie Nicks-written B-Side "Silver Springs," a live collection of tracks from 1977, and a full disc of session outtakes.
- The "Deluxe Edition" tags on a second disc of outtakes, a remastered vinyl version of the album, and a new documentary focusing on the album's recording sessions, titled, The Rosebud Film.
CHECK IT OUT: Fleetwood Mac in 1976 performing "Over My Head" live on The Midnight Special:
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