Fleetwood Mac have announced a new North American tour, on which they will reunite with Christine McVie for the first time in 16 years.
"I'm a pig in a pile of poo really," McVie told Rolling Stone. "It is a time warp; it is very, very happy. None of the nonsense with the drink and the nasty stuff. We're all grown up, of course."
For now, Fleetwood Mac have scheduled 34 concerts across the United States and Canada, spanning 30 September to 20 December 2014. "[We'll] pick up end of January  and complete America, and we can do the world, really," McVie said. "And there's a studio album somewhere in the mix too … We're all committed to keep on going until one of us says 'stop it'."
This will be McVie's first Fleetwood Mac tour since 1998. "She had us all seriously convinced that she would never come back," Stevie Nicks said on NBC's Today show. McVie claims she quit the band for a number of reasons – fear of flying, burn-out from touring, and a desire "to live the 'country lady' life" in England. "I had some deluded idea that I wanted to … basically hang out with my Range Rover and my dogs and bake cookies or something," McVie said.
Flash forward to "about five years ago" and McVie, recently divorced, found that she had become "very isolated" at her home in Kent. "I was spending a lot of time in the country on my own, and it started to play tricks on me and made me quite ill and depressed," she said.
Around 2012, McVie finally had the "epiphany" that she wanted to rejoin the band. "I started to think, 'What am I doing? I really miss that camaraderie with those four people. I miss everything about it.'" She went to therapy for her flying phobia and finally flew to Hawaii, performing with Mick Fleetwood his Maui cabaret show. Then came Fleetwood Mac's gig in London in September 2013, when McVie joined them on stage for Don't Stop, which was like "looking over at my family again".
Now, with concert rehearsals scheduled for July, Fleetwood Mac are "running through" McVie's demos for a possible new record. "I'm fit as I've ever been," McVie said. "[And] I belong here."
Fleetwood Mac's On With the Show tour dates
30 September 2014 Minneapolis, MN – Target Center
2 October 2014 Chicago, IL – United Center
6 October 2014 10/6 New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
10 October 2014 Boston, MA – TD Garden
11 October 2014 Newark, NJ – Prudential Center
14 October 2014 Pittsburgh, PA – Consol Energy Center
15 October 2014 Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Center
18 October 2014 Toronto, ON – Air Canada Centre
19 October 2014 Columbus, OH – Nationwide Arena
21 October 2014 Indianapolis, IN – Bankers Life Fieldhouse
22 October 2014 Auburn Hills, MI – The Palace of Auburn Hills
26 October 2014 Ottawa, ON – Canadian Tire Centre
31 October 2014 Washington, DC – Verizon Center
1 November 2014 Hartford, CT – XL Center
10 November 2014 Winnipeg, MB – MTS Centre
12 November 2014 Saskatoon, SK – Credit Union Centre
14 November 2014 Calgary, AB – Scotiabank Saddledome
15 November 2014 Edmonton, AB – Rexall Place
18 November 2014 Vancouver, BC – Rogers Arena
20 November 2014 Tacoma, WA – Tacoma Dome
22 November 2014 Portland, OR – Moda Center
24 November 2014 Sacramento, CA – Sleep Train Arena
25 November 2014 San Jose, CA – SAP Center
28 November 2014 Inglewood, CA – The Forum
29 November 2014 Inglewood, CA – The Forum
2 December 2014 San Diego, CA – Viejas Arena
3 December 2014 Oakland, CA – Oracle Arena
10 December 2014 Phoenix, AZ – US Airways Center
12 December 2014 Denver, CO – Pepsi Center
14 December 2014 Dallas, TX – American Airlines Center
15 December 2014 Houston, TX – Toyota Center
17 December 2014 Atlanta, GA – Philips Arena
19 December 2014 Ft. Lauderdale, FL – BB&T Center
20 December 2014 Tampa, FL – Tampa Bay Times Forum
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