McVie ready to play with Mac again
Former Fleetwood Mac singer Christine McVie has said she’s ready to perform with her old bandmates again – and if they invite her on stage during their upcoming UK tour, she’ll accept.
She’s also been listed among the guests who’ll attend the UK premiere of Stevie Nicks’ documentary movie In Your Dreams, which takes place at the Curzon Mayfair in London on Monday.
McVie retired from Mac in 1998. Although she’s come to a handful of the band’s shows since then, she’s always refused to sing with them – and drummer Mick Fleetwood earlier this year admitted he’d had to agree to stop asking her.
Nicks also expressed doubts it would ever happen, saying last year: “She is done. You know when you look in somebody’s face and you can just tell? We love her, so we had to let her go.”
But that seems to have changed. BBC Radio 2 host Johnnie Walker revealed he’d spoken to McVie last week. He said on air: “I did put the question: ‘Christine, is there any likelihood you might join Fleetwood Mac on the UK shows?’ She said, ‘If they ask me, I’d play.’”
Nicks’ movie, co-produced and co-directed by Dave Stewart, tells the story of how the pair collaborated on their 2011 album, also called In Your Dreams, in an “up-close and personal musical journey.” She explains: “This is our baby and we give her lovingly into your dreams. From our tribe to yours.” It will be released on DVD in November – view the trailer below.
Fleetwood Mac kick off the European leg of their UK tour next week:
Sep 20: Dublin O2
Sep 21: Dublin O2
Sep 24: London O2 Arena
Sep 25: London O2 Arena
Sep 27: London O2 Arena
Sep 29: Birmingham LG Arena
Oct 01: Manchester Arena
Oct 03: Glasgow Hydro
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