Last year when Fleetwood Mac stopped at the Comcast Center in Mansfield, there was something major missing (besides half of Stevie Nicks’s vocal register): Christine McVie.
The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee said goodbye to her bandmates in 1998, and we were pretty sure (as was Nicks) that she’d never return. We were wrong.
McVie announced that she was planning to rejoin the band in September of last year, and made it official today when Fleetwood Mac released a 34-date tour schedule, including a stop in Boston on Oct. 10.
Why come back?
“I had some deluded idea that I wanted to live the ‘country lady’ life,’’ McVie told Rolling Stone. “But I went through a divorce and I felt isolated in the country. I grew quite ill and depressed.’’
Not everyone was entirely on board with her decision, though. Lindsey Buckingham told the mag that he “had some reservations’’ about her return, but they were ironed out.
Shortly after McVie announced her return, Fleetwood Mac had to cancel its Australian and New Zealand tour dates last year while her ex-husband, John, underwent cancer treatment. He’s still undergoing chemotherapy, according to McVie, but she said “his health is on the up.’’
“The tour is going to be great fun,’’ McVie said. “I feel like a pig in poo right now.’’
Tickets go on sale April 7.
Full “On With the Show’’ tour schedule:
9/30 Minneapolis, MN – Target Center
10/2 Chicago, IL – United Center
10/6 New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
10/10 Boston, MA – TD Garden
10/11 Newark, NJ – Prudential Center
10/14 Pittsburgh, PA – Consol Energy Center
10/15 Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Center
10/18 Toronto, ON – Air Canada Centre
10/19 Columbus, OH – Nationwide Arena
10/21 Indianapolis, IN – Bankers Life Fieldhouse
10/22 Auburn Hills, MI – The Palace of Auburn Hills
10/26 Ottawa, ON – Canadian Tire Centre
10/31 Washington, DC – Verizon Center
11/1 Hartford, CT – XL Center
11/10 Winnipeg, MB – MTS Centre
11/12 Saskatoon, SK – Credit Union Centre
11/14 Calgary, AB – Scotiabank Saddledome
11/15 Edmonton, AB – Rexall Place
11/18 Vancouver, BC – Rogers Arena
11/20 Tacoma, WA – Tacoma Dome
11/22 Portland, OR – Moda Center
11/24 Sacramento, CA – Sleep Train Arena
11/25 San Jose, CA – SAP Center
11/28 Inglewood, CA – The Forum
11/29 Inglewood, CA – The Forum
12/2 San Diego, CA – Viejas Arena
12/3 Oakland, CA – Oracle Arena
12/10 Phoenix, AZ – US Airways Center
12/12 Denver, CO – Pepsi Center
12/14 Dallas, TX – American Airlines Center
12/15 Houston, TX – Toyota Center
12/17 Atlanta, GA – Philips Arena
12/19 Ft. Lauderdale, FL – BB&T Center
12/20 Tampa, FL – Tampa Bay Times Forum
Read more about the group’s mega reunion and tour via Rolling Stone.