Fleetwood Mac announces tour with Christine McVie, including Boston stop

From left: Fleetwood Mac member John McVie, Christine McVie, Lindsay Buckingham, Stevie Nicks and Mick Fleetwood. (AP Photo/File)
From left: Fleetwood Mac member John McVie, Christine McVie, Lindsay Buckingham, Stevie Nicks and Mick Fleetwood. (AP Photo/File) –AP

Pinch me.

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.

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