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Fleetwood Mac goes on tour, Today to host concert in October

The classic 1975 Fleetwood Mac lineup is back together once again. (Photo: Danny Clinch)
The classic 1975 Fleetwood Mac lineup is back together once again. (Photo: Danny Clinch)

Christine McVie rejoins Fleetwood Mac and joins them for a fall tour. NBC Today will host a special Fleetwood Mac mini-concert on October 8.

Forget the “Rumours,” and “Don’t Stop (Thinking About Tomorrow).” It’s true: After 15 years, Christine McVie is rejoining Fleetwood Mac. McVie and the band confirmed the news with Carson Daly on TODAY Thursday.

When asked if she was rejoining the band, McVie didn’t hesitate. “I think that can be said with a definite capital ‘Yes,'” she said.

McVie also revealed for the first time why she stopped touring with the group years ago. “I had a fear of flying,” she explained. “I hadn’t flown for 15 years.”

Bandmate Stevie Nicks thought at the time that the group had seen the last of Christine. “She had us all seriously convinced that she would never come back,” Nicks said.

But McVie did join her former group onstage in London last fall to sing their famous number, “Don’t Stop.” It was an emotional experience. “Walking out in London was sensational,” she said.

Her bandmates agreed. “I had to get the Kleenex out,” said Christine’s ex-husband John McVie.

“All of us were very moved, you know. Very moved,” said Mick Fleetwood.

Just a month after the onstage reunion, emotions ran high again when the band announced that John McVie had cancer. He told Daly he was “gettin’ better,” and now undergoing “chemo, basically. … I’m out and about.”

It’s been a long, strange trip for the band. “At the beginning of 1975, I was a waitress and a cleaning lady,” Nicks recalled. “When we came home from the tour, Lindsey (Buckingham) and I were almost a millionaire together.”

But the band famously went through emotional turmoil, though Nicks said it did not affect their music. “When it was very bad, when Chris and John were breaking up and when Lindsey and I were breaking up, what we did not do was we did not take the horribleness into the studio.”

Their massive success took its toll on their romantic relationships. Nicks and Buckingham said one song in particular, “Landslide,” takes them back in time. “That was written at a time when there had been a breach in trust, probably from both sides,” Buckingham said. “And, you know, we were still together. But it was one of the first things that kind of heralded the beginning of the end of our relationship.”

But the band’s way of expressing their passionate ups and downs through music allowed fans to relate to them even more. “People could buy into us and our stories,” said Buckingham. “They could identify with us. They could care about us as people, and it also fueled the music in a subjective, powerful way.”

All five members of Fleetwood Mac will be back on tour later this year, including a special TODAY concert on Oct. 9.

Gael Fashingbauer Cooper / Today / Thursday, March 27, 2014


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FEB 10, 2024
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FEB 14, 2024
UBS Arena
Belmont Park, NY

FEB 17, 2024
CFG Bank Arena
Baltimore, MD

FEB 21, 2024
Bon Secours Wellness Arena
Greenville, SC

FEB 24, 2024
Hard Rock Live
Hollywood, FL

FEB 28, 2024
Smoothie King Center
New Orleans, LA

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CHI Health Center
Omaha, NE

MAR 6, 2024
Simmons Bank Arena
North Little Rock, AR

MAR 9, 2024
AT&T Stadium
Arlington, TX
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MAY 7, 2024
Enterprise Center
St Louis, MO

MAY 10, 2024
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Thackerville, OK

MAY 14, 2024
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MAY 18, 2024
Frost Bank Center
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MAY 21, 2024
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MAY 24, 2024
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MAY 27, 2024
Delta Center
Salt Lake City, UT

MAY 30, 2024
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Gainbridge Fieldhouse
Indianapolis, IN

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Mohegan Sun Casino
Uncasville, CT

JUN 12
MVP Arena
Albany, NY

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Hersheypark Stadium
Hershey, PA

JUN 18
Van Andel Arena
Grand Rapids, MI

JUN 21, 2024
Soldier Field
Chicago, IL

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March 15, 2023
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March 18, 2023
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May 12, 2023
Raleigh, NC
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May 16, 2023
Knoxville, TN
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Nissan Stadium

May 22, 2023
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State Farm Arena

May 25, 2023
Orlando, FL
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Lincoln Financial Field

June 20, 2023
Toronto, ON (Canada)
Scotiabank Arena

June 23, 2023
Chicago, IL
United Center

June 27, 2023
Louisville, KY
KFC Yum! Center

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Ohio Stadium

August 8, 2023
Milwaukee, WI
Fiserv Forum

August 12, 2023
Houston, TX
Toyota Center

August 15, 2023
Austin, TX
Moody Center

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Arrowhead Stadium

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Foxborough, MA
Gillette Stadium

September 27, 2023
Pittsburgh, PA
PPG Paints Arena

October 1, 2023
New York, NY
Madison Square Garden

October 4, 2023
Buffalo, NY
KeyBank Center

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M&T Bank Stadium

October 28, 2023
Memphis, TN
FedEx Forum

November 1, 2023
Savannah, GA
Enmarket Arena

November 4, 2023
Allentown, PA
PPL Center

November 7, 2023
Detroit, MI
Little Caesars Arena

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November 29, 2023
San Diego, CA
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Inglewood, CA
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December 5, 2023
Palm Desert, CA
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Sacramento, CA
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December 15, 2023
San Francisco, CA
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Pine Knob Music Theatre
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September 13, 2022
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Sea Hear Now Festival
Asbury, NJ
September 17, 2022

Xfinity Center
Mansfield, MA
September 19, 2022
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Maine Savings Amphitheatre
Bangor, ME
September 22, 2022
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Sound on Sound Festival
Bridgeport, CT
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Ohana Festival
Dana Point, CA
September 30, 2022

Hollywood Bowl
Los Angeles, CA
October 3, 2022
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October 6, 2022
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October 9, 2022
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October 12, 2022
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Ascend Amphitheater
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October 16, 2022
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Credit One Stadium
Charleston, SC
October 19, 2022
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PNC Music Pavilion
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October 22, 2022
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October 25, 2022
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iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre
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October 28, 2022
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Orion Amphitheatre
Huntsville, AL
October 31, 2022


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November 2, 2022
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November 5, 2022
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