Classic ‘Rumors’-era Fleetwood Mac Line-up Announces Tour

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On Thursday morning’s Today show, on NBC, the members of the mega-platinum rock band, Fleetwood Mac, confirmed the relatively poorly kept secret that keyboardist, Christine McVie (PeekYou profile here), has rejoined the group, and that — with the classic, late-70s line-up fully intact — they will be hitting the road this upcoming fall.

While the group began in the late-60s, they went through a handful of incarnations — with varying degrees  of commercial success — before, many albums in, settling upon the line-up which made them one of the best-selling acts of all time. It is this line-up — the one behind their bazillion selling Rumors LP — which is now fully reunited.

Noted for the tumultuous internal relations within the group, and the “Peyton Place”-esque melodrama of their varied, frequently romantic in nature, entanglements and interminglings, Christine left the group in 1998 to — as she told Rolling Stone — seek a quiet, “country lady” life; but after a recent divorce she wound up feeling isolated, “ill and depressed.”

Her return to the band means that much of her material — which includes some of the band’s best-known songs, such as “You Make Loving Fun,” and Don’t Stop — can be restored to their live repertoire; making the experience of seeing Mac in 2014 bound to be much more satisfying for their legions of aging fans.

Bassist John McVie, from whom Christine divorced in 1978, was diagnosed with cancer this past fall; forcing the then four-piece Mac to cancel a tour. It is said that now he is on the mend, and is expected to be up to hitting the road in September.

Here are the tour dates (and keep scrolling afterward for more treats):

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

Below are links to the PeekYou profiles of the group’s five members. Clicking the items on the list will bring you to videos, audios, photos, interviews, articles, reviews, and the best of what the Web has to share of their lives and careers.

Rank Picture Name Who PeekScore

Stevie Nicks Vocals 8.38 / 10.00

Lindsey Buckingham Guitar, Vocals 7.65 / 10.00

Mick Fleetwood Drums 7.37 / 10.00

Christine McVie Keyboards, vocals 7.25 / 10.00

John McVie Bass 7.14 / 10.00