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Fleetwood Mac to reunite with Christine McVie, starting in Minneapolis

Posted by: Chris Riemenschneider under Music, Concert news Updated: March 27, 2014 - 10:10 AM
Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham played Xcel Energy Center last April before bassist John McVie was diagnosed with cancer. / Jeff Wheeler, Star Tribune

Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham played Xcel Energy Center last April before bassist John McVie was diagnosed with cancer. / Jeff Wheeler, Star Tribune

For the first time in 16 years, Fleetwood Mac is going to tour with its heyday era co-vocalist/keyboardist Christine McVie this fall – and Minnesotans will be the first audience to see her back in action with the band. Their 33-city tour will kick off Sept. 30 at Target Center in Minneapolis. Tickets go on sale April 7 for $49.50-$179.50 through AXS.com or the arena box office. There’s also an American Express pre-sale that starts Monday at 10 a.m.

Christine McVie

Christine McVie

In a new Q&A with Rolling Stone, McVie said she quit the band in 1998 mostly out of a fear of both flying and Los Angeles earthquakes (where the other members live), and a desire to stay off the road. “It was never anything personal between the five of us,” said McVie, whose standards with the band included "You Make Loving Fun" and "Little Lies."

The rest of the group played here several times in the interim, most recently last year at Xcel Energy Center. However, last year’s tour was cut short when bassist John McVie – Christine’s ex-husband – was diagnosed with cancer. “His health is on the up," Christine told Rolling Stone. "He's still doing chemotherapy. He just came in to do his bass parts, so everyone is real excited about that."

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