Christine McVie Returns To Fleetwood Mac After Long Hiatus

Christine McVie will be returning to Fleetwood Mac after a 16-year-long hiatus.

The singer-keyboardist-who left the band in 1998-will be rejoining the band for a 34-show tour that kicks off in Minneapolis on September 30 and wraps up in Fort Lauderdale on December 19. The band members (minus McVie) announced McVie's return during an appearance on NBC's Today show last Thursday.

McVie-who wrote some of the band's biggest hits-explained her decision to return to Fleetwood Mac, telling People magazine: "Two years ago I started to really miss playing. I was toying with the idea of playing with some little band or . I didn't know what, really. The truth of the matter is the only people I wanted to play with were the people I had played with all my life - these guys - Fleetwood Mac."

She added: "It is a celebration and it is a really joyful time for the band. God must have been smiling on me because I feel like a different person. This has done nothing but wonders for me and I love my band so, so much."

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