For years, the members of Fleetwood Mac have been touring as Fleetwood Mac, but hardcore fans have been missing one thing: Keyboardist Christine McVie, who hasn’t been with the group since 1998.
But now she’s back, and the classic Mac lineup—McVie, Stevie Nicks, Lindsay Buckingham, John McVie, and Mick Fleetwood—has new music and is headed out on the road again. Dates are still coming together, but the first show will be September 29 in Minneapolis.
McVie and Buckingham are working on new songs for an album, which would be the first recording with the classic Fleetwood Mac lineup since Tango In The Night, which came out all the way back in 1987.
“Two years ago I started to really miss playing,” McVie, 70, told People. ”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.”
McVie also said she has gone years without playing the piano, but she is slipping back into the old tracks just fine. ”I’d like to say it’s like falling off a log but it’s a little more complicated than that,” she said. “My muscle memory needs to return. But I also slipped back in to it as though I never left, in a sense. In fact, I actually feel stronger.”