Only a week after implying that Fleetwood Mac would never tour again, Christine McVie is offering up a major back-pedaling to her remarks. Earlier this month, McVie was asked by RetroPopagazine.com if the band was planning to hit the road in the foreseeable future, and revealed, "If we do, it would be without John (McVie) and without Stevie (Nicks), I think. I think I’m getting a bit too old for it now — especially having had a year off. I don’t know if I could get myself back into it again. I know Mick (Fleetwood) would do it in a lightning strike, but I couldn’t possibly say. . . We’re certainly not touring this year either."
McVie has since spoken to Rolling Stone and explained, "First and foremost, I’m thrilled to see that everyone still cares so much about Fleetwood Mac, how humbling to know what a lasting impact this band has had. To clarify my recent comments, I was specifically asked if Fleetwood Mac would tour again. I gave a cheeky answer indicating that the band might be ‘done with that' or 'you just never know.' I always intended to convey that, particularly after the last year, we just don’t know what the future holds."
McVie added: "In no way are any members of Fleetwood Mac 'done' with being part of the band. If anyone took that from my statement, that was a misperception (sic) and not intended. Fleetwood Mac is part of the DNA of who I am, and I know the same is true for Stevie, Mick and John. As for future touring………Who knows. We continue to hope for the best."
Mick Fleetwood told us that the band's second act, which began with 1997's The Dance, proves that if anything, Fleetwood Mac's fan base has grown stronger: ["This band is a long way from being forgotten about. I'm pleasantly surprised, but I, I'm not surprised, because I always felt that this band had that power, still. I was very confident that if we were to have ever done this, that it was gonna go very well."] SOUNDCUE (:15 OC: . . . go very well)
Mick Fleetwood Says He Always Knew Fleetwood Mac Would Be Sucessful Again :