The North American tour will start in September and see the band playing 34 shows

Fleetwood Mac have announced their first tour with Christine McVie in 16 years.

The band will be heading out on a North American tour with McVie, who revealed that she would be rejoining the band at the beginning of the year. The 34 date tour will start in Minneapolis on September 30 and finish in Tampa on December 20.

Fleetwood Mac have also said that they will be recording a brand new album with McVie. Speaking to Maui News, Mick Fleetwood of the band said that McVie had been writing new songs for the group, and they would be recording together this month.

McVie joined the band in 1970 after marrying the group’s bassist, John McVie. She continued on with the group for the next 28 years as main songwriter, vocalist and keyboard player. She’s responsible for some of the band’s biggest hits, including ‘Say You Love Me’, ‘Don’t Stop’, ‘You Make Loving Fun’, ‘Little Lies’ and ‘Everywhere’.

Rumours surfaced last year that McVie was contemplating rejoining Fleetwood Mac, and she appeared on stage when they played London’s O2 last September to perform ‘Don’t Stop’. In an interview with The Guardian after the concerts last year, McVie said she would be “delighted” if the band were to ask her to perform with them again.