Fleetwood Mac play full gig with Christine McVie for first time since 1997

The band played the Target Centre in Minneapolis

Fleetwood Mac have played their first full show with original band member Christine McVie since 1997.

The show took place at the Target Centre in Minneapolis, Minnesota this week (September 30) and comprised a career-spanning, 24-song set including ‘The Chain’ and ‘Gold Dust Woman’.

McVie was introduced by the band, saying “our songbird has returned”, while the keyboard player also took lead vocals on ‘You Make Loving Fun’ and a closing ‘Songbird’ among others.

Fleetwood Mac previously reunited without McVie, who left the band in 1998, for a large-scale tour including several dates at London O2 Arena in September 2013. At one O2 performance, however, McVie joined the band on stage for a rendition of ‘Don’t Stop’.

The show kicks off Fleetwood Mac’s On With The Show tour, which will travel across the US and Canada throughout the remainder of 2014.

No UK tour dates have been announced yet, however the group lead the bookies’ favourites to headline Glastonbury festival next year. Fleetwood Mac are tipped at 4/1, while other favourites to take the Pyramid Stage top billing include Muse, AC/DC and Kate Bush.