Christine McVie still keen to perform with Fleetwood Mac on upcoming UK tour

Radio 2 DJ Johnnie Walker reveals former member is open to playing live with former bandmates

Christine McVie has reiterated that she is open to performing live with Fleetwood Mac when they play live in Britain later this month.

The group will perform three gigs at London’s O2 Arena in September as part of a world tour and McVie, who retired from the music industry in 1998, has previously gone on record as saying that she will “pop back on stage” if the opportunity arises.

Speaking on BBC Radio 2 this weekend host Johnnie Walker said he had been in contact with McVie and that she is still interested in the idea. “I did put the question: ‘Christine, is there any likelihood you might join Fleetwood Mac on the UK shows?'” said Walker. “She said, ‘If they ask me, I’d play.'”

These comments echo the sentiments McVie made earlier this year, when she said: “If they wanted me to, I might pop back on stage when they’re in London just to do a little duet or something like that.” However, Steve Nicks of Fleetwood Mac has gone on record as saying any appearance is unlikely in the extreme. “I would say there’s no more a chance of [McVie returning] than an asteroid hitting the earth. She is done,” Nicks recently said.

Fleetwood Mac will play:

Dublin 02 (September 20)
London O2 Arena (24, 25, 27)
Birmingham LG Arena (29)
Manchester Arena (October 1)
Glasgow The Hydro (3)

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