Christine McVie is back with Fleetwood Mac — officially reuniting the superstar hit-making quintet that launched the group in 1975 with the groundbreaking album “Fleetwood Mac.” The band’s publicist, Liz Rosenberg, has confirmed to Billboard that McVie has rejoined the band after leaving it in 1998. Rosenberg says that McVie “has indeed rejoined Fleetwood Mac and we are hoping to make an announcement about a possible tour for the full tilt Macsters sometime in 2014.” 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 a principal songwriter, vocalist and keyboardist. McVie wrote some of the act’s biggest Billboard Hot 100 chart hits, including “Say You Love Me” (No. 11 peak, 1976), “Don’t Stop” (No. 3, 1977), “You Make Loving Fun” (No. 9, 1977), “Hold Me” (No. 4, 1982), “Little Lies” (No. 4, 1987) and “Everywhere” (No. 14, 1988).
Fans of Fleetwood Mac have been teased with a possible McVie reunion since last September, when word first broke that McVie was going to rejoin her bandmates for a couple concerts in London. She appeared with the band — for just one song each night — on Sept. 25 and 27 at the O2 Arena, to sing “Don’t Stop.” Soon after guesting with the band at the O2, McVie told the Guardian that she would be “delighted” if the band were to “ask” her to play with them again. “But it hasn’t happened, so we’ll have to wait and see.”