This fall, Fleetwood Mac will launch their first tour in nearly 20 years with Christine McVie , the voice behind such classic songs as "Don't Stop," "You Make Lovin' Fun" and "Over My Head." The 71-year-old singer/keyboardist says she's been working out with a personal trainer so she'll be able to spend long hours onstage without collapsing.
Speaking to ELLE magazine , McVie notes with regard to her keyboard-playing style, "The aim is to be fit enough to stand up for two-and-a-half hours balancing on one foot, which is what I do."
This new tour will be a little bit more luxurious that in the old days, though, as Christine explains. Not only will they be traveling by private jet, she says, but "I'm going to have someone that packs for me." And during the downtime on the road, McVie says she wants to spend more time taking advantage of the interesting locations she'll will be visiting with Fleetwood Mac . "I want to go out and do things...not just stick around having room service for two days," she insists. "I feel like I know where I'm going now, and I want to enjoy this."
The rest of the band is thrilled that Christine is back in the fold. Drummer Mick Fleetwood tells ELLE , "Since she's been back, I'm already feeling the steadying effect of her presence. There is no doubt that there was a void in the chemistry of the band."
As for the new Fleetwood Mac album, which is in the works, McVie says she has about a half-dozen songs finished that might appear on it. When asked if any of the tunes were inspired by her self-imposed retirement in the British countryside in the years after she left Fleetwood Mac, she laughs, "You mean the nunnery? I was by no means a nun."
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