Is Mick Fleetwood hinting that Fleetwood Mac is eying a farewell tour??? Is he insinuating leader Lindsey Buckingham will return to the band??? Fleetwood is clearly in brand damage control following Christine McVie's surprisingly negative take on the future of Fleetwood Mac. McVie, who clearly stated that age, health, and disinterest would preclude Stevie Nicks, John McVie — and possibly herself — from ever hitting the road again as the Mac, garnered enough public outcry that she was forced to backtrack on her statements.
During a new chat with Rolling Stone, Mick Fleetwood was pressed whether Fleetwood Mac might gear up for a “farewell” tour, and admitted, “I’m very aware that we’ve never played that card. I think the vision for me, and I think it would be hugely appropriate, is that we actually say 'this is goodbye' and go out and actually do that. That has always been my vision and I’m a flatly confident that we can do that. We owe it to the fans.”
Regarding McVie's recent remarks about the future of the group, Fleetwood joked, “I think she got out of bed on the wrong side that day. She meant to say, 'We’ve done so much. I don’t know whether or not we can keep going.' Anything other than that, she can speak for herself. But I can assure you we are alive and well. And she has no regrets. She just got caught up in whatever she was saying and she also felt she had been misunderstood.”