Fleetwood Mac

Departed Fleetwood Mac vocalist/keyboardist Christine McVie will be returning to the group in the not-too-distant future, drummer Mick Fleetwood has revealed.

Fleetwood broke the news at a concert by in Hawaii over the weekend, telling the audience "This is the worst kept secret there is, but Christine McVie will be rejoining Fleetwood Mac."

The concert was Uncle Willie K's BBQ Blues Fest on Maui at the Maui Tropical Plantation, where Fleetwood and Willie K. performed an acoustic rendition of McVie's composition "Songbird" (one of four songs written solely by McVie for Fleetwood Mac's Rumours album).

Fleetwood Mac News reports that both Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham had told audience members at the band's recent Las Vegas shows that the band planned to tour again this year (possibly in the summer) with McVie back in the group.

McVie departed the band in 1988 but performed with Mick Fleetwood and his blues band on Maui in February 2013 and with Fleetwood Mac in London in September 2013, and a few months later she confirmed she was hoping to rejoin the band.