Christine McVie’s Final Show
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Fans and the whole rock industry were devastated after hearing about the death of Fleetwood Mac songbird Christine McVie last November 30. Undeniably, the 79-year-old singer and pianist left a spot in the hearts of people through her heartrending songs and era-defining hits.
When she was still alive, she hadn’t performed live in nearly three years before her death. She only made her public and what would become her last performance when there was a tribute show for Peter Green which happened on February 25, 2020, at the London Palladium.
The show that was made for the founding Fleetwood Mac singer and guitarist was star-studded. A-list rockers included in the show were Billy Gibbons, Steven Tyler, Noel Gallagher, David Gilmour, Pete Townshend, and Kirk Hammett.
During the show, she performed the Fleetwood Mac classic “Stop Messin’ Round” with Tyler, a song that was penned by Green himself. Aside from that, she also did “Looking for Somebody,” another composition by her late Fleetwood Mac bandmate.
The Green tribute occurred months after McVie wrapped up her final tour with the band. Although it was a windfall, McVie expressed her uncertainty about the band’s future years after. She said:
“Those guys [Finn and Campbell] were great. We have a great time with them, but we’ve kind of broke up now, so I hardly ever see them.”
In her last statement relating to Fleetwood Mac, McVie expressed her desire for Buckingham to rejoin the band. However, she admitted that she was “quite happy being at home. I don’t know if I ever want to tour again. It’s bloody hard work.” But up until the very end, she did not close her doors to the possibility, saying:
“I really can’t say for sure, because I could be wrong. So I’ll just leave it open and say that we might.”
Watch her last live performance in the video below.