Lindsey Buckingham has announced the dates of his US solo tour and it begins just days after Fleetwood Mac resume their first live shows without him. Fleetwood Mac fired Buckingham in April of this year after he apparently disagreed with the band concerning plans to focus on the guitarist’s solo career.
It now looks like the music legends could be going head to head out on the road. Fleetwood Mac are forging ahead with Crowded House’s Neil Finn on vocals and Mike Campbell from The Heartbreakers on tour. The Mac will kick off their North American tour in Tulsa, Oklahoma on October 3rd, while Buckingham begins at Portland’s Revolution Hall on October 7th.
Even though there are dates between the two acts which occasionally overlap, there isn’t a date scheduled where the two bands will be playing in the same city on the very same day. Meanwhile, Mick Fleetwood recently discussed the feud between Buckingham and the rest of the band, admitting that they “just weren’t happy”.
Speaking to Billboard, Fleetwood admitted it was a shift for the band, “Obviously this is a huge change with the advent of Lindsey Buckingham not being a part of Fleetwood Mac. Well all wish him well and all the rest of it. In truthful language, we just weren’t happy. And I’ll leave it at that in terms of the dynamic.”
Regarding the inclusion of Neil Finn and Mike Campbell to the group, Fleetwood said, “We are a week into rehearsals and it’s going really well and we’re looking forward, in true Fleetwood Mac style.If you know anything about the history of this band, it’s sort of peppered with this type of dramatic stuff. It’s a strange band really.”
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