Fleetwood Mac Set to Tour for First Time In Decades Without Lindsey Buckingham
They decided to go their own way.
Fleetwood Mac is far from done. The legendary rockers have lost singer and guitarist Lindsey Buckingham, but they’ve got plenty of concerts and screaming fans left.
Buckingham replacement Mike Campbell and singer Neil Finn are able replacements, though: Campbell played with Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers and Finn sang with Crowded House.
If you wondered why Buckingham split, it’s not too hard to figure out. A Rolling Stone article made it pretty clear they didn’t exactly want him around anymore:
Nobody in the group is quite willing to say Buckingham was “fired,” but they don’t completely object to the term. “Words like ‘fired’ are ugly references as far as I’m concerned,” says Fleetwood. “Not to hedge around, but we arrived at the impasse of hitting a brick wall. This was not a happy situation for us in terms of the logistics of a functioning band. To that purpose, we made a decision that we could not go on with him. Majority rules in term of what we need to do as a band and go forward.” Buckingham did not respond to multiple requests for comment for this story
Fired but not fired, basically.
The band’s tour schedule is on the front page of their website. They begin on October 3rd in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
If you’re ready to get your fill of a revived and Lindsey-free Fleetwood Mac, you can buy tickets at FleetwoodMac.com beginning May 4th at 10 am.