Lindsey Buckingham is gunning for something with his brand new touring plans. Earlier this year, the longstanding member of Fleetwood Mac was fired from the band he helped to rise to cultural and artistic prominence, and while Buckingham hasn't spoken out much about the job termination, his newfound solo tour suggests he might be looking to stick it to the band for leaving him behind. Indeed, Buckingham announced that he is going on tour this fall, and he'll begin his own tour just a mere four days after Fleetwood Mac begins its own fall tour in early October. That means Buckingham and Fleetwood Mac are going to be on the road at the same time, but in completely separate venues.
The upcoming solo tour was announced earlier this week, and the tour dates include venues in Portland, Oregon (where the tour will begin on October 7th); San Francisco, California; Los Angeles, California; San Diego, California; Chicago, Illinois; Washington, DC; Charlotte, North Carolina; Miami, Florida; and a few more locations. The solo tour will call it quits at the beginning of December in Pennsylvania. Tickets have already gone on sale for the big Lindsey Buckingham tour.
Lindsey Buckingham's anticipated tour doesn't seem to be quite as extensive as the one Fleetwood Mac will depart on in Buckingham's absence, but it is fairly ironic that Lindsey Buckingham is going on tour at all, considering how there were rumors (or, perhaps, Rumours) among the worried fans that the terminated musician was axed from the group because he didn't want to go on tour later this year, hoping to make another album instead. If that is the reason for his termination (and, again, that is only a rumor and not confirmed at all), then this tour is a bit of a slap in the face. If those rumors aren't true, then this tour could simply be in promotion of Solo Anthology: The Best of Lindsey Buckingham, out on October 5. Perhaps there's a little bit of both coming into play.
As for the new album, in addition to announcing the upcoming solo tour, Lindsay Buckingham also unveiled a three-disc compilation of his solo material, which he plans to release in anticipation of his own forthcoming tour.
WhenLindsey Buckingham was asked about his recent dismal from the iconic band earlier this year during a political rally for environmental attorney Mike Levin's bid for California's Congressional District, the guitarist expressed his disappointment in the decision but didn't have discouraging words to say about the remaining members who made the call. Either his opinion changed or he's simply trying to prove to the band that he can draw a crowd away from their accompaniment. Either way, we should expect to see Fleetwood Mac and Lindsey Buckingham on the road later this fall -- just not together, sadly. Will they ever make amends? It's hard to know, but you don't work for 43 years together without a few bad days.
Will is an entertainment writer based in Pittsburgh, PA. His writing can also be found in The Playlist, Cut Print Film, We Got This Covered, The Young Folks, Slate and other outlets. He also co-hosts the weekly film/TV podcast Cinemaholics with Jon Negroni and he likes to think he's a professional Garfield enthusiast.
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