Lindsey Buckingham Announces First Post-Fleetwood Mac Tour | Ultimate Classic Rock

Lindsey Buckingham has announced a two-month tour of theaters across North America lined up for the fall, marking his first solo performances since he split with Fleetwood Mac earlier this year.

He also revealed details of a three-CD compilation of his solo career that will arrive on Oct. 5.

Buckingham’s tour will start at the Revolution Hall in Portland, Ore., on Oct. 7 and conclude at the Sands Events Center in Bethlehem, Penn., on Dec. 9. Tickets go on sale to the general public Friday and Saturday. You can get full details, including pre-sale information, at Buckingham’s website.

A list of tour dates is below.

Solo Anthology – The Best of Lindsey Buckingham consists of three discs comprised of material from throughout his solo career, including “Holiday Road” and live versions of some of his most famous Fleetwood Mac songs. The set also includes two never-before-released tracks, “Hunger” and “Ride This Road.” A one-disc distillation of the collection will be available, as will a six-LP vinyl version that will be released on Nov. 23.

Tickets for all but the Wilmington, N.C., and New London, Conn., shows come with a CD or digital download of the single-disc version of Solo Anthology. You can see the track listing below the tour dates.

Buckingham parted ways with Fleetwood Mac earlier this year, reportedly because he wasn’t willing to commit to a lengthy tour. They’re moving on without him and have brought in Mike Campbell from Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers and Neil Finn of Crowded House as replacements. Continue reading Lindsey Buckingham Announces First Post-Fleetwood Mac Tour | Ultimate Classic Rock

Mick Fleetwood speaks out over Lindsey Buckingham’s departure from Fleetwood Mac ahead of North America tour | The Independent (UK)

Roisin O’Connor
The Independent
6th Aug 2018

Mick Fleetwood has spoken about guitarist and co-vocalist Lindsey Buckingham’s departure from Fleetwood Mac, ahead of the band’s upcoming tour of North America.

Buckingham left the group in April after a 40-year career, and it was later announced that he would be replaced on tour by Mike Campbell [Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers] and Neil Finn [Crowded House].

His departure from the band caused shock for fans, particularly given the conflicting statements issued by himself and the remaining members of the band.

At the time, Buckingham claimed he was fired and accused the band of “losing perspective”. Speaking to BillboardFleetwood has now said he remains positive for the future of the band.

“Obviously this is a huge change with the advent of Lindsey Buckingham not being a part of Fleetwood Mac,” he said.

“We 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.”

He praised Campbell and Finn as he spoke about rehearsals for the tour, and added: “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.

“It’s ironic that we have a 50-year package coming out with all the old blues stuff with Peter Green, all the incarnations of Fleetwood Mac, which was not of course planned.”

Fleetwood Mac’s tour of North America begins in October this year and runs until April 2019

Mick Fleetwood Opens Up About His Rock Photography, Fleetwood Mac’s Tour & Lindsey Buckingham’s Departure | Billboard

When he’s not out drumming alongside Stevie Nicks and John McVie, Mick Fleetwood is paying homage to his favorite hobby: photography.

Mick Fleetwood of Fleetwood Mac showcases his music photography at the Morrison Hotel gallery space in Los Angeles on Aug. 4. // Sarah Haywood

The 71-year-old rock drummer, who has been taking his own cameras out on the road with him since the early days of Fleetwood Mac, has always had an affinity for a great rock and roll shot. In order to share that with the public, he teamed up with the Morrison Hotel Gallery in 2016 to open a gallery space inside his Maui-based restaurant, Fleetwood’s General Store, which features a rotating array of fine art music photography.

On Saturday night (Aug. 4) in Los Angeles, Fleetwood — who is in town rehearsing for the upcoming Fleetwood Mac tour — popped by the Sunset Marquis Hotel in conjunction with the Morrison Hotel Gallery to showcase a selection of his favorite music shots, which included candid photos of the likes of Keith Richards, John Lee Hooker and bandmate Stevie Nicks.

Billboard caught up with Fleetwood on site to discuss his love of rock photography, his secret mission to infiltrate the stash of early Fleetwood Mac shots that McVie has been holding hostage and what he’s most looking forward to about his band’s upcoming tour.

What inspired your partnership with the Morrison Hotel Gallery?

We’re celebrating our sixth year with my Fleetwood’s, and in a restaurant that’s a lot. That’s another way to lose your hair but we’re part of the fabric there now, which is great. We opened up with the Morrison Hotel Gallery about two years ago and it’s been a huge success. Pattie Boyd, who was married to George Harrison and Eric [Clapton], did a little tour with Peter Blachley, one of the owners of the gallery. I met them in Australia years ago when Pattie was doing a show and I went to support. We were on the road and Christine, myself and John went to a gallery opening to support Stevie who was showing a Polaroid shot. She doesn’t really do that but Peter approached her and she said, “Okay. I’ll do it.” I met Peter again. We talked about one day doing something and then he came on holiday to our gallery. We had a regular gallery with open art at Fleetwood’s and I decided to go into partnership with Morrison Hotel Gallery. I said, “This is it.” For me, it’s a perfect fit. It makes a lot of sense because this is my world. We have a lot of fun. Whenever I’m at the restaurant, I pop down into the gallery and talk about some of the pieces that I know and introduce some of the people in the photographs that I was inspired by Continue reading Mick Fleetwood Opens Up About His Rock Photography, Fleetwood Mac’s Tour & Lindsey Buckingham’s Departure | Billboard