Fleetwood Mac Announces 50-Date Tour, Comments On Lindsey Buckingham Split

first_imgToday, Fleetwood Mac has officially announced their plans for an extensive North American tour beginning in October of this year in Tulsa, OK and stretching through April of 2019. The band lineup for the 50-plus city tour will feature Mick Fleetwood, John McVie, Stevie Nicks, and Christine McVie in addition to newcomers Mike Campbell (Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers) and Neil Finn (Crowded House).The band announced earlier this month that they were parting ways with their longtime guitarist and vocalist Lindsey Buckingham. In an interview with Rolling Stone published today, Stevie Nicks explains that the split came down to disagreements about scheduling priorities. Says Nicks:We were supposed to go into rehearsal in June and he wanted to put it off until November [2019]. … That’s a long time. I just did 70 shows [on a solo tour]. As soon as I finish one thing, I dive back into another. Why would we stop? We don’t want to stop playing music. We don’t have anything else to do. This is what we do. …Our relationship has always been volatile. … We were never married, but we might as well have been. Some couples get divorced after 40 years. They break their kids’ hearts and destroy everyone around them because it’s just hard. This is sad for me, but I want the next 10 years of my life to be really fun and happy. I want to get up every day and dance around my apartment and smile and say, “Thank God for this amazing life.”Adds Fleetwood in the Rolling Stone article when asked why he the band seemed to be avoiding the use of the word “fired” with regard to Buckingham’s departure:Words like ‘fired’ are ugly references as far as I’m concerned. … 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.The band also reportedly felt immediate chemistry with their new substitutes. After a couple days workshopping the band’s material, “I immediately felt like I’d known them for years,” says McVie, “even though we’d only just met.”See below for a full list of upcoming Fleetwood Mac tour dates. For more information, head to the band’s website.Fleetwood Mac North American Tour Dates:October 3 – Tulsa, OK @ BOK CenterOctober 6 – Chicago, IL @ United CenterOctober 10 – Louisville, KY @ KFC Yum! CenterOctober 12 – Lincoln, NE @ Pinnacle Bank ArenaOctober 14 – Des Moines, IA @ Wells Fargo ArenaOctober 16 – Indianapolis, IN @ Bankers Life FieldhouseOctober 18 – Kansas City, MO @ Sprint CenterOctober 20 – St. Louis, MO @ Scottrade CenterOctober 22 – St. Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy CenterOctober 26 – Cleveland, OH @ Quicken Loans ArenaOctober 28 – Milwaukee, WI @ Wisconsin Entertainment and Sports CenterOctober 30 – Detroit, MI @ Little Caesars ArenaNovember 1 – Pittsburgh, PA @ PPG Paints ArenaNovember 3 – Ottawa, ON @ Canadian Tire CentreNovember 5 – Toronto, ON @ Air Canada CentreNovember 7 – Columbus, OH @ Nationwide ArenaNovember 10 – Edmonton, AB @ Rogers PlaceNovember 12 – Calgary, AB @ Scotiabank SaddledomeNovember 14 – Vancouver, BC @ Rogers ArenaNovember 17 – Tacoma, WA @ Tacoma DomeNovember 19 – Portland, OR @ Moda CenterNovember 21 – San Jose, CA @ SAP Center at San JoseNovember 23 – Sacramento, CA @ Golden 1 CenterNovember 25 – Oakland, CA @ Oracle ArenaNovember 28 – Phoenix, AZ @ Talking Stick Resort ArenaNovember 30 – Las Vegas, NV @ T-Mobile ArenaDecember 3 – Denver, CO @ Pepsi CenterDecember 6 – Fresno, CA @ Save Mart CenterDecember 8 – San Diego, CA @ Viejas ArenaDecember 11 – Inglewood, CA @ The ForumDecember 13 – Inglewood, CA @ The ForumFebruary 5, 2019 – Houston, TX @ Toyota CenterFebruary 7 – Dallas, TX @ American Airlines CenterFebruary 9 – Austin, TX @ Frank Erwin CenterFebruary 13 – Birmingham, AL @ Legacy Arena at The BJCCFebruary 16 – New Orleans, LA @ Smoothie King CenterFebruary 18 – Tampa, FL @ Amalie ArenaFebruary 20 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ BB&T CenterFebruary 22 – Columbia, SC @ Colonial Life ArenaFebruary 24 – Charlotte, NC @ Spectrum CenterFebruary 27 – Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone ArenaMarch 3 – Atlanta, GA @ Philips ArenaMarch 5 – Washington, DC @ Capital One ArenaMarch 9 – Atlantic City, NJ @ Boardwalk HallMarch 11 – New York, NY @ Madison Square GardenMarch 13 – Newark, NJ @ Prudential CenterMarch 15 – Hartford, CT @ XL CENTERMarch 20 – Albany, NY @ Times Union CenterMarch 24 – Baltimore, MD @ Royal Farms ArenaMarch 26 – Buffalo, NY @ KeyBank CenterMarch 31 – Boston, MA @ TD GardenApril 5 – Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo CenterView All Tour Dates[H/T Rolling Stone]last_img

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