Fleetwood Mac Announce Massive 52-Date Tour for Fall 2018 (Without Lindsey Buckingham)

Fleetwood Mac Announce Massive 52-Date Tour for Fall 2018 (Without Lindsey Buckingham)

It was recently revealed that Lindsey Buckingham was no longer a member of Fleetwood Mac. Whether he was “fired” or “quit” is up for interpretation — even the remaining band members won’t commit to either term — but what isn’t up for interpretation is the band’s plans without Buckingham.

On Wednesday, the legendary group announced a massive, 52-date tour for the fall that will feature Mike Campbell from Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers and Crowded House’s Neil Finn, subbing in for Buckingham alongside Mick Fleetwood, Stevie Nicks, Christine McVie, and John McVie.

As Nicks explained to Rolling Stone, Buckingham’s departure essentially came down to availability and touring plans:

“We were supposed to go into rehearsal in June and he wanted to put it off until November [2019],” says Nicks. “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.”

Mick Fleetwood echoed that sentiment:

“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.” 

Produced by Live Nation, the tour will stretch all over North America, similar in scope and size to the last big tour the band went on a few years back.

The schedule of dates:

October 3 – Tulsa, OK @ BOK Center
October 6 – Chicago, IL @ United Center
October 10 – Louisville, KY @ KFC Yum! Center
October 12 – Lincoln, NE @ Pinnacle Bank Arena
October 14 – Des Moines, IA @ Wells Fargo Arena
October 16 – Indianapolis, IN @ Bankers Life Fieldhouse
October 18 – Kansas City, MO @ Sprint Center
October 20 – St. Louis, MO @ Scottrade Center
October 22 – St. Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Center
October 26 – Cleveland, OH @ Quicken Loans Arena
October 28 – Milwaukee, WI @ Wisconsin Entertainment and Sports Center
October 30 – Detroit, MI @ Little Caesars Arena
November 1 – Pittsburgh, PA @ PPG Paints Arena
November 3 – Ottawa, ON @ Canadian Tire Centre
November 5 – Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
November 7 – Columbus, OH @ Nationwide Arena
November 10 – Edmonton, AB @ Rogers Place
November 12 – Calgary, AB @ Scotiabank Saddledome
November 14 – Vancouver, BC @ Rogers Arena
November 17 – Tacoma, WA @ Tacoma Dome
November 19 – Portland, OR @ Moda Center
November 21 – San Jose, CA @ SAP Center at San Jose
November 23 – Sacramento, CA @ Golden 1 Center
November 25 – Oakland, CA @ Oracle Arena
November 28 – Phoenix, AZ @ Talking Stick Resort Arena
November 30 – Las Vegas, NV @ T-Mobile Arena
December 3 – Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center
December 6 – Fresno, CA @ Save Mart Center
December 8 – San Diego, CA @ Viejas Arena
December 11 – Inglewood, CA @ The Forum
December 13 – Inglewood, CA @ The Forum
February 5, 2019 – Houston, TX @ Toyota Center
February 7 – Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center
February 9 – Austin, TX @ Frank Erwin Center
February 13 – Birmingham, AL @ Legacy Arena at The BJCC
February 16 – New Orleans, LA @ Smoothie King Center
February 18 – Tampa, FL @ Amalie Arena
February 20 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ BB&T Center
February 22 – Columbia, SC @ Colonial Life Arena
February 24 – Charlotte, NC @ Spectrum Center
February 27 – Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
March 3 – Atlanta, GA @ Philips Arena
March 5 – Washington, DC @ Capital One Arena
March 9 – Atlantic City, NJ @ Boardwalk Hall
March 11 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
March 13 – Newark, NJ @ Prudential Center
March 15 – Hartford, CT @ XL CENTER
March 20 – Albany, NY @ Times Union Center
March 24 – Baltimore, MD @ Royal Farms Arena
March 26 – Buffalo, NY @ KeyBank Center
March 31 – Boston, MA @ TD Garden
April 5 – Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center

 

4 Responses to "Fleetwood Mac Announce Massive 52-Date Tour for Fall 2018 (Without Lindsey Buckingham)"

  1. Jerry   April 27, 2018 at 1:59 pm

    Your headline says ABBA? What are you smoking?

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  2. Jerry   April 27, 2018 at 2:01 pm

    Oops My mistake

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  3. Bill   April 27, 2018 at 9:44 pm

    No Buckingham? Sorry then….no will attend…w/o Lindsay Buckingham, Fleetwood Mac is but a mere caricature of the band it used to be.

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  4. Jeff   May 1, 2018 at 6:05 pm

    Check your music history, Bill. “The band that it used to be” consisted of its founding members: Peter Green, Mick Fleetwood, John McVie and Jeremy Spencer in 1967-68. Christine Perfect became Christine McVie when she married John McVie and joined the band as keyboardist. They had a variety of lead guitarists long before Lindsay Buckingham including Bob Welch, Danny Kirwin and Bob Weston. They were an excellent, “slightly alt” band until the addition of Buckingham and Nicks. What they became was a commercial, success (IMO not a good thing) and a marketable mainstream product, with little resemblance to the original group. They became truly a “mere caricature of the band it used to be” (check out their first album as the group, “Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac”, entitled “Fleetwood Mac”, released in 1968) abandoning the blues to join the “Top 40” crowd.

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