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Published: 2018/04/25

Fleetwood Mac Announce North American Tour Dates, Discuss Firing Lindsey Buckingham

After announcing that they had parted ways with longtime songwriter and guitarist Lindsey Buckingham earlier this month, Fleetwood Mac have detailed their extensive North American tour dates, which will feature a new band lineup and will stretch into Spring 2019.

The tour, which kicks off October 3 in Tulsa, OK, will feature Mike Campbell, former guitarist for Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, and Neil Finn, frontman of Crowded House, as Buckingham’s replacements, along with the regular lineup of Mick Fleetwood, John McVie, Stevie Nicks and Christine McVie. See the full schedule below. Tickets for the shows go on sale May 4 at 10am local time (unless otherwise noted below), with an American Express pre-sale running from April 30 through May 3. All information can be found here.

In a new interview with Rolling Stone, members of Fleetwood Mac discussed how their decision to fire Buckingham came after the guitarist pushed against the group’s schedule leading up to this tour.

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

“Words like ‘fired’ are ugly references as far as I’m concerned,” adds 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.”

Several of the band’s members have voiced their opinion on the new touring members Campbell and Finn, saying that the chemistry is partially already there and that the lineup change could lead to the band delving deeper into Fleetwood Mac’s historical calendar. “We were never able to do that since 1975 because certain people in the band weren’t interested in doing that,” Nicks tells Rolling Stone. “Now we’re able to open the set with a lot; a raucous version of [1969’s] ‘Rattlesnake Shake’ or something. I’d also like to do [1970’s] ‘Station Man,’ which has always been one of may favorites. We’re definitely doing [1970’s] ‘Oh Well.’”

Fleetwood Mac Tour Dates

October 3 Tulsa, OK BOK Center
October 6 Chicago, IL United Center
October 10 Louisville, KY KFC Yum! Center (on sale May 11)
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

2019:

February 5 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 (on sale May 5)
March 13 Newark, NJ Prudential Center (on sale May 5)
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

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