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Lindsey Buckingham Goes His Own Way

The Legendary Musician To Bring His Solo Tour to Knight Theater

Legendary rock musician Lindsey Buckingham is best known for his tenure in one of the most successful rock bands in the world, Fleetwood Mac. Back in 1974, while scouting out studio locations in Los Angeles, Fleetwood was introduced to Buckingham while he was playing as part of a folk rock duo with his girlfriend at the time, who just happened to be Stevie Nicks. Lindsey was invited to join the band as lead guitarist and agreed to join as long as Nicks was also brought on board as a vocalist.

The addition of Buckingham and Nicks ushered in an era of enormous success for Fleetwood Mac but also a period of extreme volatility within the interpersonal relationships among band members. Their first album together, the 1975 self titled record, also known as The White Album, took the group in more of a folk rock direction with Buckingham contributing not only as lead guitarist but also as songwriter and vocalist including the hit “Monday Morning”. During the recording of the follow up album, 1977’s Rumours, Nicks and Buckingham split as a couple as did band members Christine and John McVie, forever changing the dynamics of Fleetwood Mac. Rumours would go on to be Fleetwood’s biggest selling album skyrocketing the band to superstardom with classic radio hits “Dreams”, “Don’t Stop”, and Buckingham’s famous “Bam,bam,bam” vocal run on “Second Hand News”.

Over the coming years, the constant conflict among members would prove too much for Lindsey as his focus began to shift toward a solo career of his own. The eighties would see Buckingham release two solo albums, Law and Order and Go Insane, as well as contribute songs to blockbuster movies including “Holiday Road” on the National Lampoon’s Vacation soundtrack and “Time Bomb Town” for Back To The Future. Buckingham also performed on USA for Africa’s single “We Are the World,” for famine relief and co-wrote  “Since You’ve Gone” for pop singer Belinda Carlisle. In 1987 Fleetwood Mac would release another huge album, Tango in the Night, their biggest record since Rumours,  but the drama within the band and the difficulties of working with his ex caused Buckingham to leave Fleetwood.

Lindsey spent the next five years working on his third solo album Out of the Cradle. The record was a cathartic experience for the musician and addressed many of the complex emotions caused by the strife in Fleetwood Mac. His first solo tour would follow as well as a Behind the Music documentary for VH-1 and an acoustic album, Under the Skin.

After a one time reunion to perform “Don’t Stop” for President Bill Clinton’s inauguration at the President’s request, Buckingham was still not ready to return to the fold but continued to collaborate with Fleetwood band members on other projects. Taking time to heal old wounds and re-establish friendships, Lindsey returned to the group in 1997 for The Dance tour and the first studio album to feature both Buckingham and Nicks again, 2003’s Say You Will. After another volatile shift in the band lineup that saw Christine McVie leave the fold n 1998 only to return in 2014, Buckingham and McVie released an album of their own in 2017, followed by a 38 date tour.

Fleetwood Mac would once again shock the rock world with last April’s announcement that Lindsey Buckingham had been fired from the band. Buckingham has responded with the release of a career spanning retrospective Solo Anthology-The Best of Lindsey Buckingham followed by a solo tour of his own in support of the album. Buckingham’s signature fingerpicking style and prolific songwriting skills will be on full display as he makes a stop here in Charlotte on October 21st at Knight Theater. The concert promises to be a showcase for the amazing talents of Buckingham and is a show you won’t want to miss.

 

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TOUR DATES

Sat, OCT 13

Spreckels Theatre

San Diego, CA

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Mon, OCT 15

Boulder Theater

Boulder, CO

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Wed, OCT 17

Athenaeum Theater

Chicago, IL

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Thu, OCT 18

Carnegie Music Hall of Homestead

Munhall, PA

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Fri, OCT 19

Warner Theatre

Washington, DC

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Sun, OCT 21

Knight Theater

Charlotte, NC

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Mon, OCT 22

The Wilson Center

Wilmington, NC

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Wed, OCT 24

Frederick Brown Jr Amphitheater

Peachtree City, GA

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Fri, OCT 26

Capitol Theatre

Clearwater, FL

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Sat, OCT 27

Adrienne Arsht Center

Miami, FL

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Sun, OCT 28

Maxwell C. King Center for the Performing Arts

Melbourne, FL

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Mon, NOV 05

Paramount Theatre

Austin, TX

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Tue, NOV 06

Majestic Theatre

Dallas, TX

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