Singer/songwriter/composer Lindsey Buckingham, the genius behind the sound of Fleetwood Mac’s “Rumours” will release his fifth solo album on September 16. He will start...

Singer/songwriter/composer Lindsey Buckingham, the genius behind the sound of Fleetwood Mac’s “Rumours” will release his fifth solo album on September 16. He will start a 30-date tour on September 7 in Saratoga, CA and wind down on October 19 in New York City. Last fall, Buckingham embarked on his first U.S. solo tour in nearly 14 years which continued through the summer.

“Gift of Screws” unites the broad appeal Buckingham showed as the main musical force behind Fleetwood Mac with the restless spirit of experimentalism he has shown on landmark Mac albums, such as “Rumours” and “Tusk,” and on his own visionary solo albums.

“I’d say this album distills several periods of time,” Buckingham said in a statement. “It has false starts to make albums, songs that go back a number of years that took a while to find a home and brand-new songs. I wanted to bring it all together in one place. As an artist I’m still, for better or worse, clinging to my idealism and to my sense that there is still much to be said. This album is a culmination of that.”

“Gift of Screws” is a rocking complement to Buckingham’s previous album, 2006’s acoustic guitar-driven “Under the Skin,” balancing such layered guitar-and-voice contemplations as “Time Precious Time” and “Bel Air Rain” with the seductive rush of the title song and the opener “Great Day.” In some ways it is also an extension of his Fleetwood Mac legacy as Mac’s Mick Fleetwood and John McVie provide the unmistakable foundation on several songs, including the embracing “Wait for You” and the gloriously mad title song. Showcased throughout is Buckingham’s noted virtuosity as a guitarist, as well as his expressiveness as both a singer and writer.

Largely written and recorded both at his home studio and in solo hotel room sessions during his Under the Skin tour, “Gift of Screws” was produced by Buckingham with the exception of two songs – “Wait For You” and the title track – that were co-produced by Rob Cavallo (Green Day, Jewel, Dave Matthews Band).

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Lindsey Buckingham itinerary:
(Dates subject to change)

September 7 Saratoga, CA Mountain Winery
September 9 Seattle, WA Moore Theatre
September 10 Portland, OR Newmark Theatre
September 12 Lake Tahoe, NV Harrah’s Casino
September 13 San Francisco tbd
September 14 Los Angeles, CA Royce Hall
September 16 San Diego, CA Humphreys
September 18 Phoenix, AZ The Orpheum Theatre
September 19 Anaheim, CA The Grove of Anaheim
September 20 Las Vegas, NV The Joint
September 22 Salt Lake City, UT Depot
September 24 Denver, CO Opera House
September 26 Tulsa, OK Brady Theatre
September 28 Kansas City, MO Uptown Theatre
September 29 St Louis, MO Pageant
October 1 Cleveland, OH House of Blues
October 2 Chicago, IL House of Blues
October 4 Milwaukee, WI Pabst Theatre
October 5 Indianapolis, IN Eygptian Theatre
October 7 Hamilton, ON Hamilton Place Theatre
October 8 Toronto, ON Music Hall
October 10 Reading, PA Sovereign PAC
October 11 Atlantic City, NJ Xanadu Theatre @ Trump Casino
October 12 Lebanon, NH The Lebanon Opera House
October 14 Northampton, MA Calvin Theatre
October 15 Ridgefield, CT Ridgefield Play House
October 17 Boston, MA Berklee Performing Arts
October 18 Glenside, PA Keswick Theater
October 19 New York, NY Nokia Live