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.

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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 7Saratoga, CAMountain Winery
September 9Seattle, WAMoore Theatre
September 10Portland, ORNewmark Theatre
September 12Lake Tahoe, NVHarrah’s Casino
September 13San Franciscotbd
September 14Los Angeles, CARoyce Hall
September 16San Diego, CAHumphreys
September 18Phoenix, AZThe Orpheum Theatre
September 19Anaheim, CAThe Grove of Anaheim
September 20Las Vegas, NVThe Joint
September 22Salt Lake City, UTDepot
September 24Denver, COOpera House
September 26Tulsa, OKBrady Theatre
September 28Kansas City, MOUptown Theatre
September 29St Louis, MOPageant
October 1Cleveland, OHHouse of Blues
October 2Chicago, ILHouse of Blues
October 4Milwaukee, WIPabst Theatre
October 5Indianapolis, INEygptian Theatre
October 7Hamilton, ONHamilton Place Theatre
October 8Toronto, ONMusic Hall
October 10Reading, PASovereign PAC
October 11Atlantic City, NJXanadu Theatre @ Trump Casino
October 12Lebanon, NHThe Lebanon Opera House
October 14Northampton, MACalvin Theatre
October 15Ridgefield, CTRidgefield Play House
October 17Boston, MABerklee Performing Arts
October 18Glenside, PAKeswick Theater
October 19New York, NYNokia Live

Last Updated on July 16, 2008 by By Bob Grossweiner & Jane Cohen