Fleetwood Mac Explains Split With Guitarist, Announces Upcoming Tour Fleetwood Mac Explains Split With Guitarist, Announces Upcoming Tour
Fleetwood Mac has revealed a new lineup after the departure of their longtime guitarist, along with the announcement of a huge 52-date North American... Fleetwood Mac Explains Split With Guitarist, Announces Upcoming Tour

Fleetwood Mac has revealed a new lineup after the departure of their longtime guitarist, along with the announcement of a huge 52-date North American Tour, set to kick-off this fall.

The tour will commence on October 3 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and cross the country, hitting major cities like Austin, Denver, San Diego, and Las Vegas. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania will close out the tour next April 2019.

Stevie Nicks, Christine McVie, and Mick Fleetwood parted ways with guitarist Lindsey Buckingham this year due to a scheduling conflict about a world tour, according to Rolling Stone. So, the group recruited Mike Campbell, the former guitarist of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, as well as Neil  Finn, the frontman of Crowded House. After a few days of work shopping their music and testing out the new members, they knew this was the right decision.

“I immediately felt like I’d known them for years,” McVie told Rolling Stone, “even though we’d only just met.”

This isn’t the first time someone has been replaced in the band; members from the 1970s like Peter Green and Jeremy Spencer left the group, but Fleetwood Mac continued on. Additionally, Nicks left in the early 1990s, and the band still had success after McVie left for 16 years in 1998. Fleetwood told Rolling Stone, “There’s no doubt that my instincts, for better or worse, have always been to gravitate towards going forward.”

Additionally, by adding Cambell and Finn into the mix, the band has ability to play songs from their entire catalog, which Nicks said was something “certain people in the band weren’t interested in doing” before. Now, they’re going to play a lot of different tunes; she told Rolling Stone that she’d like to perform a “raucous” version of “Rattlesnake Shake” and definitely will be playing “Oh Well.”

Tickets for the tour go on sale on Friday, May 4 at 10 a.m. local time. Check out the full list of dates below.

Visit Ticket Club to find tickets to a show across North America.

Fleetwood Mac 2018 North America Tour 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

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