LINDSEY BUCKINGHAM AND CHRISTINE McVIE

ANNOUNCE SECOND LEG OF NORTH AMERICAN TOUR

 

22 ADDITIONAL STOPS BEGINNING IN SAN JOSE, CA

 

DUO ALSO ANNOUNCE NEW SINGLE THIS WEEK “LAY DOWN FOR FREE”

 

(Los Angeles, CA, August 10, 2017) – On the heels of a sold-out critically acclaimed summer tour, longtime Fleetwood Mac members Lindsey Buckingham and Christine McVie announced today the second leg of their North American tour. The pair will hit an additional 22 stops on this leg of the tour beginning in San Jose, CA and wrapping in Sugar Land, TX.  Tickets will go on sale Friday, August 18th to the general public except for Louisville which will go on sale Friday, August 25th.   American Express pre-sale for cardholders will begin Tuesday, August 15th at 10am local time. The duo also announced a new single going to radio this week “Lay Down For Free.”

 

“Lindsey Buckingham & Christine McVie Introduce Vibrant New Material at Sold-Out L.A. Show…It’s not often that rock legends depart their comfort zones and pair off for experimentation…..and in this current 19-song show with McVie, there is just enough of it — plus enough of the familiar — to create a truly intriguing evening.” – Billboard

 

“Lindsey Buckingham, Christine McVie mix new songs with Fleetwood Mac classics at the Greek …over 90 minutes of performance, delivered one strong moment after another.” – Orange County Register

 

“Buckingham McVie Brought Down the House in Downtown Phoenix” – Phoenix New Times

 

“…The gusto with which Buckingham and McVie approached the night animated both their new material and classic cuts” – The Boston Globe

 

Simply titled LINDSEY BUCKINGHAM/CHRISTINE McVIE, the 10-song album is now available on CD, LP, and all digital and streaming services via Atlantic Records. The North American tour began on June 21st in Atlanta, GA. A full itinerary of newly added dates for the tour can be found below.

 

Of the album, NPR writes “The marvel is that these two longtime band mates can simultaneously stand on their own and exert a gentle pull on each other, expanding our appreciation of them as living, breathing artists…”

 

The collaboration began three years ago, when McVie rejoined Fleetwood Mac for the group’s “On With The Show” tour.   The pair went in to record new material prior to rehearsals for the tour and their natural creative chemistry was reignited.  According to Buckingham, “We were exploring a creative process, and the identity of the project took on a life organically. The body of work felt like it was meant to be a duet album. We acknowledged that to each other on many occasions, and said to ourselves, ‘what took us so long?!!’”

 

Working their natural singer songwriter skills together came easily for the duo.  Said Christine McVie, “We’ve always written well together, Lindsey and I, and this has just spiraled into something really amazing that we’ve done between us.”

 

Sessions for the album took place at The Village Studios in Los Angeles, which is where Fleetwood Mac recorded several of their classic albums, including Tusk. Buckingham and McVie were joined in the studio by fellow bandmates Mick Fleetwood and John McVie, who supplied much of the dynamic rhythmic engine.

 

NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES

Date City Venue
October 14, 2017 San Jose, CA City National Civic
October 15, 2017 Paso Robles, CA Vina Robles Amphitheatre
October 17, 2017 Santa Barbara, CA Arlington Theater
October 19, 2017 San Diego, CA Humphrey’s
October 20, 2017 Indio, CA Fantasy Springs Casino
October 22, 2017 Midland, TX Noel Wagner Performing Arts Center
October 24, 2017 Irving, TX The Pavilion at Irving Music Factory
October 25, 2017 Little Rock, AR Robinson Performance Hall
October 27, 2017 Indianapolis, IN Murat Theatre
October 28, 2017 St. Louis, MO Fox Theatre – St. Louis
October 30, 2017 Minneapolis, MN Northrop Auditorium – University of Minnesota
October 31, 2017 Milwaukee, WI Riverside Theatre
November 2, 2017 Charleston, WV The Clay Center for the Arts and Sciences
November 3, 2017 Northfield, OH Hard Rock Live
November 5, 2017 Louisville, KY The Louisville Palace Theater
November 7, 2017 Orlando, FL Dr. Phillips Center
November 9, 2017 Clearwater, FL Ruth Eckerd Hall
November 11, 2017 Hollywood, FL Seminole Hard Rock Live Arena
November 12, 2017 Jacksonville, FL Moran Theatre (Times Union Center PAC)
November 14, 2017 San Antonio, TX Majestic Theatre
November 15, 2017 Austin, TX Bass Concert Hall
November 16, 2017 Sugar Land, TX Smart Financial Centre

About The Author Gus

My first opportunity to write about music was with Kissunderground, featuring just one band (KISS). In 2006, I started working for another outlet that showcased more musicians. It was a great experience for me at the time. I personally nailed down some great interviews during my time at glam-metal.com (Paul Stanley, Jonathan Davis, Slash and Sully Erna to name a few). In early 2009, I decided to venture out on my own with the idea of creating a website that has all the offerings that a reader would want in a music review website. That’s when Backstageaxxess.com began.
I’m so proud of what was created here and of our staff that brings it to you. Each one offers a diverse opinion and a creative ability to share it in a unique way. We are so lucky to have them here.
When discussing making a list of favorite shows with the staff, I also found it hard to narrow that list down to a select handful of shows. Everyone experiences a concert in their own terms, whether it’s the show itself, maybe it’s the people you met there and the new friendships created, or maybe it was meeting the artist at the show. For my criteria, I tried to stick to just the show itself, but again, it was sometimes hard to do.
My first concert was Sammy Hagar’s first tour with Van Halen at the Niagara Falls Convention Center, Niagara Falls, NY, on August 30, 1986. My favorites are as follows:
1. Kiss – Tiger Stadium – Detroit, Michigan 6/28/96
2. SARS (Rolling Stones, AC/DC, Rush, and handful of other bands) – Downsview Park – Toronto, Ontario 7/30/03
3. Paul McCartney (every McCartney show I saw was awesome, but Iwent with my first show) Air Canada Centre -Toronto, Ontario 10/10/05
4. Motley Crue – Memorial Auditorium – Buffalo, NY 12/19/89
5. Kid Rock – Tweeter Center – Camden, New Jersey 3/25/06
The honorable mentions would be any McCartney show (The Joint at the Hard Rock, Las Vegas, Nevada, April 2009 or Air Canada Centre Toronto, Ontario 8/10/10), Prince (Club 2112) at the Rio Hotel, Las Vegas 12/30/07, Heart (Pulse Lounge * only 200 people) Hilton Hotel, Anaheim, California, January 21,2008, Monsters of Rock (Van Halen, Scorpions, Metallica, Dokken, and Kingdom Come) Rich Stadium, Orchard Park, NY 6/19/88 and the Rocklahoma Festival (Queensryche, Lita Ford, Triumph, etc.). Also, Cher (with my mom) at the Blue Cross Arena Rochester, NY, November 22, 2004.