Wednesday, July 16, 2008


Lindsey Buckingham will release his latest solo album, called Gift Of Screws, on September 16th.

The album, which follows 2006's Under The Skin, is only Buckingham's fifth solo studio set away from Fleetwood Mac. Gift Of Screws was recorded in part while Buckingham was on the road supporting his last album, and was co-produced by Rob Cavallo, best known for his work with Green Day, Jewel, and the Dave Matthews Band.

Buckingham said in a press release, "I'd say this album distills several periods of time. It includes 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."

Lindsey Buckingham says recording as a solo act is entirely different than recording as part of Fleetwood Mac: "The way I work when I'm on my own, I mean, it's very much like a painting, as opposed to working with a group. Fleetwood Mac was a lot like making a movie in the studio, because it's more verbalizing, and there's more links in the chain to get from point A, to point B, to point C. Whereas, if I'm working on my own, in a fairly quiet situation, it's like a painter with a canvas where you may have a certain intent when you start out -- and you have a color here and you're filling it out and at some point the canvas will start to speak to you and take on a life of it's own and direct you in another direction. And that was a lot of what I was interested in doing."

Gift Of Screws was also the title of an album Buckingham made in the late 1990s that was rejected by Warner Brothers records as his fourth solo album. Over the years, tapes of the rejected album have made their way onto the bootleg circuit. Some of the songs from the first Gift Of Screws wound up on Fleetwood Mac's 2003 album Say You Will and on Buckingham's 2006 studio set Under The Skin.

Lindsey Buckingham U.S. tour dates (subject to change):
September 7 - Saratoga, CA - The Mountain Winery
September 9 - Seattle, WA - Moore Theatre
September 10 - Portland, OR - Newmark Theatre
September 12 - Stateline, NV - Harrah's Lake Tahoe
September 13 - San Francisco, CA - TBA
September 14 - Los Angeles, CA - Royce Hall Auditorium
September 16 - San Diego, CA - Humphrey's Concerts By The Bay
September 18 - Phoenix, AZ - Orpheum Theatre
September 19 - Anaheim, CA - Grove Of Anaheim
September 20 - Las Vegas, NV - The Joint
September 22 - Salt Lake City, UT - The Depot
September 24 - Denver, CO - Ellie Caulkins Opera House
September 26 - Tulsa, OK - The Brady Theater
September 28 - Kansas City, MO - Uptown Theater
September 29 - Saint Louis, MO - The Pageant
October 1 - Cleveland, OH - House Of Blues
October 2 - Chicago, IL - House Of Blues
October 4 - Milwaukee, WI - Pabst Theater
October 5 - Indianapolis, IN - Murat Egyptian Room
October 8 - Toronto, ONT - Music Hall Theatre
October 10 - Reading, PA - Sovereign Performing Arts Center
October 11 - Atlantic City, NJ - Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort
October 14 - Northampton, MA - Calvin Theater
October 15 - Ridgefield, CT - Ridgefield Playhouse
October 17 - Boston, MA - Berklee Performance Center
October 18 - Glenside, PA - Keswick Theatre
October 19 - New York, NY - Nokia Theatre Times Square

Earlier this year Buckingham released the CD/DVD Live At The Bass Performance Hall, which features such solo favorites as "Trouble," "Go Insane," and "Holiday Road," as well as Buckingham's Fleetwood Mac classics "Big Love," "Second Hand News," "Tusk," "Never Going Back Again," "I Know I'm Not Wrong," and "Go Your Own Way."