Thursday, September 04, 2008


Lindsey Buckingham says that he had to make a concerted effort to set aside an extended period away from Fleetwood Mac to finally get his solo career back on track. Buckingham releases his fifth solo studio set, called Gift Of Screws, on September 16th. After a 14-year wait between albums, he amazed longtime fans by embarking on a solo concert tour, releasing two studio albums, and a live CD/DVD collection -- all within two years.

Buckingham says that setting aside time to create and complete his new music had to take priority over Fleetwood Mac for a while: "I think I accomplished that by putting boundary around a three year period in which I told Fleetwood Mac to not come knocking on my door. And it kind of allowed me to formulate a game plan and to follow through on it -- which hasn't always been the case. There has been, certainly a history of what might have been called 'interventions' on what my attentions might have been. So yeah, I'm very happy we got this done."

Lindsey Buckingham 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 7 - Hamilton, ON - Hamilton Place Theatre - Tickets
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 live CD/DVD, Live At The Bass Performance Hall featuring highlights from his 2006 set Under The Skin, along with 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."