Just as they had over 30 years ago, Fleetwood Mac is hitting the road without Lindsey Buckingham. The last time was back in 1987 when they toured in support of their massive comeback album, Tango In The Night, taking replacement guitarists Billy Burnette and Rick Vito along to cover Buckingham's parts. Tonight (October 3rd), the latest lineup of the Mac — featuring Stevie Nicks, Mick Fleetwood, and John and Christine McVie — kicks off a massive tour featuring Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers' co-founder and lead guitarist Mike Campbell along with Crowded House and Split Enz songwriter and frontman Neil Finn. Lindsey Buckingham, who was ousted from the band earlier this year, kicks off his solo tour on October 7th at Portland, Oregon's Revolution Hall.
The band's 2018 North American leg kicks off tonight (October 3) at Tulsa, Oklahoma's BOK Center and winds down over two nights — December 11th and 13th at The Forum in Inglewood, California's Forum. Fleetwood Mac launches its 2019 dates on February 5th at Houston's Toyota Center and — as of now — winds down the trek on April 5th at Philadelphia's Wells Fargo Center.
Mike Campbell spoke to Rolling Stone and shed light on how he ended up as Fleetwood Mac's newest guitarist, as well as some of the new additions to the band's setlist fans can expect this time out: “I’d met Mick once or twice, but never really got to know him. But he goes to me, ‘I’ve been listening to your music a lot. Would you be interested in joining the band?' I thought I’d never play big gigs again. I thought I’d never be on the G4 (private jet) again, and I’d never again play the Forum. Then all of a sudden, I’m like, 'What the f***? How did this happen?'”
The band has been revamping the Peter Green-era classic “Oh Well” — featuring Campbell on lead vocals along with Finn's Crowded House hit “Don't Dream It's Over” — along with Tom Petty's 1989 favorite, “Free Fallin'” — with Campbell recalling: “Stevie wanted to do that one. I love that song, but I’ve just played it so much. I said to her, 'Do we have to?' She said, ‘The crowd will love it. It’ll be a moment.’ So I’m getting into it again.”
We asked Stevie Nicks how with all the hits and classic album cuts the band finalizes its setlist for the show: “You might go back and try 'Sisters Of The Moon' and it might sound great, and we might do it and put it in the set. But then again, we might do it — it might not sound great. I mean, sometimes things just don't work. That's really how the set will be figured out. We're not gonna have to do songs because of an anniversary.” :
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, 13 – Inglewood, CA – The Forum February 5 – 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
Source: Pulse of Radio