the whole convo -
Rick Turner At one point, Lindsey had proposed that both FM and he with his band tour at the same time with the LB band filling in dates between the FM shows. The report was that Stevie wanted at least a day between gigs; Lindsey wanted to play as much as possible. That's what I heard from a most reliable source at the NAMM show in January.
Elle Llewi heard the same. thanks so much for filling this in Rick!
Elle Llew Rick Turner is it ok if i quote this on The Ledge? it's a google-able place and people sometimes check there.
Rick Turner Elle Llew Sure. I think it just points out one point of contention. Maybe it looked to some as though LB was going to do really well touring hard; perhaps not doubling his money on the tour, but certainly getting in nearly twice the audience face tim...See More
Elle Llew Rick Turner 😪 this makes me sad even more. what a f**king shame!
Elle Llew (excuse my language)
Rick Turner The whole thing is a mess, and I'm sorry for them all. I've had some memorable moments with that crew!
Haley Clark So then tensions were already high at Musicares. Because NAMM and Musicares were the same weekend. Which is probably what led to Stevie and Lindsey having their fight. And the rest is history.
Felix Le Chat Rick this is the most disgusting thing to hear: all could have been avoided.
Give Stevie 2, 3 or even 4 days between shows. I wouldn’t mind to visit consecutive LB gigs 😜
Pattie D I know for a fact that LB wanted to do a solo tour in between the FM tour. He did say that it was complicated and I guess he wasn't kidding.
I hope he gets to do the solo tour after all. I will not support Fleetwood Mac anymore.
Rick Turner Felix Le Chat Lindsey would have gotten more press than Stevie if they'd done a double tour like that.
Pattie D I really couldn't see Fleetwood Mac going along with his plans. What if people couldn't afford to see FM and went to see LB instead as it was more economical? Big problem.
Rick Turner Pattie D Would have to have been planned for different cities.
Pattie D I could see where that would get costly. Not to mention would the crew get any rest?
Elle Llew but that makes complete sense:
FM plays arena in downtown DC. LB solo plays the Fillmore in Silver Spring, MD.
FM plays MSG . LB solo plays Red Bank, NJ.
Felix Le Chat Rick Turner : a logistical nightmare (aside from costs) 😝 to have it in different cities.
Most cities do have multiple venues. Although in this group the LB fan ship reels highly I do believe Lindsey would have been ok to play smaller venues than FM.
And I’m sure he got enough guitars 🎸 for 2 sets (if not you could probably help on that 😜
Rick Turner Pattie D Well, it would just be two interlaced tours with some of the folks working practically every night. But that's what they do in musical theater...Broadway and off-Broadway actors do eight shows a week...six nights and two matinees. That's what professionals are capable of. At one point the Beach Boys were often enough doing two gigs on the same day, and on at least one day, they did three...in three different cities. Lot's of alimony to pay for those guys!
Pattie D Don't forget Providence after FM plays Boston, Elle. LOL
Elle LlewYPattie D i'm self serving
Rick Turner It would have been doable. It just needed everyone's buy-in.
Pattie D Well sadly it's never going to happen now.
Elle Llew Felix Le Chat nope, wouldn't be. see above. FM plays cities, LB solo suburbs. works!
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