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Old 09-04-2021, 04:15 PM
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The Star Tribune has a very positive review of Lindsey’s second show. Sorry I tried but couldn’t post the link, but hopefully someone else will. I found it an interesting read- specifically, the reviewer mentions the hardships Lindsey faced with being fired from Fleetwood Mac and his wife filing for divorce, but didn’t mention his heart attack, which was probably the most traumatic life change he experienced during that period.
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Old 09-05-2021, 10:31 AM
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x-Fleetwood Mac star Lindsey Buckingham goes his own way to explore his troubles in Twin Cities concert

REVIEW: At Mystic Lake, he focused on solo tunes but didn't ignore Fleetwood Mac hits.

By Jon Bream and Jon Bream Star Tribune SEPTEMBER 4, 2021 — 12:15PM

Rock Hall of Famer Lindsey Buckingham told the crowd Friday night at Mystic Lake Casino Showroom that it's been a challenging three years. We all know about the pandemic for the past year and a half, but what about those other months?

Three times on Friday Buckingham alluded to the trio of tough years but he never explained. Perhaps he was referring to getting fired from Fleetwood Mac in 2018. Open heart surgery in 2019. And his wife of 21 years filing for divorce this summer. Talk about discombobulating bookends to the pandemic.

That's the thing about Buckingham: He keeps things inside until he's ready to explode, usually with a big, bold chorus on a song or a galvanizingly soaring guitar solo at the end of a tune.

And that's what this rock hero did at Mystic Lake, tearing into the choruses of Fleetwood Mac's "Never Going Back Again" and "Go Your Own Way" (messages delivered, even though he wrote those songs decades ago) and unleashing guitar fury with "On the Wrong Side," from his solo portfolio.

Actually, "Wrong Side" will be on his seventh solo effort, "Lindsey Buckingham," due Sept. 17. He explained that the new album was the reason he's on tour again. Buckingham being Buckingham, he pointed out that the album was finished four years ago but never said why it was delayed.

On only the second night of his 30-concert U.S. tour, a few of the five new numbers impressed, even if the five-man band seemed a tad tentative at times. "I Don't Mind" echoed '60s pop, sounding like a Phil Spector production with harmonies arranged by Brian Wilson. Infectiously jittery rhythms fueled "Swan Song," and Buckingham's glistening guitar capped off the boogie rocker "On the Wrong Side" with such ferociousness that he growled "Oh yeah" at song's end.

Lindsey Buckingham is on a 30-concert tour.

In his 105-minute, 20-song performance, Buckingham offered material from all but one of his solo albums. Though he eschewed his 1984 hit "Go Insane," he explored his inner psyche on the swirling moodscape "Stars Are Crazy"; the Orbisonesque "Trouble," with its elegantly melancholy guitar solo; and "I Must Go," a rhythmic groover mesmerizing in its repetition. He utilized a repetitive circular guitar pattern to give "Shut Us Down" a hypnotic trance-like vibe.

Knowing that his concertgoers might be more familiar with his Fleetwood Mac tunes, Buckingham delivered six from the Mac attack with varying success. The emphatic "Never Going Back Again" and the ringing "Big Love" were a potent one-two punch before a section from the new album.

"I'm So Afraid," which Buckingham wrote before he joined Fleetwood Mac but recorded with them in 1975, was a terrific showcase for his versatile finger picking, delving into the blues, some chiming sounds, eloquently painful passages and ultimately tortured tones. With its seething intensity, it was a highlight.

On "Second Hand News," the distinctive harmonies of Stevie Nicks and Christine McVie were missed, while "Tusk" was not tight and the drummer was off on "Go Your Own Way" even though Buckingham was in a zone.

The encore was underwhelming in its delicateness: the sweet 2017 Buckingham-McVie tune "Love Is Here to Stay," one of the only happy numbers all night, and the wistful ballad "Time" from the new solo disc.

In introducing "Time," Buckingham said it was the first piece he wrote for the new album four years ago. It had a different meaning originally but "with all the twists and turns," he said, "it's taken on a more visceral context for me."

That was about as forthcoming as he was all night. But the lyrics spoke for the music man about to turn 72 next month: "Time oh good time, where did you go?"

Opening the concert was 19-year-old Utah singer-songwriter Sammy Brue. His too-brief 25-minute, solo acoustic set suggested that the world needs to hear more from this confident, personable performer who has a flair for Neil Young-like songwriting (best line: "Time erases what fear destroys").

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Dear Mr Bream, google is your friend. Man had a heart attack. Not that hard to find out.

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Old 09-06-2021, 08:54 PM
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Lindsey Buckingham kicked off his fall tour last night at the Pabst Theater in Milwaukee with a 20-song set comprising solo cuts, Fleetwood Mac hits and several songs off his new self-titled album, which comes out later this month.

You can see the full set list and videos from the show below.

The 30-date trek marks Buckingham's first proper tour since he had heart surgery in 2019. His last tour concluded on Dec. 9, 2018, in Bethlehem, Penn.

Watch Lindsey Buckingham Perform 'Go Your Own Way' on Sept. 1, 2021

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Buckingham commenced last night's set with "Not Too Late," the first track off his 2006 solo album Under the Skin. He revisited nearly all of his solo LPs and dusted off some Fleetwood Mac album cuts, including Rumours' "Never Going Back Again" and Fleetwood Mac's "I'm So Afraid." He also played several hits from his former band, including "Go Your Own Way," "Tusk" and "Big Love."

The singer and guitarist debuted five of the 10 songs on his upcoming solo album: "Scream," "I Don't Mind," "On the Wrong Side," "Swan Song" and set closer "Time." Before playing "Scream," he expressed his gratitude to be back onstage.

Watch Lindsey Buckingham Perform 'Second Hand News' on Sept. 1, 2021

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"This is an album which we've been trying to get out for a while, but we kept having things get in the way, so we kept having to kick it down the road," he told the audience. "But we are finally here, and you are finally here. and we couldn't be happier. So, though you probably haven't heard these songs too much yet — maybe you've heard a couple of them — but we're gonna do some songs from the new album for you."

Buckingham's solo runs through Dec. 20 in Boulder. You can see the full list of dates here. He will release his new eponymous solo album on Sept. 17.

Watch Lindsey Buckingham Perform 'Time' on Sept. 1, 2021

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Lindsey Buckingham, Milwaukee, Sept. 1, 2021
1. "Not Too Late"
2. "In Our Own Time"
3. "Soul Drifter"
4. "Stars Are Crazy"
5. "I Must Go"
6. "Doing What I Can"
7. "Shut Us Down"
8. "Trouble"
9. "Never Going Back Again" (Fleetwood Mac song)
10. "Big Love" (Fleetwood Mac song)
11. "Scream"
12. "I Don't Mind"
13. "On the Wrong Side"
14. "Swan Song"
15. "Second Hand News" (Fleetwood Mac song)
16. "Tusk" (Fleetwood Mac song)
17. "I'm So Afraid" (Fleetwood Mac song)
18. "Go Your Own Way" (Fleetwood Mac song)

19. "Love Is Here to Stay" (Lindsey Buckingham and Christine McVie song)
20. "Time"

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Old 09-07-2021, 08:53 AM
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Good for him, seriously! That’s an impressive set list where he spends a healthy amount of space promoting new material.

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Old 09-07-2021, 05:33 PM
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Watch: Lindsey Buckingham perform classic Fleetwood Mac tracks live and debut solo material onstage
By Jonathan Horsley about 11 hours ago

The former Fleetwood Mac guitarist/vocalist is playing a set of old and new, including a cover of the Pozo-Secos Singers' Time

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Lindsey Buckingham is on tour across the US right now and the former Fleetwood Mac guitarist/vocalist has been debuting a handful of tracks from his forthcoming solo album alongside a string of Mac classics.

The string of dates kicked off at the Pabst Theater, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on 1st September, and a number of fan-filmed tracks have been turning up on YouTube – many with respectable audio.

With Buckingham's upcoming solo album – his first in a decade – scheduled for release on 17 September through Rhino Records, all eyes have been on his setlist. And he has duly obliged in giving fans a first taste of the new material, with five songs from the eponymous album being played each night.

Opening the shows with Not Too Late, from his 2006 solo album Under The Skin, Buckingham's set includes new tracks I Don't Mind, On The Wrong Side, Scream, Swan Song and Time – the latter a show-closing cover of the 1966 psych-folk classic from the Pozo-Seco Singers.

Of the new tracks, Swan Song [above] sounds very interesting. It sees Buckingham play a Latin-inspired figure on his distinctive Turner Model One electric guitar over an electronic beat for what comes across as a work of fusion pop.

As for Time, that seems like a perfect song for Buckingham to cover. His songwriting roots draw heavily from that late 60s folk scene. When introducing the song onstage at Milwaukee, Buckingham said his appreciation of the track has grown. “It was something that had an academic resonance for me but it has been sneaking on these last couple of years with a more visceral meaning,“ he said.

There are six Fleetwood Mac tracks in the set: Tusk, I'm So Afraid, Second Hand News, Big Love, Go Your Own Way and Never Going Back Again. And speaking of going your own way and never going back again, Buckingham has made no secret that his ousting from Fleetwood Mac still rankles, arguing that the split had damaged the band's legacy. That said, he sounds like he would jump at the chance of a reunion.

Only last month, he revealed that he had been speaking to Mick Fleetwood about the possibility, and that he believed the Mac drummer was open to welcoming Buckingham back in fold.

Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, he said he was in regular contact with Fleetwood. “There have been intimations from Mick [Fleetwood], who I've talked to several times, that he wants to try to get the five of us back together,“ he said.

Given that there would need to be some urgent repairs to Buckingham's relationship with singer Stevie Nicks before that could become a reality, we perhaps should not hold our breath. In the meantime, Fleetwood Mac fans will have to make do with his solo performances.

The tour resumes next Tuesday 14 September at Warner Theatre, Washington DC, and Buckingham's self-titled solo album is available to pre-order now. You can check out some YouTube highlights from the tour below.

Go Your Own Way

Second Hand News


Jonathan Horsley has been writing about guitars since 2005, playing them since 1990, and regularly contributes to MusicRadar, Total Guitar and Guitar World. He uses Jazz III nylon picks, 10s during the week, 9s at the weekend, and shamefully still struggles with rhythm figure one of Van Halen’s Panama.

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Nice to see Soul Drifter in the set. Although his Go Insane from the last tour was so good with the full band, it should have stayed. I wish he would play Wrong. IMHO its a great song and would be great live
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Nice to see Soul Drifter in the set. Although his Go Insane from the last tour was so good with the full band, it should have stayed. I wish he would play Wrong. IMHO its a great song and would be great live
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I threw my bag in the back of Biggie’s car and said, “Where are we staying?” “Oh, I guess I wasn’t clear, we aren’t staying. We’re driving back tonight.” ''So we are driving 3½ hours to see Lindsey Buckinham and driving straight home, on a Tuesday night?” “Yup.”

When I got the invitation I just assumed it was a guy’s night away sort of thing but turns out it was just another Biggie rock n roll death march. That’s cool. I’ve done hundreds with Watershed and nobody can knock out drives like the big man. Besides, I was honestly surprised how excited I was to see Lindsey Buckingham. I was glad he made it happen.

I don’t know where I stand with Fleetwood Mac. I’m a fan. But upon reflection I’m mostly a fan of Lindsey and his production. Rumors is their best album, but Tusk is my favorite. It’s just so… eccentric. Lindsey vowed not to make Rumors, part 2 and he didn’t disappoint. Tusk was considered a commercial failure, but it is by far their most interesting record. Without that project Fleetwood Mac might be remembered as a band slightly bigger than America but smaller than Crosby, Stills and Nash. Pretty boring.

And yes, for the purposes of this story I am leaving out the pre-Lindsey Mac history with Peter Green and the others.

As for his solo records, except for Out of the Cradle, which used to spin relentlessly at a restaurant I worked at when I was younger, I just listened to this and that. I never really drilled down. That’s why is such an amazing tool to get prepared for a show. I checked out what Lindsey had been playing recently and put a Spotify playlist together. I was so glad I did. Some artists look at what gets the most streams on Spotify and build a set around those with a couple deep tracks thrown in for the hard core fans. It appears Lindsey does the opposite. When he plays solo, he plays what he thinks you should hear, not what you want to hear.

I suppose that statement alone sums up Lindsey Buckingham. And why I admire him so much.

On the drive over we listened to my pre-show mix, a Lindsey interview on WTF, and a Rivals episode on Lindsey and Stevie Nicks. We drove through Pittsburgh and kept going east and eventually wound up in some sketchy neighborhood with folks just sitting on their porches petting their dogs. For a moment I thought we might have put in the wrong address until we saw a big tour bus parked outside what looked like an English Manor high on a hill. Turns out we were at the Carnegie Library Music Hall of Homestead.

Obviously, when you have sold as many records as Lindsey you pick your venue and it was a pretty awesome setting. We had to scramble to find a pre-show watering hole but eventually partied with some secretaries and we split a bloomin’ onion. Like I said, there was nothing around the venue. The House of Blues it wasn’t.

The small theater was intimate and they had set up the Library to serve drinks and all proceeds went to benefit the Library. The bartenders were the librarians. It’s the smartest I ever felt drinking draft beer from a plastic cup.

As I’ve said before, I’m not concert reviewer kinda guy but here are a couple observations:

Lindsey is so freaking musical. Watching him play guitar and sing is like a magic trick. His voice sounded amazing. But back to guitar: you can’t prove he is not the best player on the planet. I swear if Prince were alive and sitting with Biggie and I he would have turned to us and said, “Can you believe this ****ing guy?” I just sat with my jaw agape watching him and his four-piece band run the set.

It should also be noted that for a 71-year old guy who recently went through both a heart attack AND a divorce, he looked great. Or put another way, living well is the best revenge on Stevie Nicks. I bet Lindsey stays in amazing shape just to spite his ex-lover/bandmate. I mean Fleetwood Mac was looking a little worn-out in the cheesy video for “Big Love” and it was released in…. wait for it…. 1987! (I should point out I am not taking sides in the Stevie v Lindsey rivalry. I wish them both well and hope to see them perform together again one day.)

And here is Lindsey doing his mind-blowing version of the same song on this tour THIRTY FOUR YEARS later.

And he played this song. Gives you an appreciation for whatever planet Lindsey lives on. I suspect the guys in his band are pretty good too.

I think the intro to his single “Trouble” says a lot about his musicality. What is he doing? This shouldn’t work but I love it. So weird. And dig the young Lindsey.

His latest record is titled Lindsey Buckingham. I bought a copy last week and it’s excellent. So far this is my favorite tune.

I think this clip sets up the Tusk vibe pretty well. Lindsey bringing the quirky rock n roll to the party. In related news: I’m told cocaine is a helluva drug.

If you want a great look at Lindsey working in the studio with Fleetwood Mac check out the documentary Destiny Rules. I LOVE this clip of Stevie and him discussing lyrics. Skip ahead to 3:30. It’s worth it. I couldn’t figure out how to just start it there myself.

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A library! What a fun venue to see the concert at.
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He raised the roof on the Bijou Theater in Knoxville!! Excellent show. Lindsey hasn't lost anything. His voice was incredibly strong and his picking just gets better and better. Backed by an awesome band as well. I'd see him again in a heartbeat. Good thing about seeing Lindsey, is you get to see him in smaller venues. Not a bad seat in the house, and it's very affordable.
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