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Old 09-26-2022, 10:24 AM
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Question Mysterious Lindsey Buckingham cancellations worry fans

Mysterious Lindsey Buckingham cancellations worry fans

The Fleetwood Mac legend was actually supposed to play in Oslo tonight, for the first time as a solo artist. However, the concert has been cancelled, like the other shows he was supposed to hold in the last week.

Updated less than 20 minutes ago

The 72-year-old's name is etched into rock history in block letters, following his bandleader role in Fleetwood Mac from 1975 to 1987, where hits abounded alongside a fabled rock'n'roll lifestyle.

"Rumours" from 1977 was in its time the world's best-selling record - and is still so popular that it remains on the album sales charts. (31st place in the UK and 43rd in the US at the time of writing.)

Since then, Buckingham has been active in the band intermittently - but in 2018 he was fired from the group, after what turned out to be one argument too many with the band's biggest star and Buckingham's ex-girlfriend, Stevie Nicks.

Since the early eighties, Buckingham has also been active as a solo artist, primarily in his native USA.

A week back he should have started his first ever solo tour in Europe. Tonight's planned concert at Folketeateret in Oslo was supposed to be the fifth in a row.

But so far none of the concerts have taken place. And so far, neither artist nor management has provided information about why Buckingham is cancelling.

- Have received instructions
Information about the cancellations has come discreetly from the venues.

Folketeateret in Oslo sent an SMS to ticket holders on Friday, informing them of the cancellation, without giving any reason.

A subsequent email to the audience states, on behalf of tour promoter Live Nation, that it is "due to illness".

- We have received instructions on what information should be passed on, says Martin Nielsen, chief promoter at Live Nation's Norwegian office.

He says that he cannot comment on the matter beyond this.

On Live Nation's Norwegian website , there is no trace of tonight's canceled concert, nor of other shows in Europe.

On the other hand, there are two concerts listed in the USA on 7 and 9 November.

In social media, fans are now expressing great concern over the silence from Buckingham himself and the apparatus around him. Some write that they did not find out about the cancellation until they got to the venue.

Photo: screenshot from Facebook

The concern is also linked to Buckingham's health history.

In 2019, he suffered a heart attack and had to undergo extensive surgery that affected his vocal cords. In autumn 2021, he was still back on stage, in the USA.

Photo: screenshot from Instagram

After the third European concert was canceled last week, a fan account reported on Twitter that it was crazy not to hear anything from Buckingham's device.

“They don't have to tell us EVERYTHING, but keeping things hidden from fans given his past health issues is pretty mean. Something vaguely reassuring is all we ask for," it said from there.

Buckingham's European tour was originally supposed to take place in the early summer. It was canceled at short notice.

Corona infection was given as the cause. Both Buckingham himself and others on the tour were affected by the virus, it was said in a message posted on his Instagram in May.

Buckingham has only played in Norway once before, in Oslo Spektrum with Fleetwood Mac in 2013.

Last year at this time he released his first solo album in ten years.

Published: 26.09.22 at 16:36
Updated: 26.09.22 at 17:04


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