The new incarnation of Fleetwood Mac will play the Amalie Arena in Tampa on Monday, February 18. Tickets go on sale Friday, May 4 at 10am – with a presale starting the day before, at midnight Thursday, May 3. EVENT DETAILS
Now that guitarist/singer/songwriter Lindsey Buckingham has been ousted from the band, Fleetwood Mac has hired two musicians to fill his very big shoes.
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Guitarist/songwriter Mike Campbell of Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers and Crowded House frontman Neil Finn are now members of Fleetwood Mac.
As the tour was announced today, the band gave several interviews where, obviously, they were asked why they parted ways with Buckingham. Their answer: He didn’t want to start touring for another year.
Almost a full year ago, the band had started promising to announce tour plans this spring. So that kind of delay presented a problem.
Stevie Nicks told Rolling Stone: “We were supposed to go into rehearsal in June and he wanted to put it off until November ,” says Nicks. “That’s a long time. I just did 70 shows [on a solo tour]. As soon as I finish one thing, I dive back into another. Why would we stop? We don’t want to stop playing music. We don’t have anything else to do. This is what we do.”