Lindsey Buckingham and Christine McVie
Plus special guest Wilderado
On the heels of a sold-out critically acclaimed summer tour, longtime Fleetwood Mac members Lindsey Buckingham and Christine McVieannounced today the second leg of their North American tour. The pair will hit an additional 22 stops on this leg of the tour which includes a stop at Vina Robles Amphitheatre on October 15. Tickets for this show will go on sale Friday, August 18th at 10am to the general public. American Express pre-sale for cardholders will begin Tuesday, August 15th at 10am local time. The duo also announced a new single going to radio this week “Lay Down For Free.”
“Lindsey Buckingham & Christine McVie Introduce Vibrant New Material at Sold-Out L.A. Show…It’s not often that rock legends depart their comfort zones and pair off for experimentation…..and in this current 19-song show with McVie, there is just enough of it — plus enough of the familiar — to create a truly intriguing evening.” – Billboard
“Lindsey Buckingham, Christine McVie mix new songs with Fleetwood Mac classics at the Greek …over 90 minutes of performance, delivered one strong moment after another.” – Orange County Register
“Buckingham McVie Brought Down the House in Downtown Phoenix” – Phoenix New Times
“…The gusto with which Buckingham and McVie approached the night animated both their new material and classic cuts” – The Boston Globe
Simply titled LINDSEY BUCKINGHAM/CHRISTINE McVIE, the 10-song album is now available on CD, LP, and all digital and streaming services via Atlantic Records. The North American tour began on June 21st in Atlanta, GA. A full itinerary of newly added dates for the tour can be found below.
Of the album, NPR writes “The marvel is that these two longtime band mates can simultaneously stand on their own and exert a gentle pull on each other, expanding our appreciation of them as living, breathing artists…”
The collaboration began three years ago, when McVie rejoined Fleetwood Mac for the group’s “On With The Show” tour. The pair went in to record new material prior to rehearsals for the tour and their natural creative chemistry was reignited. According to Buckingham, “We were exploring a creative process, and the identity of the project took on a life organically. The body of work felt like it was meant to be a duet album. We acknowledged that to each other on many occasions, and said to ourselves, ‘what took us so long?!!’”
Working their natural singer songwriter skills together came easily for the duo. Said Christine McVie, “We’ve always written well together, Lindsey and I, and this has just spiraled into something really amazing that we’ve done between us.”
Sessions for the album took place at The Village Studios in Los Angeles, which is where Fleetwood Mac recorded several of their classic albums, including Tusk. Buckingham and McVie were joined in the studio by fellow bandmates Mick Fleetwood and John McVie, who supplied much of the dynamic rhythmic engine.