Lindsey Buckingham has put his upcoming tour on ice as the public at large self isolates. The dates were to be his first shows since undergoing open-heart surgery a year ago. The 12-date trek was to kick off on April 25th in Las Vegas and hit venues in California, Colorado, Missouri, Georgia, Tennessee, Alabama, Kansas, Oklahoma, and Arizona.
During a chat with The New Yorker, the ousted Fleetwood Mac guitarist was one of several musicians to talk about how the current situation has affected their work, explaining, “The Coronavirus pandemic has been like no other phenomenon I’ve ever witnessed. The breadth of its reach, the seeming geometric progression of events, along with the chaotic manner in which information is unfolding, makes it a little difficult to maintain a grasp on what’s going on. Things seem to change by the day.”
Buckingham touched on how he's been forced to cool his jets in terms of touring and issuing new music: “I have a new album coming out at some point, and though the main body of my tour in support of that album is planned to begin in August, we’d also booked some earlier dates, in May, and thus were supposed to begin rehearsals this week. On Friday, I conferenced with my agent and managers and decided it would be best to cancel those May dates and not convene for rehearsals.”