Lindsey Buckingham announces first solo tour following heart surgery

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Lindsey Buckingham has announced his first tour since undergoing open-heart surgery.

The former Fleetwood Mac singer will be part of the Beale Street Music Festival, taking place May 1 to 3 in Memphis, Tennessee’s Tom Lee Park; the dates for the festival run May 1st to the 3rd

Lindsey Buckingham underwent open-heart surgery earlier this year, and now the former Fleetwood Mac singer and guitarist has made his first public appearance since the operation.  Buckingham only  performed this summer at his daughter Leelee’s high school graduation, picking an acoustic rendition of “Landslide,” from Fleetwood Mac’s 1975 self-titled album, as students sang the lyrics behind him.(Rolling Stone)

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Speaking to Rolling Stone later in the year, Buckingham said he was told by band manager Irving Azoff that Stevie Nicks never wanted to perform with him again and wouldn’t agree to a tour unless he wasn’t a part of it. “I don’t think there was ever anything that was just cause to be fired,” Buckingham said. “We have all done things that were not constructive. All of us have worn on each other’s psyches at times. That’s the history of the group.”

He sued the band for wrongful dismissal and other charges, but it was settled out of court. The group. meanwhile, had a successful tour until they had to postpone the last few dates on their American tour in April so Nicks could recover from an illness. They are set to resume the tour on June 6th in Berlin and stay on the road until mid-November.

Former Fleetwood Mac singer and guitarist Lindsey Buckingham has undergone emergency open heart surgery that has resulted in vocal cord damage.

His wife, Kristen Buckingham, revealed his hospitalization and progress in a post on social media Friday. CCNreports
“He is now recuperating at home and each day he is stronger than the last,” she said. “While it is unclear if this damage is permanent, we are hopeful it is not.”
Buckingham’s publicist said in a statement Friday that he experienced chest pains last week and was taken to the hospital where he had the life-saving procedure
She said her husband’s family has a history of heart issues. Buckingham’s father died at 56 and his brother at 46 from heart-related illness, according to the post.

Lindsey filed a lawsuit last year against Fleetwood Mac, accusing them of breach of contract after they cut him out of their North America tour.This past year has been a very stressful and difficult year for our family to say the least,” Kristen Buckingham continued in her statement. “But despite all of this, our gratitude for life trumps all obstacles we have faced at this moment. We feel so fortunate that he’s alive. As does he.”

 

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