A Look Inside Lindsey Buckingham's Solo North American Tour

Ex-Fleetwood Mac singer/guitarist Lindsey Buckingham is "going his own way" this fall, embarking on a solo tour in support of his newly issued compilation, Solo Anthology- The Best of Lindsey Buckingham.
He kicked off the tour on October 7th at Revolution Hall in Portland, Oregon and it's expected to wrap on December 9th at the Sands Event Center in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Buckingham performs over 20 songs spanning his career from his early days with Fleetwood to his own half a dozen solo albums.
Here's a look inside his two-month solo stint.
What songs does he play?
Buckingham plays various tracks from his solo projects Seeds We Sow, Gift of Screws, Law and Order, but primarily cuts from Out of the Cradle, Go Insane and Under the Skin.
Out of the Cradle songs you’ll hear:
  • “Don’t Look Down”
  • “Turn It On”
  • “Soul Drifter”
  • “Street of Dreams”
  • “Doing What I Can”
  • “Surrender the Rain”
Go Insane songs you’ll hear:
  • “Go Insane”
  • “I Must Go”
  • “Slow Dancing”
Under the Skin songs you’ll hear:
  • “Down on Rodeo”
  • “Not Too Late”
  • “Shut Us Down”
Which Fleetwood Mac songs does he perform?
Buckingham covers five songs from his alma mater,
  • "Never Going Back Again"
  • "Big Love"
  • "Tusk"
  • "I'm so Afraid"
  • "Go Your Own Way"
What does the setlist look like?
He opens most shows with "Don't Look Down" and closes the main set with "Treason" or "Rock Away Blind" before playing three-song encore.
Here's a sample setlist from one of his shows:
Lindsey Buckingham setlist (Peachtree City, GA)
Does he throw Fleetwood Mac any shade?
Subtly. Buckingham's three-song encore harps on themes of betrayal, loneliness and alienation. (Truly heartbreaking!)
He's been starting off the encore with “Turn It On” from 1992’s solo project, Out of the Cradle. In the song, Buckingham feels betrayed by *ahem* someone and convinces himself:
“You are the man/Do what you can/Turn it on.”
Next, he goes into “Down on Rodeo” off of 2006’s Under the Skin. This track, like many of his solo pieces, reflects on Fleetwood Mac’s heady days. “After the music ended there was/Nowhere to go but down,” he sings with lament.
“We never took quite enough chances/ We never had quite enough time.”
Closing out the show with “Treason” from 2008’s Gift of Screws, Buckingham ends his show on a slightly vindictive, slightly hopeful note.
“Deep down there’s freedom/Deep down there will be a reason/At the end of the season/We will rise from this treason.”
At this rate, it seems like Buckingham is really "never going back again." Check out his remaining tour dates below and visit his website for more tour information.
Lindsey Buckingham North American tour dates:
October 26 – Capitol Theater @ Clearwater, FL October 27 – Knight Concert Hall @ Miami, FL October 28 – King Center for the Performing Arts @ Melbourne, FL November 5 – Paramount Theater @ Austin, TX November 6 – Majestic Theater @ Dallas, TX November 8 – Brady Theater @ Tulsa, OK November 9 – Riverwind Casino @ Norman, OK November 10 – Stiefel Theatre for the Performing Arts @ Salina, KS November 12 – Lyric Fine Arts Theatre @ Birmingham, AL November 13 – Walker Theatre @ Chattanooga, TN November 14 – Bijou Theatre @ Knoxville, TN November 16 – Centre in the Square @ Kitchener, ON November 17 – Michigan Theater @ Ann Arbor, MI November 26 – Palace Theatre @ North Canton, OH November 27 – Riviera Theatre @ New Tonowanda, NY November 29 – Garde Arts Center @ New London, CT* November 30 – Appell Center for the Performing Arts @ York, PA December 1 – Scottish Rite Auditorium @ Collingswood, NJ December 4 – Town Hall @ New York City, NY December 5 – The Wilbur Theatre @ Boston, MA December 6 – Paramount Hudson Valley Theater @ Peekskill, NY December 8 – Capitol Center @ Concord, NH December 9 – Sands Event Center @ Bethlehem, PA
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Last updated: 23 Sep 2019, 15:10 Etc/UTC