Friday, May 17, 2024

Exclusive: Fleetwood Mac Could Reunite with Lindsey Buckingham for One Last Reunion Tour


Little by little all the 70s bands are planning farewell reunion tours.

The Eagles are getting ready to embark on one, Aerosmith and KISS are also eyeing the end of their touring days. Elton John just wrapped his last go round. Paul Simon has already dotted his i’s and crossed his t’s.

Now I’m hearing that Fleetwood Mac may be next. There is even talk, sources say per Mick Fleetwood, of reuniting with Lindsey Buckingham, who was fired from the group a couple of years ago. But with the passing of Christine McVie, it makes sense to get Buckingham back in the fold. He and Stevie Nicks can fight once the tour is over and they’re in nursing homes, frankly.

Also let’s not forget. John McVie retired from touring. Fleetwood Mac now would just be Mick and Stevie. They need Lindsay Buckingham, writer of many of their hits, to get on board.

A Mac attack in 2024 would be an easy sell out, too, for arenas. A solid, big name younger act would be a good opener. The Mac can fill three hours without a doubt, and now they’d have a memorial tribute that bring everyone would to tears.

So hang on Mac fans. The only question is, when all these groups wrap it up, who will take their places? Yes, the Stones, McCartney and Springsteen, and Ringo Starr, are still out there. But the era of live Classic Rock is ebbing away.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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