Weeks after announcing a significant lineup change, Fleetwood Mac on Wednesday announced a mammoth North American tour that includes an early stop at the Sprint Center.
The 52-stop tour begins Oct. 3 in Tulsa and wraps up on April 5, 2019, in Philadelphia. It stops at the Sprint Center on Oct.. 18 — the seventh show on the tour. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, May 4.
On April 9, Fleetwood Mac announced they had parted ways with longtime guitarist/songwriter Lindsey Buckingham and replaced him with guitarist Mike Campbell, formerly of Tom Petty's Heartbreakers, and singer/multi-instrumentalist Neil Finn of Crowded House. At the time of that announcement it wasn't clear whether Buckingham had quit or had been fired.
On Wednesday, the band cleared up that matter: Buckingham would not agree to a new tour the band had been planning for a year and a half.
"It became just a huge impasse and hit a brick wall, where we decided that we had to part company," drummer Mick Fleetwood said while gathered with the new lineup Wednesday on "CBS This Morning."
“This team wanted to get out on the road, and one of the members didn’t want to go out on the road for a year and we just couldn’t agree,” Stevie Nicks said. “And when you’re in a band, it’s a team. I have a solo career and I love my solo career and I’m the boss. But I’m not the boss in this band.”