Lindsey Buckingham Announces His First Solo Album in a Decade

Hear "I Don't Mind" from the Fleetwood Mac hero's self-titled effort
Lindsey Buckingham Announces His First Solo Album in a Decade
Fleetwood Mac hero Lindsey Buckingham is at last hitting us with a new solo album — his first in a decade.

The artist has announced he will be releasing his self-titled Lindsey Buckingham on September 17 via Reprise. But today we have the lead single "I Don't Mind."

The album is Buckingham's first solo effort since 2011's Seeds We Sow and his first since his extremely messy exit from Fleetwood Mac in 2018. Recent years have also seen the artist contend with a variety of health issues, including open-heart surgery.

"I wanted to make a pop album, but I also wanted to make stops along the way with songs that resemble art more than pop," Buckingham said in a statement. "As you age, hopefully, you keep getting a little more grounded in the craft of what you're doing. For me, getting older has probably helped to reinforce the innocence and the idealism that hopefully was always there."

For a taste of what to expect from the upcoming album, we can now stream "I Don't Mind."

"'I Don't Mind,' like many of the songs on my new album, is about the challenges couples face in long-term relationships," he explained. "Over time, two people inevitably find the need to augment their initial dynamic with one of flexibility, an acceptance of each others' flaws and a willingness to continually work on issues; it is the essence of a good long term relationship. This song celebrates that spirit and discipline."

Hear "I Don't Mind" below, where you'll also find the newly announced dates for Buckingham's upcoming U.S. tour.

UPDATE (6/8, 3:15 p.m. ET): Oddly enough, on the exact same day that Buckingham has announced his new album, news has also broke that his wife of more than two decades, Kristen Messner, has now filed for divorce, TMZ reports.

Lindsey Buckingham:

1. Scream

2. I Don't Mind

3. On the Wrong Side

4. Swan Song

5. Blind Love

6. Time

7. Blue Light

8. Power Down

9. Santa Rosa

10. Dancing

Lindsey Buckingham 2021 Tour Dates:

09/01 Milwaukee, WI - The Pabst Theater

09/03 Prior Lake, MN - Mystic Lake – Mystic Showroom

09/04 New Buffalo, MI - Four Winds Casino Resort / Silver Creek Event Center

09/07 Munhall, PA - Carnegie of Homestead Music Hall

09/08 North Tonawanda, NY - Riviera Theatre

09/09 Northampton, MA - The Academy of Music

09/11 Medford, MA - The Chevalier Theater

09/12 Portsmouth, NH - The Music Hall

09/14 Washington, DC - Warner Theatre

09/16 New York, NY - The Town Hall

09/18 Atlantic City, NJ - Tropicana Casino & Resort

09/19 Reading, PA - Santander Performing Arts Center

09/21 Charlotte, NC - Knight Theatre

09/22 Atlanta, GA - Woodruff Arts Center – Symphony Hall

09/24 Knoxville, TN - Bijou Theatre

09/26 Ponte Vedra Beach, FL - Ponte Vedra Concert Hall

09/27 Clearwater, FL - Ruth Eckerd Hall

09/29 Melbourne, FL - King Center for the Performing Arts

09/30 Fort Lauderdale, FL - Parker Playhouse

12/02 Los Angeles, CA - The Theatre at Ace Hotel

12/03 El Cajon, CA - Magnolia Performing Arts Center

12/05 Tucson, AZ - Fox Tucson Theatre

12/08 Austin, TX - The Paramount Theatre For the Performing Arts

12/09 Dallas, TX - Majestic Theatre

12/11 Sugar Land, TX - Smart Financial Centre

12/13 Huntsville, AL - Von Braun Center – Mars Music Hall

12/15 Kansas City, MO - Uptown Theater

12/17 Oklahoma City, OK - The Criterion

12/18 Wichita, KS - Orpheum Theatre

12/20 Boulder, CO - Boulder Theater