Lindsey Buckingham Announces His First Solo Album in a Decade
Hear "I Don't Mind" from the Fleetwood Mac hero's self-titled effort
Published Jun 08, 2021Fleetwood 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.
2. I Don't Mind
3. On the Wrong Side
4. Swan Song
5. Blind Love
7. Blue Light
8. Power Down
9. Santa Rosa
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