Lindsey Buckingham to play first concert since open-heart surgery

The former Fleetwood Mac guitarist suffered a heart attack earlier this year.

Former Fleetwood Mac guitarist Lindsey Buckingham is set to return to the stage. He has announced that he will play at the Beale Street Music Festival, happening 1 to 3 May in Memphis, Tennessee.

Earlier this year Buckingham suffered a heart attack, forcing him to undergo emergency open-heart surgery. During the procedure, tubes were inserted into his throat to assist with breathing, and according to Buckingham’s wife, Kristen, his vocal cords were damaged in the process. “While he and his heart are doing well, the surgery resulted in vocal cord damage”, she wrote in a statement. “While it is unclear if the damage is permanent, we are hopeful it is not.”

In May, Buckingham made his first public appearance since the surgery, playing at his daughter’s high school graduation. In a moving rendition of Landslide, the guitarist provided the melody on his acoustic six-string while the students sang the Fleetwood Mac number.

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The last full concert Buckingham played was a solo show in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania on 9 December, 2018. The Beale Street Music Festival will see him join other acts like The Lumineers, Rival Sons, Brittany Howard, Sheer Mag and more.

More information on the Beale Street Music Festival, click here.

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