Lindsey Buckingham postpones his solo tour amid COVID-19 concerns

The tour was to be Buckingham's first since recovering from open-heart surgery.

Lindsey Buckingham has announced his 12-date tour will be postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The former Fleetwood Mac guitarist tweeted: “it is with great sadness that we are having to postpone my tour dates in April and May”. He adds that rescheduled dates “will be announced as soon as possible”.

The tour was set to kick off on 25 April in Las Vegas and would have been Buckingham’s first since undergoing open-heart surgery. In February 2019, the guitarist suffered a heart attack, leading to a medical procedure that in turn, resulted in vocal-cord damage. His wife, Kristen Buckingham wrote in a statement at the time: “While he and his heart are doing well, the surgery resulted in vocal cord damage. While it is unclear if the damage is permanent, we are hopeful it is not.”

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More recently, Buckingham contributed a guitar solo to Caution, a new single from The Killers’ upcoming album Imploding the Mirage. In an interview with Triple M’s Generation X radio show, frontman Brandon Flowers talks about Buckingham’s contribution to the track, “It’s just Lindsey cutting loose and it’s one of my favourite moments on the record”.

Buckingham has also shared this picture of the studio collaboration on Facebook:

Had a wonderful time with The Killers playing on their new single ‘Caution’. Go check it out!

Posted by Lindsey Buckingham on Monday, March 23, 2020

Buckingham joins the likes of Metallica, Foo Fighters and Tool in a growing list of artists who’ve had to postpone touring plans of 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Keep up to date here with the latest COVID-19 related cancelations and postponements.

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