That means concertgoers won’t witness the popular “Rumours”-era lineup of Fleetwood Mac, the iconic quintet that last performed in 2014 at the BB&T Center. Instead, Fleetwood Mac three weeks ago replaced Buckingham with Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers guitarist Mike Campbell and Crowded House singer-songwriter Neil Finn.
Mick Fleetwood left the exact reasons for ejecting Buckingham vague in an interview with the magazine: “Words like ‘fired’ are ugly references as far as I’m concerned,” Fleetwood says. “Not to hedge around, but we arrived at the impasse of hitting a brick wall. This was not a happy situation for us in terms of the logistics of a functioning band. To that purpose, we made a decision that we could not go on with him.”
“With Mike and Neil, we’ll be performing all the hits that the fans love, plus we’ll be surprising our audiences with some tracks from our historic catalog of songs,” Fleetwood says in a prepared statement.