Fleetwood Mac duo Lindsey Buckingham and Christine McVie perform in Bethlehem on Aug. 11
From a press release:
It was announced today that Lindsey Buckingham and Christine McVie, longtime members of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees Fleetwood Mac, will perform together at the Sands Bethlehem Event Center on Friday, Aug. 11 at 8 p.m.
Tickets, which are $59.50, $79.50, $99.50, and $125, plus applicable fees, go on sale this Friday, June 9 at 10 a.m. and can be purchased at sandseventcenter.com, the Event Center box office (77 Sands Blvd., Bethlehem), ticketmaster.com and all Ticketmaster outlets, or by phone at 800-745-3000.
Fleetwood Mac guitarist/vocalist Lindsey Buckingham and keyboardist/vocalist Christine McVie have joined together to record their first-ever album as a duo. Simply titled “Lindsey Buckingham/Christine McVie,” the 10-song album will be released on CD, LP, and all digital and streaming services by Atlantic Records on June 9, followed by a run of special U.S. concerts starting Wednesday, June 21. The first single, “In My World,” is available now on all digital and streaming services.
The collaboration began three years ago, when McVie rejoined Fleetwood Mac for the group’s “On with the Show” tour. The pair went in to record new material prior to rehearsals for the tour and their natural creative chemistry was reignited.
According to Buckingham, “We were exploring a creative process, and the identity of the project took on a life organically. The body of work felt like it was meant to be a duet album. We acknowledged that to each other on many occasions and said to ourselves, ‘What took us so long?!’”
Working their natural singer/songwriter skills together came easily for the duo.
Christine McVie said, “We’ve always written well together, Lindsey and I, and this has just spiraled into something really amazing that we’ve done between us.”
Sessions for the album took place at The Village Studios in Los Angeles, which is where Fleetwood Mac recorded several of their classic albums, including “Tusk.” Buckingham and McVie were joined in the studio by fellow bandmates Mick Fleetwood and John McVie, who supplied much of the dynamic rhythmic engine.
“It’s a huge honor for East West and WMG to partner with two of the best artists in rock history who’ve written, recorded, and performed some of the most popular and enduring music of all time. ‘Lindsey Buckingham/Christine McVie’ is a very special collaborative album that showcases both of their stunning talent,” said Dan Chalmers, president of Rhino, East West, and ADA UK.
“We’re very proud of our long and ongoing relationship with the band and confident that this record will be loved and enjoyed by Fleetwood Mac and music fans the world over.”
Legendary British/American rock band Fleetwood Mac was formed in 1967 by Peter Green and Mick Fleetwood. After moderate success as a no-frills blues band in the late ’60s, the group underwent a turbulent period marked by lineup changes and lawsuits in the early ’70s. With the additions of Christine McVie, Lindsey Buckingham, and Stevie Nicks by 1975, the band entered their most successful period, riding to both critical and commercial acclaim with a string of No. 1 albums, including “Rumours” in 1977 and “Mirage” in 1982.
The group’s chemistry both in and out of the studio resulted in some of the era’s most enduring hits, and the continued popularity of songs like “Dreams,” “Gypsy,” and “Sara” have made them one of the top-selling acts of all time.