Familiar Faces Tapped To Join Fleetwood Mac
That was quick!
Shortly after news broke of Lindsey Buckingham’s exit from Fleetwood Mac, it was announced that the band had tapped not one, but two new band members to fill his spot in the band. Judging by their wildly impressive résumés and career references, it’s safe to say that Fleetwood Mac’s legacy is in some pretty good hands, but we’ll let you be the judge of that.
Say hello to the familiar faces joining Fleetwood Mac: Mike Campbell of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, and Crowded House’s own Neil Finn!
Fleetwood Mac welcomed these two legends into the fold via an incredibly warm statement, promising exciting things ahead for the band’s newest incarnation:
“We are thrilled to welcome the musical talents of the caliber of Mike Campbell and Neil Finn into the Mac family. 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 catalogue of songs.
Fleetwood Mac has always been a creative evolution. We look forward to honoring that spirit on this upcoming tour.
Lindsey Buckingham will not be performing with the band on this tour. The band wishes Lindsey all the best.”
Finn confirmed the news earlier this week via Twitter in an especially clever post:
Snow warnings for parts of the country, the mystery of Stonehenge solved and yes I’ve joined Fleetwood Mac
— neil mullane finn (@NeilFinn) April 9, 2018
Mick Fleetwood addressed the addition of Campbell and Finn in a separate statement of his own, explaining how their new partnership came together:
“Fleetwood Mac has always been about an amazing collection of songs that are performed with a unique blend of talents. We jammed with Mike and Neil and the chemistry really worked and let the band realize that this is the right combination to go forward with in Fleetwood Mac style.
We know we have something new, yet it’s got the unmistakable Mac sound.”
No word as to when Fleetwood Mac plan to officially hit the road, but sources have told TMZ that Christine McVie confirmed sometime “around June”. Stay tuned to Society of Rock for more updates as they become available, this is a developing story and we fully expect more news to funnel in over the next few days and weeks!