Buckingham, McVie Add Dates, Perform on Fallon

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Lindsey Buckingham and Christine McVie in the studio (Photo: John Russo; used with permission)

Update (June 9): The album was released today and they’ve added several dates to their tour. They performed “In My World” on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon last night. (Watch it below.)

Our original item from May 25…

Lindsey Buckingham and Christine McVie have released a new “Making-Of” video today (May 25) in support of their forthcoming duets album, and Fleetwood Mac fans will be thrilled.

Word first arrived on January 13 that the longtime band members had joined together to record their first-ever album as a duo. On April 11, full details emerged. Simply titled Lindsey Buckingham/Christine McVie, the 10-song album will be released by Atlantic Records on June 9, followed by a run of U.S. concerts beginning June 21, with special guest The Wallflowers.

Pre-order the album here.

In the “Making-Of” clip, Buckingham reveals: “We had gone in the studio before the last Fleetwood Mac tour to begin this duet album. The meaning became even broader than ‘Let’s get on with the tour,’ it became ‘let’s get on with everything we’ve got left to do.’ Getting in the studio… reaffirmed the bond that we had which that had been laying dormant for some time.”

From the ‘Making-Of’ video: McVie plants one on Fleetwood after a recording session

The pair went in to record new material prior to rehearsals for the tour and their natural creative chemistry was reignited. “We immediately thought of John and Mick,” says Buckingham. “I mean, the greatest rhythm section there is, right?”

Thus, every member is involved except for Stevie Nicks. The full Fleetwood Mac lineup is reuniting this summer for a pair of stadium concerts, dubbed The Classic, in Los Angeles and New York in July.

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“It’s been fantastically enlightening for me,” says McVie. “I’ve never done anything like it.” There’s plenty more! Watch the complete “Making-of” video from Buckingham and McVie

Two songs have been released. Have a listen to “In My World” and “Feel About You” below. Says Buckingham: “We didn’t go in assuming it was going to be wonderful. We knew we loved each other and we wanted to go in and do it.”

You be the judge. Watch them perform “In My World” on The Tonight Show

Lindsey Buckingham/Christine McVie Track Listing

“Sleeping Around The Corner”
“Feel About You”
“In My World”
“Red Sun”
“Love Is Here To Stay”
“Too Far Gone”
“Lay Down For Free”
“Game Of Pretend”
“On With The Show”
“Carnival Begin”

And here’s “Feel About You”…

Buckingham – McVie North American Tour Dates

June 21 – Atlanta, GA – Chastain Park
June 23 – Nashville, TN – Ascend Amphitheatre
June 24 – Raleigh, NC – The Red Hat Amphitheater
June 26 – Vienna, VA – Wolf Trap
June 28 – Boston, MA – Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
June 30 – Philadelphia, PA – Mann Center for the Performing Arts
July 2 – Detroit, MI – Fox Theatre
July 3 – Chicago, IL – Northerly Island
July 5 – Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage
July 6 – Mount Pleasant, MI – Soaring Eagle
July 19 – Woodinville, WA – Chateau Ste. Michelle
July 21 – Murphys, CA – Ironstone Amphitheatre
July 22 – Las Vegas, NV – Park Theatre
July 25 – Phoenix, AZ – Comerica Theatre
July 27 – Denver, CO – Paramount Theatre
Aug 05 – Tulsa, OK – Paradise Cove at River Spirit Casino
Aug 06 – Thackerville, OK – Winstar World Casino and Resrot
Aug 08 – Huber Heights, OH – Music Center at the Heights
Aug 11 – Bethelhem, PA – Sands Bethlehem Event Center

Tickets are available here and here.

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