Even with the unusual circumstance of Lindsey Buckingham being out of the picture, Fleetwood Mac is sticking to its usual Twin Cities venue, Xcel Energy Center, on its fall tour.
The St. Paul show comes about two weeks into the band’s trek on Monday, Oct. 22. Tickets go on sale Friday, May 4, at 10 a.m. for $70-$300 via Ticketmaster or the arena box office.
As was widely reported earlier this month, Buckingham was fired from the group as it began planning its latest tour. In his place, the band has hired Crowded House singer Neil Finn and Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers guitarist Mike Campbell for the dates, who will serve alongside co-founders Mick Fleetwood and John McVie and heyday-era singers Stevie Nicks and Christine McVie.
Fleetwood Mac issued a statement about the news, one that doesn't even mention Buckingham:
"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."