Fleetwood Mac’s former singer recently announced his first concert since his open-heart surgery. Lindsey Buckingham will join other artists at the Beale Street Music Festival, which will take place on May 1 to 3 in Memphis, Tennesse.
Buckingham had a sudden open-heart surgery earlier this year where tubes had to be inserted into the singer’s throat for him to breath. Shortly after he underwent the emergency surgery, his wife, Kristen, released a statement about the condition of his husband and his vocal cords had been damaged during the procedure.
“While it is unclear if the damage is permanent, we are hopeful it is not,” Kristen noted, then added that all tours and shows would be “put on pause” while Buckingham is recovering.
Recently, the singer made his first public appearance since the surgery, where he played guitar at his daughter’s high-school graduation ceremony and performed a rendition of Fleetwood Mac’s “Landslide.”
Buckingham left Fleetwood Mac in 2018, a decision made by bandmate Christine McVie and called it “the only route we could take” for them to avoid a complete group breakup. Buckingham being dismissed didn’t sit well, he sued his former band for “breach of fiduciary duty, breach of oral contract and intentional interference with prospective economic advantage.” But would eventually settle things out of court, and he later expressed that he’s still hopeful for the group to play together once again. Since then, Neil Finn of Crowded House replaced Buckingham.
In related news, after announcing his tour of his own, he teased the possibility of releasing his first solo studio album since 2011.