London, Apr 10 (PTI) The guitarist and lead vocalist of Fleetwood Mac, Lindsey Buckingham has parted ways with the band months before they are scheduled to embark on a live tour.

In a statement, the band announced: “Lindsey Buckingham will not be performing with the band on this tour. The band wishes Lindsey all the best.” According to The Guardian, Buckingham will be replaced on tour by the Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers guitarist Mike Campbell and Crowded House’s Neil Finn.

The band’s Facebook page has since changed its profile image from one of the band to an illustrated picture.

Buckingham joined Fleetwood Mac with still-active band member Stevie Nicks in 1974, and played with them through 1987. Following a decade away from the band, he returned to the fold in 1997 for the platinum-selling album ‘The Dance’ and had continued to tour with them since, while also maintaining a solo career.

His most recent performance with the band was during a concert in January honouring Fleetwood Mac as MusiCares Person of the Year. The Fleetwood Mac tour is to start in June. PTI SHD

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