Lindsey Buckingham will go his own way.
The Fleetwood Mac singer-songwriter has left the band, according to Variety.
Shortly after the news broke, Fleetwood Mac announced that the band would embark on a tour featuring two new members: Mike Campbell of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers and Neil Finn of Crowded House.
“Fleetwood Mac has always been a creative evolution,” the group said in a statement. “We look forward to honoring that spirit on this upcoming tour.”
Founded by Peter Green in 1967, Fleetwood Mac was named after original members Mick Fleetwood and John McVie.
After Green left the group in 1969, Fleetwood and McVie carried on, inviting Christine McVie to join in 1970, with Buckingham and his then-girlfriend Stevie Nicks joining in 1974.
Buckingham left the group for the first time in 1987, but returned in 1997 for “The Dance.”
No reason was given for Buckingham’s departure, but Fleetwood Mac confirmed in its statement that “Lindsey Buckingham will not be performing with the band on this tour. The band wishes Lindsey all the best.”
Buckingham’s most recent performance with the group was during a concert at Radio City Music Hall in January honoring Fleetwood Mac as MusiCares Person of the Year.
Christine McVie confirmed that the band would be kicking off their tour around June, TMZ reports.
Fleetwood Mac’s 1977 hit “Dreams” made a surprising return to the Billboard charts last week after the song was featured in a viral meme.