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Lindsey Buckingham plans first gigs post heart attack

by WENN February 12th, 2020, 9:00 am

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Fired Fleetwood Mac star Lindsey Buckingham is bouncing back from a 2019 heart attack by announcing plans for a solo tour.

The singer/songwriter has lined up 12 dates across the U.S. beginning in Las Vegas at the end of April.

The gigs will give fans the opportunity to hear how strong Buckingham's voice is after his health scare a year ago.

A family statement released at the time read: "Unfortunately, the life-saving procedure caused vocal cord damage, the permanency of which is unclear."

Lindsey played guitar on the Fleetwood Mac classic Landslide at his daughter Leelee's high school graduation ceremony in May, but the students handled the vocal parts. He has not sung in public since the surgery.

His heart attack came a year after he was kicked out of Fleetwood Mac and replaced by Neil Finn and Mike Campbell. He sued the band for breach of fiduciary duty, breach of oral contract and intentional interference with prospective economic advantage and the case was settled out of court.

Last month, Mick Fleetwood told Rolling Stone magazine he could see no scenario where Buckingham would return to the band.