Lindsey Buckingham, renowned guitarist and male lead singer of Fleetwood Mac, will perform at 8 p.m. tonight at the Bijou Theatre.
Buckingham, whose signature fingerpicking style has earned him a place on Rolling Stone's list of most influential guitarists, is touring in promotion of his new album, "Lindsey Buckingham: One Man Show," set for release this Tuesday.
His first ever solo acoustic album, "One Man Show" features recordings from a live performance in Des Moines, Iowa, where Buckingham played songs from his former Fleetwood Mac heyday, including "Never Going Back Again" and "Go Your Own Way."
Both the tour and creation of the album were envisioned by Buckingham as a means of trying something he isn't typically accustomed to in his lengthy and highly artistically-acclaimed musical career.
"I just wanted to go up there and see if a solo show would work," he told Rolling Stone. "Obviously going up and doing 'Big Love' or 'Never Going Back Again' or some of these other songs that I've done before was something I was comfortable doing. Putting a whole show together by myself and having an arc that goes somewhere that holds people's interest was really the challenge."
It seems as though Buckingham can't get his fill of the road as of late. Rumors have been circulating widely within the business that the singing-songwriting musician will be once more joining forces with Fleetwood Mac on a reunion tour in the upcoming year. Stevie Nicks — former lead singer, reincarnate Pre-Raphaelite goddess, and inarguably one of the most influential front-women of all time — confirmed the speculation in an appearance on the CBS show, "This Morning."
"It's the plan," Nicks said of the future tour. "Because that's what we do. I do my thing, and Lindsey's out doing his thing."
Buckingham has even propagated rumors of a possible album to be recorded by himself, Nicks, and Fleetwood Mac originals Mick Fleetwood, John McVie and Christie McVie.
"Nothing is on the books right now," he told Rolling Stone. "With Fleetwood Mac, there's a lot of landmines out there politically and it's hard to get everybody on the same page at the same time — but I think this might be one of those years where everyone will want to do the same thing."
In the meantime, Buckingham will pay tribute to many of his favored selections from the group's inimitable musical past with his solo act. Audience members tonight can expect to hear Buckingham-penned tunes as well as those from "Rumors" — one of the highest selling albums of all time, as well the group's most iconic and inspired.
Tickets cost $40.50 and can either be purchased at the door or from the Bijou's website, knoxbijou.com.