Lindsey Buckingham’s New Song “On The Wrong Side” Was Inspired by Fleetwood Mac’s Hit “Go Your Own Way”

Former Fleetwood Mac guitarist Lindsey Buckingham previews his forthcoming self-titled solo album with a melancholic new single, “On The Wrong Side.” Boasting his legendary guitar work, the wandering song grapples with the emotional weight of aging. As he enters the sunset years of an epic life experience, the 71-year-old reflects on the road-worn years spent with his iconic band.

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“’On the Wrong Side’ is about the peaks and valleys of life on the road with Fleetwood Mac,” Buckingham said in a statement. “The song evokes ‘Go Your Own Way,’ in that it’s not a happy song, subject-matter wise, but it was an ebullient song musically. This was sort of the same idea.”

Lindsey Buckingham | “On The Wrong Side” | Released July 21, 2021

Buckingham wrote and recorded his self-titled solo album at his home studio in Los Angeles. Due September 17 via Reprise Records, the 10-track collection also includes the recently released single “I Don’t Mind.”

“I wanted to make a pop album, but I also wanted to make stops along the way with songs that resemble art more than pop,” he said in a statement announcing the record. “As you age, hopefully, you keep getting a little more grounded in the craft of what you’re doing. For me, getting older has probably helped to reinforce the innocence and the idealism that hopefully was always there.”

Lindsey Buckingham’s upcoming solo album is his first since Seeds We Sow in 2011 and follows his firing from Fleetwood Mac in 2018. Allegedly, Buckingham required too much time off to concentrate on his solo work and get into spats with various members of the band. He was replaced by Crowded House’s Neil Finn and former lead guitarist of Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Mike Campbell.

Buckingham’s 30-date fall tour launches on September 1 in Milwaukee. The tour, running through December, is the artist’s first run of extensive live performances since heart surgery in 2019. The tour dates are below, and ticket information is available on his website.

Listen to “On The Wrong Side,” below. Pre-order Lindsey Buckingham LP, here.

Lindsey Buckingham 2021 U.S. Tour

Sept. 1 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Pabst Theater
Sept. 3 – Prior Lake, MN @ Mystic Showroom
Sept. 4 – New Buffalo, MI @ Four Winds Casino Resort / Silver Creek Event Center
Sept. 7 – Munhall, PA @ Carnegie of Homestead Music Hall
Sept. 8 – North Tonawanda, NY @ Riviera Theatre
Sept. 9 – Northampton, MA @ The Academy of Music
Sept. 11 – Medford, MA @ The Chevalier Theater
Sept. 12 – Portsmouth, NH @ The Music Hall
Sept. 14 – Washington, DC @ Warner Theatre
Sept. 16 – New York, NY @ The Town Hall
Sept. 19 – Reading, PA @ Santander Performing Arts Center
Sept. 21 – Charlotte, NC @ Knight Theatre
Sept. 22 – Atlanta, GA @ Woodruff Arts Center – Symphony Hall
Sept. 24 – Knoxville, TN @ Bijou Theatre
Sept. 26 – Ponte Vedra Beach, FL @ Ponte Vedra Concert Hall
Sept. 27 – Clearwater, FL @ Ruth Eckerd Hall
Sept. 29 – Melbourne, FL @ King Center for the Performing Arts
Sept. 30 – Fort Lauderdale, FL @ Parker Playhouse
Dec. 3 – El Cajon, CA @ Magnolia Performing Arts Center
Dec. 5 – Tucson, AZ @ Fox Tucson Theatre
Dec. 8 – Austin, TX @ The Paramount Theatre For the Performing Arts
Dec. 9 – Dallas, TX @ Majestic Theatre
Dec. 11 – Sugar Land, TX @ Smart Financial Centre
Dec. 13 – Huntsville, AL @ Von Braun Center – Mars Music Hall
Dec. 15 – Kansas City, MO @ Uptown Theater
Dec. 17 – Oklahoma City, OK @ The Criterion
Dec. 18 – Wichita, KS @ Orpheum Theatre
Dec. 20 – Boulder, CO @ Boulder Theater

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