Fleetwood Mac Debut New Lineup with Two-Song Performance on 'Ellen'

Fleetwood Mac appeared on Ellen on Wednesday to debut their new lineup, featuring former Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers guitarist Mike Campbell and Crowded House singer Neil Finn alongside the core lineup of drummer Mick Fleetwood, bassist John McVie, keyboardist/vocalist Christine McVie and vocalist Stevie Nicks.

The band played two songs for the Ellen audience—“The Chain,” from 1977’s Rumours, and “Gypsy,” from 1982’s Mirage. The performance marked their first public appearance with Campbell and Finn, who were brought in after singer and guitarist Lindsey Buckingham was fired earlier this year.

In a statement at the time, Fleetwood Mac said: "We are thrilled to welcome the musical talents of the caliber of Mike Campbell and Neil Finn into the Mac family. With Mike and Neil, we’ll be performing all the hits that the fans love, plus we’ll be surprising our audiences with some tracks from our historic catalogue of songs. Fleetwood Mac has always been a creative evolution. We look forward to honoring that spirit on this upcoming tour.”

Fleetwood Mac will kick off their 2018-19 North American tour on October 3 in Tulsa. For the full itinerary, see below or check out the band's official website.

10/3 - Tulsa, OK, BOK Center

10/6 - Chicago, IL, United Center

10/10 - Louisville, KY, KFC Yum! Center

10/12 - Lincoln, NE, Pinnacle Bank Arena

10/14 - Des Moines, IA, Wells Fargo Arena

10/16 - Indianapolis, IN, Bankers Life Fieldhouse

10/18 - Kansas City, MO, Sprint Center

10/20 - St. Louis, MO, Scottrade Center

10/22 - St. Paul, MN, Xcel Energy Center

10/26 - Cleveland, OH, Quicken Loans Arena

10/28 - Milwaukee, WI, Wisconsin Entertainment and Sports Center

10/30 - Detroit, MI, Little Caesars Arena

11/1 - Pittsburgh, PA, PPG Paints Arena

11/3 - Ottawa, ON, Canadian Tire Centre

11/5 - Toronto, ON, Air Canada Centre

11/7 - Columbus, OH, Nationwide Arena

11/10 - Edmonton, AB, Rogers Place

11/12 - Calgary, AB, Scotiabank Saddledome

11/14 - Vancouver, BC, Rogers Arena

11/17 - Tacoma, WA, Tacoma Dome

11/19 - Portland, OR, Moda Center

11/21 - San Jose, CA, SAP Center at San Jose

11/23 - Sacramento, CA, Golden 1 Center

11/25 - Oakland, CA, Oracle Arena

11/28 - Phoenix, AZ, Talking Stick Resort Arena

11/30 - Las Vegas, NV, T-Mobile Arena

12/3 - Denver, CO, Pepsi Center

12/6 - Fresno, CA, Save Mart Center

12/8 - San Diego, CA, Viejas Arena

12/11 - Inglewood, CA, The Forum

12/13 - Inglewood, CA, The Forum

2/5 - Houston, TX, Toyota Center

2/7 - Dallas, TX, American Airlines Center

2/9 - Austin, TX, Frank Erwin Center

2/13 - Birmingham, AL, Legacy Arena at The BJCC

2/16 - New Orleans, LA, Smoothie King Center

2/18 - Tampa, FL, Amalie Arena

2/20 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL, BB&T Center

2/22 - Columbia, SC, Colonial Life Arena

2/24 - Charlotte, NC, Spectrum Center

2/27 - Nashville, TN, Bridgestone Arena

3/3 - Atlanta, GA, Philips Arena

3/5 - Washington, DC, Capital One Arena

3/9 - Atlantic City, NJ, Boardwalk Hall

3/11- New York, NY, Madison Square Garden

3/13 - Newark, NJ, Prudential Center

3/15 - Hartford, CT, XL Center

3/20 - Albany, NY, Times Union Center

3/24 - Baltimore, MD, Royal Farms Arena

3/26 - Buffalo, NY, KeyBank Center

3/31- Boston, MA, TD Garden

4/5 - Philadelphia, PA, Wells Fargo Center

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Richard Bienstock

Rich is the co-author of the best-selling Nöthin' But a Good Time: The Uncensored History of the '80s Hard Rock Explosion. He is also a recording and performing musician, and a former editor of Guitar World magazine and executive editor of Guitar Aficionado magazine. He has authored several additional books, among them Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, the companion to the documentary of the same name.