Watch Fleetwood Mac Debut New Lineup on Ellen

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Watch Fleetwood Mac Debut New Lineup on <i>Ellen</i>

Classic rock royalty Fleetwood Mac debuted their new lineup on Wednesday, performing for the first time on The Ellen Degeneres Show. Surprising absolutely no one, it rocked.

The performance—featuring “The Chain,” a staple from the band’s 1977 hit Rumours, and “Gypsy” from 1982’s Mirage—was the first performance with new guitarists Mike Campbell (Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers) and Neil Finn (Crowded House). The new additions follow the band’s split with guitarist Lindsey Buckingham back in April.

Though there is definitely a hole left by Buckingham’s absence, the two guitarists were more than adequate when it came to filling the void. Finn’s vocals pack enough edge to balance out the warmth and rasp of Nicks and McVie, and though he’s not Buckingham, that’s for sure, he sounds pretty great taking up the former guitarist’s parts in “The Chain.”

The performance anticipates the band’s upcoming 52-date North American tour, set to kick off in Tulsa, Okla., in October.

Check out both performances (plus a 1975 Fleetwood set from the Paste archives) below, find the band’s 2018 tour dates further down and read our interview with the man who started it all, Mick Fleetwood, right here.

Fleetwood Mac Tour Dates:

October
03 – Tulsa, Okla. @ BOK Center
06 – Chicago, Ill. @ United Center
10 – Louisville, Ky. @ KFC Yum! Center (on sale May 11)
12 – Lincoln, Neb. @ Pinnacle Bank Arena
14 – Des Moines, Iowa @ Wells Fargo Arena 
16 – Indianapolis, Ind. @ Bankers Life Fieldhouse
18 – Kansas City, Mo. @ Sprint Center 
20 – St. Louis, Mo. @ Scottrade Center
22 – St. Paul, Minn. @ Xcel Energy Center
26 – Cleveland, Ohio @ Quicken Loans Arena 
28 – Milwaukee, Wis. @ Wisconsin Entertainment and Sports Center
30 – Detroit, Mich. @ Little Caesars Arena

November
01 – Pittsburgh, Pa. @ PPG Paints Arena
03 – Ottawa, Ont. @ Canadian Tire Centre
05 – Toronto, Ont. @ Air Canada Centre
07 – Columbus, Ohio @ Nationwide Arena
10 – Edmonton, Alta. @ Rogers Place
12 – Calgary, Alta. @ Scotiabank Saddledome
14 – Vancouver, B.C. @ Rogers Arena 
17 – Tacoma, Wash. @ Tacoma Dome
19 – Portland, Ore. @ Moda Center
21 – San Jose, Calif. @ SAP Center at San Jose
23 – Sacramento, Calif. @ Golden 1 Center 
25 – Oakland, Calif. @ Oracle Arena
28 – Phoenix, Ariz. @ Talking Stick Resort Arena
30 – Las Vegas, Nev. @ T-Mobile Arena

December
03 – Denver, Colo. @Pepsi Center
06 – Fresno, Calif. @ Save Mart Center
08 – San Diego, Calif. @ Viejas Arena
11 – Inglewood, Calif. @ The Forum
13 – Inglewood, Calif. @ The Forum

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