Lindsey Buckingham has just announced a 34-date solo tour in support of his three-disc solo career retrospective Solo Anthology - The Best Of Lindsey Buckingham, coming on October 5th. Buckingham, who was fired from Fleetwood Mac back in April, will launch the major North American solo trek on October 7th at Portland, Oregon's Revolution Hall and stay on the road a full eight weeks until the tour wraps on December 9th in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania at Sands Event Center. Solo Anthology will be released as a three-disc set, digitally -- and will also be available as a single-disc scaled down release. A six-LP vinyl release is slated for November 23rd.

Among the Buckingham favorites on the set are "Trouble," "Go Insane," "Holiday Road," and "Countdown," along with key tracks from all his studio albums -- Law And Order, Go Insane, Out Of The Cradle, Under The Skin, Gifts Of Screws, and Seeds We Sow. A third bonus disc features live renditions of such Fleetwood Mac classics as "Never Going Back Again," "Big Love," "Tusk," "I'm So Afraid," and "Go Your Own Way." Also included are two previously unreleased songs -- "Hunger" and "Ride This Road."

Lindsey Buckingham told us that in terms of his songs, he considers himself to be more of a record maker than a conventional songwriter: "I do not necessarily consider myself to never a 'writer' in the sense that say, Burt Bacharach is a writer, where he sits down at a piano and comes up with a complete melody and Hal David comes up with a complete set of lyrics -- and that's it -- y'know, the song stands on its own. But my whole. . . the way that I look at myself is that I am not a writer in that sense. I am a stylist." :

October 7 - Portland, OR - Revolution Hall
October 9 - San Francisco, CA - Palace of Fine Arts
October 12 - Los Angeles, CA - Orpheum Theatre
October 13 - San Diego, CA - Spreckels Theatre
October 15 - Boulder, CO - Boulder Theater
October 17 - Chicago, IL - Athenaeum Theater
October 18 - Munhall, PA - Carnegie Music Hall of Homestead
October 19 - Washington DC - Warner Theater
October 21 - Charlotte, NC - Knight Theater
October 22 - Wilmington, NC - The Wilson Center at Cape Fear Community College
October 24 - Peachtree City, GA - Frederick Brown Jr. Amphitheater
October 26 - Clearwater, FL - Capitol Theater
October 27 - Miami, FL - Knight Concert Hall
October 28 - Melbourne, FL - King Center for the Performing Arts
November 5 - Austin, TX - Paramount Theater
November 6 - Dallas, TX - Majestic Theater
November 8 - Tulsa, OK - Brady Theater
November 9 - Norman, OK - Riverwind Casino
November 10 - Salina, KS - Stiefel Theatre for the Performing Arts
November 12 - Birmingham, AL - Lyric Fine Arts Theatre
November 13 - Chattanooga, TN - Walker Theatre
November 14 - Knoxville, TN - Bijou Theatre
November 16 - Kitchener, ON - Centre in the Square
November 17 - Ann Arbor, MI - Michigan Theater
November 26 - North Canton, OH - Palace Theatre
November 27 - New Tonowanda, NY - Riviera Theatre
November 29 - New London, CT - Garde Arts Center
November 30 - York, PA - Appell Center for the Performing Arts
December 1 - Collingswood, NJ - Scottish Rite Auditorium
December 4 - New York City, NY - Town Hall
December 5 - Boston, MA - The Wilbur Theatre
December 6 - Peekskill, NY - Paramount Hudson Valley Theater
December 8 - Concord, NH - Capitol Center
December 9 - Bethlehem, PA - Sands Event Center