brownie posted:slowpogo posted:
What’s disappointing is that some spurned FM fans are actively rooting against the band, cheering for bad ticket sales.
Why is that so disappointing?
I am a big Lindsey Buckingham fan and a much bigger Neil Finn fan. But I don’t want to see or hear Neil taking Lindsey’s place and performing in Lindsey’s band. In my heart of hearts I would not be unhappy if this venture failed.
What if Split Enz fired Neil Finn and replaced him with Lindsey Buckingham?? I’m sure there would be lots of angst about that, no?
The issue that's not being mentioned here is that the band wanted Lindsey to stay with them. The entire band agreed a year or two ago that they would tour in 2018-19. The band members all made their plans accordingly. Then this year, Lindsey changed his mind and said that he no longer wants to tour until at least early 2020. Apparently, the rest of the band spent weeks trying to talk Lindsey into changing his mind and stay with the band for the tour that they had been planning for a long time. He wouldn't change his mind so the band had two choices: they could have cancelled the 2018-19 tour or they could have looked for a replacement for Lindsey. They chose the latter option which seems to be a very reasonable thing to do if Lindsey couldn't be convinced to change his mind.