Monday, April 22, 2013

REVIEW: Fleetwood Mac Uncasville, CT "The current Fleetwood Mac tour should be prioritized as a "must see."

Fleetwood Mac Live in Uncasville, CT 
at Mohegan Sun Arena - April 20, 2013
by John Voket - SoundSpike Contributor

After enjoying modest success as a hard rocking blues band throughout the late 1960s and early '70s, Fleetwood Mac catapulted its presence to the center of the rock-and-roll radar screen in 1975, after acquiring the talents of a pair of musical star-crossed lovers -- Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham.

Thirty-eight years and several personnel changes later, Fleetwood Mac is on the road again, headlining a world tour that will see them playing shows through October.

While the rhythm section of band co-founders Mick Fleetwood and John McVie continues to anchor the band's material -- including a couple of brand new songs -- the talents of Buckingham and Nicks were a driving force behind the band's satisfying two-and-a-half hour show Saturday (5/20) at Connecticut's Mohegan Sun Arena.

Opening with the upbeat "Second Hand News," Fleetwood Mac wove its way through a hit-laden set of material, inserting a few lesser-known cuts and reworking several others enough to keep things interesting, but not so much as to frustrate the fans.

Since the current tour is celebrating the 35th Anniversary of the monster selling album "Rumors," nearly a third of the songs played were drawn from that seminal project. "The Chain," "Dreams," and "Don't Stop," were delivered virtually note for note from the album.

But other cuts like "Gold Dust Woman," with its extended frenetic jam, the sprightly acoustic "Never Going Back Again," and explosive "Go Your Own Way," seemed to be infused with renewed energy that fired up both the band and audience.

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Craig said...

would love to see them, but once again, Nashville is left off the tour.

Anonymous said...

I hope when they come back from Europe, etc., they'll make another trip to the states and Nashville would be awesome.

Anonymous said...

Im going to see them in June, who is there opening act?

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