Thursday, March 26, 2015

Review: Fleetwood Mac Live in Atlanta - March 25, 2015

Fleetwood Mac bewitches at Atlanta encore performance
By Melissa Ruggieri

Not many bands can sell out Philips Arena in December and return three months later to another rapturous response.

Then again, not many bands can weather heartbreak, divorce, drug addiction, affairs and every other kind of kitchen sink upheaval and still stand in each other’s shadows – seemingly happily, too.

But that’s the beauty of Fleetwood Mac. Their dysfunction is to our benefit.

The original quintet – Mick Fleetwood, John McVie, Lindsey Buckingham, Stevie Nicks and the ageless Christine McVie – revisited Philips Wednesday night for an encore performance that didn’t quite match the magic of its late-2014 appearance (that show was my pick for the best of the year).

But Fleetwood Mac bringing its B+ game is still better than most live acts in peak form – and on its 69th show of the tour, no less.

Not much tinkering has been done with the set list other than nixing a couple of songs (personally, I’d take “Seven Wonders” over “Sisters of the Moon”). But those catching the “On with the Show” tour for the first time couldn’t have much to quibble about with the otherwise solid song selection.

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