by Dan Gibson
While Tom Danehy finds them inferior to the band Chicago, I would consider myself a Fleetwood Mac fan, even as the group has enjoyed a hipster resurgence in recent years. I am, however, somewhat conflicted about seeing the band (seemingly still minus Christine McVie, unfortunately) in Phoenix on May 30 at the US Airways Center.
You have to assume the tickets are likely to be ungodly expensive and arena shows (especially those I have to drive an hour-and-a-half to) are generally not my thing these days, but a Lindsey Buckingham interview on Rolling Stone's website today does make the show seem more appealing:
"We always have to play 'Dreams,' 'Rhiannon,' 'Don't Stop,' 'Tusk,' 'Big Love,' 'Landslide' and all our most famous songs," says Lindsey Buckingham. "When you've gone through all your must-do's, that's 75% of your potential setlist. I think with the other 25%, there are areas of our catalog that are more under-explored. Maybe we'll play more songs from Tusk. I'd also like to see an extended middle portion of the show that's just me and Stevie. This is just me talking from the top of my head. For now, I have no particular vision of what this tour is going to be."
I agree, Lindsey. MORE TUSK ALWAYS.
Tickets go on sale Monday, December 17 at 10 a.m. at Ticketmaster.com or places that still sell Ticketmaster tickets (although I couldn't possibly tell you where those are now).