This week in music: Fleetwood Mac's 'Rumors' 35th anniversary tour rolls into Twin Cities


Fleetwood Mac is coming back to the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul Sunday for the first time since 2009 -- this time in support of a tour to celebrate the 35th anniversary of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame group's landmark album "Rumors."

While the tour features the four remaining members of Fleetwood Mac -- drummer Mick Fleetwood, bassist John McVie, guitarist Lindsey Buckingham and singer Stevie Nicks -- the Chicago Tribune's Greg Kot said in his review of their April 13 show that the night was basically about Buckingham and Nicks.

"The concert turned into an extended dialogue between the two, with the rest of Mac’s membership -- both current and past -- reduced to ancillary roles," wrote Kot, further noting that Fleetwood and McVie "were basically just part of the backing band on this night."

Noting Buckingham's and Nick's tumultuous past as band mates and former lovers, Kot wrote "that they were on cozier terms" during the Chicago show, "and the songs and presentation underlined it."

Fans looking for the hits featuring singer Christine McVie -- who retired from the group in 1998 -- were only treated to one of her songs -- "Don't Stop" -- since her other tunes have been retired from the set list.

Kot praised the enthusiasm of the group -- especially Buckingham -- for not playing the show just to remain relevant.

"Buckingham still plays like a guy looking for his first break," Kot wrote, adding, "his voice remains pliable and strong, if slightly deranged in its most fevered moments."

MassLive's Donnie Moorhouse wrote in his review of the band's April 20 Uncasville, Conn., show that the concert was "essentially a 'greatest hits' styled performance," although the bad offered up a new song, "Sad Angel," which Buckingham promised would be out in a new EP in the week ahead.

Moorhouse said the new song "fit in well when bookended by the mid 70s hits 'Rhiannon,' and 'Dreams.'"

Also coming in concert week are legendary pop-rockers Chicago, who are playing the State Theatre in Minneapolis on Saturday, and jazz singer-pianist Diana Krall, who is playing the State Theatre on Sunday.

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