Concerts

Fleetwood Mac - US Airways Center - 5/30/2013

Fleetwood Mac US Airways Center See the full slideshow of the concert May 30, 2013

It would be challenging, at best, to attempt to write an objective concert review about a band that your love for borders on obsession, so I'm not going to try.

Fleetwood Mac's show at US Airways Arena Thursday night, was, well, it was fine. It was what one could reasonably expect from a band at this stage in its career, a career that began well over 40 years ago. They played the familiar hits, minus the Christine McVie (who stopped touring with the band in 1998) selections, which meant no "Say You Love Me," no "Over My Head," no "You Make Loving Fun," no "Songbird," no "Think About," no "Little Lies."

Her noticeable absence left the band less like the Fleetwood Mac that we all know and love, and more like the Lindsey Buckingham/Stevie Nicks show, with John McVie and Mick Fleetwood serving as a backing band. Much of the banter centered around the (to say the least) well-documented drama between former lovers Buckingham and Nicks. We all know the story.

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Shane Kennedy