“Dreams” Come True
January is probably one of, if not the worst month of the year. For 27 days I’ve dealt with bad moods, freezing weather, chapped lips, and the mother of all colds. January is when the Christmas cozy is over, and the bleakness of winter sets in.
And then, a ray of sunshine on the internetz.
For most of my years, I wasn’t super into Fleetwood Mac. I don’t remember exactly how it started, but about three weeks back, I got an insatiable craving to listen to “Rumours.” So that’s what I did. And have been doing for the past three weeks. Seldom does a band, let alone an entire album of that band, sound completely, entirely awesome. This is a rare case, but Fleetwood Mac is that band. It makes that music. Not just Rumours, either–Tusk, Fleetwood Mac, etc,….
I’m more or less obsessed.
And they’re coming to Spokane. Fleetwood Mac will be stopping here on its 35th “Rumours” anniversary tour.
Of course, “they” doesn’t mean the entire lineup from the timeless album. Missing is Christine McVie, which truly is a loss. But considering all the drama, creative conflict, and age, having four of these guys in one place–let alone our city– will be something to behold.
In the midst of Rumours’ recording during 1976, most of the Mac weren’t on speaking terms. Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks, an on and off couple, could only quit fighting when talking music. Christine and John McVie had just finalized their divorce, ceased social interaction, and would only communicate regarding music. In the midst of press intrusion, false accusations about the personal lives of band members were made right and left.
What resulted was an incredibly powerful, emotionally-wrought album with largely heartbreaking lyrics and catchy music to back it. It peaked at the top of Billboard charts in both the U.S. and U.K.
I have already given my hand in attendance to about five people in terms of this show, but at the moment I’m just concerned about getting my ticket in time. In 2011, the Elton John show (also at the Arena) sold out in three days. But am I prepared to race? Yes. Yes, I am.
For your enjoyment, here is their album Tusk, in its entirety, as found on Youtube: