THE acoustic revival show Rumours: A Tribute to Fleetwood Mac will be rocking Port Elizabeth’s Boardwalk Amphitheatre with a songbook of timeless hits on Saturday.
Fleetwood Mac, a ’60s British blues band which became a California-based pop group in the mid-’70s, recorded the fourth most popular album of all time with their 1979 classic Rumours and went on to have a string of hits in the ’80s.
Andre Strydom is at the helm of this Centrestage project to recreate the Fleetwood Mac songbook with as much authenticity as possible.
The band consists of a group of consummate vocalists and musicians with Strydom’s daughter and singing partner Caron playing the role of Christine McVie, while Lynne Cosme steps in the shoes of Stevie Nicks and plays keyboards along with Fenlin Pitie.
Also featured are: guitarist Hugo Kleinhans playing Lindsay Buckingham, drummer Devon van Rooyen as Mick Fleetwood and percussionist John Dickin.
Songs featured in the show are mostly taken from their 1975 self-titled album, their 1987 album Tango in the Night, their live 1997 album The Dance, and their epic 1979 album on which the show title is based.
Rumours was written and recorded as three long-term relationships between Buckingham and Nicks, the married McVies, and Fleetwood and his wife-publicly unravelled.
The album is a virtual document of romantic turmoil, and its timing reflected the interpersonal upheavals of the liberated ’70s.
Rumours yielded a bumper crop of songs with enduring appeal, among them the Top 10 hits Go Your Own Way, Dreams, Don’t Stop and You Make Loving Fun.
These songs are all covered in the show as well as the likes of Gypsy, Say You Love Me, Tusk, Little Lies, Seven Wonders, Sara, Big Love, Rhiannon, The Chain, Second Hand News, Everywhere, Landslide, Gold Dust Woman and Never Going Back, among other favourites.
Tickets can be purchased through Computicket at R120 each, with block tables of eight costing R110 each.