Fleetwood Mac Without Lindsey? Still Pretty Good [Video]
How would Fleetwood Mac's tour fare without long time guitarist Lindsey Buckingham? Pretty good according to listeners who went to Monday's nearly sold out show at Van Andel Arena.
Grand Rapids was the third stop on the band's lengthy tour, which spills over into next year. Replacing Buckingham were former Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers guitarist Mike Campbell and former Crowded House and Split Enz leader Neil Finn.
According to some listeners who phoned in reviews of the show Tuesday morning, the band was still great. Dorothy even added "If you closed your eyes, you'd swear Lindsey was there."
The set list, posted at LocalSpins.com, showed the band didn't shy away from Buckingham penned songs like "Go Your Own Way" and "Second Hand News", it's just that they turned the vocals over to Finn on those numbers, while Campbell filled in the famous Buckingham guitar licks.
Local Spins added that the band went deep into their library, pulling out a couple of old gems like "Oh, Well" from the Peter green era, and one of my favorites "Hypnotized" from the Bob Welch songbook.
The band also tossed Finn a bone and covered Crowded House's "Don't Dream It's Over" and Split Enz' "I Got You", while Campbell's roots were covered by the band's tribute to Petty on an encore of "Free Fallin'".
Here's a Local Spins video posted last night from the show.