The Landslide tribute show as part of the GR Pops series kicked off Friday and continues Saturday and Sunday at DeVos Performance Hall. The Local Spins recap, photos.
Classic rock fans in West Michigan have had quite the week to get nostalgic.
First, Michigan rock hero Bob Seger was joined by Heart’s Nancy Wilson for a sold-out show Tuesday at Van Andel Arena – a concert chock full of gems from the 1970s and 1980s. Check out the Local Spins review and photo gallery here.
This weekend, the nostalgia train keeps rolling courtesy of the Grand Rapids Symphony’s “GR Pops” series featuring Landslide: A Tribute to Fleetwood Mac.
The Kansas City-based tribute act backed by the Symphony (conducted by Bob Bernhardt) got it all started Friday night at DeVos Performance Hall with a hit-laden procession of Fleetwood Mac classics, including “Go Your Own Way,” “Don’t Stop,” “Gypsy,” “The Chain” and many more in what comes off as a highly entertaining, if a bit tame, retrospective of one of rock’s most popular bands ever.
To their credit, members of Landslide delivered exceptional musicianship and tight harmonies in energetic fashion for this Fleetwood Mac Lite display, getting some of the baby boomers on their feet for favorites such as “Rhiannon,” Stevie Nicks’ “Edge of Seventeen,” “Don’t Stop,” “Tusk” (which could have used a few more horns on stage) and the encore rendition of “Gold Dust Women.”
For Fleetwood Mac devotees, it’s an engaging foray into the past – and an intimate tide-me-over until the real Mac’s planned world tour in 2018.
The Landslide show is repeated at 8 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Saturday. Get tickets, $18-$90, online here.
PHOTO GALLERY: Landslide: A Tribute to Fleetwood Mac (w/ Grand Rapids Symphony)
Photos by Terry Johnston/Grand Rapids Symphony
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