Lindsey Fox Theater, Arizona Daily Star Reviews UTS Tour
Basics: Fleetwood Mac guitarist comes to town after releasing his first solo album in nearly 15 years.
Venue: Fox Theatre, 17 W. Congress St.
What It Was Like: The Fox Theatre became an untelevised episode of "VH1 Storytellers" on Tuesday night.
The star, Lindsey Buckingham, 57, played a mix of solo and Fleetwood Mac material to a near-capacity crowd of 1,200, packed with his peers.
Prior to performing his new album's title track, the famed guitarist revealed the meaning as dealing with life's transitions and how all you need to endure is what lies "Under The Skin." He also spoke of marital spats, giving up on dreams and death.
Buckingham opened alone on stage with "Not Too Late" from his latest, with metal from his guitar casting reflections on the walls of the Fox.
The music was toned-down for the greater portion -mostly acoustic. Three backup musicians joined Buckingham and employed electric drums, bass and multivocal harmonies.
The sound was stellar, with every string-pluck from Buckingham's arsenal of axes audible.
Of his solo material, highlights included "Go Insane" from his 1984 album of the same name, and "Show You How" from "Under the Skin." "Holiday Road," probably best known from the "National Lampoon's Vacation" soundtrack, got the crowd howling like dogs.
"I think you guys are the best doggies yet," Buckingham told Tucson.
When Buckingham dropped Fleetwood Mac's "Go Your Own Way," the crowd stood to see him strut around stage, nodding approvingly.
The Fleetwood classic from "Rumours" landed almost unexpectedly - a smash that seemed too large for the tiny Fox. You almost forgot the unassuming Buckingham was the guy who wrote it.
Then again, you don't get a label like "legend" for nothing.
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