Four months ago The Lindsey Buckingham Appreciation Society put a message on their web site to keep February 17th and 18th, 2012 open. You may recall the band performed Fleetwood Mac’s classic Tusk in its entirety in May, 2010. We’ve gotten word from the society camp they that they’ve confirmed two dates in which the band will perform 1982’s Mirage in its entirety on Friday, February 17th at Johnny Brenda’s, and Saturday, February 18th at Littlefield in Brooklyn. The band for these shows will include Charlie Hall (vocalist and multi-instrumentalist who has played with Jens Lekman, The War on Drugs), Patrick Berkery (drummer for Danielson, Pernice Brothers, Bigger Lovers), and Birdie Busch. They will be joined by new members Eliza Hardy Jones and Brandon Beaver from Buried Beds and Dave Wayne Daniels (bassist and vocalist for The Capitol Years).
Mirage was Fleetwood Mac’s first studio album after the release of Tusk and was released in 1982. It featured two songs that were mega-pop hits for the band including “Gypsy,” “Hold Me.” Why Mirage? Charlie Hall says:
“Mirage is a trove of wonders – some of the strongest Mac songs in the canon as well as some total head scratchers and ones that I never realized how great they are. It’s neither the ”Rumours II” as some claimed nor was it a repository for discarded solo songs as others claimed. There’s sheen for sure and there’s mysteryand beauty through and through. It’s got everything. This isa gorgeous record that is deserving of more attention and appreciation.”
Below, check out the video for “Gypsy” by Fleetwood Mac, and a video of the Appreciation Society doing “Tusk” and “Never Forget” from their May, 2010 show at Johnny Brenda’s. Yes, that’s Dave Hartley (Nightlands/War On Drugs) on bass in the video.