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Fleetwood Mac tribute jumps audiences back in time

Rumours, an immersive tribute to Fleetwood Mac in their glory, is coming to Moose Jaw
The tribute band, in full costume, really gets into the characters during their show. (supplied)

On Apr. 28, the audience of the Mae Wilson theatre will find themselves transported back to a time when rock and roll was a cultural experience, and Fleetwood Mac put on a true show for their crowds. 

As a tribute band, Rumours has recreated the feeling of an original Fleetwood Mac performance, from music to costuming and characterization — and they’re bringing those late-70s vibes with them to Moose Jaw.

Stevie Nicks, performed by lead singer Jesika Miller, describes the show as so in character that the audience will forget the people they’re watching aren’t the original musicians.

“It's just more or less that we are not [ourselves], I'm not Jesika Miller; when I'm on stage I'm Stevie Nicks,” said Miller. “And so sometimes the acting as a character throws off people a little bit, so they should just expect us to not be our selves on stage. We are these people; we're playing people that are larger than life.”

Named after Fleetwood Mac’s 1977 album, the group — Jesika Miller as Stevie Nicks. Ned Brower as Mick Fleetwood, Nic Johns as John McVie, Taylor Locke as Lindsey Buckingham and Rebecca Fishman as Christine McVie — has been performing together as Rumours for seven years. 

Their show is meticulously authentic, down to every last detail including period-accurate instruments, and Miller truly enjoys the connection they make with every audience.

“For me, the most satisfying part is when we are performing and the audience gets visibly involved the show and you can tell that they're actively listening and participating and enjoying themselves,” said Miller. 

The show covers many of the hits of the legendary group’s prime, like “Go Your Own Way,” “Gold Dust Woman,” and “Landslide.” This will be the first time the group has stopped in Moose Jaw, and Miller is looking forward to the enthusiasm of the audience here.

“It's going to be great. People want to jump up and clap their hands and dance around, it's strongly encouraged,” said Miller. “The more energy they give us, the more energy we're able to give them.”

A few tickets are still available for the show, through the Cultural Centre’s website or by calling the box office at (306) 693-4700.