The classic lineup of Fleetwood Mac is back, after 16 years.
Keyboardist/singer Christine McVie has rejoined the band after a long absence, and the reunited quintet is coming to Tampa's Amalie Arena on Saturday.
McVie, who joined the band five years before Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks, wrote some of the Fleetwood Mac's best-know songs, including "Don't Stop," "Over My Head" and "Little Lies." Now that she's back in the fold, fans are likely to be treated to more of those songs than on previous tours.
And, of course, Fleetwood Mac still features magic-fingered guitarist Buckingham, dynamic singer-songwriter Nicks and the band's namesakes, bassist John McVie and drummer Mick Fleetwood, who together comprise on the best rhythm sections in rock.
Plenty of Buckingham and Nicks songs are no doubt on the set list. But in previous shows on this tour, McVie's bandmates have been making a bit of a big deal about McVie's return, taking turns telling stories about her songs and their friendships. McVie's songs has also been given prime spots in the show, and the second encore has consisted entirely of her pretty ballad "Songbird," which was a frequent encore song during her previous 28-year tenure with the band.
Details: 8 p.m. Dec. 20, Amalie Arena, 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa. Tickets: $48.25-$176.25. Information: 813-301-2500, amaliearena.com.
-- Marty Clear