Bert Church LIVE Theater will host a Fleetwood Mac tribute band on September 25, including live performances of the iconic rock band’s biggest hits of the 1970s and 1980s, as well as some of the group’s hidden gems.
According to Kirstie Gallant, front desk and box office manager at Bert Church LIVE Theater, Mac Daddy’s The Fleetwood Mac Experience pays homage to both the group’s artistry as well as their influence on music and popular culture. over the years.
“Fleetwood Mac had an incredible impact on rock music and pop culture in the ’70s and’ 80s and their influence is still strong even now, over 30 years later, which is amazing,” she said. .
Gallant said based on previous comments, the Airdronians responded well to high-energy musical acts with recognizable songs. When an opportunity for Bert Church LIVE Theater to host Mac Daddy arose, she said it was a “no brainer” for the concert hall and entertainment.
“They are going to perform music that people are going to know and they are going to be happy to listen and sing along with it,” she said. “There’s nothing but watching music performed live – the energy you feel from the audience, from the band. You get this vibration that you’re so excited to be in this space and hear what’s going to happen.
Gallant added that if guests are reluctant to purchase a ticket to the event, they are guaranteed an entertaining evening that celebrates the return of live music to Airdrie, as well as “the amazing music” of Fleetwood Mac.
“For many of our customers, seeing Fleetwood Mac perform live is something that will not happen in their lifetime,” she said. “Mac Daddy is really going to bring the spirit and energy of Fleetwood Mac to Airdrie, and it’s not something you want to miss.”
Laurie Slater, lead singer of Mac Daddy and Honorary Stevie Nicks, said the band have been performing together as a tribute to Fleetwood Mac for about four years, and during that time they have become like family.
“I’m like the mother of the group,” she said. “I’m much younger than Stevie, but I’m still the mother of the group. When i met [the other band members], it was such an incredibly talented band that I was so blown away.
Slater added that she had performed as a musician for most of her life and was rocking on Fleetwood Mac in the 1980s.
“We all loved the music on Fleetwood Mac. We rocked and we cried, ”she said. “How not to feel something deep with the voice of Stevie or Christie or Lindsay and the music they write as a story about the depth of emotion? ”
According to Slater, each member of the group was inspired by Fleetwood Mac in their own way as they vary in age and experience.
“I find it so cool that, generationally, we all have a different reason why we love music,” she said, adding that each member brings their own unique style to the performance.
Slater brings energetic, free-spirited style to the stage, as well as platform boots a la Stevie herself.
“None of us are replaceable,” she said. “We are all in contact with the public. We really care about the audience experience and cohesion with the audience – it’s such a rush. ”
Gallant added that while some patrons are excited and ready to return to the live events, the theater understands that others may feel continued hesitation regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.
“We have everyone’s safety and experience at the forefront of our minds, and we will do everything possible to keep them healthy and happy in our facility while they are here,” she said. declared.
Bert Church LIVE Theater follows all provincially mandated public health orders, and if there are any changes in those orders, Gallant added that the theater will attempt to contact ticket holders as soon as possible.
Tickets can be purchased 24/7 online at tickets.airdrie.ca or at the box office in person or by phone at 403-948-8824.
Carmen Cundy, AirdrieToday.com
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