Coal Mine Theatre on Danforth Avenue is presenting the first-ever Coal Mine Concert, Rumours by Fleetwood Mac, Feb. 4–25.
Released in 1977, Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours is the seventh best-selling album of all time, selling more than 40 million copies to date. With the arrival of Rumours, Fleetwood Mac underwent “that alchemic transmigration from lead to gold”, according to Rolling Stone. Its success made the band a cultural phenomenon and set a template for pop music forever.
Harkening back to the days when legendary clubs like the El Mocambo, Silver Dollar Room and Horseshoe Tavern were packing them in–the air stale with cigarette smoke and spilled beer, the Coal Mine Theatre recreates that immersive club feel and presents a straight-up rock ‘n’ roll concert of the entire album.
“Two years ago I was driving around town and listening to Rumours for the first time in a long time, but I still knew every note,” says Ted Dykstra, Coal Mine co-chief engineer. “At the same time, it was like I had never heard it before. The complexity, the simplicity, the musicianship; surely one of the finest records ever made.”
Dykstra has assembled a killer group to play the album live — joyfully, respectfully, authentically — upclose and personal at the Coal Mine Theatre.
Lead guitarist and vocalist, Mike Borkosky is a musician who has played with Alannah Myles, Carole Pope, Sass Jordan, Lee Aaron, Canadian Idol, a producer for many Canadian bands and lead vocalist for the Test Icicles.
Also appearing are Toronto vocalist and songwriter SATE, multiple Canadian Folk Music Award nominee Andrea Ramolo, multi-genre bassist Jen Benton and others.
Conceived and guided by Dykstra, Rumours by Fleetwood Mac, runs at Coal Mine Theatre, 1454 Danforth Ave.
For more info visit coalminetheatre.com.
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