Despite being the band's eleventh studio album, Rumours is often considered to be the best by Fleetwood Mac. Released in 1977 following success of their 1975 self-titled long player, the record was fuelled by relationship breakups, while the recording process was delayed with interpersonal strife among band members and riddled with cocaine. It took out a Grammy for Album of the Year in 1978 and has sold upwards of 40 million copies.
The Rumours Rave celebrates one of the greatest albums of all time with remixes and edits of the album and back catalogue bangers. Since 2012, DJs Roxanne Roll and Smooth Sailing (otherwise known as Fleetmac Wood) have taken the show through San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York, London, Berlin, and beyond. Now, the experience is coming to Auckland.
At Galatos on Friday, 1 March the pair will reframe the soft rock album for the dance floor with an assortment of remixes and edits. Expect to hear reimagined versions of classics like 'Dreams', 'Don't Stop', 'The Chain' and 'Go Your Own Way'.
The event is for both hardcore Fleetwood fans and those new to the group — Rumours is often considered the 'gateway' drug for newbies. The dress code is 1977 or your best celebratory sparkles.
Image: Julia Drummond.