Friday, November 21, 2014

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Reviews: Fleetwood Mac Live in Tacoma, WA

Fleetwood Mac Live 
Tacoma Wa - November 20 2014
by Cyngerdd

What an absolutely incredible show tonight at the Tacoma Dome in Tacoma WA. You can’t get a better show than with Fleetwood Mac. They are (in my opinion) one of the best sounding and performing bands today and probably that I have ever seen live. Their music is as rich, bright and relevant as the day it was new. It is hard to believe that they have been around since 1967. You could’t tell by their performance or by their youthfulness up on the stage that they have been around that long. They have so much energy and an obvious love for what they are doing, and with the entire band back together again, I believe they are back in their nirvana.

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Fleetwood Mac at Tacoma Dome with Christine McVie like a ‘family reunion’ | Concert review
by Gene Stout
The Seattle Times

Photos Lindsey Wasson / Seattle Times
With the return of singer-pianist Christine McVie after a 16-year absence, a re-energized Fleetwood

Mac wowed a near-capacity crowd with a powerful, sometimes explosive concert Thursday, Nov. 20, at the Tacoma Dome.

“Our songbird has returned,” drummer Mick Fleetwood proclaimed gleefully in a nearly three-hour show packed with such classic songs as “Dreams,” “Second Hand News,” “Sisters of the Moon,” “Rhiannon,” “Gold Dust” and “Go Your Own Way.”

Indeed, McVie’s spotlight performance of “Songbird,” with accompaniment by guitarist Lindsey Buckingham, was the soaring finale in a triumphant show celebrating her return. Despite her many years off the road, McVie, 71, sounded as though she had never left.

She was clearly an inspiration to her fellow bandmates, who treated the show like a family reunion. The crowd cheered as she sang, “This feeling follows me wherever I go,” from “You Make Loving Fun,” bringing back memories of the band’s heyday for an audience dominated by exuberant baby boomers.

“Welcome back, Chris,” said singer Stevie Nicks, who joined McVie on songs they had not sung together in more than a decade.

Rounding out the veteran rock band were longtime bassist John McVie, as well as three background singers and an additional guitarist and keyboardist.

The show featured dreamy, sometimes eye-popping videos and neon-colored lighting. Musically, there were many special moments.

Buckingham reprised his vigorous, guitar-driven song, “Big Love,” explaining that its focus had changed over the years to reflect his changing view of the world and greater maturity. The ominous-sounding “Tusk” featured Christine McVie on accordion, though her playing was somewhat lost in the mix of instruments.

Explaining that “Landslide” was one of her father’s favorite songs, Nicks dedicated the haunting tune to several women in the audience and dedicated “Gypsy” to young people who choose to believe in themselves and follow a dream.

During “World Turning,” the opening song of a first encore, Fleetwood offered an explosive drum solo.

Before leaving the stage, Fleetwood delivered an impassioned message to fans, thanking them for years of support, urging them to take care of one another and promising many more shows to come.

“The Mac is definitely back,” he bellowed.

Photos: Fleetwood Mac Live in Tacoma, WA

Fleetwood Mac Live
Tacoma, WA - Tacoma Dome
November 20, 2014

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Photos: Fleetwood Mac Live in Vancouver

Fleetwood Mac Live
Vancouver, BC - Rogers Arena
November 18, 2014

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Thursday, November 20, 2014

Fleetwood Mac Have Added a Fifth London Show - June 26, 2015

Fleetwood Mac have confirmed a fifth night at London's O2 Arena on June 26, 2015.  Tickets are on sale now.  Tickets for the new London date are on sale now via Live Nation or AXS.

Dates in UK/Ireland:
May 27 - London, UK - The O2
May 28 - London, UK - The O2
June 8 - Birmingham, UK - Genting Arena
June 9 - Birmingham, UK - Genting Arena
June 12 - Manchester, UK - Manchester Arena
June 16 - Glasgow, SCO - SSE Hydro
June 17 - Glasgow, SCO - SSE Hydro
June 20 - Dublin, IE - 3 Arena
June 22 - London, UK - The O2
June 24 - London, UK - The O2
June 26 - London, UK - The O2
June 30 - Leeds, UK - First Direct Arena
July 1 - Manchester, UK - Manchester Arena

Dates in Europe:
May 31 - Amsterdam, NL - Ziggo Dome
June 1 - Amsterdam, NL - Ziggo Dome
June 4 - Cologne, DE - Lanxess Arena
June 6 - Antwerp, BE - Sportspaleis

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

The Night Belonged to Fleetwood Mac’s Prodigal Daughter, Christine McVie - Vancouver

by Rob Feller

Photo Rob Feller
Over the course of their 40(!) year career, the members of Fleetwood Mac have survived divorces, line-up changes, rehab, and an unfortunate bout of really big hair in the eighties. But the unsinkable group continues to triumph over adversity, and their sold out show at Rogers Arena Tuesday night was a magical tour de force.

Fleetwood Mac made headlines earlier this year when they announced that original songbird Christine McVie was rejoining the fold after a 16 year break. As a foursome, the band played Vancouver just last summer but McVie’s absence forced them to skip over some of their most beloved tracks (and it’s just not a party without a little “Little Lies”).

But much to the relief of the 18,000 fans in attendance, “Little Lies” and a slew of other classics made the cut Tuesday night. The Rock & Roll Hall of Famers opened the show with a one-two punch of “The Chain” and “You Make Loving Fun,” both from 1977′s “Rumours.” In fact, nine songs from that iconic album were included in the nearly two-and-a-half-hour show.

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Fleetwood Mac’s renaissance more than 'Rumours' in Vancouver
by Robert Collins
CTV Vancouver 

Photos by Anil Sharma

“Sweet, wonderful you.”

These three simple words produced the biggest cheer in Vancouver last night. Written and sung by Christine McVie, they heralded her return to the band after an 18-year absence, as a full-strength Fleetwood Mac reclaimed their throne as soft rock’s all-time greatest band in a packed-to-the-rafters Rogers Arena.

McVie’s “You Make Loving Fun” was part of an opening barrage of hits from “Rumours” – beginning with “The Chain” and including “Dreams” and “Second Hand News,” the sequence only interrupted by the equally excellent “Rhiannon.”

Not that the band were playing it safe with nothing but fan favourites. A quick trip into the “Tusk” album delivered the title track and Lindsey Buckingham’s quirky, punk-tinged “I Know I’m Not Wrong,” soon followed by a brace of lesser-known Stevie Nicks ballads, “Sister Moon” and “Seven Wonders.”

The songs, many of which were approaching 40, weren’t showing their age. Neither was the band. McVie and Buckingham both oozed style in perfectly-tailored leather jackets, while Nicks’ distinctly flowing fashion, while perhaps starting to resemble a 1970s Miss Havisham, still demonstrated that she knew how to dress and act like a proper rock star. The super-tight, unfussy rhythm section of John McVie and Mick Fleetwood were, for reasons best known to themselves, dressed as The Wurzels.

Review: Fleetwood Mac Live in Vancouver Nov 18, 2014

Return of Christine McVie to band’s lineup completes classic rockers’ sound
By Stuart Derdeyn
Vancouver Sun
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Fleetwood Mac
Tuesday, November 18, 2014 - Rogers Arena

VANCOUVER -- So there was a missing piece. And her name is Christine “Perfect” McVie.

Last time through town, Fleetwood Mac was solid but something was certainly missing and the performance was forced.

All the guitar licks Lindsey Buckingham could pull from his considerable bag of tricks couldn’t replace that key third voice in the band. For many fans, it is keyboardist/singer Christine’s full bluesy pipes that make the group rather than Stevie Nicks nasal hippie twang.

“Welcome back Chris, where ya been?” chided Nicks and it was clear the jibe fell flat with McVie. “Let’s move right along.”

Everything about the show was improved having her back. It played harder and the five musicians seemed self-contained to the point you hardly noticed the three backup singers and two additional musicians standing in the shadows.

The quarrels and open discord between Nicks, Buckingham, McVie, bassist John McVie and the band’s namesake, drummer Mick Fleetwood, is the stuff of rock legend. But the group that began as a top-rank blues rock unit attained pop superstardom with this lineup and it certainly is at its best together.

Two albums alone ­— the self-titled Fleetwood Mac (1975) and Rumours (1977) — form most of the set list. A few hits from Tusk, Tango In the Night and Mirage round it out. But the quintet can probably keep packing arenas until the singers can’t hit any of those wonderfully off-key but right in-the-pocket harmonies that are their signature.

Opening with The Chain, Dreams, Second Hand News and Rhiannon got the crowd to its feet. When Christine took lead for a fast version of the hit Everywhere, things hit a highlight.

The love-in was on stage and off. Christine thanked her bandmates for having her back, Buckingham said her return signalled a new chapter for the band. Yet the set list was all 30-plus years old.

Nobody is holding their breath to buy new Mac.

But the band could pull some Peter Green-era gems such as Oh Well or The Green Manalishi into the set and most would think they were new. There were some jewels on Bare Trees and Kiln House too.

Who am I kidding? Just throw to TV’s American Horror Story using tried and true Fleetwood Mac tracks and skip any messing with the winning formula.

People came to dance in the aisles to Christine singing Say That You Love Me and sing along to Nicks’ signature Landslide.

Even if Fleetwood Mac is nothing more than a touring greatest hits package deal, it’s a revitalized one with the full force of the five musicians.

How interesting to see that this long into its career, putting that key piece back into the puzzle still makes everything better.

Nicks sounded the best she has in ages freed from shouldering the lion’s share of singing duties. Buckingham was reined in on the endless solos and fleshing out the set list with solo tunes. The rhythm section pulsed rather than shuffled.

No surprises, but the pleasant one of a band in flight.


Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Stevie Nicks Stays Gold... And she power naps! “Naps are the new cocaine.”

Stevie Nicks Stays Gold
By Tom Lanham
Paste Magazine

Multiple-Grammy-winning Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Stevie Nicks has soaked up a lot of wisdom over her 47-year career. But she can’t help chuckling over the prescient accuracy of knowledge passed down from legendary hard-partying L.A. guitarist Waddy Wachtel, who worked with her on 24 Karat Gold – Songs From the Vault, her stellar new collection of previously unrecorded originals, dating from 1969 to 1995. His hilarious quote? “Naps are the new cocaine.” “And it’s so true, it is sooo true!” she purrs, phoning one recent afternoon from her oceanfront Los Angeles home. “And you know what? I was going to take a power nap today, and we forgot that we had to talk to you. So I said ‘Okay—no power nap today!’”

As a kid, adds the singer, 66, her own mother would catnap daily: “And I used to think ‘That is so stupid—you’re going to go lay down for 35 minutes?’ And she’d go ‘Yeah, but it changes your life!’ And when we were younger, we would never have thought that that would have helped. But it does. So I do that, too. And about five o’clock every day, I start going ‘Okay—I need to lay down.’ And people look at me like, ‘Really?’ And I’m like, ‘No. Seriously. I need to go lay down and be away from all you people for 30 minutes to an hour. So I am disappearing now.’”

As interviews go, not a bad way to start. Your subject is awake and ready to talk. Groggy, perhaps. Maybe just a tad resentful. But definitely eager to discuss the current renaissance that’s sweeping through her life and rocketing her back onto the pop-cultural radar.

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Fleetwood Mac Add 2nd Date in Amsterdam - May 31, 2015

Fleetwood Mac have added an additional date to the European leg of the On With The Show Tour - adding a second show in Amsterdam at Ziggo Dome.  The new date is May 31st - and the tickets are on sale now.  Also on sale is June 1, 2014

Monday, November 17, 2014

Mick Fleetwood bangs the drum for his photos

Mick Fleetwood bangs the drum for his photos. Mick Fleetwood’s doing it. Steve Nicks is, too. No, we’re not referring to the recently announced reunion of Fleetwood Mac, but the other side project that has engaged two members of the enduring rock quintet: their fine-art photography. Fleetwood, the band’s drummer and co-founder, is presenting a collection of his photos, titled “Reflections: The Mick Fleetwood Collection,” which will be on view Monday at Wentworth Galleries (819 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale). The Grammy winner will also make an appearance from 6 to 9 p.m. Dec. 18 at the gallery, the night before Fleetwood Mac’s performance at the BB&T Center in Sunrise. Visiting the gallery is free, but the Fleetwood appearance requires an RSVP. Hours: 11 a.m.-8 p.m. 954-468-0685 or

Source: Sun Sentinel (Palm Beach edition)

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Sunday, November 16, 2014

PHOTOS: Fleetwood Mac Live in Detroit, Hartford and Winnipeg - 2014

Fleetwood Mac Live in Detroit, MI 
Palace of Auburn Hills - October 22, 2014
Photos by JRC-Oakland
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Fleetwood Mac Live in Hartford, CT 
XL Centre - November 1st 2014
Photos by Paul Gisby
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Fleetwood Mac Live in Winnipeg, MB 
MTS Centre - November 10th 2014
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Reviews: Fleetwood Mac Live in Edmonton November 15, 2014

Reunited Fleetwood Mac takes Rexall on nostalgia tour
Photo: David Bloom / Edmonton Sun

By Mike Ross
Edmonton Sun
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We can imagine the conversation:

“Hey, Chris, it’s Mick. You know that reunion tour you didn’t want to be part of? We made $68 million – US!”

“No way.”

“Way! And we want to do it again. With you there we can double that. Fans are begging for it. You’d only have sing lead on four, maybe five songs. Stand behind your keyboards for the rest of the time. Come on, all for one and one for all! Split five ways. You’ll be set for life.”

“(Whistles) OK – just as long as we’re not doing it for the money.”

“Ha, ha! You got it!”

High ticket prices were the main complaint coming into Fleetwood Mac’s nostalgia trip at Rexall Place Saturday night – and we should all just shut up because it serves us right for stealing music from the Internet. Quid pro quo, Clarice, quid pro quo.

What we got for our money was a delight for Baby Boomers of all ages: the magic line-up (more or less) responsible for some of the seminal songs of an entire generation: The witchy woman mojo of Stevie Nicks, the incredible guitar wizardry of Lindsey Buckingham, the competent rhythm section of John McVie and drummer Mick Fleetwood, and at last, the missing sweet high harmonies of the reluctant Christine McVie for the first time in 16 years. Such chemistry is rare in any rock band.

The Chain – one of the many songs that causes seizures of incontinent nostalgia from merely hearing a couple of notes – was the first step on Maccian Memory Lane. With no new album to get in the way of the non-stop hit parade, a good deal of the show seemed designed to show off the gifts of its stars independent from one another, save for supporting roles. You know, like the Eagles. Among several impressive feats of guitaring prowess, Buckingham’s shining moment was his solo turn in Never Going Back Again, while Nicks was flawlessly, perfectly, scarfily raspy in her signature ballad Landslide. For all the guys in the crowd who had been expecting it, Mick’s inevitable drum solo was saved for the middle of World Turning, in the encore. And Christine got the final spotlight, solo at her piano for Songbird.

Rumours, that huge 1977 album without which we probably wouldn’t even be here, provided the main thrust of the fan devotion on Saturday night. The McVie-penned-and-performed You Make Loving Fun came early, showing the long-absent band member in reasonable form with a voice that only got stronger as the show wound on. Other highlights from that great record included Dreams – another signature Stevie song – along with Second Hand News (another Lindsey song) and Gold Dust Woman later on, featuring another epic guitar solo. The capper of the night was Don’t Stop, after which, ironically, it shortly stopped. It’s easy to tell who wrote what, in fact, some songs so different – contrast Nicks’ Gyspy with Buckingham’s Big Love – that it’s hard to believe it’s the same band. Maybe that’s what made them so special.

From the incomplete Fleetwood Mac experience in 2013 in this same building, two sets of exes were on stage here in the most famous rock ‘n’ roll love quadrangle of all time; everyone seemed be getting along in their advanced maturity. As Stevie said of her female foil, “She seems happy to be back.” Lindsey called this proper reunion a “profound, prolific and beautiful new chapter” in the history of the band.

If only! It was pretty good, not transcendent, not special or one-of-a-kind, as concerts go; more like just another gig. Another Fleetwood Mac gig, mind you. They didn’t pull out any extra stops than necessary to deliver the hits we all know and love. The sound was full, and little was left to chance, with two backing musicians and three extra singers, but there seemed to be something missing. You think they could’ve at least sprung for a marching band during Tusk instead of the canned horns, but what are you going to do? If you don’t love them now, you never will again.

YOU MAKE LOVING FUN (Chris sounds so amazing!)

Fleetwood Mac brings a landslide of crowd-pleasers to Edmonton
By Sandra Sperounes
Edmonton Journal

EDMONTON - Nostalber? Novemgia?

Photo: Greg Southam / Edmonton Journal
Gross. Neither roll off the tongue with ease — so let’s just call this month our November of Nostalgia, what with veteran acts such as Darkroom, John Fogerty, Motley Crue and the smalls reliving their glory years on stages around Edmonton.

Saturday night was Fleetwood Mac’s turn — complete with the return of singer/keyboardist Christine McVie after a 16-year respite at her country manor in England.

“Welcome back, Chris!” gushed Stevie Nicks after the classic rockers performed their first McVie-led tune, You Make Loving Fun. “We’ve played about 22 shows and she seems pretty happy to be back.”

So were 13,000 fans after the Mac’s 2-1/2 hour show at Rexall Place.

You make Fleetwood fun: Thanks to the re-inclusion of McVie, the fivesome played nine songs they couldn’t (or didn’t dare attempt without her) during their 2013 visit to Edmonton.

The first five tunes were almost identical to their previous set — The Chain (featuring John McVie’s sublime bass breakdown), Dreams, Second Hand News and Rhiannon — but then the Mac started to change it up with Everywhere, a summery number starring Christine McVie’s husky but airy pipes. Other additions included Say You Love Me, Over My Head, Little Lies and Songbird, a piano ballad which closed the concert. (Of course, the band had to subtract some tunes to make up for all these “new” ones — with Sara and Nicks’ solo hit, Stand Back, being two of the victims.)

Highlights: Tusk, as always, was a raucous crowd pleaser, punctuated with Lindsey Buckingham’s shouts and delirious horn bursts. Little Lies, with its fluty synths and intricate vocal interplay between McVie, Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham, was another blissful moment. It might very well be THE perfect Fleetwood Mac song.

Low notes: If I MUST offer a criticism, I’d say all the thank yous — from all three singers — off the top were a bit much. And perhaps I’d cut I’m So Afraid, a mid-tempo rocker featuring one of Buckingham’s blazing guitar solos, from the set. On second thought …

Most valuable performer: McVie, of course. As a kid, I couldn’t stand her voice, but I’ve since realized the errors of my ways. She’s essential to the Mac. No one else on Earth possesses her vocal timbre — she sounds like a rich, smokey red wine with hints of honey. She looks fabulous, too. More than a few men and women in the crowd marvelled at her age. She’s 71. “She’s been working out every day since February,” gushed Nicks. “Not me.”

McVie also seems to make everyone around her better — most notably, Nicks. (A little healthy competition, perhaps?) Her tangy voice sounded more supple than it did last year on songs such as Dreams, Seven Wonders, Gypsy and the poignant Landslide, which she dedicated to the “Universal Consciousness of Edmonton.” Awesome. “And I saw my reflection in the snooooooooooooow,” she warbled, putting extra emphasis on the four-letter word, perhaps just for us.

MacRoyalty: Buckingham was no slouch, either, showing off his furious guitar prowess on Big Love and Never Going Back Again. Not to be outdone, Mick Fleetwood offered a big-grinned drum solo on World Turning during the first of two encores. “Don’t be shy,” he said. Translation: APPLAUSE PLEASE.

Over my head: A large screen at the back of the stage intermittently lit up with images of Pre-Raphaelite women, raindrops, forests and Buckingham’s crazy faces. Otherwise, Fleetwood Mac’s set was short on stage props — and long on heavenly harmonies, impeccable musicianship and mutual love between band members.

Don’t stop: “May Fleetwood Mac come back ... again and again. Next time, they’ll need to bring a unicorn (or winged horse) — and Christine,” reads an excerpt from the Journal’s review of the band’s 2013 show.

One out of three ain’t bad. Next time, they’ll need to bring those new tunes they’ve been talking about.