Friday, November 21, 2014

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.

Continue to the full review at (with photos)

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.

1 comment:

Teri C said...

I will say that seeing them last night was amazing. I saw the quartet in May '13 and enjoyed it SO MUCH. Neat part of last night was not only Christine's return, but how apparent it was LAST NIGHT that she had been missing last year! We got to hear Xtine songs like Over My Head & Little Lies +other songs from her and of course Gypsy, Dreams & Rhiannon from Stevie. The only downside is Lyndsey's screaming/singing and the continuous solo's. Oh & that they chose Sisters of the Moon instead of Sara!! All that said, I am lucky to have seen them twice. Go see them before it's too late; worth ANY amount you spend on tickets!! The Mac ROCKS!!

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