Showing posts with label 10-06-13: Fleetwood Mac - Cologne. Show all posts
Showing posts with label 10-06-13: Fleetwood Mac - Cologne. Show all posts

Monday, October 07, 2013

A little Cologne never hurt anyone..

A few really great captures from Fleetwood Mac's first German show in Cologne Sunday night.  The little chase at the end of Go Your Own Way is cute!

Love this... "SO AFRAID" 

Review | Video: Fleetwood Mac Live in Cologne "Fleetwood Mac showed that their power is by no means exhausted"

Fleetwood Mac convince the tour opener in Cologne
by Mark Ludwig (original review)
Photo: Marius Becker

(google translation)
COLOGNE  - It took only a few drums - and the fans of the rock band Fleetwood Mac felt the Germany tour kick-off on Sunday evening set in the sold-out Lanxess Arena in another time.

"Second Hand News," the song that opens the legendary 1977 released album "Rumours" was the start of a journey into the pop and rock world of the 1970s.

However, about two and a half hour show had no means dust. On the contrary, Fleetwood Mac showed that their power is by no means exhausted. Even with the fans, the band founded in 1967, has apparently still not lost their appeal. About 15,000 listeners had come to the concert in Cologne.

In London as a surprise as the former band member Christine McVie came on stage for a song, it was not though. But singer Stevie Nicks, guitarist Lindsey Buckingham and Mick Fleetwood on drums and John McVie on bass - both belong since its founding in 1967 on the band - made it even live to elicit their songs the atmospheric density and brittleness, which they so special titles making.

Whether "Rhiannon," "Go Your Own Way," "Gypsy" or "Do not Stop" as an encore - almost all the major hits of the band was inducted into the "Rock and Roll Hall of Fame» 1998, to hear . The focus was mainly the songs from the album "Rumours", which is around 40 million copies sold worldwide as one of the most successful albums in pop history.

In addition, the fans were excited about several songs from the 1979 released album "Tusk". Thus, as Buckingham, you have shown that you sometimes had to prevail against the record labels - and not always allowed to continue only that, what is going well.

Besides the big hits, there were also pieces of its new, digitally released 4-song EP, "Extended Play". Two songs the band has recorded over the course of the tour program. "Sad Angels" proved to be a rousing and catchy pop tune. "Without You", however, is a newly discovered piece which Buckingham and Nicks in 1974, recordings as a demo version.

The audience, many of them between 50 and 60 years old, Fleetwood Mac elicited with long applause finally four encores. With the delicate "Say Goodbye" the British-American band released the fans into the night. Fleetwood Mac is still in Stuttgart (October 14) and Berlin (16 October) to live.


Review: FLEETWOOD MAC AT THE LANXESS-ARENA with hippie nostalgia Housekeeper

by Christian Bos

(google translation)
The relationship boxes with Fleetwood Mac are one of the biggest soap operas in rock history. Now the aging blues band played in the sold-out Lanxess Arena and showed that the blended family still works well.

Cologne - Never stop on, to think about the future, warns the hit of Fleetwood Mac. Bill Clinton is drawn to the forward march sounds of "Do not Stop" to the White House. At his inauguration ceremony he was Stevie Nicks' hit with silks behangenes tambourine. However, the future often hides behind more bends than they could be as simple and easy as the politicians promise before the election. How could the members of Fleetwood Mac have guessed that they sold out to the Cologne Lanxessarena and numerous other buildings of similar size would blow the private storms of 1976?

At that time the songwriting pair Lindsay Buckingham and Stevie Nicks separated loud and ugly after eight years together, was the marriage of bassist John and pianist Christine McVie on the rocks, experienced drummer and band founder Mick Fleetwood that his wife cheated on him with his best friend . Soon after, he began a secret affair with Stevie Nicks. There were no debates, instead consoled themselves with the fragmented band members cocaine in Tony Montana amounts and wrote you-can-me-by-messages to the exes: "You Can Go Your Own Way". Amazingly enough, that it was an album, and not just any, but "Rumours", one of the biggest selling albums of all time and, as an American critic noted, "the biggest soap opera in rock history".

And so are the victims and perpetrators of that love affairs almost 40 years later, still on stage, alone,Christine McVie has long been tired, and open up on time at 19.15 clock with "Second Hand News." For much thousandth time Lindsay Buckingham Stevie Nicks sings a contemptuous "I will not miss you when you're gone" - and dancing shortly after a small clip blues with his long exes. Age grief connects.

And drives. Well, Mick Fleetwood (66) now requires a second guitar amplifiers hidden behind the drummer, who now and then helps him keep rhythm. And Stevie Nicks (65) rotates only in slow motion on their platform soles. But Lindsay Buckingham, only a year younger, titscht still as a man driven over the stage and the whole band sounds so punchy and alive, as if they had just awakened from a California Kryokonservierungsklinik. Maybe it's the long pauses that have individual members indulged repeatedly from one another. In any case, you can feel it yet, but the explosive animated family dynamics constitutes the Seventies With this version of Fleetwood Mac. 

Stevie Nicks bewusstseinstromernde songs - "Dreams," "Rhiannon," "Sara," "Gypsy" - contrast well with Buckingham's edgy, edgy pieces, "Not That Funny" and "Tusk" from the same, highly experimental triple album to Fleetwood Mac of her sudden superstar status to "Rumours" recovered. "Big Love," the last real hit of the band from 1987, Buckingham plays solo on acoustic guitar, aggressive and virtuosic. Also this song, says Buckingham, had once written as a rejection of love. Today the cynicism is gone, the love is still there, even if it is exhausting. After he shakes the aching fingers for plucking.

Anyone up to the stoic John McVie turns out that evening the family circle of colleagues and tens of thousands of fans. Stevie nicks once told how she had Buckingham funneled to the band, although she was still only been a "hippie cleaning lady." After two to three quarters of an hour they thank and Mick Fleetwood once more wordy the audience, Buckingham writes on stage autographs. "Dreamcatcher" are, praises the woman who "Dreams" has written her audience. And the tall Fleetwood bows with a bright red cylinder waving as if he could still not believe it, what has become of the little blue band he co-founded in 1967, how much unexpected, happy future Fleetwood Mac now already behind them, and how well they blended family still works.

Sunday, October 06, 2013

Fleetwood Mac Rock Lanxess Arena in Köln, Germany

Fleetwood Mac celebrate once again "Rumors"
by Max Florian Kühlem

COLOGNE  The rock legends Fleetwood Mac made ​​guest appearances on Sunday on their "Live 2013" tour at the Lanxess-Arena in Cologne, leaving nothing to be desired. We have pictures and short comments.

Huge cheers rang out as Fleetwood Mac, the first of three concerts opened in Germany in front of 15,000 visitors in the Cologne Arena sold out for weeks.  , "Second Hand News" started it just like that around 40 million copies sold album "Rumors", the 35th Anniversary, the band is currently celebrating on the great stages of the world.

Seven songs from "Rumors" has played the quartet founding member Mick Fleetwood, the (almost) represents the entire original cast from 1977 at the end. purpose came hits like "Big Love" in the punchy acoustic version of singer Lindsay Buckingham or "Say Goodbye" in perfect revamped pop sound - and the audience were no wishes open.

Fleetwood Mac zelebrieren noch einmal "Rumors"

KÖLN Die Rocklegenden Fleetwood Mac gastierten am Sonntag auf ihrer "Live 2013"-Tour in der Lanxess-Arena Köln und ließen keine Wünsche offen. Wir haben Bilder und die Kurzkritik.

Riesiger Jubel ertönte, als Fleetwood Mac das erste von drei Deutschland-Konzerten vor 15000 Besuchern in der seit Wochen ausverkauften Kölner Arena eröffneten.

Mit „Second Hand News“ startete es genau wie das rund 40  Millionen Mal verkaufte Album „Rumors“, dessen 35. Jubiläum die Band derzeit auf den großen Bühnen der Welt feiert.

Sieben Songs von „Rumors“ hat das Quartett um Gründungsmitglied Mick Fleetwood, das die (fast) komplette Originalbesetzung von 1977 darstellt, am Ende gespielt.

Dazu kamen Hits wie „Big Love“ in der druckvollen Akustikversion von Sänger Lindsay Buckingham oder „Say Goodbye“ im perfekt aufpolierten Popsound – und beim Publikum blieben keine Wünsche offen.

Reunion with Fleetwood Mac in Cologne

COLOGNE -  Fleetwood Mac? Yes, the band was founded in 1967, there are more than ever. And so enthusiastic lead singer Stevie Nicks with her three bandmates Sunday night 15,000 fans in the sold-out Lanxess Arena.

Shortly after 19 clock they got started. Hits like "Do not Stop" were not missing it. These undiscovered titles and songs came from the new EP "Extended Play".

Many fans in the audience could see that they too have become older together with the band. But they had their fun. Some remembered back to when they had heard the songs for the first time.

Wiedersehen mit Fleetwood Mac in Köln

KÖLN –  Fleetwood Mac? Ja, die bereits 1967 gegründete Band gibt es länger denn je. Und so begeisterte Frontsängerin Stevie Nicks mit ihren drei Bandkollegen Sonntagabend 15.000 Fans in der ausverkauften Lanxess Arena.

Kurz nach 19 Uhr legten sie los. Hits wie „Don’t Stop“ durften dabei nicht fehlen. Dazu kamen unentdeckte Titel sowie Songs von der neuen EP „Extended Play“.

Vielen Fans im Publikum war anzusehen, dass auch sie zusammen mit der Band älter geworden sind. Doch sie hatten ihren Spaß. Manche erinnerten sich zurück, wann sie die Lieder zum ersten Mal gehört hatten.

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