Showing posts with label 10-26-13: Fleetwood Mac - Amsterdam. Show all posts
Showing posts with label 10-26-13: Fleetwood Mac - Amsterdam. Show all posts

Monday, October 28, 2013

69 Photos: Fleetwood Mac Live in Amsterdam Oct 26th - 2 Photographers 2 Perspectives

Fleetwood Mac Live in Amsterdam
October 26, 2013 - Ziggo Dome
The Last European Show

48 Photos by Amsfrank - View Gallery

21 Photos by Marja Mooi - View Gallery

SECOND HAND NEWS - Interesting looking video...

GOLD DUST WOMAN - One of the stand out performances from this whole tour. Stevie's performance on this took some time to evolve - about 1/2 way through the US tour, but once it did it completely captured her mystique and transformed into this almost 13 minute display up on stage with Lindsey, Mick and John playing along in a very loose fashion where each night you weren't quite sure how it was going to turn out.  Amazing stuff!



Sunday, October 27, 2013

@StevieNicks Dedicates "Landslide" to Fleetwood Mac & Lindsey Buckingham at last Euro Show - Video

On the heels of the devastating news about John McVie...and the cancellation of the Australian / New Zealand leg of the tour, it's particularly poignant to hear Stevie dedicate "Landslide" to her band Fleetwood Mac... and to Lindsey where she thanks Lindsey, in a somewhat broken voice, for all the wonderful things he has done for her and all the wonderful music he has brought into her life and to the Amsterdam fans that were so gracious to wait for them to work out their sound issues.

As the news spreads through the media world wide today about John's situation and the tour, fans have been taking to social media looking for answers, expressing their disappointment but more importantly sending good vibes, well wishes and prayers to John.  Cancer is not something to mess around with and he likely has some of the best Doctors in the world looking after him and advising him. Without John... There can be no Fleetwood Mac - so we again extend our best wishes to John and his family and to the Fleetwood Mac family to stay strong, positive and hopeful that treatment does the trick and that we can once again see John up there on stage making those rafters in the arenas vibrate from his incredible bass lines.

Still with all this news a couple of questions linger.. Will Fleetwood Mac's Las Vegas date and the private show they have booked in Las Vegas go ahead as planned?  It appears that ticket sales on Ticketmaster for the December 30th public show haven't been cancelled yet, but they do appear to have been suspended for the time being. Also, with Stevie's film "In Your Dreams" on schedule to screen at the Brisbane International Film Festival on November 13th, will Stevie still attend the planned Q&A? Obviously with Fleetwood Mac's tour dates in Australia lined up it was easy for her to co-ordinate her appearance but now with the cancellation, this leaves a big question.


Saturday, October 26, 2013

Fleetwood Mac Cap Off European Tour at Amsterdam's Ziggo Dome

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A should have been a seemingly ordinary, normal show day in terms of show time, setlist, playing their parts up their on stage like they have been across the North America, the UK, Ireland and Europe turned into something completely out of the ordinary. Before the band could even get up on stage to get the party started the show was marred with technical difficulties.  Turns out the soundboard or mixing console was completely smoked... wouldn't work! They needed a different one, or parts, or something and they needed them stat! A repair tech or parts or both were located in Utrecht, a city about 40 kms away... Once brought in, repaired, it was full steam ahead except that this little hiccup at their final show in Europe cost the band some stage time, the audience some patience and ultimately some songs that they didn't get to hear. The show started about an hour and a half late and in order to make it a reasonable length and end at a respectable time, which apparently was midnight, some tunes needed to go. Roadies quickly changed out setlists up on the stage, replacing them with modified versions. Songs left out tonight were Without You, Gypsy, Eyes of the World and the last song of the night Say Goodbye. Still a 19 song set, decent enough to fill out the show.  And if you haven't seen any of the other shows or read a setlist you probably wouldn't even have known, in terms of show length... Still those that went to the show, many I'm sure seeing Fleetwood Mac for the first time had a blast - saying it was worth the wait! Some vids below captured the band tonight... Hopefully this won't be the last show this year.

Fleetwood Mac Live in Amsterdam
October 26, 2013 - Ziggo Dome (2nd show)




RHIANNON (Stevie killed it tonight)


Fleetwood Mac Captured Leaving Amstel Hotel in Amsterdam.. With Christine McVie - Video

Fleetwood Mac were captured heading to the show from the Amstel Hotel in Amsterdam by MsBronwater.  And look who the band brought along... Christine McVie! She stopped to sign autographs before being whisked away.  Mick and John did as well... Stevie covered her head and face and walked right into her waiting SUV.  Lindsey did as well but stated he didn't have time.  Cool videos.

Amsterdam Delay: Fleetwood Mac Almost Went Quietly Into The Night!

Problems with sound at Fleetwood Mac Concert

The Fleetwood Mac concert tonight at the Ziggo Dome in Amsterdam was to begin at 20.00 (8:00pm) but was postponed due to technical problems with the mixing console. Fans sat and waited for the concert to begin and were told that technicians would have to come fix the mixing console which apparently had issues. Parts were to come from Utrecht, about 40kms away. Fans having to sit and wait for an extra hour probably isn't so bad if you have a seat, but this is a huge venue with the full floor being all general admission so fans had to stand and make due... Some hit the floor. This is Fleetwood Mac's last European show and its completely sold out so luckily this could be fixed and Fleetwood Mac won't have to end their European tour on a quiet note.

The show finally got underway approximately an hour and a half later than expected.  Stevie appeared on stage thanking their fans for their patience. No telling on whether the set will be abbreviate because of venue curfews or if they will be granted concessions because of the unfortunate situation. The Ziggo Dome posted on their Facebook page that the show will end at Midnight so it appears they will play the full set... We'll just have to wait and see.  They're on stage now.

Photos by meganlouiseruss and Joost