Showing posts with label 12-30-13: Fleetwood Mac - Las Vegas. Show all posts
Showing posts with label 12-30-13: Fleetwood Mac - Las Vegas. Show all posts

Monday, January 06, 2014

Stevie Nicks to Katy Perry "Remember sweetheart, you have no rivals"

Stevie Nicks’ Advice to Katy Perry Revealed
By now the world knows about the blossoming friendship between Katy Perry and Stevie Nicks.

Photo by Adam Jacobs
Last week, during a Fleetwood Mac concert, the lead singer dedicated the band’s classic song “Landslide” to Perry and her boyfriend John Mayer, who were in the audience.

Recently Nicks opened up to ABC News Radio about first meeting the younger singer and the advice she gave her about navigating pop stardom in this day and age.

The connection between Nicks and Perry goes back to 2011, when the rock legend provided the narration for Perry’s video “The One that Got Away.” But the two only actually met for the first time this past fall, when they were both in London for performances.

“I met her after her rehearsal at 11:30 [at the hotel],” Nicks told ABC News Radio. “I thought it was going to be a 20 minute, ‘Hey, how are you doing?’ thing — and we sat for three hours until, like, three in the morning. And we pretty much talked about everything.”

What Nicks found most interesting, though, was when Perry asked her about her solo career, which started in 1981 with the release of the album Bella Donna.

“She said to me, ‘So when you did Bella Dona who were your rivals?’” Nicks told ABC News Radio. “And I was, like, speechless. I was, like, ‘I didn’t have any rivals.’ And she said, ‘Really? None?’ I said, ‘No…the girls in Heart [were] friends. Pat Benatar [was a] friend.”

When Nicks asked Perry if she had rivals, the pop star replied, “Well, it’s not us. It’s the Internet.”

She then told Nicks about the way that fans of various female pop stars will sometimes pit one against the other in ways the singers themselves don’t condone.

“I said to her, ‘Katy, let me tell you something. You don’t have any rivals. So forget that. Never say that word again,’” Nicks told ABC News Radio. “‘You don’t have rivals. All of those girls? Friends. You’ll probably work with all of them at some point. Friends.’”

ABC News

So that's what Stevie meant in her dedication to Katy in Las Vegas on December 30th. I was confused by that at first.  This explains it. 
"And remember sweet heart, you have no rivals".

Friday, January 03, 2014

REVIEW: Fleetwood Mac December 30, MGM Grand Garden Arena ★★★★ (out of 5)

Photo by Tom Donaghue

Fleetwood Mac Caps Its Tour With An Emotional Vegas Stop
by Andrea Domanick

Lindsey Buckingham shared an old music-business axiom during Fleetwood Mac’s year-end show at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Monday.“‘If it works, run it into the ground,’” he said. “Well, that may work if you’re trying to be a businessman, but not if you’re trying to be an artist.”

Though Buckingham was referring to the stylistic departure of 1979’s experimental opus Tusk, it’s a mentality that speaks to the band as a whole. At a time when many of their classic-rock peers have devolved into nostalgia-driven caricatures of themselves, Fleetwood Mac remains unapologetically authentic.

Never far from emotional tumult, the band closed out its 63-date world tour Monday night with the return of bassist John McVie, who left the band to undergo cancer treatment this fall, delivering a relentless three-hour set of classics and deeper cuts that left the crowd and the band in tears.

Continue to the full review at Las Vegas Weekly

Thursday, January 02, 2014

VIDEOS: Fleetwood Mac Live in Las Vegas - Full Show

December 30, 2013 - MGM Grand Arena

Close to the full show was captured from different perspectives and angles... Only a couple of songs are missing like "Not That Funny" and "Sad Angel".  Most of the videos are the full songs, some are just clips, a lot of them are AWESOME!... Thanks to everyone that took the time to capture the final show of Fleetwood Mac's 2013 World Tour!


Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Video: Stevie Nicks "You Can't FREAK Me Out"... "Gold Dust Woman" Live in Las Vegas

Fleetwood Mac Live in Las Vegas
MGM Grand Arena - December 30, 2013
This is the one I wanted to see... Stevie flailing away is memorizing! she totally nails this. The epic adventure of Gold Dust Woman continues!

"Gold Dust Woman" 

"Landslide" intro and song. 
Stevie talks about her 25 year old beige boots she's wearing and why she's wearing them... she speaks about wearing them during her part on the upcoming American Horror Story. Then she dedicates the song to her new friend Katy Perry.

Las Vegas Review: Fleetwood Mac mines tangled past to capture the light

With the sky outside as black as her flowing dress, Stevie Nicks invited the night indoors.
By Jason Bracelin
Las Vegas Review-Journal

Photo by David Becker
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“I think we should just slip into darkness,” Nicks suggested by way of introducing “Dreams” on Monday night at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, setting up a song about love giving way to loneliness, a full heart to an empty bed.

A few numbers later, during “Rhiannon,” footage of a solar eclipse was shown on the large video screen that served as the backdrop of the otherwise unadorned stage, an apt visual metaphor for Fleetwood Mac.

As those images suggested, the sun hasn’t always shone on this bunch, its rays swallowed not by the passing moon, but by the band members’ once fractious relationships with each other.

By now, Fleetwood Mac’s past romantic entanglements with one another, gnarled as the roots of some old tree, are as well known as the songs they inspired, having catalyzed the overheated passions behind their most commercially successful record, 1977’s “Rumours,” an emotional mushroom cloud that’s sold over 20 million copies worldwide.

All these years later, the frustration and hurt that invigorated that album has been consoled, feelings mended. But the band still mines those emotions to an explosive degree on stage, harnessing the energy into their performances.

On Monday, with the band playing the final public performance of its current 63-date tour, Nicks’ voice sounded like something bottled decades ago and uncorked just for this occasion, exquisitely preserved, ageless.

Singer-guitarist Lindsey Buckingham howled and cooed, fumed and sighed, a yo-yo of emotion who scratched at his guitar like a cat shredding furniture, his playing expressive, haunting, combustible.

He stomped up and down with such force at times, the stage microphones actually picked up the thud of his feet.

And then there was the combo of drummer Mick Fleetwood and bassist John McVie, both ace blues vets who favored finesse over forcefulness. (McVie was playing his first show after getting treated for cancer in the fall.)

Though selections from “Rumours” made up the largest portion of the band’s set list, seven of 23 songs in all, and were as warmly received as long-lost relatives, the centerpiece of the show was a suite of songs from 1979’s “Tusk,” an ambitious, forward-looking double-album that was the first record to ever be tracked digitally and which deliberately pushed hard against the bounds of the band’s well-manicured, harmony-laden sound.

Prior to beginning the four-song run with the curled lip rush of “Not That Funny,” which pushed and shoved its way to a snarling chorus and is the closest this bunch has ever come to punk, Buckingham imagined, with clear relish, the horror of the band’s record company executive upon hearing the album for the first time.

Then came the rhapsodic rumble of the album’s title track, which was heightened by marching band horns, the shadowy whisper of “Sisters of the Moon,” which the group was performing on tour for the first time in 30 years, and gorgeous, plaintive ballad “Sarah,” a cathartic exhale after which Nicks and Buckingham embraced at the center of the stage.

Ultimately, this was the prevailing tone of the evening, one of resolve and a hard fought mutual admiration, especially between the aforementioned former couple.

Prior to performing “Without You,” an old Buckingham Nicks tune that Fleetwood Mac finally recorded and officially released on the four-song “Extended Play” in April, Nicks fondly recalled the early days of her romance with Buckingham in the fertile ’60s San Francisco rock scene.

“I found him to be sexy and so nice and so very, very talented,” she said of the man standing to her left, once her foil, before singing the song with him, their voices locked together like the clasped hands of a pair of smitten teenagers.

Next , there was the wistful, chiming pop of “Gypsy,” some sweetly sung nostalgia where Nicks reflects on the days when she and Buckingham were so broke, they slept on a mattress on a floor.

It all built up to their warmest shared moment in “Say Goodbye,” a song that Buckingham penned a decade ago to bring some closure to his relationship with Nicks.

“Now I finally found my way / Now I know just what to do / Once you said goodbye to me / Now I say goodbye to you,” he wrote.

Just the two of them on stage, Nicks and Buckingham sang it together, as a hush fell over the crowd.

Remember all that darkness that Nicks had spoken of earlier?

In the end, it was gone in a flash of light, a song.

RHIANNON - Amazing ending and a twirl at the 2:50 mark that harkens back to the 80's!


Photos | Video: Fleetwood Mac Live in Las Vegas "Without You Intro"

Fleetwood Mac Live in Las Vegas
MGM Grand Arena - December 30, 2013
Photos by Erin Brown
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Great shots Erin.. Thanks for sharing!

Here's the "Without You Intro" from Vegas last night... 
Check out a related post from last night
Rhiannon - Check out the twirl at about the 2:50 mark!  And what an ending!
Below Photos by Tom Donoghue
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Happy New Years Eve: Fleetwood Mac Live in Las Vegas


Fleetwood Mac's second show in Vegas this year was much like their first in terms of set list (see below) and staging. They brought their well oiled machine back to the MGM Grand Arena for a New Years celebration that turned out to be even more special with John McVie back up on stage for the first time since the tour was side-lined in October at the end of the European dates. Hope he's doing well and I'm sure this show was great for his spirit.

One short video clip of the tail end of Gold Dust Woman is a must see!... Stevie once again, in just a few brief moments is electrifying on this song!  So glad she kept up the extended version of the song, I love it! Check it out here: GOLD DUST WOMAN

Not sure if the hidden track (Without You intro) was still in the set list tonight.. Maybe someone that was at the show can confirm.

Dedications tonight: Stevie dedicated "Landslide" to Katy Perry and John Mayer (see below). Lindsey dedicated the last song of the night "Say Goodbye" to Stevie which brought tears to her eyes... Sweet!

One notable wardrobe change for Stevie... During Gypsy, she was rockin' the tall beige boots with her black outfit.

Fleetwood Mac have two more shows in Las Vegas. Dec 31st again at MGM Grand for a private New Years Eve party put on by the MGM Grand. Plus on January 8th at the Paris Hotel for the Monster CES Awards ceremony.

Thanks to everyone that shared photos and video clips... Very cool of ya!

Roll-on Summer 2014!

Set List:
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Second Hand News
The Chain
Sad Angel
Not That Funny
Sisters of the Moon
Big Love
Never Going Back Again
Without You
Eyes of the World
Gold Dust Woman
I'm So Afraid
Stand Back
Go Your Own Way
World Turning
Don't Stop
Silver Springs
Say Goodbye

Landslide dedicated to both Katy Perry and John Mayer who were at the show
Say Goodbye intro that caused Stevie to get so emotional.

Say Goodbye
Stevie's clearly emotional during the song looking at Lindsey, singing the words, remembering,
"Just a time within a time / Just a scheme within a scheme 
A little world within a world / Just, a dream, just a dream"
Below Photos by Brian Larsen
Owly Images
Owly Images

Look for Fleetwood Mac to announce Summer 2014 dates in the new year!
Check out Lindsey telling fans in the front row at the end of the video they'll be on tour in the Summer.