Showing posts with label 4-04-13: Fleetwood Mac - Columbus. Show all posts
Showing posts with label 4-04-13: Fleetwood Mac - Columbus. Show all posts

Saturday, April 06, 2013

NEW Video: "The Chain" Columbus, OH 4/4/2013

Fleetwood Mac - Columbus, OH April 4, 2013


Friday, April 05, 2013

REVIEW: Fleetwood Mac - Columbus, OH 4/4/2013 + 138 Photos from beginning to end

Fleetwood Mac kicked off their 50-stop North American tour in Columbus, Ohio, last night by delivering a mix of their biggest hits, a few unexpected gems from their decades-spanning career… and an announcement of a forthcoming EP.
Photos by Erin Brown - View Gallery

Though it had been three years since Lindsey Buckingham, Stevie Nicks, Mick Fleetwood and John McVie took the stage together, they played as if no time had passed since their last tour.

Buckingham proved why he’s still one of the most revered guitarists in recent decades as he wailed through their catalog, often while fans in the front row ran their hands along his guitar in almost prayer-like devotion.

Nicks, donning her trademark black outfits and shawls (which came and went in quick on-stage changes), proved why she’s a cultural icon. Sometimes with a tambourine in hand, others while tugging at the black straps hanging from her mic stand, and just a few times while spinning in her trademark circles, she sang flawlessly.

Fleetwood commanded the stage from his enormous, raised kit, grinning maniacally and sporting his elfin getup, complete with a pair of hanging balls. Easily one of the highlights of the show was his lengthy drum solo during “World Turning,” which kicked off their first encore.

John McVie hung in the background, quietly holding together the backbone of the group, though shining during such solo moments as the driving bass line in “The Chain.”

Singer-songwriter Christine McVie was notably absent; she retired from the band in the late ’90s, so her songs are mostly absent from the band’s setlist. One exception being “Don’t Stop,” with Nicks taking on her former bandmate’s vocals.

The first surprise in the set list came early on: Four songs in, they did a brand new song, “Sad Angel.” Buckingham noted that it is on their new EP, which would be out “in a few days.” Nicks later referred to the EP, calling it their “little baby record.”

About halfway through the main set, the group pulled out a track seldom played since its 1979 release on Tusk, “Sisters of the Moon.”

After dueting on the Rumours track “Never Going Back Again,” they played an unreleased song from their the long-out-of-print Buckingham/Nicks album, recorded before the duo joined Fleetwood Mac. Nicks noted that “Without You” had the nicest lyrics she had ever written about Lindsey – a point he was quick to agree with.

Buckingham returned the favor during the second encore, when the pair came out alone to play “Say Goodbye” from the group’s most recent album, 2003′s Say You Will. Buckingham said that he wrote the track to provide closure to his relationship with Stevie, and that today the pair are getting along the best that they have in years.

McVie and Fleetwood joined them on stage for a final bow all together. Afterwards, Mick ran to the microphone with one final message: Take care of yourself, and be kind to each other.

Fleetwood Mac – April 4th Set List:

  • Second Hand News (Rumours, 1977)
  • The Chain (Rumours, 1977)
  • Dreams (Rumours, 1977)
  • Sad Angel (New song)
  • Rhiannon (Fleetwood Mac, 1975)
  • Not That Funny (Tusk, 1979)
  • Tusk (Tusk, 1979)
  • Sisters of the Moon (Tusk, 1979)
  • Sara (Tusk, 1979)
  • Big Love (Tango in the Night, 1987)
  • Landslide (Fleetwood Mac, 1975)
  • Never Going Back Again (Rumours, 1977)
  • Without You (Unreleased Buckingham/Nicks song, 1969)
  • Gypsy (Mirage, 1982)
  • Eyes of the World (Mirage, 1982)
  • Gold Dust Woman (Rumours, 1977)
  • I’m So Afraid (Fleetwood Mac, 1975)
  • Stand Back (Stevie Nicks’ album The Wild Heart, 1983)
  • Go Your Own Way (Rumours, 1977)


  • World Turning (Fleetwood Mac, 1975)
  • Don’t Stop (Rumours, 1977)
  • Silver Springs (b-side of single “Go Your Own Way” 1977)

Second Encore:

  • Say Goodbye (Say You Will, 2003)

- Erin Fox 98.5 WNCX Cleveland

Review | Photos: Fleetwood Mac “There will never be another show like tonight,” - Stevie Nicks (Columbus, OH)

Concert Review and Slideshow: Fleetwood Mac at Nationwide Arena in Columbus
Photo by: Joe Kleon
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by Jeff Niesel

There was something old-fashioned about the way Fleetwood Mac casually arrived on stage last night at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, the site of the first date of the band’s 50-date reunion tour. Playing together for the first time in 3 years, band members strolled onto the stage without any major hoopla (though drummer Mick Fleetwood had his arms hoisted high above his head as if he were a referee indicating a touchdown). After a bit of tuning, the group launched into “Second Hand News,” and if the song sounded just a bit out of sync, the band set things straight on “The Chain,” which sounded just as eerie as ever and the group proceeded to play a flawless two-and-a-half hour set that showed it hasn’t lost a step despite the hiatus.

“There will never be another show like tonight,” singer Stevie Nicks told the capacity crowd in reference to the fact that it was the first date of the tour. After a spot-on rendition of the hit “Dreams,” the band played “Sad Angel,” a new song from an EP that guitarist Lindsay Buckingham said would be released in the coming weeks. The song had a driving guitar riff but suffered from its wimpy keyboard riff. Still, it was hardly a disaster and it led nicely into “Rhiannon” and a reworked rendition of “Tusk” that benefited from vintage footage of the USC marching band that played on the studio version. One of the 20-song set’s highlights, “Tusk” culminated with Buckingham at the front stage where he furiously soloed and provided a punctuation mark with an exuberant leg kick. That energy carried over into “Sisters of the Moon,” a song Nicks said the band hadn’t performed live since the ‘70s.

Band members then exited the stage so Buckingham could play the solo tune “Looking Out for Love,” which he described as a “meditation on the power and importance of change.” While Buckingham is a phenomenal guitarist and showman, he fared better when he had Nicks by his side and the two delivered a beautiful rendition of “Landslide” and then resuscitated the Buckingham Nicks tune “Without You.” Nicks changed into a gold shawl for the rousing rendition of “Gold Dust Woman” and then kept things going strong for her solo tune “Stand Back,” which sounded great with the Mac musicians backing her up. The concert concluded with the crowd favorite “Go Your Own Way” and the band returned for an encore that included rousing renditions of “World Turning” — which included a Mick Fleetwood drum solo — and “Don’t Stop.”

Videos: Fleetwood Mac Live "Sad Angel" (NEW SONG) + "Rhiannon", "Big Love" & "Say Goodbye" in Columbus

"Sad Angel"
One of the new songs Fleetwood Mac debuted last night in Columbus, Ohio. 
This sounds spectacular... I Love it!!

Check out this close-up version (from the front row). The sound is distorted but it's Lindsey up-close.  Plus this version from the back of the house.

RHIANNON: What happened to the Rhiannon outfit!
SAY GOODBYE: Perfect ending! Sounds so great!

Thursday, April 04, 2013

CONCERT REVIEW | PHOTOS: Fleetwood Mac Columbus, Ohio

FLEETWOOD MAC LIVE 2013 Opening Night
April 4, 2013 Nationwide Arena
Columbus, Ohio

Concert review | Fleetwood Mac: 
First tour stop had it all. Band in fine form as it satisfies crowd in Nationwide
By  Curtis Schieber

Fleetwood Mac returned to performing in concert for the first time in three years last night in Nationwide Arena, the core four members putting on their rock ’n’ roll greasepaint as if it had just came off the night before. Columbus was the first show in a 50-gig run.

The band didn’t reserve anything for the next 49, as it delivered mega-hits, out-of-the-way album tracks, solo work and even a couple of new tunes.

The million-sellers brought the house down, especially selections from the group’s mid-1970s albums, with Dreams, The Chain and Rhiannon duplicating enough of the originals to not only welcome the crowd but also loosen it up.

The band hit the ground running, with Second Hand News, a song with all the group’s strengths, from the deep groove plowed by rhythm section and titular original members John McVie and Mick Fleetwood to the candy-like harmony leads of Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham.

It set the scene for a tour through the two singers’ tangled love lives, which inform a good many of their songs.

The band made tunes that dallied with the darker side, more mysterious still. Sisters Of The Moon opened with considerable drama and ended with Nicks emoting almost as if in fits. Gold Dust Woman was at once spooky and dreamy. Still, the rhythm section proved why it is — after nearly 50 years — one of the most powerful and distinctive in the business.

Buckingham delivered leads that nearly burned down the hall, while adding a richness to the mix with consistently sophisticated guitar work.

Nicks sounded terrific, avoiding the annoying and taxing signature tremolo and concentrating on the natural emotion in her voice. Gypsy particularly showcased her maturing instrument with a succulent delivery.

Though she was more energized than during her last visit, she nonetheless was slowed, rarely moving away from the mike and only a couple of times venturing to Buckingham’s side of the stage. Even though her trademark spin was reduced to about 16 RPM during Gypsy, any movement nonetheless elicited raves.

Buckingham not only led the group firmly but was the artistic center. A dissertation about taking musical chances was followed by a few selections from Tusk. The singer’s declaration of the album’s originality hit the mark, even if he neglected to mention that its commercial failure nearly sank the record industry.

The new material boded well for the future, especially Sad Angel, which will be released in an upcoming EP. Interestingly, Without You was an old song the group forgot but rediscovered in a YouTube video.

Photo Gallery via The Columbus Dispatch - Click through to view

Above 4 photos by nationwide arena
Photo Credit: Curtis Blessing

Lindsey Buckingham announced during the show prior to performing the new song "Sad Angel" that a NEW EP of New Fleetwood Mac studio material would be released in the coming days!

Above two photos by: Ashley Glynn

 Above 6 photos by: Curtis Blessing

Above 7 photos by: lilyoaks
 Photo Credits: Pattie D. (Lindsey) Michelle Cohn (Stevie)
Photo Credit: Adam Flick
 above 2 photos by: Joyce Hamilton

 Stevie Nicks... The first pic on the left, Stevie is in pants!  There's a first on a Fleetwood Mac tour.
Second pick... An example of the jumbo screen behind the band.. Looks awesome!  Stevie in her Top Hat, must be "Go Your Own Way" and, she's wearing her glasses so she can see everyone not because of the bright lights.
 Photo Credit: promogirl2 (left) and shenanigansblog (right)
Merchandise shots in Columbus... Bottom photo not very clear but there looks like plenty of options, and the images of the band are new, which is great!  Plus... Don't look if you don't want to know, but below is the setlist from tonight.  Looking great!!  2 NEW songs in the set.
One of 3 posters available... New photos!