Showing posts with label 6-12-13: Fleetwood Mac - Detroit. Show all posts
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Saturday, June 15, 2013

Fleetwood Mac "Sisters of the Moon" Live in Detroit... + 70 Amazing Moments Captured

JUNE 12, 2013

Alicia Bailey knows a little bit about taking Fleetwood Mac photos and especially photos of Stevie Nicks... She's been attending shows and events for years and never fails to capture some amazing moments.  Check out the gallery of 70 shots from the Detroit show on Facebook.


Thursday, June 13, 2013

REVIEW: Fleetwood Mac Live in Detroit

Fleetwood Mac keeps the hits coming at Joe Louis Arena
Photo by Jose Juarez

by Gary Graff
Oakland Press

DETROIT — There were plenty of hits in Hockeytown on Wednesday night, June 12. They just didn't come from the Red Wings.

With the Stanley Cup Finals beginning in Chicago, fans instead packed Joe Louis Arena to hear an energized and ebullient Fleetwood Mac dig into a hit-laden catalog over a well-paced two and a half hours that showcased the tremendous commercial and creative success the 45-year-old group has enjoyed since Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham joined the band during the mid-70s. Christine McVie, the third songwriter in the group's multiplatinum golden age, is still missed of course, but this edition of Fleetwood Mac has, after three tours without her, clearly found a comfort level that has allowed it to expand and experiment a bit more than it's done in the recent past.

And it's not like McVie's absence blows a debilitating hole in the Mac repertoire. Nicks and Buckingham are responsible for plenty of the group's hits, thank you, and Thursday's 23-song set — opening with a powerhouse trio of "Second Hand News," "The Chain" and "Dreams" — certainly served to remind us of that fact. But the night was also freshened by a pair of new songs — the uptempo "Sad Angel" and the poetic "Without You" — from this year's "Extended Play" digital release, as well as a mini-set spotlighting 1979's controversial "Tusk" album with the title track, "Not That Funny," a smooth rendition of "Sara" and "Sisters of the Moon," which Nicks told the crowd had not been played live since 1981.

Nicks may possess the bigger hit moments — including "Rhiannon," "Gypsy" and her propulsive solo single "Stand Back" that's become part of Fleetwood Mac's arsenal — but Buckingham remained the group's most galvanizing presence onstage. His kinetic but still fluid guitar playing, both electric and acoustic, bolstered nearly every song played on Wednesday, and his own spotlights ranged from a frenetic one-man rendering of "Big Love" to extended solos at the end of "The Chain," "Go Your Own Way" and particularly the tortured epic "So Afraid."

Co-founder and drummer Mick Fleetwood, meanwhile, was as solidly in the pocket as ever; even his solo during "World Turning" was relatively restrained, in a good way. And bassist John McVie remained a subtle secret weapon who does more to propel the group than most fans realize as they focus on his flashier bandmates. It made for a remarkably spirited exposition by a group of 60-somethings (and the four additional musicians onstage), and by the time Fleetwood Mac wrapped things up with "Say Goodbye," anyone at Joe Louis certainly hoped the group meant "until next time" rather than "for good."


REVIEW | PHOTOS | VIDEO: Fleetwood Mac turns back time for Detroit concertgoers

JUNE 12, 2013
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Fleetwood Mac turns back time for Detroit concertgoers
By Brian McCollum
Detroit Free Press

It took all of 60 seconds for Fleetwood Mac to roll back a lot of years at Joe Louis Arena.

In a 2-hour, 40-minute set that showed the harmonies were still intuitive, the bonds still tight, the songs still timeless, the veteran pop-rock outfit played a mature but energetic set to an adoring sellout crowd of about 15,000 Wednesday night. It was the group’s first Michigan show in four years.

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On this 35th anniversary of the era-defining “Rumours,” the band rolled into an early stretch that was heavy on that 1977 material: a brisk “Secondhand News,” a blues-laced “The Chain,” a lush “Dreams.”

Only Christine McVie was missing from a lineup whose characters remain distinctively sketched — the cool craftsman Lindsey Buckingham, the enchantress Stevie Nicks, the dapper bassist John McVie, the wild-eyed Mick Fleetwood. Backing the band were a pair of singers and utility musicians on guitar and keyboards, as McVie got cited in spirit via material such as “Don’t Stop.”

“It would seem there are quite a few chapters left in the book of Fleetwood Mac,” Buckingham told the crowd early on, during one of several talkative interludes that found band members reminiscing, reflecting and taking stock of their nearly four-decade journey.

As the voices of Buckingham and Nicks locked together on numbers such as “Rhiannon,” the amiable ex-lovers displayed the tightly wound harmonies that became one of modern pop music’s most distinctive sounds.

It wasn’t just a rote run through the hits: The band was particularly engaged with a mid-show journey through the more challenging material of “Tusk,” and Buckingham’s spare, intense reworkings of “Big Love” and “Never Going Back Again” were showstoppers. With his lithe, expressive guitar lines, the 63-year-old reaffirmed his status as one of rock’s great underrated players.

Nicks, her microphone draped in gold and black tassels, had her own sterling moments, including the arena sing-along of “Landslide” and a gorgeous “Silver Springs” late in the show. Even as she occasionally backed away from the high notes, Nicks remained a compelling figure at center stage, emphasizing the give-and-take of artist and audience as she told the crowd late in the show that “you guys are the dream-catchers.”

The emotional energy grew as a blazing “Go Your Own Way” closed out the regular set, followed by an encore that included a typically feisty Mick Fleetwood drum solo and finished with a warm and sparkling “Say Goodbye.” It was a stirring, soaring night from a band that still knows how to seduce its audience.

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