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.


REVIEW: "Fleetwood Mac are rock and roll royalty and we are humble and grateful servants"

JUNE 10, 2013

Fleetwood Mac Live at Philips Arena
by Kevin Kelsey - Photos by Emily Butler
Speaker Creatures

Some things truly do get better with age, and as those in attendance at Philips Arena on Monday night can attest, this includes Fleetwood Mac.

With the recent release of their EP Extended Play this tour is by no means a final farewell, and as Lindsey Buckingham phrased it, “there’s a few more chapters left in the book of Fleetwood Mac.”

Taking the stage with energy and enthusiasm, they began with a trio from Rumors. “Second Hand News,” which was a great opener and one of my favorites, “The Chain,” with John McVie’s classic bass line break still able to induce goose-flesh and “Dreams,“ that underscored Stevie Nicks’ ability to still captivate and hypnotize with her vocals and presence.  If you closed your eyes, you could imagine it was still 1977.

Next up was “Sad Angel,” the best song off the new record, which sounds both familiar and fresh, followed by an intoxicating version of “Rhiannon.”

Continue to the full review + Photos


[Pic] Lindsey Buckingham at WBEZ 91.5 Chicago Studios

"Lindsey Buckingham from Fleetwood Mac in the studio for Sound Opinions."

WBEZ 91.5 - Chicago

Not sure if this is this year... or last.

Friday, June 14, 2013

VIDEO: Mick Fleetwood, John Good build, Mick's Fleetwood Mac 2013 touring kit + Was "Shut Us Down" The Original Show Closer?

This is cool! 
Mick Fleetwood's "The Cherry Picked"

Ever wonder what it would be like to develop your next Custom DW Drum Kit with John Good? This in-depth story takes you from start-to-finish as Mick and John discuss, develop, build, and play Mick's 2013 Fleetwood Mac touring kit. Mick said it best, "The Cherry is on top, and the Cherry has been picked."

What's also interesting is when the camera picks up on the set list hanging on Mick's drums... Looks like Lindsey's "Shut Us Down" was in consideration to close the show. Plus Mick mentions upwards to 18 months on the road... That would indicate there may be more to come in 2014.  This video was shot during rehearsals so obviously loads could have changed since then.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Shelley Archives Presents: Fleetwood Mac: Rare Performances 1960s - 1980s

Not really sure what this is, but it could be interesting if you are in the area... Check it out!

Shelley Archives Presents 
Legends of Rock Live
Fleetwood Mac: Rare Performances 1960s 1980s
Hosted by Music Archivist Bill Shelley

Huntington, NY
Tuesday, June 18, 2013 at 7:30pm

Stamford, CT
Wednesday, June 26 at 7:30 p.m.

ABOUT THE PROGRAM: Fleetwood Mac started in the mid 1960’s as a British blues band and struggled to have its songs chart until Mick Fleetwood and John MacVie changed their line-up and made their style more commercially mainstream. Once their song “Black Magic Woman” took off with Santana’s cover of it, Fleetwood Mac got more notice and started to build their fan base in the U.S. This program will begin with some of Fleetwood Mac’s earlier songs, with their first guitarist Peter Green and their second guitarist Bob Welch, and follow their upward trek with their third guitarist Lindsey Buckingham, their keyboardist Christine MacVie, and their new chanteuse Stevie Nicks. It will include songs from Rumours, their Grammy-winning, number one album that broke all records in sales and made the world sit up and notice them. Among the songs that will be highlighted during this show are “Black Magic Woman,” “Albatross,” “Rhiannon,” “Go Your Own Way,” “You Make Loving Fun,” “Don’t Stop,” “Gypsy,” “Tusk,””Dreams,” “Eyes of the World,” “Sisters of the Moon,” “Hold Me,” “Say You Love Me,” Little Lies,” “Sara,” and more. Enjoy this clip fest of live concert footage from Japan, Europe, and America; television appearances; and promo films. This tribute to the band is a treat not to be missed. 
In English | 110 minutes

ABOUT BILL SHELLEY: Bill Shelley has been filming since the 1970s when he recorded bands Twisted Sister and Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, then later directed music videos for Public Enemy (PE). Shelley Archives was started in 1985 and today the company has over 100,000 reels of original 35mm and 16mm films in its archives and over 10,000 hours of rare concerts, television shows, promos, interviews, out-takes and home movies. Preservation of films and music clips is the main focus of the organization.

Review: Fleetwood Mac's 4-song EP 'Extended Play' hints of more good music to come

Fleetwood Mac has sold more than 100 million records worldwide, including almost 50 million in the United States.

The current tour, which features Saturday’s stop at The Q, celebrates the 35th anniversary reissue of "Rumours," the breakthrough album by the lineup that featured founding members Mick Fleetwood on drums and John McVie — the Fleetwood and Mac in the name — along with Christine McVie on keys, Lindsey Buckingham on guitar and Stevie Nicks on vocals.

Sadly, Christine McVie, who was married to John when she joined the band, left the group in 1998, the year they were inducted into the Rock Hall.

Not so sadly, Fleetwood Mac is continuing to produce music. GOOD music. The band has a new EP out, appropriately enough called "Extended Play," that features four songs — "Miss Fantasy," "It Takes Time," "Without You" and "Sad Angel."

The EP has a rollicking, more acoustic feel to it that’s reminiscent of the days when Nicks and Buckingham were a duo, before they joined Fleetwood Mac. Which sort of fits, because "Without You" is actually a remake of a tune they recorded back in those days.

Buckingham sings lead on all four songs, and there are hints of Nicks on "Angel" and, obviously, "Without You." But John McVie’s voice is curiously absent, and the EP does suffer from the absence of Christine McVie, both vocally and on piano.

But that’s all relative. Comparing Fleetwood Mac’s sound to anyone else’s sound is like comparing Little League to the Majors. The foursome really is in a different league. That in mind, the worst thing about this EP is that it’s an EP, with only four songs, and the best thing is that its very presence portends the issue of a full album.


By Chuck Yarborough

Tickets to Fleetwood Mac's appearance at A Day on the Green sold out in record time.

Tourism boon as Day on the Green sells out
Nathan Hale
News - Geelong

GEELONG is set for a multi-million dollar windfall after tickets to Fleetwood Mac's appearance at A Day on the Green sold out in record time.

It took just 90 minutes for the 14,000 tickets to sell for the November 30 concert to be held at The Hill Winery.

Geelong Otway Tourism boss Roger Grant labelled the demand for the performance as a welcome respite following a string of bad jobs news recently.

"Tourism brings more than $1 billion to the region every year and you cannot underestimate the importance of events like this," he said.

"This type of event will bring in millions of dollars."

A Day on The Green promoter Michael Newton said yesterday's ticket frenzy was expected.

Mr Newton said the hype about one of the best-known bands in the world hitting our region was overwhelming.

"From the very first moment the concert was announced, the buzz has been just phenomenal," he said.

"We're absolutely delighted to be presenting this much-loved iconic band."

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."


Cleveland Celebrates The Return of Fleetwood Mac! All Day Marathon Thursday on 88.3FM The Sting

This Thursday June 13th: 88.3FM The Sting features Fleetwood Mac all day! 7am-1am EST on air at 88.3FM, and online at

Get ready for Fleetwood Mac's Cleveland Tour stop Saturday June 15th with 18 hours of classic tracks, b-sides, live recordings and so much more!

Giveaways all day: 
- RUMOURS 35th Anniversary Reissues

Special Guests:
RUMOURS engineer Ken Caillat is out special guest.  Got a request? request, 440-826-7846.  Part of the 2013 Summer Marathon Series on 88.3FM.

Mick Fleetwood VIP Packages Now Available for Fleetwood Mac - Australia | New Zealand

Mick Fleetwood VIP's are now available for Australia and New Zealand.

This is a great once in a lifetime opportunity to meet the great Mick Fleetwood! Not only that, you secure an exceptional seat for the show especially if you select the $425 category!  When you consider that a normal ticket to the show without all the bells and whistles below can cost you upwards to $200 or more, $425 is a pretty amazing offer when you throw in the Meet and Greet and the seat in the first five rows etc.  What's too bad is that this information was held back until well after the pre-sale tickets and general public sale was well under way.

Check out and click on EVENTS at the top of the screen for the list of available shows.

  • Ticket in First 5 Rows
  • VIP Entry to Venue
  • VIP Host for the Evening
  • Meet & Greet with Mick Fleetwood
  • VIP Q&A with Mick Fleetwood onstage at his Drum Kit
  • Personal Photo with Mick Fleetwood
  • Mick Fleetwood VIP Laminate
All prices are listed in USD.

  • Ticket in the First 20 Rows
  • VIP Entry to Venue
  • VIP Host for the Evening
  • Meet & Greet with Mick Fleetwood
  • VIP Q&A with Mick Fleetwood onstage at his Drum Kit
  • Personal Photo with Mick Fleetwood
  • Mick Fleetwood VIP Laminate
All prices are listed in USD.

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

JUNE 12, 2013
GALLERY - View 18 Photos by Steve Wiseman at 104.3 WOMC 104.3 Detroit

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.

Photo by Olympia Entertainment
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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Fleetwood Mac Showing No Signs Of Stopping
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Wednesday, June 12, 2013

2nd Melbourne Show Announced for Fleetwood Mac - Nov 27th

Ticket sales are brisk in Australia and New Zealand. After Auckland's two sell outs this morning in New Zealand, Melbourne gets a second show on Wednesday, November 27th at Rod Laver Arena.

Brisbane will likely be next with a second show. 

Tickets on sale now at Ticketek.


While tickets for their November tour have only gone on sale this morning, it’s hardly surprising that the legendary classic rock group Fleetwood Mac have already sold out their Melbourne show, announcing a second gig to meet demand.

Melbournites who missed out on the first gig can now try to snatch up a spot for Wednesday 27 November’s new show, which will happen at Rod Laver Arena. This comes off the back of yesterday’s announcement of an additional Sydney show yesterday.

Tickets for all shows are on sale now and are likely to go quickly.