Fleetwood Mac 2013 World Tour

“Sara” from Paris, October 12, 2013 (courtesy of a music lover in Paris)

Fleetwood Mac began its 2013 world tour in North America, embarking on 48-city tour in North America through July 2013. The tour started at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio, on April 4. Two dates in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and Montréal, Québec, were canceled because of scheduling conflicts, according to Fleetwood Mac management. By the end of the North American tour, Fleetwood Mac had performed 46 shows.

The European leg of the tour kicked off at O2 Arena in Dublin, Ireland, on September 20.

The third leg of the tour was set to begin in Sydney, Australia, on November 10, but news of John McVie’s cancer diagnosis resulted in the cancellation of the rest of the tour.

For the North American leg, the band is playing songs mainly from Rumours and Tusk, but also some material from Mirage and Say You Will.  The set also includes two new songs (“Sad Angel” and “Without You”) from their EP titled Extended Play, which was released on Tuesday, April 30. The EP contains four songs: “Sad Angel,” Without You,” “It Takes Time,” and “Miss Fantasy.” The EP is currently only available as a digital download, though there may be a physical release with additional songs in the future.

Scroll to the bottom of the page to see the concert set list performed at most shows. For more news about the 2013 world tour, visit Fleetwood Mac’s official site.

LEG 1: North America (US/Canada)

Tickets (via Ticketmaster for most US and Canadian venues)

Apr 04Nationwide ArenaColumbus, OH
Apr 06Wells Fargo CenterPhiladelphia, PA
Apr 08Madison Square GardenNew York, NY
Apr 09Verizon CenterWashington, DC
Apr 11KFC YUM! CenterLouisville, KY
Apr 13United CenterChicago, IL
Apr 16Air Canada CentreToronto, ON Canada
Apr 18TD GardenBoston, MA
Apr 20Mohegan SunUncasville, CT
Apr 23Scotiabank PlaceOttawa, ON Canada
Apr 24Prudential CenterNewark, NJ
Apr 26CONSOL Energy CenterPittsburgh, PA
Apr 28Xcel Energy CenterSaint Paul, MN
Apr 30Sprint CenterKansas City, MO
May 01BOK CenterTulsa, OK
May 03Verizon ArenaNorth Little Rock, AR
May 04New Orleans Jazz & Heritage FestNew Orleans, LA
May 12MTS CentreWinnipeg, MB Canada
May 14Credit Union CentreSaskatoon, SK Canada
May 15Rexall PlaceEdmonton, AB Canada
May 17Scotiabank SaddledomeCalgary, AB Canada
May 19Rogers ArenaVancouver, BC Canada
May 20Tacoma DomeTacoma, WA
May 22HP PavilionSan Jose, CA
May 25Hollywood BowlHollywood, CA
May 26MGM Grand Garden ArenaLas Vegas, NV
May 28Honda CenterAnaheim, CA
May 30US Airways CenterPhoenix, AZ
Jun 01Pepsi CenterDenver, CO
Jun 04American Airlines CenterDallas, TX
Jun 05Toyota CenterHouston, TX
Jun 07Tampa Bay Times ForumTampa, FL
Jun 08BB&T CenterFort Lauderdale FL (canceled)
Jun 10Philips ArenaAtlanta, GA
Jun 12Joe Lewis ArenaDetroit, MI
Jun 14Allstate ArenaRosemont, IL
Jun 15Quicken Loans ArenaCleveland, OH
Jun 18Bell CenterMontréal, QC (canceled)
Jun 19Times Union CenterAlbany, NY
Jun 21Comcast CenterMansfield, MA
Jun 22Nikon @ Jones Beach TheaterWantagh, NY
Jun 24Time Warner Cable ArenaCharlotte, NC
Jun 26Wells Fargo ArenaDes Moines, IA
Jun 29Spokane ArenaSpokane, WA
Jun 30Rose Garden ArenaPortland, OR
Jul 03Staples CenterLos Angeles, CA
Jul 05Viejas ArenaSan Diego, CA
Jul 06Sleep Train ArenaSacramento, CA
Dec 30MGM Grand Garden ArenaLas Vegas, NV

LEG 2: Europe

20 SepO2 DublinDublin, Ireland
21 SepO2 DublinDublin, Ireland
24 SepO2 ArenaLondon, Great Britain
25 SepO2 ArenaLondon, Great Britain
27 SepO2 ArenaLondon, Great Britain
29 SepLG ArenaBirmingham, Great Britain
01 OctManchester ArenaManchester, Great Britain
03 OctHydroGlasgow, Great Britain
06 OctLanxess ArenaCologne, Germany
07 OctZiggo DomeAmsterdam, Netherlands
09 OctSport PalaisAntwerp, Belguim
11 OctBercyParis, France
13 OctHallenstadionZurich, Switzerland
14 OctSchleyerhalleStuttgart, Germany
16 OctO2 WorldBerlin, Germany
18 OctJyske Bank BoxenHerning, Denmark
20 OctOslo SpektrumOslo, Norway
23 OctGlobenStockholm, Sweden
25 Oct (canceled)Hartwall Areena (canceled)Helsinki, Finland (canceled)
26 OctZiggo DomeAmsterdam, Netherlands

LEG 3: Australia/New Zealand (tour canceled on October 27, 2013)

Official press release | Tour cancellation official press release

10 NovEntertainment CentreSydney
11 NovEntertainment CentreSydney
14 NovEntertainment CentreBrisbane
16 NovHope Estate WineryHunter Valley
19 NovEntertainment CentreAdelaide
22 NovPerth ArenaPerth
23 NovPerth ArenaPerth
26 NovRod Laver ArenaMelbourne
27 NovRod Laver ArenaMelbourne
30 NovThe Hill WineryGeelong
02 DecEntertainment CentreBrisbane
04 DecVector ArenaAuckland, NZ
06 DecVector ArenaAuckland, NZ
07 DecVector ArenaAuckland, NZ

Main setlist

01. Second Hand News13. Without You
02. The Chain14. Gypsy
03. Dreams15. Eyes of the World
04. Sad Angel16. Gold Dust Woman
05. Rhiannon17. I’m So Afraid
06. Not That Funny18. Stand Back
07. Tusk19. Go Your Own Way
08. Sisters of the Moon20. World Turning
09. Sara21. Don’t Stop
10. Big Love22. Silver Springs*
11. Landslide23. Say Goodbye
12. Never Going Back Again*Dropped in New Orleans, LA; Antwerp, Belgium

Band members

Lindsey BuckinghamGuitars, lead vocals
Mick FleetwoodDrums, percussion
John McVieBass
Stevie NicksLead vocals, tambourine
Neil HaywoodGuitars
Brett TuggleKeyboards
Sharon CelaniBackground vocals
Lori NicksBackground vocals
UncreditedDrums, percussion

Logistics

Start of show:8:20 p.m. (at most shows)Fleetwood Mac 2013 World Tour
Length of show:2 1/2 hours (at most shows)
Opening supporting act:None (at most shows)
Pre-show music: “Stephanie” (Buckingham Nicks),  “Thrown Down” (instrumental), “Peacekeeper” (instrumental)

(Saed Hindash / Star-Ledger)

Lindsey’s ‘subvert the axiom’ speech

Columbus, Ohio, April 6, 2013 — “There is a…I don’t know, maybe you call it an axiom in the music business, I guess business in general. It goes something like this, ‘If something works, run it into the ground and move on.’ In other words, identify the formula, and use it up, and then go onto the next thing. You know, that probably is a great business formula. It’s not a good formula for someone aspiring to be an artist, especially in the long term. And there have been times in our career where we had to subvert that axiom. This one is probably the prime example, the Tusk album. You know, that album was obviously something that was a line in the sand for me personally, and pretty much helps me to define the way I still continue to think and what I aspire to. So we’re going to do a couple of songs in a row here, celebrating the Tusk album for you right now.”

Lindsey’s ‘power and importance of change’ speech

Amsterdam, The Netherlands, October 7, 2013 — “This next song is one that is particularly significant to me. It’s a song about change, about transition. When this song was written, this was a single from the album Tango in the Night, break back to 1987. The lyric pretty accurately described the person that I was. One of the lines in the song is ‘looking out for love.’ I was not looking for love. I was looking out – defending it, pushing back from the love. With the passage of time, that really has just become an echo. So, whereas the song may have started as a kind of contemplation on alienation, it’s become now more of a meditation on the power and importance of change.

Stevie’s Dreamcatchers speech

Cologne, Germany, October 6, 2013 — “For the last thing that I would like to say to you tonight is that, I’m an Arizona girl, that’s American Indian. I’m not really an American Indian, but I was born there so I should know it. In Arizona we have something called Dreamcatchers, and it’s a circle and a net and we catch it (audience: “I know!” followed by laughter). I know you know! I know. And all have one in our house, right? So what I decided is that, when it comes right down to it, you are the dreamcatchers. We suffer over them, we do. We cry, we suffer more, we throw them out to you, and you do the same thing. You suffer with them, you cry, you love them, you sing, and then you throw them back to us. And you have been doing that for 37 years. I say, take a bow!

And we just want you to know, especially me, when I wake up every morning and I think about my dream job, it does never ever go pass me how amazing you guys are and how really extraordinary it is that you still love to come and listen to our music. I feel so blessed and so lucky. So when you go home tonight I want you to remember this, right down on a little piece of paper, “Stevie thinks you are extraordinary.” And for that, we thank you – the band and each one of us. You have been so lovely tonight. And besides being truly lovely, you have been A ROCKIN’ RAD AUDIENCE! So thank you very much for this wonderful evening, everyone. We’ll see you next time.”

Mick’s goodbye speech

Paris, October 11, 2013 — “We have had a ball! No doubt, Stevie, Lindsey, and John would say the following: Thank you so much for making this possible. We truly are incredibly lucky, like Stevie said, to still be doing what we love to do. And no doubt, without you guys and girls, we cannot do this without you. So thank you so very much. No doubt, again, not a night goes by without us saying, take care of yourselves, and more importantly, in this sometimes extremely crazy world we do live in, be kind to one another. We love you so very much. And remember, the Mac is back!”

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