Glasto your own way

Sources close to the band said it was ‘highly likely’ the band would headline the iconic festival next year

Fleetwood back: Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham

Glastonbury organisers are in the final stages of signing Fleetwood Mac , we can reveal.

It comes after they headlined Isle Of Wight festival last year as a UK exclusive.

But now having kept that promise to Isle of Wight bosses, they are free to Go Their Own Way.

A festival source at Q tells us: “Glastonbury was always on the cards and they wanted to do it last year but they couldn’t because of the deal they have signed with Isle Of Wight organisers. Now they are free of that they can do what they want.”

It is not yet known how much Glastonbury mastermind Michael Eavis has offered the British-American rockers.

Fleetwood Mac performing at IOW

But it will be significantly less than what Isle Of Wight organiser John Giddings splashed out to get them last year.

Giddings said he managed to get the five stars – including Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham – by showing them the dollar.

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Apparently Michael Eavis was blown away by their tactics. Giddings revealed: “Michael Eavis said, ‘How did you get Fleetwood Mac?’ I said, I paid them!”

He said he had to invest in a show-stopping headline act to fill the festival.

“Glastonbury are in a privileged position, whereby they sell out in advance,” he explained.

Fleetwood Mac play live at the Isle of Wight Festival 2015

“They could book my granny and still have a festival.

“The rest of us are still in the realms of having to book a decent line-up and make it attractive to people and make them want to come.”

Other acts tipped to headline next year’s Somerset extravaganza include Coldplay and Adele.

Fleetwood have been on a multi-million-pound tour of the world and wrap it up in next month in New Zealand.

We just hope Mr Eavis can seal the deal. Don’t Stop hoping…

Tom Bryant / The Mirror / 19th October 2015

European tour ends in Dublin

Fleetwood Mac wrapped up the European tour on Saturday night with a third and final show at 3Arena in Dublin. Since September 2014, the band has completed a staggering 104 shows!

Fleetwood Mac takes the On With The Show tour to Australia and New Zealand, starting October 22, with a three-night engagement at Allphones Arena (formerly Acer Arena) in Sydney.

Keep up with the STEVIE NICKS INFO team for all the latest On With The Show Tour news, your one-stop source for concert pictures, videos, statistics, tweets, and more!

SHOW NUMBER

DATE

LOCATION

VENUE

104 Saturday, July 11, 2015 Dublin, Ireland 3Arena

Photos by Candace Webber

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Videos

Thanks to Samuel Howie for sharing these videos! Check back soon for more videos from the last show of the European tour!

Dreams (Samuel Howie)

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Rhiannon (Samuel Howie)

Little Lies (Samuel Howie)

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Don’t Stop (Samuel Howie)

Stevie talks about Christine returning to Fleetwood Mac (Samuel Howie)

 

Tweets

https://twitter.com/meathniamh/status/620008700049268736

Set List

1. The Chain 13. Landslide
2. You Make Loving Fun 14. Never Going Back Again
3. Dreams 15. Over My Head
4. Second Hand News 16. Gypsy
5. Rhiannon 17. Little Lies
6. Everywhere 18. Gold Dust Woman
7. I Know I’m Not Wrong 19. I’m So Afraid
8. Tusk 20. Go Your Own Way
9. Sisters of the Moon 21. World Turning
10. Say You Love Me 22. Don’t Stop
11. Seven Wonders 23. Silver Springs
12. Big Love 24. Songbird

VIDEOS 7/10: 3Arena, Dublin, Ireland

Fleetwood Mac performed at 3Arena (formerly The O2) in Dublin, Ireland, on Friday night. The band closes out the European tour on Saturday night with a second and final performance in Dublin.

Gypsy Montage

Photos by Bryan Michael

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Videos

Thanks to ArtistIreland, Bryan Michael, Jay Keogh, and Niamh Traynor, for sharing these videos!

The Chain (Niamh Traynor)

Dreams – partial (Niamh Traynor)

Rhiannon – partial (Niamh Traynor)

Everywhere (Niamh Traynor)

Landslide (Niamh Traynor)

Gypsy (Bryan Michael)

Little Lies (Niamh Traynor)

Go Your Own Way (Niamh Traynor)

World Turning – drum solo (ArtistIreland)

Silver Springs – partial (Jay Keogh)

Stevie’s farewells (Stuffs)

Silver Springs – partial (Jay Keogh)

Tweets

https://twitter.com/DonnellyLydia/status/619656277858340864

https://twitter.com/_Ludgate/status/619648262476333056

Set List

1. The Chain 13. Landslide
2. You Make Loving Fun 14. Never Going Back Again
3. Dreams 15. Over My Head
4. Second Hand News 16. Gypsy
5. Rhiannon 17. Little Lies
6. Everywhere 18. Gold Dust Woman
7. I Know I’m Not Wrong 19. I’m So Afraid
8. Tusk 20. Go Your Own Way
9. Sisters of the Moon 21. World Turning
10. Say You Love Me 22. Don’t Stop
11. Seven Wonders 23. Silver Springs
12. Big Love 24. Songbird

VIDEOS 7/8: SSE Hydro, Glasgow

Fleetwood Mac performed at the SSE Hydro in Glasgow on Wednesday night. The band closes out the European tour this weekend, with a pair of shows at 3Arena in Dublin.

Lindsey dedicated “Big Love” to his son Will, whose birthday was Wednesday night. Will turned 17 this year. Time flies!

SHOW NUMBER

DATE

LOCATION

VENUE

102 Wednesday, July 8, 2015 Glasgow, Scotland SSE Hydro
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Videos

Thanks to BSMphotography Fife, garry erwin, Ian, Laurie Findlay, Gem Carragher, and orchidbloom for sharing these videos!

The Chain (BSMphotography Fife)

You Make Loving Fun (BSMphotography Fife)

Dreams (Gem Carragher)

Second Hand News (BSMphotography Fife)

I Know I’m Not Wrong (BSMphotography Fife)

Tusk (BSMphotography Fife)

Big Love (BSMphotography Fife)

Big Love (Laurie Findlay)

Go Your Own Way (garry erwin)

Don’t Stop (Ian)

Songbird (orchidbloom)

Tweets

https://twitter.com/MeganWhiteee/status/618928574297473025

Set List

1. The Chain 13. Landslide
2. You Make Loving Fun 14. Never Going Back Again
3. Dreams 15. Over My Head
4. Second Hand News 16. Gypsy
5. Rhiannon 17. Little Lies
6. Everywhere 18. Gold Dust Woman
7. I Know I’m Not Wrong 19. I’m So Afraid
8. Tusk 20. Go Your Own Way
9. Sisters of the Moon 21. World Turning
10. Say You Love Me 22. Don’t Stop
11. Seven Wonders 23. Silver Springs
12. Big Love 24. Songbird

 

VIDEOS 7/7: Genting Arena, Birmingham (Night 3)

Fleetwood Mac performed a third show at Genting Arena in Birmingham on Tuesday night. This show was originally scheduled to happen on June 9, but it was postponed due to band illness.

SHOW NUMBER

DATE

LOCATION

VENUE

101 Tuesday, July 7, 2015 Birmingham, West Midlands Genting Arena
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Videos

Thanks to Brucefan66, EvanescenceLikeYou09, liamwatson1988, malc grocock, and Ed ward for sharing these videos!

The Chain (liamwatson1988)

Everywhere (liamwatson1988)

Everywhere (EvanescenceLikeYou09)

Tusk (liamwatson1988)

Sisters of the Moon (EvanescenceLikeYou09)

Big Love (Ed ward)

Never Going Back Again (liamwatson1988)

Never Going Back Again (Brucefan66)

Gypsy (EvanescenceLikeYou09)

Little Lies (liamwatson1988)

Little Lies (Brucefan66)

Go Your Own Way (liamwatson1988)

Go Your Own Way (malc grocock)

World Turning – drum solo (liamwatson1988)

Songbird (liamwatson1988)

Songbird (Brucefan66)

Tweets

Set List

1. The Chain 13. Landslide
2. You Make Loving Fun 14. Never Going Back Again
3. Dreams 15. Over My Head
4. Second Hand News 16. Gypsy
5. Rhiannon 17. Little Lies
6. Everywhere 18. Gold Dust Woman
7. I Know I’m Not Wrong 19. I’m So Afraid
8. Tusk 20. Go Your Own Way
9. Sisters of the Moon 21. World Turning
10. Say You Love Me 22. Don’t Stop
11. Seven Wonders 23. Silver Springs
12. Big Love 24. Songbird

Jayne Dawson: I heard a rumour that older women are still rocking

In early 1977 I heard the legendary Rumours album by Fleetwood Mac, and I thought it was a bit meh.

You know, it was okay… but it wasn’t about to crack any pots. I thought.

It was a bit American, a bit soft rock for my tastes.

Funny then, that it went on to be one of the biggest, best-selling, most famous, utterly legendary albums of all time, But, hey, you can’t call them all right.

If it makes any difference, I’ve changed my mind. I really like Rumours now. Every song on it thrills me. I don’t know whether it’s because it evokes my lost youth or whether it’s because it’s brilliant. I don’t care, I just love it.

Partly I didn’t like Fleetwood Mac back then because of Stevie Nicks. it wasn’t just the sound of the songs, it was the look of her.

She was too floaty, too hippy, too dippy California girl for tough little me.

Plus, if I’m really telling it like it was, she didn’t look like she had ever had to stand in front of the bathroom mirror for an hour putting concealer on her acne, and that made me quite jealous.

Not like The Jam. Their first big album came along a few months later and set my blood on fire.

They were edgy, jumpy, mean and sharp. They sounded exactly like a British working class teenager felt. They sang our pain. Plus, I could imagine them examining their spots in front of the bathroom mirror. What wasn’t to love?

They’re both still performing, the American soft rockers and the edgy Paul Weller, he who really was The Jam.

I’ve seen them both recently – I watched Paul Weller performing at Glastonbury. It was on the telly though because I have never been to an actual music festival in my life, and I was a bit disappointed.

I mean, he’s not exactly Mr Charisma these days is he? Stylish. I’ll grant you stylish, but somehow Paul Weller’s stage presence over the years has changed from being cool and cutting to grumpy and a bit boring.

And he was wearing a jumper. A jumper! How could he when he looks so good in a suit? It’s as if he’s a … middle-aged man.

Fleetwood Mac, who played at the Arena twice last week, were not like that. They were amazing.

And, in a startling about face, I have to say it is mostly because of Stevie Nicks and her fellow band member Christine McVie. I barely noticed Christine in the old days. She was the plainer one, the sensible-looking one compared with the flamboyant Stevie.

But, boy, I noticed her on Sunday. I had seen Fleetwood Mac before she rejoined the band, and they sound a lot better with her than without her.

But mostly what gladdens my heart is that these two women are now old – and still rocking.

I love that. I love that more than anything. Christine McVie is fully 71 years old, but she is up on stage, still sounding great, looking good – she doesn’t look like the plain sensible one anymore, she looks like she is having fun – and still belting out those brilliant songs, many of which she wrote.

There are loads of old male rockers still performing – now that no one makes money out of recording any more, they have no option really.

Every summer they haul 
their backsides onto an outdoor stage somewhere and try to remember the words of their 
old hits, every Christmas they 
put on a nostalgic seasonal 
show.

They can be bald, fat, stiff as ironing boards with their creaky old joints – but we accept them.

For women in music, as in every area of life, the standards are different.

We don’t overlook the ageing process in our aging female rockers, we judge it.

But Stevie, 67, and Christine, they are still up there and still out there. There making a pile of money for themselves but they are pushing the barriers for older women everywhere – and that’s no rumour.

Jayne Dawson / Yorkshire Evening Post / Wednesday, 8th July 2015

100 amazing Fleetwood Mac shows…and counting!

Fleetwood Mac returned to First Direct Arena in Leeds, West Yorkshire, on Sunday night, performing the 100th show of their world tour. The band wraps up the two-month, European tour this week, with four remaining shows in Birmingham, Glasgow, and Dublin (2).

Stevie dedicated “Landslide” to the Leeds residents and its Kirkstall Abbey, a ruined Cistercian monastery in West Yorkshire (pictured below). “I’m so enchanted by it. So I’m already planning my trip back to [visit]. I just wanted you to know you’re very lucky to live in a city with something as beautiful as that, and as powerful as that. So anyway, I’d like to dedicate this next song to you and your amazing Abbey.”

At the end of the song, Stevie joked, “So you might read somewhere: ‘Stevie Nicks has moved to Kirkstall Abbey.’ It could be true. Thank you (points to the audience).”

Sunset view of Kirkstall Abbey
Sunset view of Kirkstall Abbey (Tee Butler, 2013)

SHOW NUMBER

DATE

LOCATION

VENUE

100 Sunday, July 5, 2015 Leeds, West Yorkshire First Direct Arena
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“You’ll never get away from the sound of the woman that loves you!” (lone Collins)
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“Heartless challenge…pick your path and then you pray for it, pay for it.” (rosvlerv)

Videos

Thanks to Casper Eatwell, Freya Elinor, Jennie1007, Jo2ie, lone Collins, The Shattered Star, and Turkued for sharing these videos! Please check back soon for more videos.

The Chain (The Shattered Star)

You Make Loving Fun (Turkued)

‘On show 100, she’s baaaaack’ (Jo2ie)

Dreams (Turkued)

Rhiannon (Jennie1007)

Rhiannon (Turkued)

Everywhere (The Shattered Star)

Tusk (Turkued)

Tusk – partial (Freya Elinor)

Sisters of the Moon (The Shattered Star)

Big Love (Freya Elinor)

Big Love (The Shattered Star)

Landslide with dedication (Freya Elinor)

Gypsy (Jennie1007)

Little Lies (The Shattered Star)

Little Lies (Turkued)

I’m So Afraid (Casper Eatwell)

Go Your Own Way (The Shattered Star)

Go Your Own Way (Turkued)

World Turning (Casper Eatwell)

Band introductions (Turkued)

Don’t Stop (Turkued)

Silver Springs – partial (lone Collins)

Songbird (The Shattered Star)

Live Tweets

Set List

1. The Chain 13. Landslide
2. You Make Loving Fun 14. Never Going Back Again
3. Dreams 15. Over My Head
4. Second Hand News 16. Gypsy
5. Rhiannon 17. Little Lies
6. Everywhere 18. Gold Dust Woman
7. I Know I’m Not Wrong 19. I’m So Afraid
8. Tusk 20. Go Your Own Way
9. Sisters of the Moon 21. World Turning
10. Say You Love Me 22. Don’t Stop
11. Seven Wonders 23. Silver Springs
12. Big Love 24. Songbird

 

VIDEOS 7/4: Genting Arena, Birmingham

Fleetwood Mac returned to Genting Arena on Saturday night, making up for the originally scheduled June 9th concert, which was postponed due to band illness. The band performs the 100th show of the tour tonight at First Direct Arena in Leeds.

SHOW NUMBER

DATE

LOCATION

VENUE

99 Saturday, July 4, 2015 Birmingham, UK Genting Arena

Videos

Thanks to Andy Burns, ROBSHARRED, and Vlogasaurus182 for sharing these videos!

COMPILATION: (Vlogasaurus182)

The Chain (ROBSHARRED)

Everywhere (Andy Burns)

Landslide (ROBSHARRED)

Landslide (Oliver Carter)

Gold Dust Woman (ROBSHARRED)

Songbird (Rob Burns)

Set List

1. The Chain 13. Landslide
2. You Make Loving Fun 14. Never Going Back Again
3. Dreams 15. Over My Head
4. Second Hand News 16. Gypsy
5. Rhiannon 17. Little Lies
6. Everywhere 18. Gold Dust Woman
7. I Know I’m Not Wrong 19. I’m So Afraid
8. Tusk 20. Go Your Own Way
9. Sisters of the Moon 21. World Turning
10. Say You Love Me 22. Don’t Stop
11. Seven Wonders 23. Silver Springs
12. Big Love 24. Songbird

REVIEW: Fleetwood Mac @Genting Arena, Birmingham

Reunited rock legends deliver a masterclass in how to play an arena show

As he’s been the guitarist in Fleetwood Mac for 40 years off and on, Lindsay Buckingham knows what he’s saying is an understatement: “The thing is with this band, as people,” he pauses. “We’ve had some ups and downs over the years…..”

Now is not the time or place to go through all of them, either. There simply isn’t room to talk about the legendary history of this legendary band, who started as one thing, became another and are now, probably, something else entirely. Now is the time to look to the future – or at the very least, the present.

Quite simply, last year when it was announced that Christine McVie was back in the band, Mac they were reuniting for some shows, many doubted it would happen, but here we are on – as Stevie Nicks is fond of telling us – the 99th show of the appropriately named “On With The Show” and, my how the public have responded.

There is not a seat to be had at 8.15 precisely, when the lights dim and the five men and women that make up this band – plus the five men and women who add to their live sound – receive their heroes welcome, and what follows, is for the next two and a half hours a compelling lesson to all mere wannabe bands on exactly how this should be done.

Stevie Nicks talks about the meaning of the Fleetwood Mac hit single “Gypsy.” (Video by Rhi Jayne)

The night includes a healthy dose of anthems. Let’s be fair, you don’t sell 140 million records worldwide unless you can write a tune, and it begins with “The Chain” which always strikes as kind of “Layla” in reverse. That is to say, it’s the got the bit everyone knows at the end. Whatever, it’s a striking and superb opener. And as it veers from chilled out and blissful to all-out rock, it is a very neat segue into the world of Fleetwood Mac.

There’s not many bands with the variety on display here. “Dreams” is followed by a superb “Second Hand News” and that’s far from the only time the evening does exactly what it wants to.

A show that isn’t afraid of getting good and psychedelic when it wants to, gets downright experimental on the brilliant “Tusk” which is very much a highlight and “Gold Dust Woman” allows Nicks, who is a mesmerising presence throughout, to explore her mystic sound.

Although all the band are given their chance to shine – Mick Fleetwood in particular with a predictably OTT drum solo – and the musicianship first class throughout, the trump card in this very considerable pack is Buckingham, who is little short of magnificent all evening. His acoustic rendition of “Big Love” is only surpassed by his incredible work on “I’m So Afraid” and he looks to be genuinely thrilled at the chance to play these songs again, as the very clever use of film during the show is quick to pick out.

Fleetwood Mac performs the classic '80 radio hit "Little Lies" in Manchester.
Fleetwood Mac performs the classic ’80s radio hit “Little Lies” in Manchester.

The video screens are a real feature here and the display has clearly been thought of. Whether animation, short sequences or just the band themselves, it adds to both the spectacle and the depth of the performance.

But clearly it’s mostly about the songs, and when it comes time to bring out the big guns, then Fleetwood Mac aren’t firing blanks. “Everywhere” shimmers, “Lies” is the 1980s radio Classic it always was, and the main set closes with a party atmosphere of “Go Your Own Way.”

“Don’t Stop” and it’s big ol’ chorus and it’s big ol’ message of hope (used by Bill Clinton as an election song in 1992 no less) is saved for the first encore, while a stripped back “Songbird” with just McVie and her piano before Buckingham joins her by the end, serves as the second and acts as the closer.

It’s not rocket science. You don’t fill arenas all over the world, you don’t sell this many records, and you don’t get this response when you return to the fray, unless your music connects with the public on whatever level they choose. Moreover you don’t keep people coming back for over 40 years unless you know what you are doing. Fleetwood Mac eloquently make these points tonight and answer any questions that were perhaps remaining with ease. To pinch Lindsey’s line, tonight was very much an up rather than a down.

Andy Thorley / Maximum Volume Music (UK) / Sunday, July 5, 2015 

See more videos from the show!

VIDEOS 7/1: Manchester Arena, Manchester

Fleetwood Mac performed at Manchester Arena on Wednesday night.

Stevie dedicated “Landslide” to Rick, “a new friend of ours, who drove us from Leeds to Manchester last night and shared his amazing musical collection with us on the way. It was such an amazing drive.”

Videos

Thanks to andyuk36, Phil Lee, Gary Lippett, Lizzie Mitchell (Giggirl), Daniel Porter, reefermanuk, and TheGenesis1960 for sharing these videos!

COMPILATION: The Chain / Second Hand News / Rhiannon / Tusk / Big Love / Landslide / Gold Dust Woman /  Go Your Own Way / Don’t Stop / Silver Springs / Songbird (Gary Lippett)

The Chain / You Make Loving Fun / Dreams (TheGenesis1960)

Dreams (andyuk36)

Everywhere (reefermanuk)

Tusk (Giggirl)

Tusk / Sisters of the Moon / Say You Love Me (TheGenesis1960)

Big Love (Giggirl)

Landslide with dedication (TheGenesis1960)

Landslide (andyuk36)

Landslide (Giggirl)

Never Going Back Again (TheGenesis1960)

Gypsy (Giggirl)

Little Lies (reefermanuk)

Gold Dust Woman (Daniel Porter)

Go Your Own Way (reefermanuk)

Go Your Own Way (andyuk36)

World Turning – drum solo (Giggirl)

World Turning – drum solo (Phil Lee)

World Turning / Band introductions / Don’t Stop (TheGenesis1960)

Songbird (Giggirl)

Tweets

https://twitter.com/peter_cook1/status/616392224230764544

https://twitter.com/toriaplumbum/status/616537915859030016

https://twitter.com/rowaningram_/status/616616584539426816

Set List

1. The Chain 13. Landslide
2. You Make Loving Fun 14. Never Going Back Again
3. Dreams 15. Over My Head
4. Second Hand News 16. Gypsy
5. Rhiannon 17. Little Lies
6. Everywhere 18. Gold Dust Woman
7. I Know I’m Not Wrong 19. I’m So Afraid
8. Tusk 20. Go Your Own Way
9. Sisters of the Moon 21. World Turning
10. Say You Love Me 22. Don’t Stop
11. Seven Wonders 23. Silver Springs
12. Big Love 24. Songbird