VIDEOS 4/14: The Forum, Inglewood CA

Fleetwood Mac returned to Inglewood, California, on Tuesday night, playing The Forum for the fifth time on the On With The Show Tour. The band closes out Leg 2 of the tour with rescheduled performances in Oklahoma City (17) and North Little Rock (19), two March shows which had been postponed due to illness.

Fleetwood Mac will then take a  month off to prepare for the European tour, which kicks off in London on May 27.

Date Venue Location Reviews Show # Total
Tuesday, April 14, 2015 The Forum Inglewood, California 39 79
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Videos

Thanks to Abel Palacios, kandrews, Majestic Entertainment News, punkingurl2000, and sdintn  for sharing these videos! Check back again later for more videos.

COMPILATION: Dreams / Second Hand News / Rhiannon / Everywhere / Sisters of the Moon / Say You Love Me (punkingurl2000)

You Make Loving Fun (kandrews)

Rhiannon (kandrews)

Sisters of the Moon (kandrews)

Landslide (sdintn)

Never Going Back Again (sdintn)

Over My Head (kandrews)

Gypsy with story (kandrews)

Gypsy with story (sdintn)

Little Lies (kandrews)

Gold Dust Woman (kandrews)

World Turning, Part 1 (kandrews)

World Turning, Part 2  / Band Introductions (kandrews)

Don’t Stop (Abel Palacios)

Songbird (Majestic Entertainment News)

Set List

1. The Chain 13. Landslide
2. You Make Lovin’ 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 4/11: MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas NV

Fleetwood Mac performed at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Saturday night. Leg 2 of the On With The Show Tour enters its final week with last shows reamining in Inglewood (14), Oklahoma City (17) and North Little Rock (19). The band will take a  month off to prepare for the European tour, which kicks off in London on May 27.

Photos by Majestic Entertainment News

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Date Venue Location Reviews Show # Total
Saturday, April 11, 2015 MGM Grand Garden Arena Las Vegas, Nevada 38 78

Videos

Thanks to Darryl Gariglio, Majestic Entertainment News, John Papadakis for sharing these videos!

Never Going Back Again (Darryl Gariglio)

Gold Dust Woman (Majestic Entertainment News)

Silver Springs (John Papadakis)

Songbird (Darryl Gariglio)

Set List

1. The Chain 13. Landslide
2. You Make Lovin’ 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

Kathy Griffin hangs out with Stevie

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VIDEOS 4/10: The Forum, Inglewood CA

Fleetwood Mac performed at The Forum in Inglewood, California, on Friday night. The band will perform another show at The Forum on Tuesday.

After being omitted from several shows, “Songbird” made a graceful return to the On With The Show set list at Saturday night’s show.

Mick’s daughters Ruby and Tessa joined Mick onstage at the end the show for final bows.

Date Venue Location Reviews Show # Total
Friday, April 10, 2015 The Forum Inglewood, California 37 77

Videos

Thanks to d dupont, dianeinla, Amy Louff, timstar1, and vistaestrada for sharing these videos!

Dreams / Second Hand News (d dupont)

Second Hand News (Amy Louff)

Rhiannon – partial (dianeinla)

Everywhere (d dupont)

Say You Love Me (Amy Louff)

Landslide (d dupont)

Never Going Back Again (dianeinla)

Over My Head (d dupont)

Gypsy – partial (vistaestrada)

Little Lies / Gold Dust Woman (d dupont)

I’m So Afraid (d dupont)

Go Your Own Way (d dupont)

Don’t Stop (dianeinla)

Silver Springs (timstar1)

Songbird (Amy Louff)

Songbird (d dupoint)

Closing comments (d dupont)

Set List

1. The Chain 13. Landslide
2. You Make Lovin’ 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 4/7: Oracle Arena, Oakland CA

Photos by ccoley76, Jonny G, Daniel Johnson, Kirk Kazuaki, Kawika Kukua, Keau, Damien Mahoney, Oracle Arena, Andrew Pau, TJ Perez, Rosie Pongracz, Romeo the Prince, and Serge

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Fleetwood Mac performed at Oracle Arena in Oakland, California, on Tuesday night. It was the band’s third appearance in the San Francisco Bay Area, having previously performed in San Jose and Oakland during the first leg of the On With The Show Tour.

Lindsey dedicated “Big Love” to his brother Jeff Buckingham and his family, who were at the Oakland show. Jeff’s daughter Cory, who was a crew member on Fleetwood Mac’s 2003-2004 Say You Will Tour, kept fans engaged with her entertaining tour reports.

Because Stevie and Lindsey knew so many people in the Bay Area, Stevie acknowledged it wasn’t possible to thank everyone during “Landslide.” But she made a special dedication to the Starr, David Young, Bob Fogle families, and to “all the people that remember us when we were here and caught on when we left, and this whole thing began.

Date Venue Location Reviews Show # Total
Tuesday, April 7, 2015 Oracle Arena Oakland, California 36 76

 

Videos

Thanks to Joel Antipuesto, Colleen W, Kirk Kazuaki, kittykixbootie, Gabriele Meiringer, Donald Miller, M D Mustang, Sanguine Rose, skidad63, and Cassidy Schmidt for sharing these videos!

The Chain (Kirk Kazuaki)

The Chain (Gabriele Meiringer)

You Make Loving Fun (Kirk Kazuaki)

Dreams (Kirk Kazuaki)

Rhiannon (Kirk Kazuaki)

Rhiannon (Cassidy Schmidt)

Everywhere (Colleen W)

Tusk (kittykixbootie)

Sisters of the Moon (Kirk Kazuaki)

Say You Love Me (Kirk Kazuaki)

Say You Love Me – partial (Joel Antipuesto)

Big Love (skidad63)

Landslide (Kirk Kazuaki)

Landslide (Cassidy Schmidt)

Never Going Back Again (M D Mustang)

Over My Head (Kirk Kazuaki)

Gypsy (Kirk Kazuaki)

Gypsy (kittykixbootie)

Little Lies (dhagen02)

Little Lies (Donald Miller)

Go Your Own Way (Colleen W)

Encore: World Turning, Band Introductions, Don’t Stop, Silver Springs, Closing Comments – video plays sideways (Sanguine Rose)

Don’t Stop (Joel Antipuesto)

Silver Springs (Colleen W)

Set List

1. The Chain 13. Landslide
2. You Make Lovin’ 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 4/6: Rabobank Arena, Bakersfield CA

Fleetwood Mac returned to Southern California on Monday night, performing at Rabobank Arena in Bakersfield.

Stevie dedicated “Landslide” to Mick Fleetwood’s twin daughters Ruby and Tessa.

“I would like to dedicate this next song to my fairy god daughters who are 13 years old, and they are twins, and they are the most amazing girls — smart, sweet, good manners, polite, beautiful, perfect little women. So this song is for Ruby and Tessa Fleetwood with my love. It’s called ‘Landslide.'”

Date Venue Location Reviews Show # Total
Monday, April 6, 2015 Rabobank Arena Bakersfield, California 35 75

Videos

Thanks to HarlJHogg, littlebarbieann, Majestic Entertainment News, and rb rb for sharing these videos!

The Chain (littlebarbieann)

You Make Loving Fun (littlebarbieann)

Dreams (littlebarbieann)

Rhiannon (rb rb)

Everywhere (HarlJHogg)

I Know I’m Not Wrong (HarlJHogg)

Tusk – partial (rb rb)

Sisters of the Moon, Part 1 (rb rb)

Sisters of the Moon, Part 2 (rb rb)

Say You Love Me (rb rb)

Big Love (rb rb)

Landslide with dedication (rb rb)

Landslide (Majestic Entertainment News)

Never Going Back Again (rb rb)

Over My Head (rb rb)

Over My Head (littlebarbieann)

Gypsy (rb rb)

Gypsy with story (HarlJHogg)

Gypsy (littlebarbieann)

Little Lies (rb rb)

Little Lies (HarlJHogg)

Gold Dust Woman, Part 1 (rb rb)

Gold Dust Woman, Part 2 (rb rb)

I’m So Afraid (rb rb)

Go Your Own Way (rb rb)

Go Your Own Way (littlebarbieann)

World Turning (rb rb)

World Turning (littlebarbieann)

Don’t Stop (rb rb)

Silver Springs (HarlJHogg)

Set List

1. The Chain 13. Landslide
2. You Make Lovin’ 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 4/4: Rogers Arena, Vancouver BC

Fleetwood Mac returned to Rogers Arena in Vancouver, on Saturday night, their second tour appearance in the British Columbia city. The band last performed at Rogers Arena on November 18, 2014.

Stevie dedicated “Landslide” to the Vancouver audience and her dad:

“Since I don’t really know anyone personally in this beautiful city, which I have to tell you. It is such a beautiful city. We’ve been here for two days off. It is magnificent. You’re lucky. So I want to just dedicate this to all of you here and think about how lucky you are to live in this beautiful city. And this is my dad’s favorite song. So I like to tell people that because it kind of brings him here. It’s called ‘Landslide.” It’s for you. It’s for my dad.””

Date Venue Location Reviews Show # Total
Saturday, April 4, 2015 Rogers Arena Vancouver, British Columbia (Canada)
  1. CTV News
  2. Straight
34 74

 Videos

Thanks to Val Bancroft, dobwat, Amanda Edwards, and Andrew Vogel for sharing these videos!

The Chain (dobwat)

Dreams (Amanda Edwards)

Tusk (Amanda Edwards)

Landslide (Amanda Edwards)

Landslide (dobwat)

Gypsy (Amanda Edwards)

Gold Dust Woman (dobwat)

Go Your Own Way (Andrew Vogel)

Don’t Stop (Amanda Edwards)

COMPILATION: Landslide, Big Love, Never Going Back Again, Gypsy, Over My Head, Say You Love Me (Val Bancroft)

Set List

1. The Chain 13. Landslide
2. You Make Lovin’ 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 deliver ‘Second Hand News’ in Vancouver

Attending fans’ opinion of last night’s Fleetwood Mac concert at Vancouver’s Rogers Arena depended entirely on whether or not they were present at the same venue four and a half months ago, the last time the band graced the city.

For those for who last night was their first taste of Fleetwood Mac’s “On With The Show” tour, their senses are still tingling from the experience today. The Kings and Queens of Soft Rock still reigned, cranking out two and a quarter hours of gems with energy and style.

The long absent Christine McVie, now firmly re-entrenched in the line up, gave the band the vocal ammunition to roll out classics like “You Make Loving Fun,” “Little Lies” and “Say You Love Me.” After a touch of trouble on certain high notes early on, she soon slotted into her musical groove, finishing the night strong with a honky tonk piano solo adding an extra sheen of fun to “Don’t Stop.”

In terms of vocals, Stevie Nicks was in richer form than on her previous visit to Vancouver, wisely navigating her way around the high notes during “Rhiannon,” “Landslide” and her opus, the lyrically merciless “Gold Dust Woman.”

Stealing the show throughout, Lindsey Buckingham was the undisputed star of the evening, his guitars taking centre stage through opener “The Chain,” the perfect power pop of “Second Hand News” and “I Know I’m Not Wrong,” and hosting finger picking acoustic wizardry on “Big Love” and “Never Going Back.”

Those who were lucky enough to be at Rogers Arena back in November probably have a different view of last night.

Because Fleetwood Mac, for all their song writing and technical excellence, delivered the exact same concert that they brought with them four-and-a-half short months ago. Same set list. Same pre-song stories. They were even wearing the same clothes.

The band has their reasons. At an arena level, lighting and video cues are not immediately changeable through the tap of a laptop.

And yet, with such a significant gap between Vancouver dates, musicians of their ability and back catalogue should be able to switch up their set list. It seems inconceivable that select changes couldn’t be made to prevent the same songs appearing in the same order, punctuated by the same scripted introductions and anecdotes the band have been relying on through the tour.

Read the review in the link in the first paragraph. Apart from an absent “Songbird” last night, nothing had changed.

This is no reflection on Fleetwood Mac’s unquestionably excellent music. But playing the same concert to (presumably) a significant percentage of repeat ticket buyers destroyed the illusion that band and audience was sharing a unique, never-to-be repeated moment. That’s what makes the rock concert such a special experience. Its magic is fleeting.

Even if a tour remains constant day after day, that time it visited your city was unforgettable. You had to be there to feel it.

By repeating themselves so thoroughly, what seemed like moments of in-the-moment passion were revealed to be merely an act. Like the magician explaining the slight of hand behind the tricks, you admire the skill, but the wonder is gone.

Robert Collins / CTV News Vancouver / Sunday, April 5, 2015

REVIEW: Fleetwood Mac returns to Rogers Arena

Fleetwood Mac brings crazy-ass fingerpicking and monster drums to Vancouver.

Steve Newton
Steve Newton

Fleetwood Mac must really love Vancouver. The Anglo-American pop greats played Rogers Arena less than five months ago, on November 18, before returning for last night’s gig at the same venue.

Apparently the feeling is mutual, because hordes of Vancouverites were willing to drop $199 (plus service charges and fees) for the best seats at the quintet’s latest appearance. Who knew that Christine McVie had that much drawing power?

Last year saw the return of keyboardist-vocalist McVie to the concert stage, reuniting her with singer Stevie Nicks, guitarist-vocalist Lindsey Buckingham, drummer Mick Fleetwood, and bassist/ex-hubby John McVie. That’s the same lineup that ruled the charts and airwaves in the seventies during its Rumours-era heyday.

Getting McVie back in the group for its current On With the Show tour meant that it could perform more of the songs she wrote and sang, of course, and last night that resulted in tunes like “Over My Head” and “Say You Love Me” (from 1975’s Fleetwood Mac) and “Little Lies” and “Everywhere” (from 1987’s Tango in the Night) making the setlist.

McVie–the oldest member of the band at 71–sounded fine on those numbers, but it didn’t hurt that she was supported by a trio of youthful backing vocalists. The group also benefited from an extra keyboardist and an extra guitarist. Hey, when you charge that much for tickets you can afford some hired hands.

And you can also invest a few bucks into getting one helluva drum sound. I don’t think I’ve ever heard such a powerful bass-drum noise in a hockey rink as that booming out of Mick Fleetwood’s kit. From the opening track, “The Chain,” to the first encore, “World Turning,” Fleetwood was a monster on the skins. His extended solo on the latter track turned out to be far more entertaining than what you’d expect from an old guy hollering and hitting things.

The show’s visuals were most impressive too. The massive video screen behind the 10 performers kept your attention, whether displaying footage of the USC Trojans’ marching band during “Tusk,” a huge moon changing colours on “Sisters of the Moon,” or a beautiful lady dancing underwater on “Gold Dust Woman.”

The last time the band played Vancouver without Christine McVie, in May of 2013, the setlist included the Stevie Nicks solo hit “Stand Back,” but this time around there were no selections from outside the Fleetwood Mac catalogue. And 14 of the 22 songs played were taken from the multiplatinum Fleetwood Mac and Rumours discs. There was none of that, “And here’s a track from our latest album!” nonsense. Mac’s latest album came out twelve years ago, anyway.

The biggest highlight of the night may have been Buckingham’s solo performance of “Big Love,” which showcased his crazy-ass fingerpicking style and ultra-expressive vocals. Mind you, he did reach similarly dramatic heights seven songs later on the heavy (by Mac standards) “I’m So Afraid,” which saw him prowling the stage like a man possessed before unleashing a gonzo solo right out of the Ultimate Guitar Hero Playbook.

Dude earned his MVP Award right then, I reckon.

You can follow Steve Newton at twitter.com/earofnewt and check out his website about rock ‘n’ roll and horror here.

Steve Newton / Straight / Sunday, April 5, 2015

VIDEOS 4/1: Pepsi Center, Denver CO

Fleetwood Mac performed at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado, on Wednesday night.

Stevie dedicated “Landslide” to Ashley:

“So I would like to dedicate this next song to one of the people in my tribe, and her name is Ashley. And I just want to tell you, Ashley, ‘Everything’s going to be OK because your fairy godmother is here! No more worries.’ This is ‘Landslide,’ and it’s for Ashley.”

Date Venue Location Reviews Show # Total
Wednesday, April 1, 2015 Pepsi Center Denver, Colorado 33 73

Videos

Thanks to Laura Arroyo, banfibill, Roy Medina, Jeremiah Rogers, slukes1, and The Attitude for sharing these videos!

The Chain (banfibill)

Dreams (banfibill)

Dreams (Jeremiah Rogers)

Everywhere – partial (Roy Medina)

Tusk (Roy Medina)

Tusk (The Attitude)

Say You Love Me (banfibill)

Big Love (The Attitude)

Big Love (Jeremiah Rogers)

Landslide with dedication (banfibill)

Landslide (Jeremiah Rogers)

Landslide (Laura Arroyo)

Never Going Back Again (banfibill)

Gypsy story (slukes1)

 

Little Lies (The Attitude)

Gold Dust Woman (Jeremiah Rogers)

Go Your Own Way (The Attitude)

 

Don’t Stop (The Attitude)

Set List

1. The Chain 13. Landslide
2. You Make Lovin’ 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

 

Roy Medina
Roy Medina
banfibill
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