RECAP: Dallas, TX – American Airlines Arena

Scroll down for videos, photos, reviews, fan reaction, and the set list!

On Sunday night, Stevie Nicks wrapped up shows in the Lone Star state, performing at American Airline Arena in Dallas, the fourth show of the 24 Karat Gold Tour. To the excitement of fans, Stevie kept her incredible new set list intact, showcasing many deep cuts in her vast solo catalog.

Stevie is enroute to Florida, where she will play Amalie Arena Tampa on Tuesday and BB&T Center in Ft. Lauderdale on Thursday.

Videos

Much thanks and love to Adventures of Ken, CayFont, Eddie C., John Farrell, and
William Ruminer for filming and sharing these wonderful videos from the Dallas show!

If Anyone Falls (CayFont)

If Anyone Falls (Eddie C.)

Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around feat. Chrissie Hynde (Adventures of Ken)

Belle Fleur (CayFont)

Outside the Rain/Dreams (William Ruminer)

Dreams (Eddie C.)

Bella Donna (Eddie C.)

Gold Dust Woman (John Farrell)

Stand Back (Eddie C.)

Rhiannon (Eddie C.)

Leather and Lace (CayFont)

More videos to be added soon!

Live Streaming

Annabel Lee, Enchanted (Brittany)

New Orleans (Catherine Fontaine)

Moonlight (A Vampire’s Dream), Stand Back (Sofia Darvishchi)

If You Were My Love (Brittany)

Reviews

Set List

  1. Gold and Braid
  2. If Anyone Falls
  3. Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around (with Chrissie Hynde & Waddy Wachtel)
  4. Belle Fleur
  5. Outside the Rain/Dreams (medley)
  6. Wild Heart/Bella Donna (medley)
  7. Annabel Lee
  8. Enchanted
  9. New Orleans
  10. Starshine
  11. Moonlight (A Vampire’s Dream)
  12. Stand Back
  13. Crying in the Night
  14. If You Were My Love
    Band introductions
  15. Gold Dust Woman
  16. Edge of Seventeen
    Encores
  17. Rhiannon
  18. Leather and Lace

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VIDEOS 12/14: American Airlines Center, Dallas

Fleetwood Mac performed at the American Airlines Center in Dallas on Sunday night, the 36th show of the tour.

Stevie dedicated “Landslide” to her friend Nicky Young, who was in the Dallas crowd.

Videos

Special thanks to Dallas Daniels, deserage, dylanelsie 9, Bruno Giraldo, joncgif12, and wheredatbass for sharing these videos!

(Photo: Alexa)
(Photo: Alexa)
(Photo: BN82)
(Photo: BN82)
(Photo: Dave Plymale)
(Photo: Dave Plymale)
(Photo: Jason Janik)
(Photo: Jason Janik)
(Photo: Jason Janik)
(Photo: Jason Janik)

The Chain (courtesy of deserage)

Dreams (courtesy of Bruno Giraldo)

Everywhere (courtesy of Bruno Giraldo)

Tusk (courtesy of wheredatbass)

Landslide with dedication (courtesy of Bruno Giraldo)

Landslide (courtesy of Bruno Giraldo)

Landslide (courtesy of Dallas Daniels)

Lindsey chats with fans before Gypsy (courtesy of dylanelsie 9)

Gold Dust Woman (courtesy of wheredatbass)

Go Your Own Way (courtesy of Bruno Giraldo)

Return to stage for World Turning (courtesy of dylanelsie 9)

Don’t Stop (courtesy of joncgif12)

Reviews

Fully-staffed Fleetwood Mac takes adoring Dallas crowd on a roller coaster ride (Dallas Morning News)

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 (encore 1)
10. Say You Love Me 22. Don’t Stop
11. Seven Wonders 23. Silver Springs
12. Big Love 24. Songbird (encore 2)

REVIEW: Fleetwood Mac takes Dallas crowd on fun ride

Fully-staffed Fleetwood Mac takes adoring Dallas crowd on a roller-coaster ride at American Airlines show.

Fleetwood Mac comprises former lovers, ex spouses, longtime friends and a tumultuous biography. Like any musical group that has survived decades of ups and downs, the members must constantly work at it to recapture their old chemistry.

That workmanlike spirit helped to define the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame band’s sold-out show on Sunday night at American Airlines Center. Rejoined by vital vocalist and keyboardist Christine McVie after her 16-year-touring hiatus, the Mac leaned in admirably through a two-hour-plus performance that veered from soul-soothing to serviceable and back again.

Understandably, much fanfare was made of McVie’s return: Her warm, familiar vocals provided several highlights, from the smoky seduction of “You Make Loving Fun” to the melodic bliss of ’80s smashes “Everywhere” and “Little Lies.” Despite her solid performance, McVie was never one to bask in the spotlight.

Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham, however, were more than happy to soak up the love of the audience on Sunday. With McVie on keys, her ex-husband, John, on bass and Mick Fleetwood behind his drums for most of the evening, it was up to the group’s two relative “newbies” to do the crowd work.

Guitarist Lindsey Buckingham of Fleetwood Mac (Jason Janik)
Guitarist Lindsey Buckingham of Fleetwood Mac (Jason Janik)

Buckingham kept the folks up front entertained by harnessing a twenty-something’s energy, frequently screaming out lyrical lines and jumping into rock-god postures. Nicks was simply herself — a twirling and swaying mystical sage armed with raspy power pipes and a streamer-clad tambourine.

When the band took the stage to kick things off with “The Chain,” the entire arena leapt to its feet and folks around me were pointing out Nicks to each other (“There she is!”). The three vocalists, embellished by a set of backup singers, took a full verse and chorus to fully find their harmonic sweet spot.

Nicks continued to get better and better throughout the night, at first avoiding the highest notes on “Dreams” and “Rhiannon,” but later reaching the mountaintops on “Gypsy” and the spine-tingling classic, “Gold Dust Woman.” She and Buckingham shined during what was essentially an intermission for the rest of the band — a three-song mini-set consisting of “Big Love,” “Landslide” and “Never Going Back Again.” All spotlighted Buckingham’s acoustic finger-picking skills, while the middle song benefited from Nicks’ refreshingly unsentimental vocal delivery.

As other legacy bands are wont to do, Fleetwood Mac’s players introduced a few of their songs by recalling elements of the band’s backstory. Nicks charmed while explaining the origins of the first line of “Gypsy.” Buckingham spoke to how certain tunes’ meanings have changed for him over the years. McVie got the biggest laugh of the evening while introducing “Over My Head”: “This goes back to the days when John and I were still married. Remember that, John?”

Thirty or so dates into their current tour, now might be a good time for the Mac to consider making a few edits. For instance, unnecessary drum and guitar solos during “I’m So Afraid” significantly slowed down the pace toward the end of the show, a point when most acts would try to speed it up. And then came another odd drum solo during the encore set. Fleetwood shut his eyes, played a variety of rhythms and screamed at the crowd like a madman — it seemed indulgent, even if it might have given folks one more chance to hit the beer stands.

My few complaints probably won’t register with diehard fans of Fleetwood Mac. Anyone who delights in the band’s unique blend of creative voices would have been thrilled to hear Buckingham toast “a poetic, profound and prolific new chapter” from the stage.

A new album is expected next year, as well as a second leg of the On With the Show tour (it returns to AAC on March 4). If that means I’ll get to see Nicks twirl in the shadows one more time, sign me up.

Hunter Hauk / Dallas Morning News / Monday, December 15, 2014