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)

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100 Sunday, July 5, 2015 Leeds, West Yorkshire First Direct Arena
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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

 

Review: Fleetwood Mac @First Direct Arena, Leeds

A wild-eyed genius named Mick Fleetwood says it better than I ever could as Fleetwood Mac exit the stage – “The Mac is BACK!”

A blistering two hour and 20 minute set from the classic (yes, that word is ENTIRELY appropriate) Rumours-era line-up elicits one of the most passionate responses I have seen from an audience in my life.

A four-song opening shot from said record that made them famous the world over was always going to put us on the right foot.

“The Chain,” all close harmonies and blues guitar gives way to one of the most memorable of bass lines and Leeds is all theirs. “You Make Loving Fun,” “Dreams” and “Second Hand News” are all delivered as they should be, note perfect and intense.

The rock solid, bomb-proof rhythm section of Mr Fleetwood and his self-professed dearest friend John McVie form the bedrock of tonight’s show.

Highlights come from their front people throughout however.

Returning from a 17 year hiatus from music, Christine McVie still has the voice of an angel, as evidenced by set-closer “Songbird” and “Everywhere.”

Lindsay Buckingham storms around the stage like a man a quarter of his age, his distinctive finger-picking guitar style as ferocious and precise and it ever was. His solo-rendition of “Big Love” was a thing of majesty,

Best of all is centre-stage throughout. Stevie Nicks, 67, still mops the floor with any other front woman out there. During “Gold Dust Woman” she does not just command the stage but dominate it,

The highlight for this humble reviewer is “Landslide,” performed by the couple Buckingham and Nicks, whose well-documented fallings-out inspired so much of their greatest art, is tear-jerking. Stevie owns the spotlight, a magisterial performance.

Despite Mick’s bullish claim we will most-likely never see these five together again. But tonight’s gig capped a truly unique and inspirational career and cemented their legacy as one of the most special and unique rock n roll bands of all time.

The Mac is back? The Mac never left us and never will.

Mark Casci / Yorkshire Evening Post (UK) / Thursday, July 1, 2015

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VIDEOS 6/30: First Direct Arena, Leeds

Fleetwood Mac performed at First Direct Arena in Leeds, West Yorkshire, on Wednesday night. With a population just over 750,000, Leeds is the third largest city in the United Kingdom. The band will return to First Direct Arena on Sunday for their 100th show of the tour!

Lindsey dedicated “Big Love” to Fleetwood Mac’s longtime tour manager John Courage.

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LOCATION

VENUE

97 Wednesday, June 30, 2015 Leeds, UK First Direct Arena

 

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Review

Fleetwood Mac @First Direct Arena, Leeds (Yorkshire Evening Post)

Videos

Thanks to Loz Beaumont, Andrew Harry Briggs, Geraint Johnes, Steven Lister, gerry lockwood, markcasci, nomisslade, and Phil Russell for sharing these videos!

The Chain (Steven Lister)

The Chain / You Make Loving Fun (Andrew Harry Briggs)

Rhiannon (Geraint Johnes)

Big Love with dedication (markcasci)

Landslide – partial (gerry lockwood)

Never Going Back Again – partial (Loz Beaumont)

Gypsy (Phil Russell)

Gypsy (Geraint Johnes)

Little Lies (nomisslade)

I’m So Afraid – partial (Loz Beaumont)

Don’t Stop (Geraint Johnes)

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