RECAP: Las Vegas, NV – Park Theater @ Monte Carlo

On Saturday night, Stevie performed at the Park Theater @ Monte Carlo in Las Vegas — the penultimate show of the current tour. Stevie had the honor of being the first major act to perform in the brand new, state-of-the-art Las Vegas entertainment venue. The Las Vegas business community took to Twitter to welcome The Park Theater to the neighborhood, wishing it well on opening night with Stevie as the headliner.

Photos (uncredited)

Being in Las Vegas, the show was pushed back an hour with The Pretenders opening at 8:30 pm and playing for an hour. After a short break to reconfigure the stage, Stevie came out at 9:45.

Stevie heads home to Southern California and will perform at The Forum in Inglewood on Sunday night to wrap up the first leg of the successful 24 Karat Gold Tour.

Stevie Nicks
(David Trujillo)
Stevie Nicks
(Phil Miller)
Stevie Nicks
(Brady Eagle)
Stevie Nicks
(Park Theater Las Vegas)
Stevie Nicks
(Bill Cimo)
Stevie Nicks
(Princess Rene)

Videos

Much love and gratitude to johnnymo526 for sharing this video

Stand Back (johnnymo526)

Reviews

Nicks’ latest outing was an ideal thematic fit for the Park Theater’s debut: The tour is named after her latest album, “24 Karat Gold: Songs from the Vault,” a collection of previously unreleased songs from throughout Nicks’ career, some of which spanned back four decades. For most of these tunes, Nicks explained their origins, creating a storyteller vibe that lent a casual intimacy to the evening—Jason Bracelin / Las Vegas Review-Journal (Read the full review here.)

“Nicks explained that she designed her latest solo tour to excavate deeper cuts from her catalog, and she did just that Saturday night, at one point reeling off six-consecutive non-charting songs between Fleetwood Mac classic “Gypsy” and synthy solo favorite “Stand Back.” —Spencer Patterson / Las Vegas Weekly (Read the full review here.)

Fan Reaction

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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

CONCERT REVIEW: A classic evening — Fleetwood Mac sticks to the hits

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By Josh Bell / Photography by Tom DonoghueLas Vegas Weekly
Tuesday, May 28, 2013

With only a handful of exceptions, Fleetwood Mac’s show at the MGM Grand Garden Arena this past Sunday was all about the classics. Over the course of two and a half hours, the band drew almost exclusively from the five albums made by its classic lineup (Stevie Nicks, Lindsey Buckingham, John McVie and Mick Fleetwood, plus the absent Christine McVie), to the obvious delight of the packed crowd. That meant plenty of hits, of course, from “The Chain” and “Dreams” early in the set, through “Landslide” and “Go Your Own Way,” culminating in “Don’t Stop,” the only Christine McVie-penned song the band played.

McVie’s absence (she retired from the band in 1998) was felt not only in the set list’s lack of her songs, but also in the band’s vocal harmonies, which were augmented by two back-up singers. While Buckingham sounded a little rough at first, he quickly warmed up, but Nicks’ voice sounded strained and uneven the entire night. It was especially evident as she tried to belt out sustained notes on songs like “Sisters of the Moon,” and when she filled in for McVie’s parts on “Don’t Stop.”

Musically, the band was in top form, and Buckingham’s intricate guitar-playing was a particular highlight. The set list made room for a few deep cuts alongside the expected popular songs, and even the new “Sad Angel” (from the band’s recent EP) fit well with the classics. The show ended with both Nicks and Fleetwood giving what sounded like awards-show acceptance speeches, and as self-indulgent as that was, they had earned it.

Set list:

“Second Hand News”

“The Chain”

“Dreams”

“Sad Angel”

“Rhiannon”

“Not That Funny”

“Tusk”

“Sisters of the Moon”

“Sara”

“Big Love”

“Landslide”

“Never Going Back Again”

“Without You”

“Gypsy”

“Eyes of the World”

“Gold Dust Woman”

“I’m So Afraid”

“Stand Back”

“Go Your Own Way”

Encore:

“World Turning”/drum solo

“Don’t Stop”

Second encore:

“Silver Springs”

“Say Goodbye”

Fleetwood Mac performs in Vegas for Stevie’s 65th birthday (videos)

26TH SHOW: Fleetwood Mac, MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas

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Fleetwood Mac performed in concert at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday, the same day as Stevie’s 65th birthday. Fans shouted out “happy birthday” from the crowd and tweeted their birthday wishes online throughout the show. Stevie tried to discourage the celebration by telling the crowd, “Thank you, but I am not celebrating my 65th birthday, or any birthday. So you’re only allowed to wish me a very happy un-birthday.”

Fan reaction (via Twitter)

@cabarbee
So honored to share my birthday with Stevie Nicks and absolutely ecstatic to be seeing @fleetwoodmac on this special day!!! #dreamscometrue

@Nineteen77
Enjoying watching the Fleetwood Mac concert being signed to some deaf concert goers..

@mekameka
…best thing about #MGMGRAND… #FLEETWOOD MAC baby… #KILLIN IT… @_MAXWELL_

@kaygordon22
Lindsey buckingham definitely has still got it #fleetwoodmac

@tr_k702
Listening to fleetwood Mac live at the MGM! So blessed!

@AllanEnglish1
Fleetwood Mac rocking MGM Las Vegas.

@drichards39
this is the best thing I could ever ask for in my life #FleetwoodMac #vegas @fleetwoodmac

@lilphip
🎈 Spending the night with Stevie on her un-birthday!! 🎉 She is AMAZING!!
🎸 They are AMAZING–Rock On Fleetwood Mac!! ❤

@BetoXSAC
#fleetwoodmac!! Happy 65th birthday #stevienicks #vegas @ MGM Grand Garden Arena

@siouxsie_nunez
There’s been more almost-fights/ general rowdiness at this show than punk rock bowling lol #fb #oldpeoplethrowdown #FleetwoodMac

@KelcieJacobs
#FleetwoodMac killin’ it at #MGMGrand

@Aceman808
@fleetwoodmac Wow!!!!! Rocking da house!!! #fb

@CastAwayKristen
I’m hearing Vegas sang happy birthday to Stevie. That a boy, Vegas!! #FleetwoodMac

@MichStAlum
Fleetwood Mac! Best concert ever .. Stevie Nicks still hot at 65!! #vegas #fleetwoodmac

@dresthang
Fleetwood Mac was beyond amazin!!

@rockstarbrands
I’ve seen five Fleetwood Mac shows. Tonight in Las Vegas was by far the best.

@Jen_Agogo
Stevie Fucking Nicks!!! Most amazing experience ever… Fleetwood Mac! @ MGM Grand Garden Arena

@AJHonold
@fleetwoodmac fantastic show. Happy “unbirthday” to Stevie.

Media review

A classic evening: Fleetwood Mac sticks to the hits (Las Vegas Weekly)

Las Vegas set list

  1. Second Hand News
  2. The Chain
  3. Dreams
  4. Sad Angel (new song)
  5. Rhiannon
  6. Not That Funny
  7. Tusk
  8. Sisters Of The Moon
  9. Sara
  10. Big Love
  11. Landslide
  12. Never Going Back Again
  13. Without You (new song)
  14. Gypsy
  15. Eyes Of The World
  16. Gold Dust Woman
  17. I’m So Afraid
  18. Stand Back
  19. Go Your Own Way
  20. World Turning (first encore)
  21. Don’t Stop
  22. Silver Springs
  23. Say Goodbye (second encore)

Videos

3. Dreams (courtesy of Ed Hanke)

4. Sad Angel (courtesy of sdintn)

5. Rhiannon (courtesy of Glory P)

8. Sisters of the Moon (courtesy of Ed Hanke)

11. Landslide (courtesy of Ed Hanke)

Happy Un-birthday, Stevie! (courtesy of Ed Hanke)

12. Never Going Back Again (courtesy of MoniterLizard)

14. Gypsy (courtesy of sdintn)

22. Silver Springs (courtesy of sdintn)

22. Silver Springs (courtesy of MoniterLizard)

Closing remarks (courtesy of sdintn)

Special thanks to Glory P, Ed Hanke, MoniterLizard, and sdintn for making these clips available.