VIDEOS 11/22: Leg 4 ends in Auckland

Fleetwood Mac has completed four legs of the On With the Show Tour, performing 120 shows! The band wrapped up the New Zealand leg of the tour on Sunday night with a final performance at Mt Smart Stadium in Penrose, a suburb of Auckland. Unlike the previous night, showers subsided enough for fans to enjoy the show comfortably without having to wear their ponchos.

Angus and Julia Stone were the support act. Since the beginning of the tour, the Australian duo has posted pictures from their touing experience on Twitter.

Angus and Julia Stone
(Photo: @angusjuliastone)

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Live Tweets

Videos

Thanks to Craig Beardsley, David Marx, MorganGKelly, msnod3, Robs Music Videos, Greg Shepard, Jackson Whitham, and r Wong for capturing and sharing this footage!

COMPILATION: You Make Loving Fun / Everywhere / Say You Love Me / Sara / Gypsy / Littles Lies/ Go Your Own Way / Songbird (Greg Shepard)

COMPILATION: Second Hand News / Dreams / Rhiannon / Everywhere / Tusk / Say You Love Me / Landslide / Never Going Back Again / Think about Me / Gypsy speech / Gypsy / Go Your Own Way / World Turning / Don’t Stop / Silver Springs / Songbird / Mick’s speech (MorganGKelly)

The Chain (David Marx)
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The Chain – partial (msnod3)

You Make Loving Fun (msnod3)

Dreams – short clip (Craig Beardsley)

Dreams (msnod3)

Rhiannon (msnod3)

Rhiannon (Mike Devery)

Everywhere (David Marx)
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Everywhere (msnod3)

Tusk (msnod3)

Big Love (Greg Shepard)

Big Love (msnod3)

Landslide (msnod3)

Landslide (r Wong)

Gypsy – intro (Mike Devery)

Little Lies (msnod3)

Gold Dust Woman – partial (msnod3)

I’m So Afraid (Robs Music Videos)

Go Your Own Way (msnod3)

Go Your Own Way (Jackson Whitham)

Set List

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

REVIEW: Despite storm, Fleetwood Mac smash out the hits

Thunder only happens when it’s raining: Fleetwood Mac performed for two hours in a storm.

If you’re planning on heading to Fleetwood Mac’s last show in Auckland tonight, listen to your Mum’s old advice and take an extra layer, even if you think you don’t need one.

Last night’s concert at Mt Smart Stadium saw thousands of Mac fans drenched in the beginnings of a storm, barrelled by wind and generally, just a bit miserable.

If you’re at all familiar with the wicked witchery of Stevie Nicks you’d be convinced the songstress brought last night’s storm on herself.

Fleetwood Mac’s Hollywood, Dream and many more songs hail the rain.

Lindsey Buckingham
(Photo: Chris McKeen)

Take; “I don’t care for sunny weather / I like the change of seasons better / I love the feel of rain upon my face” and “Thunder only happens when it’s raining…When the rain washes you clean, you’ll know, you’ll know”.

And suddenly, despite the fact that everyone was soaked through and freezing cold, we were still dancing to the sounds of Lindsey Buckingham’s rock voice and insane guitar skills, Christine McVie’s fingers moving over the keys and her rasping voice belting out the songs, Mick Fleetwood bashing away at the drums and of course, Nicks’s higher register ringing through the stadium.

The lights, the slightly hazy images of Nicks’s tassled gypsy outfit as she spun in circles, the sound of thousands singing “Tell Me Lies” over the sound of rain, the eerie sound of Nicks and Buckingham’s voices on the long-held notes of “Rhiannon” while the wind blew – there was something kind of magical about it.

Nicks talked extensively about the All Blacks – because when in Rome – and Buckingham talked candidly about how the foursome had come through their hard times to still be together on stage now, and how it’d only made them stronger. And he and Stevie played on their old romances throughout the night, leaning in close, whispering to one another.

And McVie looked pleased as punch to be back, rejoining the group after missing the last tour.

Christine McVie
(Photo: Chris McKeen)

However, conscious of the fact that we were all dripping wet, they kept the banter to a minimum and just smashed out hit after hit, all voices unfailingly on point, the crowd singing, dancing, swaying and spinning along with them.

Tonight is Fleetwood Mac’s last show of their tour, and they’re stoked to be ending it in “such a cultural place”.

I’d recommend you go, especially if the sky stays blue but if not, rug up warm.

Siena Yates / Fairfax New Zealand / Sunday, November 22, 2015

REVIEW: Fleetwood Mac in Auckland

Fleetwood Mac
Fleetwood Mac perform at Mt Smart Stadium in front of a rain soaked audience. Photo / Steven McNicholl (Photo: Steven McNicholl)

The title of Fleetwood Mac’s 15-month world tour ‘On With The Show’ felt especially fitting as the heavens opened above Mt Smart Stadium in Auckland last night in a pre-summer monsoon.

But the rain did little to dampen the spirits of the 38,000 people who’d turned out for the second to last night of the tour – the biggest crowd the legendary five-piece have played to since they reunited in September last year.

The audience might have been getting soaked, but for many this was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see Mick Fleetwood, Lindsey Buckingham, John McVie, Stevie Nicks and Christine McVie all together once more, and they were ready to let the rain wash them clean, go their own way, and break some chains.

And so were Fleetwood Mac. Their two-hour set was laden with hits, and right from opener “The Chain,” it was clear the five longtime bandmates and one-time lovers have put the years of turbulence well behind them, and now delight in giving these songs a truly heartfelt rendition.

There was no sign of any lagging energy from the group, who are now all close to 70.

Fleetwood Mac fans
Fans braved the weather in rain coats and ponchos. (Photo: Steven McNicholl)

In fact they seem invigorated by the tour, with Buckingham especially spirited, occasionally prowling round the stage like a big cat as he led with his guitar, and Stevie Nicks as other-worldly and vivacious as ever with her husky tones and gothic gypsy-queen outfit.

Their mid-set stripped back numbers together, “Landslide” and “Never Going Back Again,” were beautifully tender, while Buckingham’s “Big Love” solo was a stormer.

It was a particular highlight to see McVie come out from behind the keyboard for “Everywhere.” And her piano-accordion playing on “Tusk” was a wonderfully eccentric addition to the song.

Huge singalongs are what Fleetwood Mac has always done best, though, and last night was no exception with “Dreams,” “Little Lies” and “Go Your Own Way” providing the high points.

With so many hits already fired from the cannon, the crowd was curious to hear what the encore would bring, but it was a pleasure to see Fleetwood become a wild cave man drummer on “World Turning,” and it wouldn’t have been a complete evening without “Don’t Stop” or “Silver Springs.”

To top it all off, hearing McVie sing “Songbird” was a perfectly poignant end to an incredible concert.

Fleetwood Mac play Mt Smart Stadium once more tomorrow night, and there are still select tickets available.

Lydia Jenkin / New Zealand Herald / Sunday, November 22, 2015

VIDEOS 11/21: Mt Smart Stadium, Penrose NZ (Night 1)

Fleetwood Mac concert tickets
(Photo: David Marx)

On Saturday, Fleetwood Mac performed the first of two shows at Mt Smart Stadium in Penrose, a suburb of Auckland in New Zealand. Rain gear was once again the fashion of choice, as wind and showers swept through the area for most of the evening.

Angus and Julia Stone were the support act.

Recording artist Lorde took to social media to post her experience of attending the “best concert” of her life.

Lorde Instagram post
(Lorde via Instagram)

Fleetwood Mac performs again at Mt Smart Stadium on Sunday.

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Videos

Thanks to Andy p, Mike Devery, Brendan Lynch, David Marx, David Spear, and jaseirvine for capturing and sharing this footage!

COMPILATION: Sara / Go Your Own Way / Don’t Stop / (jaseirvine)

The Chain (David Marx)
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Dreams – partial (Brendan Lynch)

Rhiannon – partial (Mike Devery)

Tusk (David Spear)

Big Love – partial (David Spear)

Landslide (Mike Devery)

Sara (Mike Devery)

Sara – partial (Andy p)

Think about Me (David Marx)
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Gold Dust Woman – partial (Mike Devery)

Go Your Own Way (Mike Devery)

Go Your Own Way – partial (Brendan Lynch)

Live Tweets

https://twitter.com/niamh_priest/status/667928408404262912

Set List

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