RECAP: Chicago – United Center

On Saturday night, Stevie performed at the United Center in Chicago — the 20th show of the 24 Karat Gold Tour.

During “Rhiannon,” Stevie’s in-ear monitor was accidentally disconnected, so she couldn’t hear her band playing. A technician came onstage in the middle of the song to try and adjust the monitor, but it remained unfixed. Stevie commented on the technical malfunction after the song, seeming a bit irritated. ‘Well, THAT was an experience. I could hear no instrument, no girls, nothing, just my voice off in the ceiling somewhere. Well, that was a FINE thing!’ @jaycialyx captured the fiasco as it was happening.

She alluded to it again at the end of the show, saying “This was the craziest show of the like 18 shows we’ve played.” She may have also been referring to drawing a complete blank during the band introductions, where she forgot the name of her pianist.

Despite the peculiar moments, it was another great show and fans seemed to be thrilled with her performance.

Much love and thanks to Richard Bond, Erin Brown, Erin Hooley, Live Nation Chicago, and United Center for sharing these great photos from the show!

Stevie Nicks
(Erin Hooley / Chicago Tribune)
Stevie Nicks
(Erin Hooley / Chicago Tribune)
Stevie Nicks
(Richard Bond)
Stevie Nicks
(Erin Brown)
Stevie Nicks
(Erin Brown)
Stevie Nicks
(Erin Brown)
Stevie Nicks
(Live Nation Chicago)
Stevie Nicks
(United Center)

Much love and thanks to artistexpressions, ErinBrown1978 pandaspu, and patricboylan66 for filming and sharing these videos!

Bella Donna (patricboylan66)

Stand Back (pandaspu)

Crying in the Night (ErinBrown1978)

Gold Dust Woman (ErinBrown1978)

Edge of Seventeen

(after the song)

“Thank you, everybody. Thank you for being a kind and loving audience, and listening to all these songs you probably don’t know very well. And not one of you yelled out, ‘Exactly what song did you take out to play that new song I’ve never heard before?’ I appreciate that because for me, you know, you can go on doing this forever, just do the same songs, and the same two-hour set every night for the rest of my life and it’s like, it’s not fulfilling for me. This is very fulfilling for me. It’s a little crazy. All the stories are a little nuts. But the fact is, is that it’s all true, and it’s fun to share it with you. It’s fun to come out here and tell you the real story of my life and their life. So thank you for being a wonderful, awesome audience. And I’ll never forgot it. I love Chicago, I always have. So we will see you the next time, and you be good to each other. Thank you.”

Rhiannon (patricboylan66)

(after the song)

“Well, THAT was an experience. Well, I might as well tell you about it. But you had to see it, right? So nothing was in my ear when I came out. When I went into change into this blouse, they…it didn’t connect. So tell that person, whoever it was that came out, there was nothing in my ear so I was singing ‘Rhiannon’ just to me. I could hear no instrument, no girls, nothing, just my voice off in the…in the ceiling somewhere. I know! And you know what? Pretty interesting. So, um… Well, that was a FINE thing!

OK, so this next song, well you know it. I’m not even gonna give you the story of it…because you don’t need to hear another story! So here it is, probably the song you really wanted to hear the whole time you were here.”

Landslide (after the song)

“Thank you. So what I really just want to leave you with, um, after this crazy night — this has been the craziest show of all the 18 shows we’ve played — is that, is that as crazy as life is, and as crazy as it is right now, you just have to remember that life is basically good and that people are basically good and that we’re basically good and that we love music and that we love being creative. And if we just stay on that path and try to like stay in the path of love, everything’s going to be good and everything’s going to be OK. We’re going to be fine. So keep that in your heart. And if you get upset about something, get in the car, turn on the radio really loud and take a drive, just drive. Thank you, everybody. You’re just awesome, thank you!”

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Stevie Nicks dazzles at the United Center (Althea Legaspi / Chicago Tribune)

Hear Fleetwood Mac’s Early Version of ‘Gypsy’

Fleetwood Mac’s hit 1982 album, Mirage, is set for reissue on July 29th in an expanded package that contains live tracks, early versions of familiar songs, outtakes and previously unheard studio jams. It will be available as a bare-bones remastered album, a two-CD expanded edition and a deluxe-edition box set that contains three CDs, a DVD and a vinyl LP. Preview the set below with an early version of the Stevie Nicks-sung single “Gypsy.”

Mirage came just three years after Fleetwood Mac released their experimental double LP Tusk, but in that time both Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham launched solo careers and MTV drastically changed the pop-music landscape. Unlike many Seventies rock bands that struggled in this new era, Fleetwood Mac thrived. Mirage singles “Hold Me” and “Oh Diane” became big hits on radio and MTV, and the band supported the LP with an extremely successful American arena tour.

Fleetwood Mac’s next album, 1987’s Tango in the Night, was their final release with the classic Rumors-era lineup, though the band did reunite for a tour in 1997. In 2014, keyboardist Christine McVie returned to the band after a long absence for a rapturously received reunion tour. There’s been talk of a new studio album, but there’s no clear sign they’ve actually begun work on it.

Here is the track listing to the new deluxe edition of Mirage:

Disc One: Original Album – 2016 Remaster

  1. “Love in Store”
  2. “Can’t Go Back”
  3. “That’s Alright”
  4. “Book of Love”
  5. “Gypsy”
  6. “Only Over You”
  7. “Empire State”
  8. “Straight Back”
  9. “Hold Me”
  10. “Oh Diane”
  11. “Eyes of the World”
  12. “Wish You Were Here

Disc Two: B-Sides, Outtakes, Sessions

  1. “Love in Store” (Early Version)*
  2. “Suma’s Walk” a.k.a. “Can’t Go Back” (Outtake)*
  3. “That’s Alright” (Alternate Take)*
  4. “Book of Love” (Early Version)*
  5. “Gypsy” (Early Version)*
  6. “Only Over You” (Alternate Version)*
  7. “Empire State” (Early Version)*
  8. “If You Were My Love” (Outtake)*
  9. “Hold Me” (Early Version)*
  10. “Oh Diane” (Early Version)*
  11. “Smile at You” (Outtake)*
  12. “Goodbye Angel” (Original Outtake)*
  13. “Eyes of the World” (Alternate Early Version)*
  14. “Straight Back” (Original Vinyl Version)
  15. “Wish You Were Here” (Alternate Version)*
  16. “Cool Water”
  17. “Gypsy” (Video Version)
  18. “Put a Candle in the Window” (Run-Through)*
  19. “Teen Beat” (Outtake)*
  20. “Blue Monday” (Jam)*

*Previously Unissued

Disc Three: Mirage Live 1982

  1. “The Chain”
  2. “Gypsy”
  3. “Love in Store”
  4. “Not That Funny”
  5. “You Make Loving Fun”
  6. “I’m So Afraid”
  7. “Blue Letter”
  8. “Rhiannon”
  9. “Tusk”
  10. “Eyes of the World”
  11. “Go Your Own Way”
  12. “Sisters of the Moon”
  13. “Songbird”

Disc Four: 5.1 Surround Mix & 24/96 Stereo Audio of Original Album (DVD)

Mirage (Vinyl)

Side One

  1. “Love in Store”
  2. “Can’t Go Back”
  3. “That’s Alright”
  4. “Book of Love”
  5. “Gypsy”
  6. “Only Over You”

Side Two

  1. “Empire State”
  2. “Straight Back”
  3. “Hold Me”
  4. “Oh Diane”
  5. “Eyes of the World”
  6. “Wish You Were Here”

Andy Greene / Rolling Stone / Thursday, June 9, 2016

VIDEO: Stevie joins School of Rock for surprise performance

Stevie made a surprise appearance at Tuesday night’s performance of the School of Rock musical at the Winter Garden Theatre in New York. The stunned crowd gave Stevie a standing ovation, before she and the School of Rock band launched into a fierce version of “Rhiannon”.

Afterwards, Stevie told the audience how impressed she was of the young musicians and encouraged them to donate to the School of Rock music education program.

“I would just like to say, everyone, to be in the presence of these kids that are so amazing that honestly sometimes I close my eyes and I’m not sure that it’s not Fleetwood Mac. It’s very trippy. They are so good, and so I want to ask you all also, that little extra bit of money, 5-10 bucks you have, donate it to that cause because it’s important. It’s the right thing to do. Thank you so much for being here.”

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Rhiannon featuring School of Rock band

The Voice UK: Cody Frost rocks ‘The Chain’

Cody Frost tackles Fleetwood Mac’s “The Chain” on The Voice UK, hoping to keep her place on #TeamGeorge for the Live Final. Watch Cody’s electrifying performance below.

VIDEO: Peyton Parker covers ‘Dreams’

Peyton Parker’s blind audition version of the Fleetwood Mac classic “Dreams” earns her a place on Team Blake, despite Christina’s best efforts.

Watch Peyton’s blind audition version of “Dreams” below:

VIDEO: Florence & The Machine cover ‘Silver Springs’

On Friday night, British indie band Florence and the Machine covered Fleetwood Mac’s “Silver Springs” for Passport to BRITs Week, a series of charity concerts supporting War Child. Other artists on the bill include Coldplay, Bring Me the Horizon, and Jack Garratt.

War Child provides support to children whose families, communities, and schools have been torn apart by war.

VIDEO: Jeffery Austin, Gwen Stefani perform ‘Leather and Lace’

Watch Jeffery Austin and Gwen Stefani perform Stevie Nicks and Don Henley’s hit 1981 duet “Leather and Lace” on The Voice live finale.

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 I’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. I’m So Afraid
  19. Go Your Own Way
  20. World Turning (encore 1)
  21. Don’t Stop
  22. Silver Springs
  23. Songbird (encore 2)

VIDEOS 11/18: Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin NZ

On Wednesday, Fleetwood Mac performed before a sellout crowd of 35,000 people at Dunedin’s Forsyth Barr Stadium, opening a short run through New Zealand.

Stevie dedicated “Landslide” to late All Blacks rugby player Jonah Lomu, 40, who died unexpectedly in Auckland.

During “Go Your Own Way,” an overzealous fan made his way onto the stage. The bloke simply stood at the center of the stage with his arms raised. Security quickly carried the man off the stage after about 20 seconds (pictured below). The band members seemed unfazed by the incident.

Angus and Julia Stone were the support act.

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Live Tweets

https://twitter.com/PippiLongsock/status/66687725938754764978317002252288

Videos

Thanks to Shane Dando, Abby-Rose Evans, Kara Hayes, Leroy Bull Photography, and Otago Daily Times for capturing and sharing this footage!

COMPILATION – The Chain / You Make Loving Fun / Dreams / Rhiannon /  Everywhere / Tusk / Sara / Big Love / Landslide / Little Lies / Go Your Own Way / World Turning / Don’t Stop / Songbird (Leroy Bull Photography)

Dancing man (Kara Hayes)

The Chain / You Make Loving Fun – partial (Shane Dando)

COMPILATION: You Make Loving Fun / Second Hand News / Rhiannon / Everywhere / Landslide / Gypsy / Go Your Own Way (Otago Daily Times)

Rhiannon – partial (Abby-Rose Evans)

Say You Love Me – partial (Shane Dando)

Big Love (Shane Dando)

Landslide – short clip (Otago Daily Times)

Gypsy – partial (Abby-Rose Evans)

Little Lies – partial (Shane Dando)

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 I’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. I’m So Afraid
  19. Go Your Own Way
  20. World Turning (encore 1)
  21. Don’t Stop
  22. Silver Springs
  23. Songbird (encore 2)

VIDEOS 11/14: Hope Estate Winery, Pokolbin NSW (Night 1)

On Saturday, Fleetwood Mac performed at the Hope Estate Winery in Pokolbin, a rural city in the Hunter Region of New South Wales Australia. Fans prepared for the wet night ahead, bringing their ponchos and other rain gear to the show.

Fleetwood Mac closes out the Australian leg of the tour with a second and final show at Hope Estate Winery on Sunday. On Wednesday, the band will be in New Zealand’s South Island city of Dunedlin, where they will perform at Forsyth Barr Stadium.

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Videos

Thanks to deberigny, Mischamaui and Nicole Rebeira for capturing and sharing this footage!

Dreams – partial (Nicole Rebeira)

Rhiannon – partial (Nicole Rebeira)

Landslide (deberigny)

Landslide – partial (Nicole Rebeira)

Don’t Stop (deberigny)

Don’t Stop (Mischamaui)

Silver Springs – partial (Nicole Rebeira)

Live Tweets

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 I’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. I’m So Afraid
  19. Go Your Own Way
  20. World Turning (encore 1)
  21. Don’t Stop
  22. Silver Springs
  23. Songbird (encore 2)