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Glasto your own way

Sources close to the band said it was ‘highly likely’ the band would headline the iconic festival next year

Fleetwood back: Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham

Glastonbury organisers are in the final stages of signing Fleetwood Mac , we can reveal.

It comes after they headlined Isle Of Wight festival last year as a UK exclusive.

But now having kept that promise to Isle of Wight bosses, they are free to Go Their Own Way.

A festival source at Q tells us: “Glastonbury was always on the cards and they wanted to do it last year but they couldn’t because of the deal they have signed with Isle Of Wight organisers. Now they are free of that they can do what they want.”

It is not yet known how much Glastonbury mastermind Michael Eavis has offered the British-American rockers.

Fleetwood Mac performing at IOW

But it will be significantly less than what Isle Of Wight organiser John Giddings splashed out to get them last year.

Giddings said he managed to get the five stars – including Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham – by showing them the dollar.

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Apparently Michael Eavis was blown away by their tactics. Giddings revealed: “Michael Eavis said, ‘How did you get Fleetwood Mac?’ I said, I paid them!”

He said he had to invest in a show-stopping headline act to fill the festival.

“Glastonbury are in a privileged position, whereby they sell out in advance,” he explained.

Fleetwood Mac play live at the Isle of Wight Festival 2015

“They could book my granny and still have a festival.

“The rest of us are still in the realms of having to book a decent line-up and make it attractive to people and make them want to come.”

Other acts tipped to headline next year’s Somerset extravaganza include Coldplay and Adele.

Fleetwood have been on a multi-million-pound tour of the world and wrap it up in next month in New Zealand.

We just hope Mr Eavis can seal the deal. Don’t Stop hoping…

Tom Bryant / The Mirror / 19th October 2015

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European tour ends in Dublin

Fleetwood Mac wrapped up the European tour on Saturday night with a third and final show at 3Arena in Dublin. Since September 2014, the band has completed a staggering 104 shows!

Fleetwood Mac takes the On With The Show tour to Australia and New Zealand, starting October 22, with a three-night engagement at Allphones Arena (formerly Acer Arena) in Sydney.

Keep up with the STEVIE NICKS INFO team for all the latest On With The Show Tour news, your one-stop source for concert pictures, videos, statistics, tweets, and more!

SHOW NUMBER

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104 Saturday, July 11, 2015 Dublin, Ireland 3Arena

Photos by Candace Webber

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Videos

Thanks to Samuel Howie for sharing these videos! Check back soon for more videos from the last show of the European tour!

Dreams (Samuel Howie)

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Rhiannon (Samuel Howie)

Little Lies (Samuel Howie)

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Don’t Stop (Samuel Howie)

Stevie talks about Christine returning to Fleetwood Mac (Samuel Howie)

 

Tweets

https://twitter.com/meathniamh/status/620008700049268736

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
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VIDEOS 7/10: 3Arena, Dublin, Ireland

Fleetwood Mac performed at 3Arena (formerly The O2) in Dublin, Ireland, on Friday night. The band closes out the European tour on Saturday night with a second and final performance in Dublin.

Gypsy Montage

Photos by Bryan Michael

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Videos

Thanks to ArtistIreland, Bryan Michael, Jay Keogh, and Niamh Traynor, for sharing these videos!

The Chain (Niamh Traynor)

Dreams – partial (Niamh Traynor)

Rhiannon – partial (Niamh Traynor)

Everywhere (Niamh Traynor)

Landslide (Niamh Traynor)

Gypsy (Bryan Michael)

Little Lies (Niamh Traynor)

Go Your Own Way (Niamh Traynor)

World Turning – drum solo (ArtistIreland)

Silver Springs – partial (Jay Keogh)

Stevie’s farewells (Stuffs)

Silver Springs – partial (Jay Keogh)

Tweets

https://twitter.com/DonnellyLydia/status/619656277858340864

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
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VIDEOS 7/8: SSE Hydro, Glasgow

Fleetwood Mac performed at the SSE Hydro in Glasgow on Wednesday night. The band closes out the European tour this weekend, with a pair of shows at 3Arena in Dublin.

Lindsey dedicated “Big Love” to his son Will, whose birthday was Wednesday night. Will turned 17 this year. Time flies!

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102 Wednesday, July 8, 2015 Glasgow, Scotland SSE Hydro
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Videos

Thanks to BSMphotography Fife, garry erwin, Ian, Laurie Findlay, Gem Carragher, and orchidbloom for sharing these videos!

The Chain (BSMphotography Fife)

You Make Loving Fun (BSMphotography Fife)

Dreams (Gem Carragher)

Second Hand News (BSMphotography Fife)

I Know I’m Not Wrong (BSMphotography Fife)

Tusk (BSMphotography Fife)

Big Love (BSMphotography Fife)

Big Love (Laurie Findlay)

Go Your Own Way (garry erwin)

Don’t Stop (Ian)

Songbird (orchidbloom)

Tweets

https://twitter.com/MeganWhiteee/status/618928574297473025

https://twitter.com/thebraininajar/status/618906828651560960

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

 

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VIDEOS 7/7: Genting Arena, Birmingham (Night 3)

Fleetwood Mac performed a third show at Genting Arena in Birmingham on Tuesday night. This show was originally scheduled to happen on June 9, but it was postponed due to band illness.

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LOCATION

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101 Tuesday, July 7, 2015 Birmingham, West Midlands Genting Arena
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Thanks to Brucefan66, EvanescenceLikeYou09, liamwatson1988, malc grocock, and Ed ward for sharing these videos!

The Chain (liamwatson1988)

Everywhere (liamwatson1988)

Everywhere (EvanescenceLikeYou09)

Tusk (liamwatson1988)

Sisters of the Moon (EvanescenceLikeYou09)

Big Love (Ed ward)

Never Going Back Again (liamwatson1988)

Never Going Back Again (Brucefan66)

Gypsy (EvanescenceLikeYou09)

Little Lies (liamwatson1988)

Little Lies (Brucefan66)

Go Your Own Way (liamwatson1988)

Go Your Own Way (malc grocock)

World Turning – drum solo (liamwatson1988)

Songbird (liamwatson1988)

Songbird (Brucefan66)

Tweets

https://twitter.com/ameliacootah/status/618560390272839681

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
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Jayne Dawson: I heard a rumour that older women are still rocking

In early 1977 I heard the legendary Rumours album by Fleetwood Mac, and I thought it was a bit meh.

You know, it was okay… but it wasn’t about to crack any pots. I thought.

It was a bit American, a bit soft rock for my tastes.

Funny then, that it went on to be one of the biggest, best-selling, most famous, utterly legendary albums of all time, But, hey, you can’t call them all right.

If it makes any difference, I’ve changed my mind. I really like Rumours now. Every song on it thrills me. I don’t know whether it’s because it evokes my lost youth or whether it’s because it’s brilliant. I don’t care, I just love it.

Partly I didn’t like Fleetwood Mac back then because of Stevie Nicks. it wasn’t just the sound of the songs, it was the look of her.

She was too floaty, too hippy, too dippy California girl for tough little me.

Plus, if I’m really telling it like it was, she didn’t look like she had ever had to stand in front of the bathroom mirror for an hour putting concealer on her acne, and that made me quite jealous.

Not like The Jam. Their first big album came along a few months later and set my blood on fire.

They were edgy, jumpy, mean and sharp. They sounded exactly like a British working class teenager felt. They sang our pain. Plus, I could imagine them examining their spots in front of the bathroom mirror. What wasn’t to love?

They’re both still performing, the American soft rockers and the edgy Paul Weller, he who really was The Jam.

I’ve seen them both recently – I watched Paul Weller performing at Glastonbury. It was on the telly though because I have never been to an actual music festival in my life, and I was a bit disappointed.

I mean, he’s not exactly Mr Charisma these days is he? Stylish. I’ll grant you stylish, but somehow Paul Weller’s stage presence over the years has changed from being cool and cutting to grumpy and a bit boring.

And he was wearing a jumper. A jumper! How could he when he looks so good in a suit? It’s as if he’s a … middle-aged man.

Fleetwood Mac, who played at the Arena twice last week, were not like that. They were amazing.

And, in a startling about face, I have to say it is mostly because of Stevie Nicks and her fellow band member Christine McVie. I barely noticed Christine in the old days. She was the plainer one, the sensible-looking one compared with the flamboyant Stevie.

But, boy, I noticed her on Sunday. I had seen Fleetwood Mac before she rejoined the band, and they sound a lot better with her than without her.

But mostly what gladdens my heart is that these two women are now old – and still rocking.

I love that. I love that more than anything. Christine McVie is fully 71 years old, but she is up on stage, still sounding great, looking good – she doesn’t look like the plain sensible one anymore, she looks like she is having fun – and still belting out those brilliant songs, many of which she wrote.

There are loads of old male rockers still performing – now that no one makes money out of recording any more, they have no option really.

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their backsides onto an outdoor stage somewhere and try to remember the words of their 
old hits, every Christmas they 
put on a nostalgic seasonal 
show.

They can be bald, fat, stiff as ironing boards with their creaky old joints – but we accept them.

For women in music, as in every area of life, the standards are different.

We don’t overlook the ageing process in our aging female rockers, we judge it.

But Stevie, 67, and Christine, they are still up there and still out there. There making a pile of money for themselves but they are pushing the barriers for older women everywhere – and that’s no rumour.

Jayne Dawson / Yorkshire Evening Post / Wednesday, 8th July 2015

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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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“You’ll never get away from the sound of the woman that loves you!” (lone Collins)
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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

https://twitter.com/laurafwood/status/617844564209074176

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

 

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VIDEOS 7/4: Genting Arena, Birmingham

Fleetwood Mac returned to Genting Arena on Saturday night, making up for the originally scheduled June 9th concert, which was postponed due to band illness. The band performs the 100th show of the tour tonight at First Direct Arena in Leeds.

SHOW NUMBER

DATE

LOCATION

VENUE

99 Saturday, July 4, 2015 Birmingham, UK Genting Arena

Videos

Thanks to Andy Burns, ROBSHARRED, and Vlogasaurus182 for sharing these videos!

COMPILATION: (Vlogasaurus182)

The Chain (ROBSHARRED)

Everywhere (Andy Burns)

Landslide (ROBSHARRED)

Landslide (Oliver Carter)

Gold Dust Woman (ROBSHARRED)

Songbird (Rob Burns)

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
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REVIEW: Fleetwood Mac @Genting Arena, Birmingham

Reunited rock legends deliver a masterclass in how to play an arena show

As he’s been the guitarist in Fleetwood Mac for 40 years off and on, Lindsay Buckingham knows what he’s saying is an understatement: “The thing is with this band, as people,” he pauses. “We’ve had some ups and downs over the years…..”

Now is not the time or place to go through all of them, either. There simply isn’t room to talk about the legendary history of this legendary band, who started as one thing, became another and are now, probably, something else entirely. Now is the time to look to the future – or at the very least, the present.

Quite simply, last year when it was announced that Christine McVie was back in the band, Mac they were reuniting for some shows, many doubted it would happen, but here we are on – as Stevie Nicks is fond of telling us – the 99th show of the appropriately named “On With The Show” and, my how the public have responded.

There is not a seat to be had at 8.15 precisely, when the lights dim and the five men and women that make up this band – plus the five men and women who add to their live sound – receive their heroes welcome, and what follows, is for the next two and a half hours a compelling lesson to all mere wannabe bands on exactly how this should be done.

Stevie Nicks talks about the meaning of the Fleetwood Mac hit single “Gypsy.” (Video by Rhi Jayne)

The night includes a healthy dose of anthems. Let’s be fair, you don’t sell 140 million records worldwide unless you can write a tune, and it begins with “The Chain” which always strikes as kind of “Layla” in reverse. That is to say, it’s the got the bit everyone knows at the end. Whatever, it’s a striking and superb opener. And as it veers from chilled out and blissful to all-out rock, it is a very neat segue into the world of Fleetwood Mac.

There’s not many bands with the variety on display here. “Dreams” is followed by a superb “Second Hand News” and that’s far from the only time the evening does exactly what it wants to.

A show that isn’t afraid of getting good and psychedelic when it wants to, gets downright experimental on the brilliant “Tusk” which is very much a highlight and “Gold Dust Woman” allows Nicks, who is a mesmerising presence throughout, to explore her mystic sound.

Although all the band are given their chance to shine – Mick Fleetwood in particular with a predictably OTT drum solo – and the musicianship first class throughout, the trump card in this very considerable pack is Buckingham, who is little short of magnificent all evening. His acoustic rendition of “Big Love” is only surpassed by his incredible work on “I’m So Afraid” and he looks to be genuinely thrilled at the chance to play these songs again, as the very clever use of film during the show is quick to pick out.

Fleetwood Mac performs the classic '80 radio hit "Little Lies" in Manchester.
Fleetwood Mac performs the classic ’80s radio hit “Little Lies” in Manchester.

The video screens are a real feature here and the display has clearly been thought of. Whether animation, short sequences or just the band themselves, it adds to both the spectacle and the depth of the performance.

But clearly it’s mostly about the songs, and when it comes time to bring out the big guns, then Fleetwood Mac aren’t firing blanks. “Everywhere” shimmers, “Lies” is the 1980s radio Classic it always was, and the main set closes with a party atmosphere of “Go Your Own Way.”

“Don’t Stop” and it’s big ol’ chorus and it’s big ol’ message of hope (used by Bill Clinton as an election song in 1992 no less) is saved for the first encore, while a stripped back “Songbird” with just McVie and her piano before Buckingham joins her by the end, serves as the second and acts as the closer.

It’s not rocket science. You don’t fill arenas all over the world, you don’t sell this many records, and you don’t get this response when you return to the fray, unless your music connects with the public on whatever level they choose. Moreover you don’t keep people coming back for over 40 years unless you know what you are doing. Fleetwood Mac eloquently make these points tonight and answer any questions that were perhaps remaining with ease. To pinch Lindsey’s line, tonight was very much an up rather than a down.

Andy Thorley / Maximum Volume Music (UK) / Sunday, July 5, 2015 

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VIDEOS 7/1: Manchester Arena, Manchester

Fleetwood Mac performed at Manchester Arena on Wednesday night.

Stevie dedicated “Landslide” to Rick, “a new friend of ours, who drove us from Leeds to Manchester last night and shared his amazing musical collection with us on the way. It was such an amazing drive.”

Videos

Thanks to andyuk36, Phil Lee, Gary Lippett, Lizzie Mitchell (Giggirl), Daniel Porter, reefermanuk, and TheGenesis1960 for sharing these videos!

COMPILATION: The Chain / Second Hand News / Rhiannon / Tusk / Big Love / Landslide / Gold Dust Woman /  Go Your Own Way / Don’t Stop / Silver Springs / Songbird (Gary Lippett)

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Everywhere (reefermanuk)

Tusk (Giggirl)

Tusk / Sisters of the Moon / Say You Love Me (TheGenesis1960)

Big Love (Giggirl)

Landslide with dedication (TheGenesis1960)

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Landslide (Giggirl)

Never Going Back Again (TheGenesis1960)

Gypsy (Giggirl)

Little Lies (reefermanuk)

Gold Dust Woman (Daniel Porter)

Go Your Own Way (reefermanuk)

Go Your Own Way (andyuk36)

World Turning – drum solo (Giggirl)

World Turning – drum solo (Phil Lee)

World Turning / Band introductions / Don’t Stop (TheGenesis1960)

Songbird (Giggirl)

Tweets

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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

 

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REVIEW: Fleetwood Mac at Manchester Arena

Fleetwood Mac fans finally got to see the classic Rumours-era line-up reunited last night as Christine McVie joined ex-husband John McVie and bandmates Mick Fleetwood, Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham on stage at Manchester Arena.

The singer – who is the songwriter and voice behind some of the band’s most enduring hits, including “Don’t Stop,” “Little Lies” and “You Make Loving Fun” – is back on the road with the band for the first time in 16 years for their On With The Show tour.

Fans were delighted to see her return – as was Stevie Nicks, who echoed the audience’s excitement as she squealed: “Our girl is BACK!”

None of the group showed any sign of the mystery illness that forced them to cancel their first show in Manchester last month as they played an unrelenting two and a half hour set.

Now all in their mid to late 60s except Christine, who is 71, they worked the stage with the energy of a group half their age, particularly Lindsey, whose virtuoso guitar playing stole the show.

There was no sign either of the turbulence that nearly tore the band apart during the making of Rumours, with ex-lovers Stevie and Lindsey sweetly clasping hands before dueting on a gorgeous stripped-back version of “Landslide” (we think we even saw Stevie wipe away a tear), while Christine and John appeared just as happy to be sharing a stage again.

“Our Songbird, you might say, has returned,” as Mick put it fondly – and there could only be one way to close the show as Christine sat down alone at a piano to sing her beautiful ballad.

The finale was the highlight of the show for many fans who had waited for years to hear her sing it again, but it was by no means the only standout moment.

From opener “The Chain” to the rousing singalong that accompanied “Go Your Own Way” and Mick’s manic drum solo, it was a five-star performance from start to finish. Even the weather seemed to agree, with fans leaving the arena to a “Dreams”-worthy chorus of thunder and rain outside.

Here is what fans thought about last night’s show:

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Emily Heward / Manchester Evening News / Thursday, July 2, 2015

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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.

SHOW NUMBER

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

 

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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

 

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Fleetwood Mac among Forbes’ ‘World’s Highest-Paid Celebrities’

Fleetwood Mac ranks Number 24 on Forbes’ 2015 World’s Highest-Paid Celebrities. Stevie Nicks and Christine McVie (as a part of Fleetwood Mac) are two of 18 women that made the list, of which only two made the Top 10 (Katy Perry, Number 3, and Taylor Swift, Number 8).

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See the full list Forbes List of World’s Highest-Paid Celebrities.

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The return of Fleetwood Mac

Fleetwood Mac, complete with returning member Christine McVie, are on tour and head to Leeds next week. Andy Threlfall reports

It’s been 15 years since Cumbrian-born Christine McVie retired from Fleetwood Mac, but now she is back, completing the classic Rumours-era line-up of the band on the current tour.

“I didn’t really know exactly what Christine McVie was up to in those missing years,” says a sprightly 65-year-old Lindsey Buckingham. “She pretty much took permanent leave of the performing world and moved back to England and lived somewhere out in the country.”

But now she’s back and that has meant the band’s live show is receiving unparalleled critical plaudits reinvigorated as it is by classics like You Make Loving Fun, Everywhere and Songbird (which closed the London 02 show I witnessed) penned and sung by Christine who turns 72 next month.

For a band famed for its musical chemistry and fabled failed relationships, to close it’s homecoming show with just one (the returning) member at the piano was startling. Art at its most naked. Stripped bare. The song. The voice.

Whichever way you want to decipher this moment after two and a half hours, the sheer brilliance remains intact of this band who can select a 25-song setlist matched only in gargantuan sales figures and magnificence by fellow Brits who still dominate American radio the Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin & The Beatles.

If the return of McVie had been one cause for celebration, that of ex-husband John to the current tour is even more poignant. He very nearly didn’t make it.

As Stevie Nicks told me during our meeting near her Malibu home last year: “John was very ill so we had to come off the road. But he did what he had to do. He went back to his home in Hawaii and he dealt with it. He is an incredible man.”

So the circle is complete again. The battles are never completely resolved in Fleetwood Mac, the scars are deep and often on the surface, but the result is a catalogue of songs so magnificent there is an insatiable appetite to hear them live by this incarnation, the five who made the 40 million seller Rumours.

The world tour has sold out in record time. When Adele met Nicks an hour before they took to the stage at the 02, she proclaimed it, without any sense of hyperbole “THE best night of my life. I love you Stevie Nicks!! The queen of melodies! Thanks for everything.”

Beyonce and Taylor Swift namecheck her as the greatest influence on their singing and songwriting. Leeds is getting a double helping with the band playing two dates at Leeds Arena. Pinch yourself Yorkshire.

Stevie is sanguine when we discuss life, love, Lindsey, near-death and music. “My Dad became the chairman of Canadian Labatts beer, so it was always like there was was alcohol around!”

She laughs at the thought. And what of Lindsey? Who was her then boyfriend in 1975 when he insisted to Mick Fleetwood “If I join your band, my girlfriend must join as well,” the masterstroke that resulted in this seminal rock band.

“I live just 10 minutes from Lindsey now. It is what it is between Lindsey and I – a love affair, not reciprocated as it once was of course – but yes it still happens for us whenever we meet. It still feels a little like the undying love affair, although he’s now a family man of course. He has three teenage kids.

“We talk on the phone, but we don’t hang out like I do especially with Mick and his family who are exactly like ‘Meet The Fockers’ except it’s ‘Meet The Fleetwoods’. I always go to his and we watch the Grammys together or The Oscars. I was sure we would always get back together every few years to play these amazing songs again.”

But is she sometimes amazed that she survived the drugs? “I can’t believe that I’m actually alive it’s true. A plastic surgeon told me that if I took one more line of cocaine I would soon have a brain haemorrhage. Actually he told me that I could really drop dead someday.

“So I stopped. I feel healthier than I’ve felt in 30 years because I’m sober, I don’t really drink any more and I don’t do drugs. I was not in good shape for many, many years. I am very, very blessed to still be here.

“Prescription drug abuse nearly killed me as much as the cocaine. I’m pretty sure that after eight years on that stuff that if I’d not checked myself in to hospital for 47 days I would be dead. Absolutely. I would not be here today. I knew that I was on my way out.”

Do you feel like the poster girl for surviving the 70s and 80s rock and roll excesses I ask her. “Yes, a little. Do I feel like 
the godmother to Britney, Lindsay Lohan, etc? Yes. But when I look at Britney Spears or a Lindsay Lohan I do think they should have learnt from my generation of rock stars… 
but nobody ever does. I should have learnt myself from people like Hendrix and Joplin but I didn’t. I don’t think anyone can tell a drug addict to stop.”

“It’s ironic,” I say, “You sing “Don’t Stop Thinking About Tomorrow…”

“I know.” She stops. A tear? Maybe.

Buckingham has stated this tour could well be it. The last one with such a line-up in its current incarnation. But new songs are now written, and an album might follow.

However, as the penultimate English date on the world tour, followed by Scotland, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand, the Leeds Arena show in July might well be the last time one of the five or six biggest bands of the last 40 years plays in the North of England. Keep your ticket stub and frame it.

Fleetwood Mac are currently on a world tour. They will be playing at Leeds Arena on June 30 and July 5. www.ticketmaster.co.uk

Andy Threlfall / Yorkshire Post / Monday, June 29, 2015

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VIDEOS 6/27: The O2, London (Night 6)

On Saturday, Fleetwood Mac performed their sixth and final show at The O2 in London.

Both Lindsey and Stevie dedicated songs (“Big Love,” “Landslide”) to founding Fleetwood Mac member Peter Green, who attended Saturday night’s show.

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96 Saturday, June 26, 2015 London, England The O2
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Videos

Thanks to for Gary Barnett, blue3rock, daverkl, Paul King, lepaprg, Phil Humphries, Kristie McCarthy, and ZeuS for sharing these videos!

COMPILATION: The Chain / You Make Loving Fun / Dreams / Second Hand News / Rhiannon / Everywhere / Tusk / Say You Love Me / Big Love / Rhiannon / Never Going Back Again / Over My Head / Gypsy / Little Lies / Gold Dust Woman / I’m So Afraid / Go Your Own Way / Don’t Stop (Paul King)

The Chain (ZeuS)

You Make Loving Fun (lepaprg)

Dreams (lepaprg)

Rhiannon (Phil Humphries)

Everywhere (ZeuS)

Everywhere (Mark Stevens)

Tusk (lepaprg)

Say You Love Me (lepaprg)

Big Love – dedication (Kristie McCarthy)

Big Love (Kristie McCarthy)

Gypsy – partial (ZeuS)

Little Lies (lepaprg)

Gold Dust Woman (Gary Barnett)

World Turning – Part 1 (lepaprg)

World Turning – Part 2 (lepaprg)

Band introductions (lepaprg)

Don’t Stop (daverkl)

Go Your Own Way (lepaprg)

Silver Springs (Kristie McCarthy)

Songbird (bluerock)

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
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VIDEOS 6/26: The O2, London (Night 5)

On Friday, Fleetwood Mac performed their fifth show at The O2 in London.

Stevie dedicated “Landslide” to Cory Buckingham (Lindsey’s niece) and Steve Rinkov.

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95 Friday, June 26, 2015 London, England The O2

Videos

Thanks to Nicole Barker, Evan Davis, and Darren Mallet for sharing these videos!

The Chain – short clip (Darren Mallett)

You Make Loving Fun (Darren Mallett)

Second Hand News (Darren Mallett)

Rhiannon (Evan Davis)

Rhiannon (Darren Mallett)

Everywhere (Evan Davis)

Tusk (Evan Davis)

Big Love (Evan Davis)

Landslide dedication (Nicole Barker)

Landslide (Darren Mallett)

Gypsy – partial (Darren Mallett)

Little Lies (Darren Mallett)

I’m So Afraid (Darren Mallett)

Go Your Own Way (Darren Mallett)

World Turning – drum solo (Darren Mallett)

Don’t Stop (Evan Davis)

Go Your Own Way (Evan Davis)

Mick’s Final Words (Darren Mallett)

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
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VIDEOS 6/24: The O2, London (Night 4)

On Wednesday, Fleetwood Mac performed their fourth show at The O2 in London.

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94 Wednesday, June 24, 2015 London, England The O2
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Videos

Thanks to nicknackered, RAX1Music, T-Mak World, and Will Wiseman for sharing these videos!

The Chain (nicknackered)

The Chain (T-Mak World)

You Make Loving Fun (Will Wiseman)

Dreams (nicknackered)

Rhiannon (nicknackered)

Everywhere (nicknackered)

I Know I’m Not Wrong (T-Mak World)

Landslide (RAX1Music)

 

Landslide (T-Mak World)

Landslide (nicknackered)

Over My Head (nicknackered)

Little Lies (nicknackered)

Don’t Stop (nicknackered)

Don’t Stop (T-Mak World)

Go Your Own Way (RAX1Music)

Songbird (nicknackered)

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
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REVIEW: A man who hates gigs reviews Fleetwood Mac at the O2

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Someone has got me a ticket to see Fleetwood Mac, you say? I love Fleetwood Mac. But hang on, I hate gigs. Love Fleetwood Mac. Hate gigs. Love Fleetwood Mac. Hate gigs. Oh well, let’s just get on with it then.

The O2 would be a sterile venue to host a conference of anti-bacterial spray manufacturers, let alone a concert of one of the world’s great rock bands, and the clientele were suitably hard to pin down. It was strange to go to a gig with no discernable tribes, unless fans of a carvery on a Sunday constitutes a tribe. It was like being on a Ryanair flight with 20,000 people.

Why do I hate gigs? Even when I was a teenager and went to a gig a week, I hated gigs. For starters, I experience enochlophobia (look it up). More importantly, I have always been so precious about music that it always seemed a particular perverse cruelty to have my experiences ruined by inevitable meatheads, who would always (and I mean, always) end up standing or sitting next to, behind, or in front of me. Since I refuse to enjoy myself, God punishes me by surrounding me with people who do.

And lo, George the meathead magnet strikes again. Behind me were five friends, who informed me that they had come all the way from Bristol to see their favourite band – and then talked through every song. It was all going exactly as I had expected. It was a shame that the sound at the O2 is so muffled and rough. It really is a music venue for people who don’t like music. I would have preferred a bit more volume and clarity, not only to drown out my paralytic-clown neighbours, but because I really wanted to listen to the band.

Fleetwood Mac are both brilliant and loveable, which is some combination. I overheard one woman saying, “I’m going to cry when they come on, I can feel it.” They opened with “The Chain”, a surefire way to get everyone on board, and its finale still resonates with intricate vocal layering that evokes the choir of an Orthodox church. From here they ran through their greatest hits, which was just fine by everyone, including me. It is worth noting that this is a band with three distinct but complementary songwriters of the highest calibre. There are very few other bands who can boast of such a musical arsenal and their songbook reflects this strength, rotating from the enthralling, edgy neurosis of Lindsey Buckingham to the dark femininity of Stevie Nicks followed by the pure light of Christine McVie’s perfect pop.

They have been buoyed by the return of Christine McVie, who restores the band to its classic Seventies and Eighties lineup (yes, I know it’s not the original lineup). Stevie Nicks appeared to be genuinely delighted to have McVie back and this love was echoed in the reaction of the audience to McVie’s songs, which got the loudest and warmest applause. McVie is an extraordinary woman. She looks like your mum’s best friend – Auntie Christine who works on the lingerie counter at M&S – but she has written some titanic songs: “You Make Loving Fun”, “Say That You Love Me”, “Little Lies”. She is consistently underappreciated.
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Buckingham’s highlight (his guitar playing borders on superhuman at times) was his solo acoustic version of “Big Love”, a song which gets more unsettling, mysterious and enjoyable as it ages. He was clearly the hero of the one of my new friends, who was so drunk that in between informing those around him Buckingham was “a f***ing legend”, he forgot the legend’s name and began shouting “Lesley! Lesley!”

My enjoyment of the subtle, emotionally wrought harmonies of “Rhiannon” was impaired somewhat by the girl in the seat behind me yelling “Sit the f*** down” at her friends over and over and over again. She trumped this during Lesley, sorry Lindsey, Buckingham’s slowed-down version of “Never Going Back Again”, during which she loudly conceded, “I’m so drunk I can’t see,” as she kicked the back of chair like a toddler in economy class.

Buckingham made a speech about the band’s well-documented “ups and downs” and proclaimed a new “profound and prolific” era for the band. That was the herald for the dead hand of a new song, which, since no one knew or wanted to hear, meant hundreds of punters headed for the toilets and the bars. It was as if Fleetwood Mac had become their own support band nobody cared about. But I don’t think they noticed and it didn’t matter as the hits soon started rolling again.

Buckingham and Nicks sang “Happy Birthday” to Mick Fleetwood, whose enjoyment and drumming chops are clearly undimmed. He and John McVie – recovering from cancer – remain reassuringly indomitable and tight. As John McVie said of his musical spouse of 50 years to Mojo, “Mick will go on until they put him up against the wall and shoot him.”

And so, after most of Rumours, half of Tango In The Night  and the title song from Tusk (one of the highlights and the only occasion the visuals really helped the show – with a trippy rehash of the original “Tusk” video at Dodger Stadium in LA), we got to the money shot: “Go Your Own Way” and “Don’t Stop”. Nicks returned for the finale wearing a black top hat that reminded me a bit of the hitcher from The Mighty Boosh (which would have pleased Mac fan Noel Fielding) and the band proceeded to give the crowd what they wanted.

About a third of the audience stood up to dance. More still jiggled in their seats. I doubt if there have been that many people with so little natural rhythm gathered in one place since the world championship bowls final at Potters Leisure Resort in Hopton-on-Sea. McVie capped her triumphant evening with a grand piano and “Songbird”. My new chums were suitably moved. But it was hard not to be.

As I said before: Love Fleetwood Mac. Hate gigs. Deep down I knew the uncomfortable truth of this enterprise, which was that the meatheads were the unfortunate ones for having to sit behind me, rather than the other way round. “This has got to be one of the top three nights of my life, easy,” slurred one of them. God had spoken and it was my fault if I didn’t listen. Long live Fleetwood Mac and their fans.

George Chesterton / GQ UK / Thursday, June 25, 2015

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After 40 years, Fleetwood Mac remains relevant, potent

At one time, they were the biggest band in the world. They totally dominated the charts, and much like the Beatles, releases of their new albums were heralded as “events.” They have crafted a thick catalogue of timeless, chart-topping songs that spans four decades. After all this time competing in the world of pop music where youth is worshipped, and growing old is an unpardonable crime, there still remains an allure and lasting mystique to the iconic British-American band, Fleetwood Mac.

Looking at them through the reality lens, their longevity and eternal star power have been built and nurtured as much on the long-running soap opera that has always been the sordid private lives of the band members as it has been on their enormous musical talents.

Back in the day, virtually all of them drifted in and out of disastrous affairs with each other that ended in bitter breakups and very public battles in divorce court. All along their journey, members have left the band, only to return again. Living in this swirling maelstrom of sex, drugs and confusion, their careers soared into the pop music stratosphere. The trials and tribulations of their personal lives always seemed to add a rather compelling barbed edge to their music that fans found irresistible.

What chronicled the depth of this dysfunctional music family with the most accuracy has to be their collective songwriting contributions that went into their classic 1977 album Rumours. Nearly every song on that monster-selling collection illuminated an intimate part of their personal stories. Fleetwood Mac is a legendary pop-rock band of warring lovers, spouses and friends, who reigned supreme among the hip and the cool set of the L.A. scene during the ’70s and ’80s.

There are those rare moments when I’m free to kick back, shift my mind into neutral, let the here and now slip through my fingers for a little while, and drift back to yesterday, where I can rekindle some of the long-ago memories that reside in the deep shadows of my mind. When I pull those memories up again, what comes back is my feeling that there were three incredible bands that seemed to define that decade: The Eagles, Queen and Fleetwood Mac.

With Mac, the talent of rock’s senior citizens is still off the charts today. Their current world tour, “On with the Show,” is selling out across the globe and garnering rave reviews. This tour also whistles in on the gentle winds of nostalgia, to be sure. Be that as it may, their talent can’t be denied. I have always felt that Christine McVie – who up and walked away, leaving the band 16 years ago, only to return to the fold late last year – is, without question, one of the most talented women in music. Her songwriting is pristine, and at 71, her voice has not lost any of its original range and vocal quality.

Likewise, Lindsey Buckingham, 65, is perhaps the most underappreciated and underrated guitarists in the music industry. His intricate guitar playing has always anchored the band and remains an essential element in their success. At 67, Mick Fleetwood remains a robust and steady drummer. Surviving a recent bout with cancer, 69-year-old bass guitarist and founding member, John McVie, is still playing with a practiced proficiency that looks effortless.

Perhaps the one casualty of the passing years is 66-year-old Stevie Nicks. Once the charismatic “Gold Dust Woman,” her good looks have faded, and her sexy allure now belongs to a time that has long passed by. Her once smooth and silky voice has been replaced by a rough and husky tone that can’t quite hit the high notes as easily as she once did, and yet she still remains as much a mystical presence as she did so many years ago, when she captivated young guys like me.

Four decades have come and gone, and I have to tell you that, even today, each time I take out my time-worn copy of Rumours and give it just one more listen, I still get lost in it. The songs drift and float through my head like shadows in the dark, parting the curtain to past and lifting the mists that hang over yesterday. Each time I rediscover this album, my appreciation for how they all bared their souls in the process of making Rumours comes back to me again. For in these amazing songs, the vivid and indelible images of their breakups, their storybook-like romantic entanglements with each other, their drug-induced lifestyles, and their estrangements from one another are captured forever in such a unique and compelling way.

What stands head and shoulders above all of these things in my mind, is the enormous and lasting artistic talent of Fleetwood Mac. After four decades, they are still an extraordinary and iconic pop-rock band. Yes, they are now growing older, but the musical gifts they have given to us remain eternally young. To me, they are still as fresh and new as the first flowers of spring.

Paul Collins is a Freelance Writer from Southborough, Mass.

Paul Collins / The Telegraph / Wednesday, June 24, 2015

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VIDEO 6/22: The O2, London (Night 3)

On Monday, Fleetwood Mac returned to The O2 for their third non-consecutive show in London. The band will perform two additional shows in London this week.

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93 Monday, June 22, 2015 London, England The O2

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Videos

Thanks to Martin Cox, Paul Knight, and TheNIDAN17 for sharing these videos!

COMPILATION: The Chain / ‘Let’s get this party started!’ / Dreams / Rhiannon / Everywhere / Say You Love Me / Big Love / Landslide / Gypsy / Little Lies / Go Your Own Way / World Turning / Don’t Stop/ Songbird (Paul Night)

The Chain (Martin Cox)

You Make Loving Fun (Martin Cox)

Second Hand News (The NIDAN17)

Rhiannon (TheNIDAN17)

I Know I’m Not Wrong (TheNIDAN17)

Tusk (TheNIDAN17)

Sisters of the Moon (TheNIDAN17)

Big Love (TheNIDAN17)

Landslide (TheNIDAN17)

Never Going Back Again (TheNIDAN17)

Little Lies (TheNIDAN17)

Gold Dust Woman (TheNIDAN17)

I’m So Afraid (TheNIDAN17)

Don’t Stop (TheNIDAN17)

Silver Springs (TheNIDAN17)

Songbird (TheNIDAN17)

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

 

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Fan’s dream comes true

“She was just a wish / She was just…a wish”

For one fan, the lyrics from the classic Stevie Nicks-penned song “Gypsy” couldn’t haven’t been more meaningful and appropriate than it was when she met her idol after Fleetwood Mac’s June 16 concert in Glasgow, Scotland.

UK fan Robyn Sneddon literally had her wish of meeting Stevie Nicks granted by Rays of Sunshine, a UK registered charity that grants wishes to children, aged 3 to 18 years old, living with serious or life-limiting illnesses. “I couldn’t believe just how close I actually was to her — my heart was absolutely pounding!” Robyn wrote on her blog about being in the same room as Stevie (a feeling that all fans who have met Stevie in person would attest to!).

You can read more about Robyn’s incredible experience of meeting Stevie on Robyn’s blog. Go Robyn!

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VIDEOS 6/20: 3Arena, Dublin

Fleetwood Mac crossed the Irish Sea and performed at 3Arena in the coastal city of Dublin on Saturday night.

At the end of the show, Stevie saw it fitting to share her story about the Dublin events (during the 2013 tour) that led up to Christine McVie returning to the band (see video below).

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92 Saturday, June 20, 2015 Dublin, Ireland 3Arena
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Videos

Thanks to bossaddict, Rebecca Bourke, chobbesrules, padraig fahey, Aine Flynn, Chris Mcgrinder, Paul Moran, more savage, Daniel O’Carroll, pchambersmusic, rachelo1982, and Zarah Jane for sharing these videos!

COMPILATION: The Chain / Dreams / Rhiannon / Everywhere / Tusk / Say You Love Me / Landslide / Go Your Own Way (Aine Flynn)

The Chain (Paul Moran)

Dreams – partial (Zarah Jane)

Second Hand News (Paul Moran)

Rhiannon (Jay Keogh)

Everywhere (pchambersmusic)

Everywhere (bossaddict)

Big Love (Rebecca Bourke)

Landslide (padraig fahey)

Gypsy (Paul Moran)

Little Lies (rachel01982)

I’m So Afraid (more savage)

Go Your Own Way (Rebecca Bourke)

World Turning – drum solo (Chris Mcgrinder)

Band Introductions / Don’t Stop (Chris Mcgrinder)

Silver Springs (bossaddict)

Songbird (chobbesrules)

Stevie: ‘This is Dublin. Of course, you have magical powers.” (bossaddict)

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

 

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VIDEOS 6/17: SSE Hydro, Glasgow (Night 2)

Fleetwood Mac performed a second show at the SSE Hydro in Glasgow on Wednesday night.

SHOW NUMBER

DATE

LOCATION

VENUE

91 Wednesday, June 17, 2015 Glasgow, Scotland SSE Hydro

Videos

Thanks to Jane McLeish, Palps1981, and Simon Nevin for sharing these videos!

The Chain (Simon Nevin)

Everywhere (Palps1981)

 

Big Love (Jane McLeish)

 

Gold Dust Woman (Jane McLeish)

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
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VIDEO 6/16: SSE Hydro, Glasgow (Night 1)

Fleetwood Mac performed at the SSE Hydro in Glasgow on Tuesday night, continuing their tour through the UK.

Stevie didn’t know anyone in Glasgow, so she dedicated “Landslide” to the Scottish crowd.

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90 Tuesday, June 16, 2015 Glasgow, Scotland SSE Hydro

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Thanks to Black Out, BSMphotography Fife, Emma-Louise Cowan, Roy Halley, manic bunny, Ryan SK, and Stevie Wilson for sharing these videos!

The Chain (Stevie Wilson)

Dreams (BSMphotography Fife)

Rhiannon (Roy Halley)

Second Hand News (Sarah Leitch)

Everywhere (BSMphotography Fife)

I Know I’m Not Wrong – partial (BSMphotography Fife)

Sisters of the Moon (Roy Halley)

Sisters of the Moon (manic bunny)

Sisters of the Moon – partial (BSMphotography Fife)

Say You Love Me – partial (BSMphotography Fife)

Landslide (Emma-Louise Cowan)

Never Going Back Again (BSMphotography Fife)

Over My Head (BSMphotography Fife)

Big Love (BSMphotography Fife)

Little Lies (Black Out)

Little Lies (BSMphotography Fife)

I’m So Afraid (Roy Halley)

Go Your Own Way (Stevie Wilson)

World Turning (Ryan SK)

Don’t Stop (Stevie Wilson)

Silver Springs (BSMphotography Fife)

COMPILATION: The Chain / Everywhere / Sisters of the Moon / Landslide / Little Lies / Gold Dust Woman / Gypsy / Silver Springs (Ryan SK) / Go Your Own Way

Review

Fleetwood Mac, Glasgow SSE Hydro (The Scotsman)

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
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REVIEW: Fleetwood Mac, Glasgow SSE Hydro

ACCORDING to the traditional concert closing remarks of Fleetwood Mac’s resident ringmaster Mick Fleetwood, “the Mac is most definitely back” – and now these MOR giants come with added Christine McVie.

 

Rating: * * * *

 The singer/pianist has rejoined the line-up after a sixteen-year absence and immediately made her leavening presence felt on the close harmony of opening number The Chain.

Her simply stated love songs, such as the sweet, girlish Everywhere and mellifluous Little Lies, made a welcome comeback to the setlist, providing a charming contrast to Stevie Nicks’ more melodramatic, impressionistic numbers – though the absence of Songbird from this show’s setlist was a great shame.

The eternal hippie chick Nicks was in her theatrical element, donning a black feathery shawl for extra gothic ambience on Rhiannon – though it hardly needed an atmospheric boost with Lindsey Buckingham’s burnished guitar and the ethereal harmonies as embellishing features.

Buckingham, meanwhile, was energised throughout, limbering up those fleet fingers to deliver an athletic, acoustic Big Love which climaxed with a primal yelp.

The eccentric tribal Tusk was another cathartic highlight.

The former couple cleverly traded on their volatile chemistry with a joint rendition of Landslide but were given too much hammy latitude on Gold Dust Woman and I’m So Afraid.

The band pulled back from the brink of indulgence with Go Your Own Way and heeded their own advice on Don’t Stop.

Both hits were the product of inter-band break-ups, yet here they are forty years on, still singing that universal rock soap opera.

Fiona Shepherd / The Scotsman / Wednesday, 17th June 2015

 

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VIDEOS 6/14: Isle of Wight Festival

Fleetwood Mac Interview

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89 Sunday, June 14, 2015 Isle of Wight, England Isle of Wight Festival, Seaclose Park

 

Videos

Thanks to Bagpuss009, cokeco12, cronas2, mark1111jd, matt douglas, Lewis Simpson, steven davis, SuperTurboPixel StreamersHD, and Wally Willis for sharing these videos!

The Chain (Wally Willis)

The Chain (Bagpuss009)

Dreams – partial (Lewis Simpson)

Everywhere (cokeco12)

Rhiannon (mark1111jd)

Rhiannon (cokeco12)

Big Love (cronas2)

Landslide (SuperTurboPixel StreamersHD)

Little Lies (cokeco12)

Gold Dust Woman (Bagpuss009)

I’m So Afraid (steven davis)

Go Your Own Way (cronas2)

Don’t Stop (Bagpuss009)

Final Goodbyes (matt douglas)

2015-0614-isle-of-wight-line-up-v22Set 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

 

 

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REVIEW: ‘The best Isle of Wight in years’

Fleetwood Mac managed to do the impossible at Isle of Wight: top Blur’s performance from the previous night, says Patrick Smith.

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If any act were to top Blur’s glorious Saturday-night set, it would surely be folk-rock behemoths Fleetwood Mac. And so it proved, as the sun went down on what’s been the best Isle of Wight festival in years, overflowing with nostalgia thanks to its affectionate nod to the 45th anniversary of Jimi Hendrix’s famous performance here.

Weary bodies, battered by rain on the Friday night, hauled themselves to the Main Stage to witness the American-English quintet, who seemed to have shrugged off the illness that forced them to cancel their Birmingham and Manchester gigs earlier in the week.

Stevie Nicks of Fleetwood Mac (Rex)

It was marvellous to behold. Making their first ever appearance at Isle of Wight, this volatile soap opera of a group are now restored to their original configuration, with singer-pianist Christine McVie returning after a 16-year hiatus. That they were here to close proceedings represented a major coup for the festival – especially when you consider Michael Eavis has been trying to sign them up for Glastonbury for ages.

The Mac, now in their 48th year and in the middle of a 130-leg reunion tour, opened with the familiar driving riff of The Chain, which saw thunderous drums, coruscating guitar lines and sweeping melodies collide to devastating effect, while its chorus of, “we will never break the chain,” felt rather apt.

From there the hits kept coming. Vocalists Stevie Nicks, Lindsey Buckingham and McVie, each dressed in black, all shared the limelight willingly, with the former’s voice, admittedly less honey-toned than it once was, anchoring the beautiful Dreams, taken from their 1977 break-up album Rumours. “Welcome back Mrs Christine McVie,” said a Nicks in one of many heartening showings of camaraderie. Everywhere, their gorgeous, twinkling ode to all-encompassing love, soon followed, with McVie taking centre stage and providing one of the high points of the festival.

Fleetwood Mac performing on the Main Stage(Rex)

Later, Buckingham stressed the importance of change, before a virtuosic performance of 1987’s Big Love. How pleasing that the brilliance of Fleetwood Mac’s music hasn’t changed.

Earlier, in a packed-out Big Top tent, The Lightning Seeds, fresh from their appearance on TFI Friday on Friday night, were by turns wistful and energetic. Spearheaded by their charismatic frontman Ian Broudie, the Liverpudlian alt-rockers, who formed in 1989, began their 50-minute set with Sense. But it wasn’t until a polished rendition of The Life of Riley, a song synonymous with Match of the Day’s Goal of the Month segment in the Nineties, that the audience began to embrace them fully.

Because of the phenomenal success of Three Lions, the football anthem made with comedians Frank Skinner and David Baddiel for Euro ’96 and rejigged for the 1998 World Cup, it’s easy to forget that, in their pomp, Lightning Seeds were actually pretty inventive, purveyors of catchy, fey pop songs such as their 1990 track Pure which closed their set to grateful applause. Demands for Three Lions, meanwhile, were kept to a minimum – a good thing really, given that it didn’t make the cut.

“It’s an absolute pleasure to be here you know,” said the sunglasses-wearing Broudie before breaking into the jaunty, keyboard-led Lucky You, one of their highlights.

The band are due to release a new album this year, their first since 2009’s Four Winds. I have high hopes for it.

Over on the Main Stage afterwards, 28-year-old Scot Paolo Nutini serenaded a swelling crowd with his brand of Motown-inflected soft rock. Wearing a red-and-black check shirt unbuttoned to his chest, the doe-eye singer-songwriter has a lovely voice: raspy and full of emotion. At times he sounded reminiscent of Kings of Leon’s Caleb Followill; at others of the late Joe Cocker.

Though he can be gratingly earnest and bland, tracks such as Pencil Full of Lead (from his 2009 LP Sunny Side Up) were warmly received. Finishing with a soothing, acoustic version of 2006’s Last Request, Nutini urged the crowd to “enjoy the legends” that are Fleetwood Mac. It was impossible not to.

Top that, Glastonbury.

Patrick Smith / The Telegraph / Sunday, 14th June, 2015

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REVIEW: Reunited Fleetwood Mac prove Dreams can come true at Isle of Wight

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The band’s secret, only recently returned weapon, Christine McVie dominates the early, Anglo-Californian harmonies.

Fleetwood Mac can actually remember the idealism which spawned 1969’s original Isle of Wight festival. But the catastrophic marriage collapses and cocaine mountains which catalysed the classic Rumours, an album which they no longer try to live down, meant they embodied the Seventies far more.

So while their Sunday headline set taps into this festival’s founding traditions, they play the smoother, harder rock of later, and far more cynical times.

Dr Showbiz has cured the unnamed ailment which cancelled two UK shows in the nervous run-up, letting them at least make it on stage, as they were always somehow going to. A bounding Mick Fleetwood is first, arms aloft in premature triumph. He is the pounding, insistent motor, musically and personally, without which the band he co-founded in 1967 would sputter and die.

Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham, by contrast, show steely determination. Buckingham, the band’s Brian Wilson-like songwriting mastermind since 1974, looks faintly above a band he has tried to put behind him many times, as if he’s too old for this foolishness.

But he gruffly leads the charge with “The Chain”, the charge of hearing its great, bass-heavy riff electrifying the huge crowd. Few have headed for the ferries with Fleetwood Mac in town.

The band’s secret, only recently returned weapon, Christine McVie dominates the early, Anglo-Californian harmonies; the English purity of her voice raises the band above the soured innocence which spawned Rumours.

Blur headline Isle of Wight festival 2015
 When all their voices join in hippie harmony on that album’s “Dreams”, for a moment the AOR sluggishness and personal battles which have dogged them fade away.

If you want a festival to mean something, though, book Saturday’s headliner Blur. Even more than Fleetwood Mac, Damon Albarn has faith in the human potential of thousands listening to music in a field.

Blur’s Saturday headline show on the island can’t match their 2009 Glastonbury reunion gig for raw communal emotion. But in its questing spirit, grand musical thrills and huge desire to drag people together, it’s close enough.

Ice cream van tunes and pink and white neon cones set the stage with reminders of Blur’s new album The Magic Whip, whose tunes bloom in what follows. “Ong Ong” is a summer miracle of a pop song, while “Thought I Was A Spaceman” offers Albarn the lone, tragic crooner, desolately nostalgic then brutally letting rip as the music explodes.

Albarn had lost his voice the day before, hoarse from chanting at a Glasgow warm-up gig. The careful seriousness which can afflict him outside of Blur falls away when he’s with them, letting him do stupid things. Wearing a Fred Perry shirt and skinhead’s green jacket, he capers across the stage with Phil Daniels during the crowd-bonding “Parklife” and, even on the darkly adult heroin ballad “Beetlebum”, refinds Britpop’s youthful fun.

Pharrell on stage

During a set which digs into deep corners of a quarter-century career many in the crowd barely remember, “Trimm Trabb” leave him lost in the moment, eyes wide. His childhood friend and right-hand man Graham Coxon wrings new, exploratory sounds with his guitar from the most familiar tunes. The Britpop-catalysing orgy of “Girls and Boys” is massively great, “The Universal” a blissful finale.

Friday’s headliner The Prodigy offer equally welcome unruliness. When the brittle snare-drum cracks of “Breathe” announce their arrival, fans run towards the stage, faces lit with the expectation of chaos. Sleaford Mods’ singer Jason Williamson guests on the thuggish “Ibiza”, where the guitars feel like close in, relentless Manny Pacquiao punches.

Friday headliners The Prodigy (credit: Sarah Lincoln Photography)

James are another highlight, singer Tim Booth acting as if they should be headlining. The lyrics of this floppy-limbed, carelessly manic dancer with an actor’s sense of drama are an uptight Northerner’s songs of freedom. Dozens are on the stage dancing by the end, as James insist on a sense of occasion. Pharrell Williams brings dancers too, including a middle-aged woman with strip-club technique. It’s a glorified club personal appearance, with much charisma and itchy beats, but no musical spontaneity.

James Bay, the latest in a generation of British singer-songwriters who sound like they’ve been anaesthetised, could do with the charisma. When such mainstream dullness intrudes, it’s time for the intimate Kharma Cafe’s often local bands, or the blessed, art-punk weirdness of Chicks On Speed.

As Sunday’s sun bakes the last of the mud from Friday night’s sodden downpour, Suzanne Vega gently pierces the just-waking crowd with her cool, pure voice, preparation for Fleetwood Mac’s finale to a strong, diverse weekend.

Nick Hasted / The Independent / Sunday, 14th June 2015

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Why we’re excited about the return of Christine McVie

Those heading for the Isle of Wight festival will see something Mac fans feared they would never see again: Christine McVie’s return after a 16-year absence.

To listen to Fleetwood Mac’s Christine McVie speak, you’d never guess she was a member of one of the world’s most successful – not to mention debauched and dysfunctional – bands of all time. Level-headed and prone to understatement when I interviewed her for the Guardian in 2013, she described the songwriting gift that enabled her to knock out such hits as Don’t Stop and Little Lies as follows: “I don’t know what it is really … I think I’m just good with hooks.”

During that interview, she went on to discuss the band’s legendarily gargantuan drug intake without a hint of romance – “Well, I’d be lying if I said I was sober as a judge” – and described the crazy routine the band adhered to at the peak of their success in similar terms: “You look at tennis players; it’s the same kind of thing.”

So grounded can McVie appear that it’s almost surprising that the songs she writes take flight so effortlessly: heartfelt and clear, they’re given extra wind beneath their wings by her pure, songbird falsetto. This summer, those heading to the Isle of Wight festival will get to see her perform them, something many Mac fans feared they would never see again: McVie left the group in 1998, succumbing to a fear of flying and longing for a quiet life in the country; she rejoined in 2014.

It’s a testament to Fleetwood Mac’s abundance of talent that they have not just survived without McVie and her many hits during this 16-year absence, but delivered storming three-hour sets packed with classic tracks. Great though those shows were, it wasn’t quite Fleetwood Mac. McVie’s songs don’t just stand out in their own right, but also provide a counterbalance to the other artistic directions in the band. Less mystical than Stevie Nicks’ and less wilfully experimental than some of Lindsey Buckingham’s, McVie’s simple songs of love nonetheless brim with a sense of positivity, not to mention an abundance of melody.

Her musical gifts – let’s not forget she’s a skilled keyboard player with a style schooled in the blues – are not the only reason Mac fans should celebrate her return. In a famously fractured band, whose existence always seems precariously balanced, thanks to decades of broken marriages, flings and rows, McVie’s down-to-earth personality provides a steadying role similar to that of her songs.

She always seemed capable of rising above the tangled love dramas that caused jealously and tantrums among the men, and her enduring friendship with Nicks helped the pair to face the perils of being female artists during the sexist 70s. When McVie first left, Nicks said she was heartbroken; today she talks lovingly about having her musical sister back in the band: “When I finish Silver Springs, Christine waits for me and takes my hand,” she recently told Canadian magazineMaclean’s. “We walk off and we never let go of each other until we get to our tent. In that 30 seconds, it’s like my heart just comes out of my body.”

McVie is too key a figure for Fleetwood Mac to have carried on touring without her, and drummer Mick Fleetwood has admitted that her return to the band makes them “complete” again. Speaking to the Vancouver Sun in March, he added that he “couldn’t think of a better ending, when this does end … we’re all on the same page and writing the same last chapter”.

Comments such as this only add to the sense that their Isle of Wight show will be a magical, uplifting and emotional experience. Or “not a bad gig”, as Christine may well say afterwards.

Fleetwood Mac play the Isle of Wight festival on 14 June.

Tim Jonze / The Guardian / Wednesday, 3rd June 2015