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2018-2019 Tour Fleetwood Mac

Fleetwood Mac: Wembley Stadium, London, June 18, 2019

The Chain & Little Lies

Dreams & Second Hand News

Say You Love Me

Black Magic Woman

Everywhere & Rhiannon

World Turning

Band Introductions & Gypsy

 

Oh Well & Don’t Dream It’s Over

Landslide

Hold Me

Gold Dust Woman

You Make Loving Fun

 

Go Your Own Way

Free Fallin’ & Don’t Stop

All videos courtesy of Minna Elena —thanks!

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2018-2019 Tour Fleetwood Mac

Fleetwood Mac: Wembley Stadium, London, June 16, 2019

The Chain

Little Lies

Dreams

Second Hand News

Say You Love Me

Black Magic Woman

Everywhere

Rhiannon

World Turning

Gypsy

Don’t Dream It’s Over

Landslide

Hold Me

Monday Morning

You Make Loving Fun

Gold Dust Woman

Go Your Own Way

Free Fallin’

Don’t Stop (video not available)

All videos courtesy of and Kathy Fricker, raina lilith, and Melvin Vella — thanks!

 

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2015 On With The Show Tour - Europe

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.

SHOW NUMBER

DATE

LOCATION

VENUE

96 Saturday, June 26, 2015 London, England The O2
Gary Barnett
Gary Barnett
Paul King
Paul King
Paul King
Paul King
Paul King
Paul King
Paul King
Paul King
Paul King
Paul King

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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2015 On With The Show Tour - Europe

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.

SHOW NUMBER

DATE

LOCATION

VENUE

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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2015 On With The Show Tour - Europe

VIDEOS 6/24: The O2, London (Night 4)

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

SHOW NUMBER

DATE

LOCATION

VENUE

94 Wednesday, June 24, 2015 London, England The O2
RAX1Music
RAX1Music
RAX1Music
RAX1Music
RAX1Music
RAX1Music

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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2015 On With The Show Tour - Europe Concert Reviews

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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2015 On With The Show Tour - Europe

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.

SHOW NUMBER

DATE

LOCATION

VENUE

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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Then Play On (1969)

B.B. King spells out the blues

B.B. King, Fleetwood Mac, Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee, Duster Bennett: Royal Albert Hall, London

B.B. King spelled out the blues for a large, rapturous crowd at London’s Royal Albert Hall last week. It was at Tuesday’s opening of a well-varied package show which began with Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee followed by Duster Bennett. The second half was shared by Fleetwood Mac and King, and after B.B.’s high-voltage performance nobody seemed to want to go home.

He appeared to be as affected by the welcome as we were by his subtly controlled vocal and instrumental art. From the beginning of his “Every Day I Have The Blues” to his final encore, B.B. and his fine tight band projected swing, electrifying feeling, a highly professional polish and a kind of charm which is not all that common among blues artists.

What tunes he worked with hardly seemed to matter. But a slow and pretty solo titled “Friends” was a lovely display of his crying guitar methods; “Don’t Answer The Door” and “Paying The Cost To Be The Boss” were mean indeed; the story of “Lucille” held the audience delighted, while “Rock Me, Baby” allowed them to jump with joy.

The McGhee-Terry duo scored with “Born With The Blues” and Sonny’s “Hootin'” breakdown and “Night And Day,” less so with a folksy “Rock Island Line.”

Duster Bennett blew, banged and picked prodigiously on “I’m The One,” “Shady Little Baby” and “Country Jam.”

And Fleetwood Mac turned in a strongly charged programme which included an impressive guitar duet, “Like Crying,” by Peter Green and Danny Kirwan, and a rocking “Long Tall Sally” finale.

Max Jones / Melody Maker / May 3, 1969