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2018-2019 Tour Article Fleetwood Mac

Fleetwood Mac kicks off North American fall tour in Boston

Fleetwood Mac began the final portion of a world tour that started over a year ago last night at the TD Garden in Boston. The show was previously supposed to take place in April but was postponed due to Stevie Nicks‘ battle with the flu. Monday’s concert featured a bevy of the group’s greatest hits along with a few deep cuts and more.

The legendary band’s current lineup consists of longtime members Mick Fleetwood, John McVie, Christine McVie and Stevie Nicks along with newcomers Mike Campbell (Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers) and Neil Finn (Split Enz, Crowded House). Both Campbell and Finn joined in 2018 ahead of the current tour after Lindsey Buckingham was fired from the band.

Last night’s setlist followed a similar path as others from the now 80-show-old tour. Fleetwood Mac opened with “The Chain” and then played hits “Little Lies,” “Dreams,” “Second Hand News” and “Say You Love Me.” The band honored their early days by performing their 1968 single “Black Magic Woman” penned by former member Peter Green. Fleetwood Mac also paid tribute to Finn and Campbell’s roots via performances of Split Enz’s “I Got You” and Crowded House’s “Don’t Dream It’s Over” as well as Petty’s “Free Fallin’.”

The band also fit in the recently busted out “Man Of The World” and “Oh Well” from Peter Green’s time in Fleetwood Mac. Last night’s show concluded with a run of hits that included “Landslide,” “Hold Me,” “You Make Loving Fun,” “Gold Dust Woman” and “Go Your Own Way.” For the encore, Fleetwood Mac followed “Free Fallin’” with “Don’t Stop.” The tour concludes in Las Vegas on November 16.

An Evening with Fleetwood Mac: Fleetwood Mac at TD Garden
Oct 28, 2019, Boston, MA

  1. The Chain
  2. Little Lies
  3. Dreams
  4. Second Hand News
  5. Say You Love Me
  6. Black Magic Woman
  7. Everywhere
  8. I Got You
  9. Rhiannon
  10. World Turning
  11. Gypsy
  12. Oh Well
  13. Man of the World
  14. Don’t Dream It’s Over
  15. Landslide
  16. Hold Me
  17. You Make Loving Fun
  18. Gold Dust Woman
  19. Go Your Own Way
    ENCORE
  20. Free Fallin’
  21. Don’t Stop

Scott Bernstein / JamBase / Tuesday, October 29, 2019

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2014-2015 On With the Show Tour Concert Reviews

REVIEW: Fleetwood Mac back in top form at Boston Garden party

When you have a record in your quiver like Rumours, one of the best-selling albums of all time with 45 million copies sold, you can kick off a concert like Fleetwood Mac did Saturday in its second sold-out stop at TD Garden this month. Especially if you have Christine McVie back after a 16-year retirement to join Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham in restoring all three of the lead singers from that 1977 classic.

Hence came the “Keep us together” chorus of opener “The Chain,” one of four straight jukebox-worthy tunes from Rumours, followed by Nicks’ signature 1975 smash “Rhiannon.” Yet beyond the nostalgic joy of having all three voices harmonize those vintage hits, Buckingham then announced a new “profound and prolific chapter” for the band, an allusion to songs reportedly in the works for a comeback album.

But no new songs, solo songs or pre-Buckingham/Nicks songs showed up in Fleetwood Mac’s two-and-a-half hour set, which actually grew stronger as it branched deeper into this quintet’s musical personalities (lengthy banter aside). Pianist McVie, the eldest band member at 71, beamed positivity into edge-of-sappy pop like “Say You Love Me” and “Over My Head.” Nicks tempered her witchy mystique for earthy, resonant delivery even in mid-set “Sisters of the Moon” and “Seven Wonders,” which she admitted wouldn’t have been done if not for its inclusion in the TV series “American Horror Story.” Buckingham hit virtuoso extremes from solo acoustic selections to his stinging, finger-picked guitar climax to “I’m So Afraid” while stoking the rock edge of “Go Your Own Way” with tribal drummer Mick Fleetwood, who fueled the energy of “World Turning” despite his overdone solo bash. Only bassist John McVie, recovering from cancer surgery, played the silent partner.

They all looked good and sounded spot-on musically and vocally, so did they really need three female backup singers, an extra guitarist and an extra keyboardist? “Tusk” was powerful before pre-recorded horns synced to video of the USC Trojan Marching Band that graced the album. Band members seemed in fine spirits as well, complimenting each other left and right, apparently quite sincere and happy about it all. Granted, they’re boosting a lucrative brand, starting with pricey sold-out concert tickets. And they must be in better mental and physical shape than in the cocaine-fueled days that Rumours was made, when relationships (between Buckingham and Nicks as well as the divorcing McVies) were in tatters.

Mac fans (especially many who never caught this full classic lineup) would do well to jump on this bandwagon — if they can afford a ticket, and perhaps before any new songs arrive for better or worse (Saturday’s main misstep was 1987’s glossy “Little Lies,” set to video of made-up young eyes and lips). Beyond a date this Saturday in Hartford, Conn., the band just added shows into the new year, including the Dunkin’ Donuts Center in Providence, R.I. on Jan. 28 and Connecticut’s Mohegan Sun on Feb. 7.

Paul Robicheau / The Improper Bostonian / Monday, October 27, 2014

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2014-2015 On With the Show Tour

VIDEOS 10/25: TD Garden, Boston (2)

On Saturday night, Fleetwood Mac performed their 14th show of the tour, playing a second show at TD Garden in Boston.

Stevie dedicated “Landslide” to Vincent, a soldier from Boston who was severely injured in the line of military duty. Over the years, as Vincent slowly and miraculously recovered, Stevie got to know Vincent’s family, with whom she formed a special bond. Stevie also dedicated “Landslide” to Vincent at last year’s show in Boston.

“So Vincent, for everything that you have done and what you gave up for all of us, I’d like to dedicate this song to you one more time. Hopefully, I’ll go and dedicate it to you for another 25 years… So this is ‘Landslide,’ and it’s for Vincent.”

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 (encore 1)
10. Say You Love Me 22. Don’t Stop
11. Seven Wonders 23. Silver Springs
12. Big Love 24. Songbird (encore 2)

Videos

Special thanks to Tad Clarke, DGB519, Michelle Duffy, marinistic, SKMDC777, and stebek1  for sharing these videos!

You Make Loving Fun (courtesy of DGB519)

Dreams (courtesy of DGB519)

Second Hand News (courtesy of marinistic)

Rhiannon (courtesy of DGB519)

Everywhere (courtesy of DGB519)

Say You Love Me (courtesy of DGB519)

Landslide (courtesy of DGB519)

Never Going Back Again (courtesy of SKMDC777)

Over My Head (courtesy of DGB519)

Gypsy (courtesy of DGB519)

Little Lies (courtesy of DGB519)

Little Lies (courtesy of marinistic)

Go Your Own Way (courtesy of DGB519)

Go Your Own Way (courtesy of Michelle Duffy)

World Turning (courtesy of marinistic)

Don’t Stop  (courtesy of DGB519)

Don’t Stop  (courtesy of marinistic)

Songbird (courtesy of Tad Clarke)

Compilation (courtesy of stebek1)