Fleetwood Mac Concert Review
The fact that Fleetwood Mac have needed to add eleven new shows to their 2015 ‘On With the Show’ tour in the United States gives you an inkling as to the massive appeal of this enduring British-American rock band. Christine McVie is returning to Fleetwood Mac to join band members Mick Fleetwood, John McVie, Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks with their 40-city tour. Formed in 1967 in London, the only original member in the band is drummer Mick Fleetwood. It was in 2013 that I saw this tight-fitting Levi-jeans clad band in London. I had been searching on the Internet and came across 2 cancellation tickets for the 26th September show at the Fleetwood Mac Tour. Tickets were in Block 112, so I knew that we’d be near to the stage too.
Their Personal Lives Woven into the Lyrics
I remember the night so clearly. There was magic in the air at the O2 Arena in London. I remember the audience spanned every generation – young teenagers to seniors wanting to listen to Fleetwood’s hits which have their personal love-lives woven into them. I remember the concert being marked by the appearance of their special guest, Christine McVie. The keyboardist received wild cheers as she walked onto the stage and joined other band members with ‘Don’t Stop’.
Evergreen Fleetwood Mac
Christine McVie also confirmed during the show that with drugs and divorce rocking the band in the past, everyone was now the best of friends. In spite of this, you could feel the sexual tension in songs such as ‘Go Your Own Way’. I remember during the show Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks, once a couple, danced slowly during Sara and walked on holding hands before the encores. Stevie Nicks strutted around in black stiletto boots – she is the one who connects the band with a younger crowd. It was unbelievable that this evergreen band, which’d already played at close to 50 American shows earlier during the year, was as vibrant and upbeat as ever. Buckingham set the tempo of the show with some brilliant soloing from the Rumours era, one of their most compelling pop albums.
Small wonder that in 2015 Fleetwood Mac are still performing to sold-out audiences.