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secret love 01-23-2019 04:22 AM

Was the On with the Show Tour a fitting farewell?
 
Was the On with the Show Tour a fitting farewell? I saw them in Sydney and they were fantastic. The only thing missing was new music.

What they are doing now is not a fitting farewell. It is still something I want to see and experience but it is not a farewell.

Storms123 01-23-2019 07:45 AM

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Originally Posted by secret love (Post 1247776)
Was the On with the Show Tour a fitting farewell? I saw them in Sydney and they were fantastic. The only thing missing was new music.

What they are doing now is not a fitting farewell. It is still something I want to see and experience but it is not a farewell.

I guess OWTS has to be. And a much more fitting name to a farewell tour versus “ An Evening wit Fleetwood Mac” They did more press and publicity around it. Yes we know why they aren’t doing it now. Although lawsuit is settled so I am definitely curious now if they can pull up their big boy and big girl pants and go out and publicize it. If they are so proud of this version of the band, nothing to stop them now from getting out there and talking about it. Will they play the “Today” show when they are in NYC in a few months....time will tell.
If this was a true and proper farewell, I would expect a lot more hype. Seems like this tour is just getting swept under the rug

BigAl84 01-23-2019 09:09 AM

This band has ZERO credibility left in terms of what they say vs what they do. Nobody is going to declare the current tour as a final farewell because I'm sure Mick is thinking in the back of his mind there could be yet ANOTHER "reunion" pay day.

The whole thing will probably pan out to be a giant misfire. The current tour was not a runaway success and they've all crapped on Lindsey to the point where he very well might not ever agree to play with them again.

So yes, the OWTS tour could very well be the last tour of all 5.

My eyes are on Christine. I'm curious if she backs away from the band once the tour wraps up this summer and "contractual obligations" are complete.

HomerMcvie 01-23-2019 10:33 AM

For me, BuckVie was the perfect swan song.

I mean, it would have been nice if Dick and John had toured for the album, but I'm glad they were the final shows for me.

That bitter old hag ruined everything.

jbrownsjr 01-23-2019 11:47 AM

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Originally Posted by HomerMcvie (Post 1247781)

That bitter old hag ruined everything.

What did I do???? :]

sodascouts 01-23-2019 11:58 AM

Well, all five of them were there. I guess it was "fitting" in that respect. It was the last tour of the version of the band I loved, so it was their "farewell tour" in that sense, and I'll take what I can get.

I'm just so thankful I got to see all five fireflies before it ended.

Neal 01-23-2019 01:41 PM

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Originally Posted by sodascouts (Post 1247783)
Well, all five of them were there. I guess it was "fitting" in that respect. It was the last tour of the version of the band I loved, so it was their "farewell tour" in that sense, and I'll take what I can get.

I'm just so thankful I got to see all five fireflies before it ended.

Same.

As far as I'm concerned, OWTS *was* the farewell tour.

SteveMacD 01-23-2019 02:21 PM

It will have to be for that incarnation of Fleetwood Mac.

If they had just enjoyed that moment for what it was and not talked about the future or recording something new, especially since Stevie didn’t sign on for a new album, it might have been a better ending. However, in light of subsequent events, it made for an uneasy, disjointed ending, which is about as Fleetwood Mac as they could get.

aleuzzi 01-23-2019 03:34 PM

The promise of new music is what kept me tuned in to OWTS. I even saw two shows to enjoy Christine’s return.

The new music that arrived from the core foursome was as close to satisfaction as any of us pushing for a studio reunion is likely to get. Who knows what will happen, but I’m not optimistic—and as a live act they’re passť avec or sans Buckingham.

guillamene 01-23-2019 03:52 PM

In answer to the question -Yes!
I'm sure that some of us thought 'The Dance' tour in 1997 would be the final tour, so OWTS was a real bonus. I will always treasure the three shows I saw on OWTS: I remember thinking at the time , " This is it - I won't see THIS band ever again"...Ö.what a lovely way to go out......

annabellee 01-23-2019 04:25 PM

I'm going to have to say the Dance was their farewell tour. OWTS should have been called On With the Same Old Same Old with Less Vibrancy Than Before. The Dance was the last tour to give us new material from each of the 3 songwriters. I'm gonna say 1997 was the last very great year for the five fireflies. They just didn't know to call it an end way back then.

ViscountViktor 01-23-2019 07:40 PM

It was amazing to have the 5 back together for one final tour - obviously we all hoped it would lead on to more....

Andyleo 01-23-2019 10:53 PM

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Originally Posted by sodascouts (Post 1247783)
Well, all five of them were there. I guess it was "fitting" in that respect. It was the last tour of the version of the band I loved, so it was their "farewell tour" in that sense, and I'll take what I can get.

I'm just so thankful I got to see all five fireflies before it ended.

That's exactly how I feel. Saw OWTS twice in Sydney and I'm so glad I did. This new tour will not be a patch on the ass of the 5 fireflies last tour to me.

Buster 01-24-2019 12:32 PM

It was a great and exciting tour but not a fitting farewell. It was billed as the return of the Rumours 5, not as a final run. Had I known it was their swan song, I would have gone to more than one show and I certainly would have gone to the final performance.

The band has taken away the opportunity for fans to say goodbye and have closure. I find this extremely disappointing.

sue 01-24-2019 02:20 PM

I saw them in Leeds, and if I had realised (as is most likely) that it was the
last tour...The last concert I should ever see with all five of them.
Then I would have soaked it in more, appreciated them more , shed a few
tears at the finale and encore.
But I didnít as I never thought it was their final final tour..

Do I think it was their last tour now....yes ífraid so..


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