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Old 05-13-2013, 05:05 PM
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Wondering if anyone will be attending the show in Vancouver this weekend.? Would be great to know other ledges there..
I will be there with my tophat on
Also a friend of mine had to cancel at the last moment and I now have 1 Main Floor row 30 ticket for sale.if anyone is interested ..
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May 15, 2013 The Prince George Citizen
http://www.princegeorgecitizen.com/a...ong-of-the-day

Derek Springall

On Sunday, I will be able to cross Fleetwood Mac off of my bucket list when I finally get to see them perform live at Rogers Arena in Vancouver. I look forward to joining Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks in singing many of their greatest hits, but none more than Go Your Own Way from Fleetwood Mac’s 1977 Masterpiece, Rumours. Written by Buckingham about his feelings towards his turbulent relationship with Nicks, Go Your Own Way tells of the need to let something go, even when the desire to hang on remains. Lindsey’s Rhetorical question “How can I ever change things that I feel?” lets us know that he realizes he must let go of his feelings for Stevie and yet does not know how to do it. He feels anger towards her because he wants to give her everything and yet she won’t let him. You can hear the anxiety in his voice when he exclaims “You can go your own way... you can call it another lonely day” because he feels that they should be together and there is no reason for either of them to ever be lonely. For me, this song is a lesson in letting go. Whether it be a person, an idea, or anything else that you’ve spent time and energy on, there often comes a point when we just have to cut our losses, let go and move on. It is seldom easy, and we will often find ourselves asking the same question as Lindsey. But perhaps we don’t always have to learn to change the things we feel. Maybe, in many cases, we simply have to learn to live with the feelings and just make room for them in our lives or, ideally, let them go their own way.
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The Province May 19, 2013

http://www.theprovince.com/entertain...138/story.html

A love-in. That was last night's Fleetwood Mac concert.

From the moment Mick Fleetwood bounded onstage, dropped his giant, lanky self behind his kit and started the drum roll leading into Second Hand News, it was on your feet and sing along to every song at Rogers Arena. On the basis of three albums made in the seventies, the second configuration of what began as a very fine UK blues-rock group has built a timeless legacy.

The sheer number of people at the show who weren't even born when Rumours ruled the world in 1977 but knew every word was testament to that.

The quartet of Fleetwood (65), bassist John McVie (67), eternally tanned quitarist Lindsey Buckingham (63) and Stevie Nicks (64) still bring it. Sure, it's a shame that singer/keyboardist Christine McVie (69) is out of the line-up again but the band has plenty of material she wasn't a key part of.

Some winning material from the recently released iTunes only EP titled, creatively, Extended Play, was thrown into the Fleetwood Mac (1975), Rumours and Tusk (1979) heavy set. Sad Angel is certainly the group's best song in decades so here is hoping the future album contains more of the same.

If not, no matter.

As the fluid-voiced Buckingham made abundantly clear, songs such as Not That Funny and Tusk have actually aged extremely well. What was panned critically at the time for failing to match the impossible-to-equal Rumours is a fine album. One that the group still wants to get a fairer shake based on Buckingham's comments about "taking a good idea and grinding it into the ground before moving on."

Tusk tunes such as Sisters of the Moon and Sara certainly gave Nicks, ample opportunity to show that she can still carry the body of the songs. With back-up singers to clean up the high notes she can't reach anymore and provide a tad pf the warmth that was occasionally missing, the singer's haunting way with a lyric rang true.

For his part, Buckingham proved why he has been such a critical component to the band's success.

His fingerpicking all night was searing and hit show-stealing on his solo acoustic take of Big Love from Tango In the Night. It was obvious that Nicks' tour de force Landslide would follow. It did and Never Going Back Again rounded out the strumming Buckingham/Knicks portion of the show.

Without You, a re-discovered tune from the duo's pre-Mac days that is also on the new EP brought the full band back. Again, a bit of proof the old dog may have some new(er) tricks left in it.

Frankly, after hearing that heavy version of Gold Dust Woman it is hard to believe a Grunge era band didn't get on the cover wagon. For the bass lines alone, the song burns.

After 20-plus tunes, nobody left last night unsatisfied. Unless, that is, you wanted to hear Oh Well or the Green Manalishi which this version of the band has probably never played. That was another time and pre-dates the string of near perfect pop songs such as Go Your Own Way. But by all means go back and check out earlier 'Mac too.

Given last night, the next album could prove well worth a listen too.


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After 20-plus tunes, nobody left last night unsatisfied. Unless, that is, you wanted to hear Oh Well or the Green Manalishi which this version of the band has probably never played.
That's how I can tell this writer is a new fan. He either wasn't born yet or has never heard a 1975-76 FM bootleg. It was Stevie and Lindsey that introduced me to Oh Well and Green Manalishi.
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Frankly, after hearing that heavy version of Gold Dust Woman it is hard to believe a Grunge era band didn't get on the cover wagon. For the bass lines alone, the song burns.
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That's how I can tell this writer is a new fan. He either wasn't born yet or has never heard a 1975-76 FM bootleg. It was Stevie and Lindsey that introduced me to Oh Well and Green Manalishi.
Not only that, but they've play "Oh Well" quite a bit and as recently as 2009. Mick has even said they may play it on the European leg.
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By Boaz Joseph - Surrey North Delta Leader
Published: May 19, 2013 10:00 PM
Updated: May 19, 2013 10:52 PM

Rock band Fleetwood Mac played a local stop on their North American tour on Sunday night.

The core four of singer Stevie Nicks, guitarist/singer Lindsey Buckingham, bassist John McVie and drummer Mick Fleetwood played in front of just under 16,000 fans at Rogers Arena.

Photos by Boaz Joseph / The Leader
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Fleetwood Mac's classics please the masses in Vancouver

by Steve Newton on May 20, 2013 at 2:53 am
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"I don't believe Fleetwood Mac will ever tour again," drummer Mick Fleetwood told Playboy last year, dashing the concert hopes of diehard '70s soft-rock fans everywhere. But as seen at Rogers Arena last night, you can't believe everything you read in a girlie magazine.

Fleetwood took the stage—along with the current Fleetwood Mac lineup of singer Stevie Nicks, guitarist-vocalist Lindsay Buckingham, and bassist John McVie—and proceeded to show that a capering 65-year-old codger can still be a force of nature behind the kit. The foursome was supplemented by a second guitarist-vocalist, a keyboard-vocalist, and two backup vocalists, so there was plenty of younger vocal cords on hand to help Nicks (64) and Buckingham (63) hit those high notes.

The show kicked off with "Second Hand News", the perky opening track from the 1977 Rumours album, which has so far sold a paltry 45-million copies worldwide. That song is noted for containing some of the most memorable gibberish lyrics ever, which are tricky to decipher, but go something like: "Bow-bow-bow-bow/da-bas-bow-bow-bow-bow/da-bam-bam-bam-bam-bam-da-bam-bam-bam-bam/do-doodle-doo."

After a couple more Rumours gems, "The Chain" and "Dreams", the band pulled out a new composition from Extended Play, the four-song EP it released on iTunes a few weeks back. "Sad Angel" is a jangly rocker slightly reminiscent of "Go Your Own Way", sans its melodic allure.

The group would showcase one other new tune, "Without You", a rerecording of a pre-Mac, Buckingham/Nicks demo that, as Nicks explained in a rambling introduction, resurfaced on YouTube recently. Unfortunately the song—based on a poem she wrote for Buckingham early on in their relationship—came off a little on the humdrum side.

Apart from the two middling new tunes, it was golden oldies all the way, which was what everyone had come for anyway. The band performed seven of Rumours' 11 deathless tracks, and four each from the 1975 Fleetwood Mac and '79 Tusk albums. Three tracks from the eighties went over extremely well, including the Nicks-sung "Gypsy" (from 1982's Mirage) and "Stand Back" (from her '83 solo album The Wild Heart). One of the night's biggest highlights was "Big Love", a track from 1987's Tango in the Night that boasted ace fingerpicking from Buckingham.

As crowdpleasing as the setlist was, it would have been nice if it had touched ever-so-briefly on the band's history prior to its multiplatinum success. It would have been cool to hear Fleetwood snapping off that triple-time intro to 1973's dreamy "Hypnotized" as an homage to former member Bob Welch, who died last summer.

Even better, they could have selected one tune from the group's late-'60s blues-rock era, when guitar legend Peter Green was in the fold. I can totally picture Buckingham singing lines like: "I can't help about the shape I'm in/I can't sing, I ain't pretty and my legs are thin/But don't ask me what I think of you/I might not give the answer that you want me to."
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i read a review online where somebody said that stevie shouted out Thank you Toronto. Oops! I guess a few people were really angry about it. Oh well at least she didnt say Cleveland!
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i read a review online where somebody said that stevie shouted out Thank you Toronto. Oops! I guess a few people were really angry about it. Oh well at least she didnt say Cleveland!
yeah i didn't watch it but there is video on youtube of it.
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gotcha. i am sure with traveling so much its hard to remember where you are half the time.
i found this great 30 min video of the show online.
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gotcha. i am sure with traveling so much its hard to remember where you are half the time.
i found this great 30 min video of the show online.
way too much stevie

(there are reports that LB did guitar hump during GDW in Vancouver, for example )
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My life is now complete!
Holy crap! I've been avoiding this place for so long because I wanted the whole show to be a complete surprise! --Surprise setlist, surprise costumes, surprise everything! AND WHAT A SURPRISE IT WAS!

It was the first time I've ever been to FM, and it was so worth it. The setlist was perfect -- I couldn't complain about it at all. No matter how many times you watch their concert DVDs, nothing can honestly compare to the live set!

I was in section 119, so had a pretty decent view of the stage, and the screen was nearby too.

But honestly, when Stevie did her Gold Dust Woman dance at the end, it was very seductive. She cast a spell on me, and never in a billion years would I think a 65 year old woman could do that to me. I'm not trying to sound creepy; it was honestly a beautiful moment.

And LB's guitar playing was ________________... Words can't even describe it. Holy cow. 2.5 hours of nothing but FM... Nothing can compare! I can't complain about anything. And SOTM live?! I nearly shat my pants.

It was honestly the best concert I've been to; they know how to own the crowd. And two encores?! Holy cow.

I don't even know what to say about the show. At the very end Stevie was like "Thank you, Toronto!" hahah. It was kind of funny. She looked pretty tired out though and I don't think anyone really cared. If they did, they're a bunch of big babies.

And when she dedicated Landslide, she dedicated it to all of us who live in the "Snow covered hills of British Columbia"... Just so magical!

Thank you Lindsey, Stevie, Mick, and John for a night I will remember for the rest of my life.
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Mac attackMay 21, 2013. 4:44 pm • Section: Opinion, Vancouver Courier
http://www.vancourier.com/health/Kud...083/story.html

This weekend our brother and his wife came to town to see Fleetwood Mac perform at Rogers Arena. Afterwards, our bro reported that the sound was good, the band members who are all retirement age moved ably enough and they played plenty of songs from their classic album Rumours. But the thing that struck him the most was just how wasted everyone was at the concert. And not young folks getting plastered, but feather-haired baby boomers, grandparents… people who looked like our mom and dad, sneaking in contraband booze, lighting up chongers and under the influence of unknown substances. Granted, Fleetwood Mac’s cocaine-fuelled exploits in the 1970s are the stuff of legend, but that was four decades ago. And the sight of a grey-haired Mick Fleetwood or stiff-jointed Stevie Nicks being escorted on and off the stage doesn’t exactly inspire party animals. Except that it does. A few years ago, when Fleetwood Mac’s Lindsey Buckingham performed a solo show in town, a co-worker who attended told us about a nasty fight that broke out in the theatre. A fist-fight during a Lindsay Buckingham concert.

Clearly we’ve underestimated the thirst for debauchery and mayhem of older generations. They are animals. And if they can get annihilated for Fleetwood Mac and brawl over Lindsey Buckingham, we’re going to barricade ourselves in our house the next time Bruce Hornsby, Carly Simon or Zamfir come to town to unleash their reign of terror.
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Wow, was that fist fight incident at the Centre for Performing Arts? I was near the front, but was oblivious to anything negative going down at that show!
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