VIDEOS 9/30 Minneapolis: Classic Fleetwood Mac reunites, kicks off world tour

The classic 1975 lineup of Fleetwood Mac — consisting of Lindsey Buckingham, Mick Fleetwood, Christine McVie, John McVie, and Stevie Nicks — reunited on Tuesday night at the Target Center in Minneapolis for their first full-length concert in 17 years, kicking off the legendary band’s latest world tour. Fans welcomed the return of keyboardist and singer-songwriter Christine McVie, who left the band in 1998, with roars of approval, as she performed alongside her longtime musical partners. Also returning to the show were many of Fleetwood Mac’s most popular songs, which McVie wrote, such as “Say You Love Me,” “You Make Loving Fun,” “Little Lies,” and the piano ballad “Songbird,” which closed the show. See the collection of fan-shot videos of the concert below.

Fleetwood Mac’s North American leg of the tour runs through December 20. After a month break, the band will do a second tour through the U.S., starting in January. Plans to extend the tour to Australia, New Zealand, and Europe are still tentative.

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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 Wonder 23. Silver Springs
12. Big Love 24. Songbird (encore 2)

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Videos

The Chain / You Make Loving Fun (courtesy of DIMEBAGDARYL79)

The Chain (partial) (courtesy of N840md)

Dreams (courtesy of DIMEBAGDARYL79)

“Welcome, Minneapolis! I guess we should say at the same time, welcome back, Chris! Well, as you know, this is our first show of this tour. It’s 40 shows, so far. And then, first shows, even when you don’t have somebody that you love that’s been gone a long time who’s just returned come back, even any first shows are always a little crazy, a little nuts, a little like, you’re like, “Wow, what’s going on?” But at the same time, there’s never another show like tonight. This will never happen again. So hold onto your horses, and let’s get this party started!”

Second Hand News (courtesy of eotday)

Rhiannon (courtesy of Brandon O)

Rhiannon / Everywhere courtesy of DIMEBAGDARYL79)

Everywhere (courtesy of Ragweed2007)

“I’d just like to say a couple of words. First of all, thanks everybody, for being here tonight. Also, I’d like to thank John, Mick, Stevie, and Lindsey for giving me this chance to be treading on this stage with these guys again after all these years. It’s a dream come true, and it’s a chance you don’t get often in life. So, I think that’s enough. Mick…”

I Know I’m Not Wrong / Tusk (courtesy of DIMEBAGDARYL79)

“Well, we are indeed, indeed very pleased to be back here with you tonight. This is a band that continues to evolve through good times and adversity. This is just, I guess, the latest chapter. It’s a beautiful, profound, poetic new chapter now that this lady is back with us. And it’s a chapter that is going to go on for a while. It is a chapter that is going to yield much fruit. And we are very, very excited. I know I’m not wrong!”

Tusk (courtesy of Brandon O)

Sisters of the Moon (courtesy of DIMEBAGDARYL79)

Say You Love Me (courtesy of Brandon O)

Seven Wonders / Big Love (courtesy of DIMEBAGDARYL79)

Big Love (courtesy of amp111379)

“Well, this next song was the first single from the album Tango in the Night, and that was quite a while ago now. Time kind of flies by. But when I wrote that song, the lyric pretty accurately described the person that I was at that time, which wasn’t so great, really. But with the passage of time, happily, that description really has just become an echo. And I think at this point in time, at this juncture, for all of our lives up here, especially the new element that is now in a very beautiful and circular way rejoined, I think that the lyric of this takes on a completely different meaning for me now, whereas before it was a kind of contemplation on alienation, it is now, especially now, become a meditation on the power and the importance of change.”

Landslide (courtesy of DIMEBAGDARYL79)

“This is our first show that is where you get to know exactly what you’re getting into for the next three months. It’s a good time for thought, and looking out at all of you and realizing what this really is. It’s big, and it’s a lot. So I’d like to dedicate this next song to you for being here with us tonight. In your own very wise way, teaching us and helping us. So thank you. This is ‘Landslide.'”

Landslide (courtesy of Chris Cavanagh)

Landslide (courtesy of Kathy Williams)

Over My Head / Gypsy (courtesy of DIMEBAGDARYL79

Stevie dedicated “Gypsy” to her “first and only husband” Kim Anderson, who was in the Minneapolis audience.

Over My Head (courtesy of amp111379)

“This song, I wrote back in the day when John and I were sharing a funky little flat in Malibu. Remember that, John?”

Gypsy (courtesy of amp111379)

Little Lies (courtesy of cheappd)

Little Lies / Gold Dust Woman (courtesy of DIMEBAGDARYL79

Gold Dust Woman (courtesy of amp111379)

I’m So Afraid (courtesy of DIMEBAGDARYL79

Go Your Own Way (courtesy of DIMEBAGDARYL79)

World Turning (courtesy of eotday)

Don’t Stop (courtesy of Jeffrey DeMars)

“Our songbird has returned, Christine McVie!”

Silver Springs (courtesy of amp111379)

Songbird (courtesy of Sara Anderson)

Author: Stevie Nicks Info

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