RECAP: Fleetwood Mac performs at Dodger Stadium

The band pays tribute to veteran announcer Vin Scully at the Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation’s Blue Diamond Gala

On Thursday night, Fleetwood Mac performed a special concert at the Blue Diamond Gala, honoring the legendary Vin Scully, veteran announcer for the Los Angeles Dodgers. The star-studded event was held on the field of Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, where celebrities such as Matthew McConaughey, Sylvester Stallone, John Mayer, Lea Michele, and others schmoozed with the guests.

Guests first attended the blue carpet pre-party, mingling with Los Angeles Dodgers players, coaches, and alumni. Vin Scully then addressed gala attendees on the playing field, centerfield to be specific.

During his speech, the guest-of-honor joked, “I wish I could sing with Fleetwood Mac … That would be a sight and a sound, wouldn’t it?” After cocktails and dinner, they watched Fleetwood Mac perform a special concert, the band’s only show of the year.

The five band members took to the stage at around 9:00pm and performed a slightly shortened version of the On With the Show Tour set list.

Lindsey Buckingham talked at length about the evolution of “Big Love” and later dedicated it to his wife Kristen and his three children Will, Leelee, and Stella.

Stevie Nicks dedicated “Landslide” to Scully and said “Mr. Scully, we are right behind you,” jokingly referring to both of their very long careers. “So this is for you with all our love, and just keep doing what you do. We love you for it.”

After “Go Your Own Way,” Mick Fleetwood introduced the band, but limited the mentions to just the core five members.

After “Don’t Stop”, Stevie thanked everyone for coming, saying “This has been a really special, beautiful, unique, and extremely different, amazing memory.”

All proceeds from the evening will benefit the Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation, the official team charity of the Los Angeles Dodgers. According to the foundation’s official website, its mission is to support greater-Los -Angeles-area families in need through sports, recreation, education, and health and wellness.

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Set List

  1. The Chain
  2. You Make Loving Fun
  3. Dreams
  4. Second Hand News
  5. Rhiannon
  6. Everywhere
  7. Bleed to Love Her
  8. Tusk
  9. Sara
  10. Say You Love Me
  11. Big Love
  12. Landslide
  13. Never Going Back Again
  14. Think About Me
  15. Gypsy
  16. Little Lies
  17. Gold Dust Woman
  18. I’m So Afraid
  19. Go Your Own Way
  20. Don’t Stop

To watch footage from the show, see Tom Hall’s videos at Periscope. Much thanks and gratitude to @TomHall for providing a live, play-by-play stream of the concert from Dodger Stadium!

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Much thanks to Bernstein Bears, Malibuheaven1, and RUBBADUBDUB4 for sharing these videos!

Rhiannon (Malibuheaven1)

Landslide (RUBBADUBDUB4)

Never Going Back Again (Bernstein Bears)

Never Going Back Again (RUBBADUBDUB4)

Gold Dust Woman (end) (RUBBADUBDUB4)

Excerpts: Gold Dust Woman / Landslide / Sara / Tusk (Malibuheaven1)

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Fleetwood Mac to perform at Dodger’s gala

Fleetwood Mac to give lone 2016 performance at Dodgers Stadium for team’s annual gala

Fleetwood Mac has announced its first concert following the Nov. 2015 wrap of its lengthy On With the Show tour. It’ll come in a familiar city, but it’s not the most familiar type of gig for the legendary band.

Major League Baseball’s Los Angeles Dodgers have tapped Fleetwood Mac to perform at their second annual Blue Diamond Gala on July 28. They’ll close out the night with a set from centerfield, following a blue carpet entrance (in honor of the Dodger colors) and a ceremony honoring Vin Scully, the iconic Dodgers announcer who plans to retire at season’s end.

The performance will be Fleetwood Mac’s only in 2016, according to the Dodgers’ official web site.

The event will also include Dodgers players and coaches, as well as event chairs Shelli and Irving Azoff. The band is currently managed by Azoff MSG Entertainment.

All proceeds from the evening will go towards the Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation, which benefits underprivileged local communities.

Admission to the event — based on sponsorship packages — is also detailed on the Dodgers’ site.

The On With the Show tour saw the return of Christine McVie (who quit the band in 1998) thus reassembling its “classic” lineup alongside Lindsey Buckingham, Stevie Nicks, Mick Fleetwood and John McVie. All five will perform at the Dodger gala.

Chris Payne / Billboard / July 6, 2016

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Fleetwood Mac to perform at Vin Scully tribute

Blue Diamond GalaThe Los Angeles Dodgers are honoring Vin Scully with a Fleetwood Mac concert on July 28

I never did believe in the ways of magic, but I’m beginning to wonder why: for Vin Scully and Fleetwood Mac, two of the most miraculous entities in existence, will be joined together under the skies at Dodger Stadium next month for a ‘Blue Diamond Gala’ in honor of the legendary announcer.

We sure will miss Vin after he retires at the end of this year, and Angelenos have been showing their appreciation in many ways, kicking off his last season with the renaming of Elysian Park Ave in honor of Scully himself. A tribute performance to Vinny by one of the greatest bands of all-time is literally ripped from the headlines of my dreams.

The ‘Blue Diamond Gala‘ will be held at Dodger Stadium on Thursday, July 28, and ticket packages start at $1,500 for all the paupers out there.

Read the full post at the LAist.

Blue Diamond GalaDevon McReynolds / LAist / Monday, June 13, 2016

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