Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Fleetwood Mac bring the hits, Christine McVie to Greensboro

The full classic lineup of Fleetwood Mac brought their On With the Show Tour to the Greensboro Coliseum last night and they brought nothing but hits, including all the great Christine McVie classics that her return has brought back to the set list.

The band kicked things off with "The Chain" and the hits poured out throughout the set. Each member's songs balance each other so well. Buckingham brought the intensity with "Tusk," "Big Love," "I'm So Afraid" and "Go Your Own Way." Nicks brings the ethereal magic with "Dreams," "Gypsy," "Sisters of the Moon" and "Gold Dust Woman." McVie brings a her fantastic pop tunes with "You Make Loving Fun," "Everywhere," Say You Love Me" and "Little Lies." They each compliment each other's tunes so well that it makes for a solid, dynamic set.

Each of the bandmates gushed over the return of Christine McVie, who in case you didn't know is touring with the band for the first time 1998. They all seem to enjoy playing with each other so much and watching them closely, you could catch little moments of them each enjoying each other's company. An especially nice moment was during a lengthy story by Nicks where ex-spouses Christine and John McVie could be seen chatting while sitting at the far end of the stage.

Not to be left out of the spotlight during the show, the band's namesake, drummer Mick Fleetwood, broke into a crazy, quirky, funny and immensely entertaining drum solo during "World Turning" in the encore. Yes, I used the words immensely entertaining to describe a drum solo which I thought would never happen, so kudos to you, Mick Fleetwood.

The show ended with the old classic Clinton campaign anthem "Don't Stop," leaving this show as one of the shortest of the tour so far. The usual suspects "Seven Wonders" and "Silver Springs" were missing from the set which left the set a little light on Nicks fronted tunes. The set was still fantastic though and Nicks' theatrical antics during "Gold Dust Woman" were incredibly entertaining and the crowd loved it when she busted out her signature spin.

The reunited Fleetwood Mac is a force to be reckoned with and hopefully they'll keep all five members together for some time while they can still kill it like they did in Greensboro. Maybe they'll come to the Triangle next time.

Set list
The Chain
You Make Loving Fun
Second Hand News
I Know I'm Not Wrong
Sisters of the Moon
Say You Love Me
Big Love
Never Going Back Again
Over My Head
Little Lies
Gold Dust Woman
I'm So Afraid
Go Your Own Way
World Turning
Don't Stop

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