Fleetwood Mac Begin 2018-2019 Tour: Recap

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Stevie Nicks and Mike Campbell in Tulsa, Okla., October 3, 2018

They had two dress rehearsals – with a nationally televised appearance on Ellen on September 5 and a brief, five-song set at the iHeartRadio music festival on September 21. But on October 3, Fleetwood Mac took the wraps off their new lineup in concert in Tulsa, Okla., when they kicked off what is expected to be a world tour that will continue well into 2019 (and beyond?).

The band recently announced a 50th anniversary collection and had promised to include several older songs on the tour’s setlist.

At Thursday’s performance, Mick Fleetwood, John McVie, Christine McVie and Stevie Nicks formally introduced two new members – former Split Enz/Crowded House guitarist-vocalist Neil Finn and Heartbreakers’ guitarist Mike Campbell – who replaced longtime Mac guitarist/vocalist/songwriter/producer (you get the picture) Lindsey Buckingham. The latter’s departure was revealed last April 9 and – despite a loooong history of a revolving door to the band’s lineup – was a surprise to the band’s faithful.

At the BOK Center in Tulsa, the new lineup offered two dozen songs that incorporated two hits from Finn’s past as well as a Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers favorite. In addition to numerous Fleetwood Mac hits, the set reached back into its enormous catalog with several Mac classics the band hadn’t performed in decades.

Watch the evening’s opener, “The Chain,” with Nicks and Finn singing lead

For “Black Magic Woman,” written by the band’s co-founder Peter Green, and which the band reportedly hadn’t played since 1987, Nicks sang lead while Christine McVie on keyboards jammed with Campbell.

Watch them perform “Black Magic Woman”

Fleetwood Mac, October 3, 2018, BOK Center, Tulsa, Okla. Setlist

The Chain
Little Lies
Dreams
Second Hand News
Say You Love Me
Black Magic Woman
Everywhere
I Got You
Rhiannon
Tell Me All the Things You Do
Storms
World Turning
Hypnotized
Oh Well
Don’t Dream It’s Over
Landslide
Isn’t It Midnight
Monday Morning
You Make Loving Fun
Gold Dust Woman
Go Your Own Way

Watch the evening’s first encore, “Free Fallin’,” with Nicks singing lead, amid pictures of Petty on the stage screen

Encore
Free Fallin’
Don’t Stop
All Over Again

“An Evening With Fleetwood Mac” continues with North American dates scheduled into 2019. Tickets are available here and here.

Buckingham begins his own solo tour on October 7. Tickets are available here and here.

Thanks to Tom Dumont for the great clips.

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