Live Nation presented Fleetwood Mac at Coopers Stadium on October 28th. The audience was a mix of fans throughout generations from baby boomers who brainwashed their children to Generation X who passed it on to Generation Y. It was the baby boomers alongside Generation X who got the crowd off their seat and into the dancing mood when Fleetwood Mac took to the stage.
The Adelaide show marked show number 108 on their worldwide tour and we were lucky enough to be one of the 17 shows that saw Christine McVie return to the band. Accompanying her were other band members Mick Fleetwood, John McVie, Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks.
After hearing shows were cancelled in 2013 due to John McVie's ill health it was great to see him doing what he loves. Everybody has a favorite Fleetwood Mac song and if yours was 'The Chain' you would've been thrilled with how the show opened. Sounding just as amazing as when they begun all those years ago and showing just as much enthusiasm, the crowd was honoured to be in their presence.
It's great to see them getting along so beautifully considering the band is made up of two couples that broke up, but as Lindsey Buckingham said 'We have made peace with the past and under the surface there is a great deal of love'.
They did their hit song 'Rumours' which had the crowd singing along followed by 'Think About Me', which McVie said didn't do well when it was released, but that he's always liked singing it.
Other tracks included in the On With The Show Tour "Second Hand News", "Rhiannon", "Sara", "Gold Dust Woman", "Tusk", "Looking Out for Love", "Don't Stop"and "Landslide".
The show ended with everybody going their own way, but before they did the crowd took to their feet and danced and sang the night to a close with 'Go Your Own Way'. There was an encore of 'Don't Stop' and 'Silver Springs' and a special rendition of 'Songbird' by Christine and Buckingham that made the perfect ending to a night that will be talked about for years to come.