Legendary, GRAMMY-award winning band FLEETWOOD MAC took to the stage of Qudos Bank Arena tonight in Sydney on the second stop of the Australian leg of their current world tour and did not disappoint.
The iconic band, aloing with new band mates, Neil Finn and Mike Campbell have played Perth as well as North America, and the chemistry shows. A flawless presentation of all the bands hits, along with standouts from Crowded House - this was a full show that went for at least two hours.
Steve Nicks and Christine McVie stole the vocal performances of the night, and whilst the staging was a little less than what punters are used to production wise these days on arena tours - it gave the cavernous venue a very intimate feel for all those attending.
A highlight of the night was a number where Stevie ended up disappearing into a wave of golden pixie dust - just spine chilling.
To be honest, I went into the concert not thinking I would know that many songs as Fleetwood Mac was - I thought - a tad before my time, but the songs were all familiar classics, that I never really attributed to the band - my fault I know - but I am instantly heading on over to iTunes and buying some of the tracks that resonated with me thanks to the show.
The musicianship of each individual member of the lineup was stellar on its own, but combined - this was a concert that goes down in the annals of history as one not to miss. Even if you are not a die hard fan of the band - this is a masterclass in what a band should be like.
Fleetwood Mac’s massive national arena tour continues in Sydney on August 17, 27 and 29, Brisbane on August 20, 22 and 24, and concluding with four shows in Melbourne on September 2, 4, 7 and 9. Produced by Live Nation, the tour will feature the new line-up of Mick Fleetwood, John McVie, Stevie Nicks, and Christine McVie along with newcomers Mike Campbell and Neil Finn.
For complete tour, ticket and VIP Experience information, visit: livenation.com.au
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