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Fleetwood Mac 2013 World Tour

“Sara” from Paris, October 12, 2013 (courtesy of a music lover in Paris)

Fleetwood Mac began its 2013 world tour in North America, embarking on 48-city tour in North America through July 2013. The tour started at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio, on April 4. Two dates in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and Montréal, Québec, were canceled because of scheduling conflicts, according to Fleetwood Mac management. By the end of the North American tour, Fleetwood Mac had performed 46 shows.

The European leg of the tour kicked off at O2 Arena in Dublin, Ireland, on September 20.

The third leg of the tour was set to begin in Sydney, Australia, on November 10, but news of John McVie’s cancer diagnosis resulted in the cancellation of the rest of the tour.

For the North American leg, the band is playing songs mainly from Rumours and Tusk, but also some material from Mirage and Say You Will.  The set also includes two new songs (“Sad Angel” and “Without You”) from their EP titled Extended Play, which was released on Tuesday, April 30. The EP contains four songs: “Sad Angel,” Without You,” “It Takes Time,” and “Miss Fantasy.” The EP is currently only available as a digital download, though there may be a physical release with additional songs in the future.

Scroll to the bottom of the page to see the concert set list performed at most shows. For more news about the 2013 world tour, visit Fleetwood Mac’s official site.

LEG 1: North America (US/Canada)

Tickets (via Ticketmaster for most US and Canadian venues)

Apr 04 Nationwide Arena Columbus, OH
Apr 06 Wells Fargo Center Philadelphia, PA
Apr 08 Madison Square Garden New York, NY
Apr 09 Verizon Center Washington, DC
Apr 11 KFC YUM! Center Louisville, KY
Apr 13 United Center Chicago, IL
Apr 16 Air Canada Centre Toronto, ON Canada
Apr 18 TD Garden Boston, MA
Apr 20 Mohegan Sun Uncasville, CT
Apr 23 Scotiabank Place Ottawa, ON Canada
Apr 24 Prudential Center Newark, NJ
Apr 26 CONSOL Energy Center Pittsburgh, PA
Apr 28 Xcel Energy Center Saint Paul, MN
Apr 30 Sprint Center Kansas City, MO
May 01 BOK Center Tulsa, OK
May 03 Verizon Arena North Little Rock, AR
May 04 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Fest New Orleans, LA
May 12 MTS Centre Winnipeg, MB Canada
May 14 Credit Union Centre Saskatoon, SK Canada
May 15 Rexall Place Edmonton, AB Canada
May 17 Scotiabank Saddledome Calgary, AB Canada
May 19 Rogers Arena Vancouver, BC Canada
May 20 Tacoma Dome Tacoma, WA
May 22 HP Pavilion San Jose, CA
May 25 Hollywood Bowl Hollywood, CA
May 26 MGM Grand Garden Arena Las Vegas, NV
May 28 Honda Center Anaheim, CA
May 30 US Airways Center Phoenix, AZ
Jun 01 Pepsi Center Denver, CO
Jun 04 American Airlines Center Dallas, TX
Jun 05 Toyota Center Houston, TX
Jun 07 Tampa Bay Times Forum Tampa, FL
Jun 08 BB&T Center Fort Lauderdale FL (canceled)
Jun 10 Philips Arena Atlanta, GA
Jun 12 Joe Lewis Arena Detroit, MI
Jun 14 Allstate Arena Rosemont, IL
Jun 15 Quicken Loans Arena Cleveland, OH
Jun 18 Bell Center Montréal, QC (canceled)
Jun 19 Times Union Center Albany, NY
Jun 21 Comcast Center Mansfield, MA
Jun 22 Nikon @ Jones Beach Theater Wantagh, NY
Jun 24 Time Warner Cable Arena Charlotte, NC
Jun 26 Wells Fargo Arena Des Moines, IA
Jun 29 Spokane Arena Spokane, WA
Jun 30 Rose Garden Arena Portland, OR
Jul 03 Staples Center Los Angeles, CA
Jul 05 Viejas Arena San Diego, CA
Jul 06 Sleep Train Arena Sacramento, CA
Dec 30 MGM Grand Garden Arena Las Vegas, NV

LEG 2: Europe

20 Sep O2 Dublin Dublin, Ireland
21 Sep O2 Dublin Dublin, Ireland
24 Sep O2 Arena London, Great Britain
25 Sep O2 Arena London, Great Britain
27 Sep O2 Arena London, Great Britain
29 Sep LG Arena Birmingham, Great Britain
01 Oct Manchester Arena Manchester, Great Britain
03 Oct Hydro Glasgow, Great Britain
06 Oct Lanxess Arena Cologne, Germany
07 Oct Ziggo Dome Amsterdam, Netherlands
09 Oct Sport Palais Antwerp, Belguim
11 Oct Bercy Paris, France
13 Oct Hallenstadion Zurich, Switzerland
14 Oct Schleyerhalle Stuttgart, Germany
16 Oct O2 World Berlin, Germany
18 Oct Jyske Bank Boxen Herning, Denmark
20 Oct Oslo Spektrum Oslo, Norway
23 Oct Globen Stockholm, Sweden
25 Oct (canceled) Hartwall Areena (canceled) Helsinki, Finland (canceled)
26 Oct Ziggo Dome Amsterdam, Netherlands

LEG 3: Australia/New Zealand (tour canceled on October 27, 2013)

Official press release | Tour cancellation official press release

10 Nov Entertainment Centre Sydney
11 Nov Entertainment Centre Sydney
14 Nov Entertainment Centre Brisbane
16 Nov Hope Estate Winery Hunter Valley
19 Nov Entertainment Centre Adelaide
22 Nov Perth Arena Perth
23 Nov Perth Arena Perth
26 Nov Rod Laver Arena Melbourne
27 Nov Rod Laver Arena Melbourne
30 Nov The Hill Winery Geelong
02 Dec Entertainment Centre Brisbane
04 Dec Vector Arena Auckland, NZ
06 Dec Vector Arena Auckland, NZ
07 Dec Vector Arena Auckland, NZ

Main setlist

01. Second Hand News 13. Without You
02. The Chain 14. Gypsy
03. Dreams 15. Eyes of the World
04. Sad Angel 16. Gold Dust Woman
05. Rhiannon 17. I’m So Afraid
06. Not That Funny 18. Stand Back
07. Tusk 19. Go Your Own Way
08. Sisters of the Moon 20. World Turning
09. Sara 21. Don’t Stop
10. Big Love 22. Silver Springs*
11. Landslide 23. Say Goodbye
12. Never Going Back Again *Dropped in New Orleans, LA; Antwerp, Belgium

Band members

Lindsey Buckingham Guitars, lead vocals
Mick Fleetwood Drums, percussion
John McVie Bass
Stevie Nicks Lead vocals, tambourine
Neil Haywood Guitars
Brett Tuggle Keyboards
Sharon Celani Background vocals
Lori Nicks Background vocals
Uncredited Drums, percussion


Start of show: 8:20 p.m. (at most shows) Fleetwood Mac 2013 World Tour
Length of show: 2 1/2 hours (at most shows)
Opening supporting act: None (at most shows)
Pre-show music:  “Stephanie” (Buckingham Nicks),  “Thrown Down” (instrumental), “Peacekeeper” (instrumental)

(Saed Hindash / Star-Ledger)

Lindsey’s ‘subvert the axiom’ speech

Columbus, Ohio, April 6, 2013 — “There is a…I don’t know, maybe you call it an axiom in the music business, I guess business in general. It goes something like this, ‘If something works, run it into the ground and move on.’ In other words, identify the formula, and use it up, and then go onto the next thing. You know, that probably is a great business formula. It’s not a good formula for someone aspiring to be an artist, especially in the long term. And there have been times in our career where we had to subvert that axiom. This one is probably the prime example, the Tusk album. You know, that album was obviously something that was a line in the sand for me personally, and pretty much helps me to define the way I still continue to think and what I aspire to. So we’re going to do a couple of songs in a row here, celebrating the Tusk album for you right now.”

Lindsey’s ‘power and importance of change’ speech

Amsterdam, The Netherlands, October 7, 2013 — “This next song is one that is particularly significant to me. It’s a song about change, about transition. When this song was written, this was a single from the album Tango in the Night, break back to 1987. The lyric pretty accurately described the person that I was. One of the lines in the song is ‘looking out for love.’ I was not looking for love. I was looking out – defending it, pushing back from the love. With the passage of time, that really has just become an echo. So, whereas the song may have started as a kind of contemplation on alienation, it’s become now more of a meditation on the power and importance of change.

Stevie’s Dreamcatchers speech

Cologne, Germany, October 6, 2013 — “For the last thing that I would like to say to you tonight is that, I’m an Arizona girl, that’s American Indian. I’m not really an American Indian, but I was born there so I should know it. In Arizona we have something called Dreamcatchers, and it’s a circle and a net and we catch it (audience: “I know!” followed by laughter). I know you know! I know. And all have one in our house, right? So what I decided is that, when it comes right down to it, you are the dreamcatchers. We suffer over them, we do. We cry, we suffer more, we throw them out to you, and you do the same thing. You suffer with them, you cry, you love them, you sing, and then you throw them back to us. And you have been doing that for 37 years. I say, take a bow!

And we just want you to know, especially me, when I wake up every morning and I think about my dream job, it does never ever go pass me how amazing you guys are and how really extraordinary it is that you still love to come and listen to our music. I feel so blessed and so lucky. So when you go home tonight I want you to remember this, right down on a little piece of paper, “Stevie thinks you are extraordinary.” And for that, we thank you – the band and each one of us. You have been so lovely tonight. And besides being truly lovely, you have been A ROCKIN’ RAD AUDIENCE! So thank you very much for this wonderful evening, everyone. We’ll see you next time.”

Mick’s goodbye speech

Paris, October 11, 2013 — “We have had a ball! No doubt, Stevie, Lindsey, and John would say the following: Thank you so much for making this possible. We truly are incredibly lucky, like Stevie said, to still be doing what we love to do. And no doubt, without you guys and girls, we cannot do this without you. So thank you so very much. No doubt, again, not a night goes by without us saying, take care of yourselves, and more importantly, in this sometimes extremely crazy world we do live in, be kind to one another. We love you so very much. And remember, the Mac is back!”