Dispite post-Lindsey Buckingham era Fleetwood Mac concert — keep selling tickets and make sold out
Fleetwood Mac is on track to gross more than $100 million on the North American leg of their 2018/2019 tour with venues across the country reporting grosses between $1.5 to $2 million per show powered by a new generation of fans who have embraced the legendary group and its deep catalog of No. 1 hits.
Positive press from the band’s first show on the tour at the BOK Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma followed by a monster show at the United Center in Chicago that grossed more than $2.2 million, giving the tour the momentum it needed. More than ten dates on the tour have passed the $2 million mark in ticket sales, including the band’s Dallas show at American Airlines Center (Feb. 7) and their Tacoma Dome (Nov. 17) concert, which each grossed $2.34 million in sales in front of 18,828 fans in Washington and 14,357 fans in Dallas. (billboard)
Aniway “Free Fallin’,” the 1989 Tom Petty solo hit that Stevie Nicks led as the first song of the encore in tribute to her late friend and “Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around” collaborator. The cover was also a nod to Mike Campbell, the new Fleetwood Mac-ster and former guitarist for Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers.
Photos of Petty — some with Nicks — flashed on the video screen behind Fleetwood Mac as they all melted into one generation of rock royalty that came up together and became legends of the same era.
there were other moments when Buckingham was clearly missed, such as when the band confronted his departure headfirst by opening with Finn leading “The Chain.” It just didn’t feel the same with Finn fronting “Go Your Own Way,” and he needed help from Christine McVie and Nicks to bring home “Don’t Stop” in the encore.
Fleetwod Mac missed more than Buckingham’s voice and presence alongside Nicks — the band missed his energy. Campbell did his best to play the role of resident guitar god though. to read the full NYP article click here
Guitarist Lindsey Buckingham wouldn’t have it any other way. Monday night at MSG, the skinny-jeaned singer, guitarist, musical director, and onetime Nicks paramour bounded across the stage with more energy than his four bandmates combined. (Billboard)
Overall, Fleetwood Mac put on a magical concert at Madison Square Garden. There was a feeling of nostalgia in the venue. Stevie Nicks was at the top of her game, musically, and Neil Finn delivered on rhythm guitar in lieu of Lindsey Buckingham. The entire band rocked as a whole. Fleetwood Mac’s live set at The Garden garnered an A rating.