WATCH: Fleetwood Mac Open Tour with Petty Tribute and Deep Cuts
Posted: 12:44 pm Thursday, October 4th, 2018
The newly-revamped lineup of Fleetwood Mac kicked off their tour in Tulsa last night – one day after the one-year anniversary of the death of Tom Petty. This is significant because Stevie Nicks is considered to be an honorary member of Tom’s band, The Heartbreakers, and because Heartbreakers guitarist Mike Campbell made his debut last night as a member of Fleetwood Mac.
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Campbell, and Crowded House guitarist Neil Finn, are both replacing longtime Fleetwood Mac guitarist/songwriter Lindsey Buckingham, whose solo tour coincides with that of his former band.
The night kicked off, as it usually does, with The Chain.
There were also a couple of early Fleetwood Mac tunes, one that the band hasn’t performed in about 30 years. That was “Black Magic Woman” written by Fleetwood Mac founding member Peter Green.
There were 2 Crowded House tunes and Neil Finn also took lead vocals on Fleetwood Mac’s “Hypnotised”.
Stevie Nicks provided vocals as Mike Campbell led a tribute to his former bandleader, Tom Petty, on “Free Fallin'” – the lone Petty tune performed. The band did not perform “Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around” which is interesting, considering that Mike Campbell co-wrote it with Tom and Stevie dueted on it.
Fleetwood Mac plays the Amalie Arena February 18th. Ticket info.
Lindsey Buckingham plays the King Center October 28th. Ticket info.