LOOK: These Are The Songs You Will Belt Out When You See Fleetwood Mac Live
By Bailey Pennick on December 4, 2012
By this point, if you are anywhere around the internet, a radio or your parents, you are well aware that '70s soft-pop rock legends Fleetwood Mac are heading out on a giant reunion tour starting in 2013. The band, which includes Mick Fleetwood, John McVie, Lindsey Buckingham and (the goddess herself) Stevie Nicks, will be covering the US and Canada with their Spring tour dates and threaten to have "new music" ready before they set out in April.
While tickets don't even go on sale until December 14th (for most of the announced dates), we can't help but start day-dreaming about our perfect set-list and day-nightmaring about all of the people who will be standing around us completely sloshed and trying to recreate their best Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham. We're going to be honest...we might be these people too, if the stars align and the song is right.
Here is the list of Fleetwood Mac songs that you will hear us belting out during one of these magical shows. Consider yourself warned and check out all of Fleetwood Mac's North American tour dates below:
"Never Going Back Again" from Rumours (1977)
Why: There is nothing like trying to sing a song that is way to high for your "vocal range" in the middle of 20,000 people. That being said, we can't help but imagine the excitement as this fantastic guitar picking starts up. Hell, we might even try to sing that part as well!
"Gypsy" from Mirage (1982)
Why: This has got to be one of Fleetwood Mac's greatest triumphs of pop music. It's almost impossible to hear half of the words that Stevie Nicks says, but we LOVE that she's saying them. "Gypsy" also allows the novice concert singer many different parts to latch onto: the "oohs", just singing when she gets to the word "Gypsy" or trying the entire song.
"Landslide" from Fleetwood Mac (1975)
Why: This will obviously be a quieter moment in the concert and when Nicks will show off her still amazing set of pipes (as well as all of her draped scarves). Make sure that you get your voice in there! Thanks to endless covers, everyone knows the words and it has enough emotion and heart to pull you through the key changes that only Nicks herself can hit. Extra points for your added flourish on "snow covered hill".
"Rhiannon" from Fleetwood Mac (1975)
Why: "Rhiannon" is the perfect example of a song where almost everyone can sing the first verse and (obviously) the chorus. After that first series of "Rhiannon"'s you'll hear the audience get significantly quieter. This is where you have to stay strong! It's unbelievably catchy and Stevie sings the scorned lover so well. It's sure to be one of the biggest hits of the night.
"Albatross" from Albatross single (1969)
Why: Eh, you know some people are going to try and hum that melody. Why not join in?
Fleetwood Mac tour dates
04 Columbus, Ohio (Nationwide Arena)
06 Philadelphia (Wells Fargo Center)
08 New York (Madison Square Garden)
09 Washington, D.C. (Verizon Center)
11 Louisville (KFC Yum! Center)
13 Chicago (United Center)
16 Toronto (The Air Canada Centre)
18 Boston (TD Garden)
20 Uncasville, Conn. (Mohegan Sun Arena)
23 Ottawa (Scotiabank Place)
24 Newark (Prudential Center)
26 Pittsburgh (CONSOL Energy Center)
28 St. Paul (Xcel Energy Center)
30 Kansas City, Mo. (Sprint Center)
01 Tulsa (BOK Center)
03 Little Rock (Verizon Arena)
12 Winnipeg (MTS Centre)
14 Saskatoon (Credit Union Centre)
15 Edmonton (Rexall Place)
17 Calgary (Scotiabank Saddledome)
19 Vancouver (Rogers Arena)
20 Tacoma, Wash. (Tacoma Dome)
22 San Jose, Calif. (HP Pavilion)
25 Los Angeles, Calif. (Hollywood Bowl)
26 Las Vegas (MGM Grand Arena)
28 Anaheim, Calif. (Honda Center)
30 Phoenix (US Airways Center)
01 Denver (Pepsi Center)
04 Dallas (American Airlines Center)
05 Houston (Toyota Center)
07 Tampa (Tampa Bay Times Forum)
08 Fort Lauderdale (BB&T Center)
10 Atlanta (Philips Arena)
12 Detroit (Joe Louis Arena)