Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Mac Gig Was Sheer Class

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Mac Gig Was Sheer Class

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Byline: By Gordon Barr

Fleetwood Mac, Telewest Arena.

It was billed as one of the biggest shows at the Arena this year, and the 10,500 ecstatic fans who left the venue after a full two and a half hours of top-notch music must surely have agreed.

Here were legends on the stage. A band who, more than three decades since first churning out the hits, proved they can still cut it like the best of them.

True, there is now no Christine McVie on the keyboards, and occasionally you wished she would somehow miraculously appear, but Stevie Nicks more than compensated for that, tackling the McVie vocals with aplomb.

Few hits were missed out, the main omission being Little Lies (now that IS a McVie masterpiece and perhaps it was right to leave it out!)

But from start to finish this was a classic concert, with the veteran rockers moving around the stage like performers half their age.

Tickets weren't cheap for this gig, but you certainly got value for money as, from the opening bars of The Chain to the final encore, it was sheer class all the way. …

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