Band pay tribute to Adele as they perform first date at The O2 in London
Alexandra Pollard

09:40 28th May 2015

Fleetwood Mac played the first show of their UK tour at The O2 in London last night, playing a three hour set that focussed heavily on the recent return of Christine McVie, and also saw Stevie Nicks dedicating a song to "spectacular songwriter" Adele. We were there, it was pretty special. See footage and the setlist below. 

The London show, which kicked off the band's UK tour, opened with 'The Chain', which was closely followed by 'You Make Loving Fun' and 'Dreams' - much to the delight of the 20,000-strong crowd.

Introducing 'Landslide' later in the show, Stevie Nicks paid tribute to Adele, saying, "She is a spectacular songwriter, and that for me is - I told her 'You're gonna be me in 40 years. You're gonna be still up there on stage doing this because of your songs, it's what will take you all that way'. So anyway, Adele, this is for you. It's called 'Landslide'."

Elsewhere in the set, Mick Fleetwood, the band's eponymous founder and only original member, played an eccentric ten minute drum solo, and Lindsey Buckingham has his own solo moment with an acoustic rendition of 'Big Love' from their 1987 album Tango In The Night.

Buckingham, Nicks and Fleetwood all spoke movingly of having Christine McVie - who left th band in 1998 before rejoining last year - back on stage with them. McVie wrote many of the band's best loved songs, including 'Don't Stop', 'You Make Loving Fun' and 'Everyhere', all of which Fleetwood Mac performed last night. ""In this very karmic moment that we are experiencing now with the return of the beautiful Christine," said Buckingham, "I think it's safe to say that we have begun a poetic, a profound and a prolific new chapter in the history of this band."

Fleetwood Mac played:
The Chain
You Make Loving Fun
Dreams
Second Hand News
Rhiannon
Everywhere
I Know I'm Not Wrong
Tusk
Sisters of the Moon
Say You Love Me
Big Love (Lindsey Buckingham solo acoustic)
Landslide
Never Going Back Again
Over My Head
Gypsy
Little Lies
Gold Dust Woman
I'm So Afraid
Go Your Own Way
Encore:
World Turning
Don't Stop Silver Springs
Encore 2:
Songbird

 Watch them play 'Go Your Own Way' below

 Watch them perform' Little Lies' below

Watch them perform 'Dreams' below 

 Watch them perform 'Rhiannon' below

 Watch them perform 'Everywhere' below

Watch them perform 'Landslide' below

Fleetwood Mac's UK arena tour continues tonight once again at the O2 Arena, before continuing on to Birmingham, Manchester, Glasgow, and more (including four more nights at the O2). They'll also headline the Isle Of Wight Festival on 14 June. See full UK tour dates below. For tickets and more information click here.

MAY 2015

THURSDAY 28 LONDON The O2

JUNE 2015

MONDAY 08 BIRMINGHAM Genting Arena
TUESDAY 09 BIRMINGHAM Genting Arena
FRIDAY 12 MANCHESTER Arena
TUESDAY 16 GLASGOW The SSE Hydro
WEDNESDAY 17 GLASGOW The SSE Hydro
MONDAY 22 LONDON The O2
WEDNESDAY 24 LONDON The O2
FRIDAY 26 LONDON The O2
SATURDAY 27 LONDON The O2
TUESDAY 30 LEEDS First Direct Arena

JULY 2015

WEDNESDAY 01 MANCHESTER Arena
SATURDAY 04 BIRMINGHAM Genting Arena
SUNDAY 05 LEEDS First Direct Arena
WEDNESDAY 08 GLASGOW The SSE Hydro

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