Fleetwood Mac left Australia this week to travel to New Zealand for the final leg of their 15-month tour.
Thousands gathered for their last Australian show in the Hunter Valley to see the infamous band perform at Hope Estate Vineyard. On with the Show tour saw the return of the full original band, as Christine McVie made a comeback after 17 years in semi-retirement. The famous five stood united with Lindsey Buckingham, Stevie Nicks, Mick Fleetwood and John McVie.
Due to high demand the British-American rock band originating in London, put on a double performance over two days, bringing almost 30,000 people to the grounds.
Families, friends and lovers gathered at the lush vineyard to celebrate the reunion of the beloved band.
The weather did not dishearten the young and old who donned gumboots and raincoats to accommodate the fluctuating rain patterns.
Stonefield, followed by Angus and Julia Stone, opened the evening as guests gathered their beverages and settled into the atmosphere.
From elderly women in cashmere to youths in converse, the lineup appealed to the wild at heart.
The five-member crew impressed a spectrum of generations who gathered in the estate trudging through ankle-high mud with wide smiles.
Led by Stevie Nicks and Mick Fleetwood, the group brought nostalgia into the Australian air for the last leg of their tour down under.
The audience absorbed the best of the hits including Rhiannon, Go Your Own Way, and Don’t Stop.
In their first show in New Zealand this week fans were blessed with an emotional tribute to Jonah Lomu. At Dunedin’s Forsyth Barr Stadium on Wednesday night, Stevie Nicks dedicated 1975 hit Landslide to the former All Blacks rugby star.
Fleetwood Mac will end their world tour in New Zealand this weekend with two more shows in Auckland. – Olivia Grace-Curran
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