Fleetwood Mac fans leave concert early over 'horrendous' sound
Some Fleetwood Mac ticketholders were asking for a refund after the first of the legendary band’s two London shows on Sunday night.
In certain parts of the Wembley Stadium venue, fans praised the ‘amazing’ and ‘unbelievable’ show, while for others, the sound was described as ‘unbearable’.
It prompted ‘hundreds’ of the 90,000-strong crowd, who paid up to £150 for tickets, to leave the venue early, saying it had ruined their night.
‘Sound is horrendous – Wembley staff can’t do anything about it,’ one fan wrote on Twitter.
‘Can’t hear anything but echo – £150 a ticket – annoyed doesn’t cover it and they’ve moved as few people as they can. Shocker.’
Some ticketholders said they were ‘unable to hear a single word’ complaining that the audio was ‘muffled’ in some areas of the venue.
Others found it so ‘unbearable’ they said they walked out and footage from inside the venue shows many seatholders heading for the exits.
One fan said: ‘We left, the sound was honestly unbearable. Really feel for everyone there tonight, especially Fleetwood Mac. How can I claim a refund?’
Another suggested: ‘Please turn off the repeaters, they are ruining the sound. @Fleetwoodmac’.
Defending the band, others argued that video of fans leaving their seats actually showed fans grabbing refreshments during the notoriously long World Turning instrumental.
Representatives for Live Nation and Wembley Stadium have been approached for comment.
Despite the technical issues in some parts of Wembley Stadium, for some Fleetwood Mac fans, the show was described as ‘amazing’ and ‘brilliant’.
It’s the first of two shows this week that forms part of the legendary band’s 28-date around the world tour.
The tour kicked off at Dublin’s RDS Arena on Thursday and will continue to Australia and New Zealand after the UK.
Fleetwood Mac are playing with a new line-up this time around, following the departure of Lindsey Buckingham.
Buckingham was replaced by Mike Campbell, formerly of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, and Neil Finn of Split Enz and Crowded House.
He went on to sue his former bandmates in October 2018, claiming breach of fiduciary duty, lost earnings and breach of oral contract.
Needless to say, many die-hard fans thought the sound quality was lacking a little Buckingham on Sunday…
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