Few bands have the longevity to sell out arenas well into their fourth decade, but Fleetwood Mac have managed to do just that, despite not having had a Top 10 hit in the U.S. for 27 years (the last one was 1987’s “Little Lies,” which made it to No. 4). On a chilly Halloween night in Washington, D.C., the band played to a packed audience at the Verizon Center. The tour marks the return of longtime member Christine McVie, who had left the band in 1998.
The set list was deeply nostalgic. Though they’re said to be working on new material, none of it turned up in the show. Opening with “The Chain” from 1977′s Rumours (from which the band played all but two tracks over the course of the night), the band launched into a 24-song set focused entirely on tracks from their most popular period from 1975-87. Many of the band’s biggest hits, including “Say You Love Me,” “Go Your Own Way,” “Don’t Stop” and “Little Lies” were represented, along with some deeper cuts including “World Turning” from their 1975 self-titled album and “Sisters of the Moon” from their 1979 album Tusk.