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CONCERT REVIEW: It’s no rumour, Fleetwood Mac is back

(Diane Lyn)
(Diane Lyn)

Fleetwood Mac
Verizon Center
Washington, D.C.
Tuesday, April 9, 2013

By Diane Lyn
101.9 Lite FM

Wednesday, April 10, 2013 7:24 PM

What an amazing show at the Verizon Center in Washington DC Tuesday night. Stevie Nicks, Lindsey Buckingham, Mick Fleetwood and John McVie showed us why, the album, Rumours was one of the biggest albums of all time.

The first time I saw them was 1980, at the Capital Center near DC, Tusk was their album. I was very pleased to see this Mac, revisit Tusk several times Tuesday night. We heard songs from Tusk (“Tusk,” “Not That Funny,” “Sara,” “Sisters Of The Moon,” etc.) performed live. Quoting Mick Fleetwood, “It has been a long time”. Every one of their classics was performed flawlessly. The group was totally in-sync, looking eternally youthful.

As a hard core fan, it is hard to pick your favorite performed songs. But a couple do stand out. Stevie Nicks’ “Gypsy”, yes she twirled like she did in the famous video. Lindsey’s guitar work, amazing in “Big Love” and “I’m So Afraid.” The eternally youthful Mick Fleetwood, not missing a beat on the drums, with the backbone of John McVie’s bass. Stevie and Lindsey’s, “Landslide” performance was sweet and memorable. Stevie dedicated that song to Mick Fleetwood’s children traveling with them. Stevie’s best song live, her solo work, “Stand Back”. Her standards, “Rhiannon” and “Gold Dust Woman” a crowd pleaser.

Two encores finished the night with “Silver Springs” in the middle of the set. Which by the way, Stevie wrote after getting inspired during a tour in DC and spotting the road sign, Silver Spring Maryland.

(Diane Lyn)
(Diane Lyn)

As for me, my seats were in the 8th row. I have never been closer. So I waited 30 years to be there. It was fitting since this was the 35th anniversary tour of Rumours. Check out the set list below and awesome concert pics I took during the show.

Set List:

Second Hand News

The Chain


Sad Angel


Not That Funny


Sisters of the Moon


Big Love


Never Going Back Again

Without You


Eyes of the World

Gold Dust Woman

I’m So Afraid (

Stand Back

Go Your Own Way

Encore 1:

World Turning

Don’t Stop

Silver Springs

Encore 2:

Say Goodbye



Stevie Nicks

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^ Non-Live Nation show