Thursday, March 30, 2017

The Eagles and Fleetwood Mac to headline Classic East and West festivals

The Eagles and Fleetwood Mac will headline a pair of US festivals this summer.

Organized by manager Irving Azoff and reportedly inspired by the success of the Desert Trip events last year, the bands will perform at The Classic West festival at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles and The Classic East at Citi Field in New York.

The Eagles will headline the July 15 show at Dodger Stadium alongside Steely Dan and The Doobie Brothers, and Fleetwood Mac will top the July 16 event with Journey and Earth, Wind & Fire.

The same lineups will play in the same order in New York on July 29 and 30.

An American Express presale runs April 3 at 10a through April 6 at 10p, with general public tickets going on sale in each city on April 7 at 10a local time.

Full details are available at

The festival news is of special interest to Eagles fans: following the 2016 death of guitarist Glenn Frey, the group performed a tribute to their fallen bandmate at the Grammy Awards with drummer Don Henley telling the BBC last March that it was their farewell performance.

There’s no official word yet as to a replacement for Frey, but longtime associate Jackson Browne joined the Eagles lineup for the Grammys tribute.

In between the festivals, Henley will perform a 70th birthday concert in Dallas, TX on July 22.

On March 31, Fleetwood Mac will release an expanded reissue of their 1987 album, “Tango In The Night.”

See also:

Don Henley announces 70th birthday concert and extends 2017 tour
Bob Seger issues free song tribute to Glenn Frey of The Eagles
VIDEO: Watch Kennedy Center Honors tribute to The Eagles
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