After two years filled with doubts about whether they would release a new album or tour together ever again, Fleetwood Mac are going to play two concerts on 16th and 30th July. The much-awaited shows are going to be part of Classic West and Classic East festivals.
Speaking to Billboard, lead guitarist and vocalist Lindsey Buckingham said: “We’re just going to go in and close our eyes and have fun — that’s all I can say about it. It’s sort of a spectacle. You can’t really worry about the aesthetics or anything. You just have to have fun with it, and hopefully that’s what we’ll do.”
For an added level of nostalgia, the Eagles will be the headliners the day before the Mac on both occasions. The two bands toured together extensively in the 70s, and Mac frontwoman Stevie Nicks even had a two-year on and off relationship with Eagles drummer and co-lead singer Don Henley.
The other acts playing the two-day festivals are Steely Dan, Journey, The Doobie Brothers and Earth, Wind & Fire. Classic West is taking place in Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles and Classic West at New York’s City Field.
Lindsey Buckingham and Christine McVie are also currently on tour promoting their new duo album, which was released on June 9th and simply titled ‘Lindsey Buckingham/Christine McVie’. Earlier this year, it was also announced that Fleetwood Mac are planning a farewell tour starting in June 2018.