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Eagles, Fleetwood Mac Headlining New NYC, Los Angeles Festival

Classic East, Classic West to take place at Citi Field, Dodger Stadium this July

UPDATE: Steely Dan, the Doobie Brothers, Journey and Earth, Wind & Fire will join Fleetwood Mac and the Eagles on their upcoming Classic East and Classic West festivals, per Billboard.

The Eagles and Fleetwood Mac will headline a new bi-coastal festival in New York and Los Angeles this July, Billboard reports. A source has confirmed the festivals to Rolling Stone.

Classic East and Classic West will take place at Citi Field in New York and Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, respectively. Each festival will feature two days of music, with additional acts to be announced in the coming months. Festival organizers reportedly hope to develop an annual franchise around Classic East and West.

Representatives for Eagles and Fleetwood Mac did not immediately reply to requests for comment.

The inaugural Classic East and Classic West fest will also notably mark the Eagles’ first show without founding member Glenn Frey, who died last January from complications from rheumatoid arthritis, acute ulcerative colitis and pneumonia. A month after his death, Eagles members Don Henley, Joe Walsh, Bernie Leadon and Timothy B. Schmidt joined Jackson Browne for a tribute to Frey at the 2016 Grammy Awards ceremony. It’s unknown who, if anyone, will stand in for Frey for these festival sets. 

Classic East and West are the only live dates Fleetwood Mac announced for 2017. Still the band has several projects in the works, including a reissue of their 1987 album, Tango In the Night. Members Lindsey Buckingham and Christine McVie are also prepping an album of duets, tentatively titled Buckingham McVie, slated to arrive in May. 

Classic East and West festivals come after Desert Trip, the 2016 classic rock festival organized by Coachella creators Goldenvoice and AEG. The inaugural lineup featured Bob Dylan, the Rolling Stones, the Who, Neil Young, Roger Waters and Paul McCartney. 

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