Classic Fests Triumph
Last year, Desert Trip proved baby boomers will pay big for a festival. This year brings Classic East and West, industry giant Irving Azoff's two-day stadium events in New York and L.A. headlined by Fleetwood Mac and the Eagles, who will play their first gigs since the death of Glenn Frey (his parts will be sung by special guests). The Doobie Brothers and Steely Dan are also on the bill. It's not cheap: Lower-deck seats top out at $950. "We're on track to sell out," says Bob Roux, co-president of concerts for Live Nation, who's thinking about more for next summer. "Conceptually, we're on to something."