Joining the flock of awesome tours coming up this summer is none other than The Eagles and Fleetwood Mac
The two bands will be headlining two music festivals on both the East and West Coasts. But hold up, The Eagles??? Yes kids. The Eagles are back. Partially.
This will be the first time The Eagles will be performing sans Glenn Frey, whose unfortunate death hit some of us like a ton of bricks in January 2016. Don Henley had said The Eagles were finito then, but retirement can’t be much fun since they are banding up once again. Henley is now the only original member of the band; as we know, Timothy B. Schmidt replaced Randy Meisner, and Joe Walsh joined after Bernie Leadon left.
The burning question is: is there any chance Don Felder is back too? Sadly, it seems like that’s a no. Felder was fired from the band by Frey and Henley in 2001, and has announced his own tour with Styx and REO Speedwagon. Basically, The Eagles as we know have ceased to be, but we can still see Schmidt, Henley and Walsh for a little bit of Eagles nostalgia.
As for our other headliner, Fleetwood Mac has no other dates announced for this year, aside from these two festivals. The band had sparked interested when mentioned a new album, which has been put on the back burner as Stevie Nicks still has solo career commitments. Other acts for the festival have yet to be announced but we’re expecting a few other big names.
While it is amazing to see artists still tour after so many decades, it will still be hard to hear someone else singing ‘Take it Easy’. In your opinion what’s worse, having someone else sing it, or just not have them play it at all?
Do you plan on attending the festival this summer? Let us know!
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