Courtesy of The ClassicOne of the musical highlights of this summer will be the Classic East/Classic West Festivals, taking place in July in New York and L.A. with a lineup that includes Fleetwood Mac, The Eagles, The Doobie Brothers, Journey, Steely Dan, and Earth, Wind & Fire. The Eagles haven’t performed since co-founder and frontman Glenn Frey died last year, but according to Fleetwood Mac’s Mick Fleetwood, they’ve somehow found a way to fill the huge gap left by Frey’s absence.

“I’ll leave the surprise of how they’re doing it to unfold in their own world at these two shows,” Fleetwood tells ABC Radio, “[but] I think it’s really historical.”

The drummer adds that he’s delighted that The Eagles are returning to the stage.

“I think it’s hugely profound for the Eagles that they’re coming out and doing these shows,” he tells ABC Radio. “And I’m really glad that the band is still existing and seemingly intent on continuing as a band.”

As for Fleetwood Mac, so far the two festivals, on July 16 and July 30, are the only announced dates for the band, though guitarist Lindsey Buckingham and singer/keyboardist Christine McVie are doing their own tour starting in June to promote their self-titled duets album.

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