Everything You Need To Know About The Fleetwood Mac/Eagles Classic Rock Superfest This Weekend
Classic rock mega-bands The Eagles and Fleetwood Mac are co-headlining the bicoastal music festivals known as The Classic West (for its Los Angeles weekend) and The Classic East (for its New York City weekend). Neither band has toured in over a year, and the festival will mark the first performance for The Eagles since founding member Glenn Frey died in early 2016.
The Classic West will take place July 15 and 16 at Dodger Stadium, with The Classic East following two weekends later at Citi Field in New York. For a more general guide of The Classics, check here. As for a Los Angeles-specific guide, here's all the information we know:
What's the line-up going to be like?
July 15: The Eagles, Steely Dan, The Doobie Brothers
July 16: Fleetwood Mac, Journey, and Earth, Wind, & Fire (and, hopefully, the USC marching band for Mac's performance of "Tusk").
Can I still get tickets?
You sure can. There are one-day passes that range from $99 to $499 for standard tickets. Two-day passes range from $150 for a top deck general ticket, all the way up to $950 for floor level tickets. "VIP" tickets appear to have sold out. Remaining tickets can be purchased here.
What does the parking situation look like?
The Dodgers have a map of the parking situation here. If you want to get parking passes in advance, reserved parking will set you back $55, while unreserved parking costs $25. You can buy parking passes for Saturday here, and for Sunday here. The lots are expected to open two and a half hours before the event.
And what if I don't want to drive or park?
We like the sound of that.
The Dodger Stadium Express will be running trips from Union Station up to the stadium beginning 3 p.m. The shuttles are free to ticket holders.
Ride-sharing services like Lyft or Uber are always an option. Also, Metro's numbers 2 and 4 buses stop at Sunset Boulevard and Vin Scully Way (which is a quick walk away from the stadium itself), and the Gold Line's Chinatown station is a three-quarter mile walk away from the stadium. A round-trip ticket for either is $3.50.
Hooray for public transportation!
So how did all this come about?
It seems that Mick Fleetwood—Fleetwood Mac's drummer and founding member—was in the stands for 2016's Desert Trip (which saw acts like the Who and the Rolling Stones perform). "Seeing people of every age group really going at it and being supercharged, it was a trip,” Fleetwood told the New York Times. “And that’s what we’ve been touching on."
Add in classic rock super-manager Irving Azoff (who claims he thought of the idea of Desert Trip before there was a Desert Trip, and who represents all the acts in the line-up either in part or full) and boom, The Classics were born.
And here's a random bit of trivia.
According to the Los Angeles Times, The Eagles and Earth, Wind & Fire performed together at the storied California Jam at the Ontario Motor Speedway in 1974. Tickets to the show (which also had Black Sabbath and Jackson Browne on the billing) were $10. Times have certainly changed.
Now, enjoy this interview with Fleetwood Mac's Lindsey Buckingham.