Fleetwood Mac honour late Eagles star Glenn Frey at Classic West festival

17th Jul 17 | Entertainment News

Fleetwood Mac paid tribute to late Eagles star Glenn Frey during their headlining set at the inaugural Classic West festival on Sunday night (16Jul17).

Fleetwood Mac Performing at Leeds First Direct Arena

Stevie Nicks dedicated Landslide to the guitarist, whose band closed out the festival's Saturday night performances - the Eagles' first full concert since Frey's death in January, 2016.

The rocker's son Deacon and country star Vince Gill stood in for Frey during the Dodger Stadium show, and they'll return to front the Eagles again when the Classic East festival hits New York at the end of the month.

Nicks told fans, "I wanted to dedicate that song to Glenn Frey, who was my friend. And I also wanted to dedicate it to his son, for stepping in and doing such an amazing job last night.

"He just did it so beautifully, his daddy would be so proud of him."

Stevie explained she had to make the dedication after performing the emotional ballad, because she would have been too upset to perform if she'd honoured Frey before the song.

"I just would have started to cry," she said.

The Eagles were also joined by Bob Seger for their Classic West set, while the Doobie Brothers and Steely Dan also performed on Saturday, and Journey and Earth, Wind and Fire supported Fleetwood Mac on Sunday.

All six acts will perform again at Classic East at New York City's Citi Field on 29 and 30 July (17).

There was also a Sunday tribute to Steve Perry as his former bandmates in Journey remembered him during their set.

Current frontman Arnel Pineda dedicated Lights to his successor, who led Journey from 1978 to 1998.

The two singers met up prior to Journey's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction earlier this year (Apr17).

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