SO IS THERE STILL A POSSIBILITY THESE TWO BANDS WILL PLAY TOGETHER OR NOT?
First we get a report from Livedaily stating that "A Dream Tour of The Eagles and Fleetwood Mac has Reached the Proposal Stage" Then we heard from Timothy Schmidt of the Eagles that it's not going to happen. Timothy Schmidt was recently in London promoting his own solo album and was interviewed by Simon Mayo on BBC Radio 2 and was asked point blank about the possible summer tour, the Eagles and Fleetwood Mac together.... His response was that he spoke to his manager and it didn't look like it was going to happen. You can here the portion of the radio interview here: "Fleetwood Mac and the Eagles Not Happening"
Now we get Livedaily again making a remark that the tour is reportedly in the organizers hands!!
It doesn't make sense!... Either it's still in the planning stages, or it's completely off.. It can't be both!
Livedaily, who are the ones that keep bringing this up would be connected to this situation more than anyone (or should be at least). Livedaily is a company that is owned by Ticketmaster Entertainment... which owns controlling interest in Frontline Management. Irving Azoff is CEO of both Ticketmaster Entertainment and CEO of Frontline Management. Irving Azoff also personally manages the Eagles. Fleetwood Mac are also managed by Frontline Management. So Ticketing, Band Managment and Livedaily are all under one big roof! Maybe it's a case of a company being way too big and information doesn't filter around to all departments...or a rogue blog posters. I don't know... If it were not going to happen like Timothy suggested, why does Livedaily still mention it?
Anyway, if this thing ends up going ahead, what I think will end up happening is the two bands won't be doing a complete co-headlining tour together this summer, instead if they are both out on the road separately they'll likely set aside the occasional date(s) in various cities for them to pair up... That's what I think...
Here's today's Livedaily news.
The Eagles have mapped a few additional West Coast dates that will follow their upcoming three-night engagement at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles this spring.
After tackling the April 16, April 17 and April 20 LA shows--the band's first-ever performances in the legendary venue--the group heads to Phoenix for an April 21 appearances, then back to California for concerts in Anaheim (4/25), Sacramento (4/27) and San Jose (4/30), before closing out the run May 9 in Vancouver. Dates are shown at right.
The new shows all go on sale to the public Feb. 8, with the exception of the Vancouver date, which becomes available beginning next Monday (2/1). Tickets will be available at all Ticketmaster locations, via Ticketmaster charge-by-phone (800.745.3000) or online at Ticketmaster.com. (LiveDaily is an operating unit of Ticketmaster Entertainment, which also owns Ticketmaster.)
During the run, the band--Don Henley, Glenn Frey, Joe Walsh and Timothy B. Schmit--will continue to support 2007's "Long Road Out of Eden," which was the group's first new studio album since 1979's "The Long Run." The set debuted at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 chart after posting first-week sales of 711,000 copies, and went on to become 2007's top-selling album by a group, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
"Long Road Out of Eden" also earned the group Grammy Awards for Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals for "How Long" in 2008, and Best Pop Instrumental Performance for "I Dreamed There Was No War" in 2009.
Late last year, the group confirmed to various industry sources that it was in the planning stages of a massive summer co-headlining tour with Fleetwood Mac. The union of the two '70s AOR heavyweights would likely result in one of the most-hyped tours of the year, and organizers are reportedly searching for football and baseball stadiums to host potential single-night components of the trek, along with multiple nights in smaller arenas in many cities.