Mick Fleetwood To Hold Gig Honoring Early Fleetwood Mac In 2020
Legendary drummer Mick Fleetwood will hold a special one-night concert to honor the early years of Fleetwood Mac with co-founder Peter Green and a handful of special guests next year in London.
The gig, slated for February 25 at the London Palladium, will feature performers like Billy Gibbons, David Gilmour, Jonny Lang, John Mayall, Christine McVie, Zak Starkey, Steven Tyler, and Bill Wyman. Fleetwood will play alongside Andy Fairweather Low, Dave Bronze, and Ricky Peterson as the house band. Glyn Johns is the executive sound producer for the show and Martyn Atkins will direct the film which will eventually be released.
“The concert is a celebration of those early blues days where we all began, and it’s important to recognize the profound impact Peter and the early Fleetwood Mac had on the world of music,” Fleetwood said in a statement. “Peter was my greatest mentor and it gives me such joy to pay tribute to his incredible talent. I am honored to be sharing the stage with some of the many artists Peter has inspired over the years and who share my great respect for this remarkable musician.”
Currently, the Fleetwood Mac lineup includes Fleetwood, Stevie Knicks, John McVie, Christine McVie, and new members Mike Campbell and Neill Finn. The group embarked on a North American tour without longtime guitarist Lindsay Buckingham in 2018 after they decided to go separate ways over “creative differences.” Fleetwood told Rolling Stone back in 2017 that it’s not likely the original lineup would ever get back together.