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Live Nation officially announces The Classic

The long-rumoured bi-coastal festivals, previously known as Classic East and Classic West, are now a reality, with tickets on sale next week

By IQ on 29 Mar 2017

Eagles, Out of Eden tour, Houston, Steve Alexander, The Classic

Eagles' Don Henley on the Out of Eden tour

image © Steve Alexander

Live Nation has officially taken the wraps off The Classic, the heritage act-headlined festivals widely seen as its answer to AEG/Goldenvoice’s wildly successful ‘Oldchella’ (aka Desert Trip).

As previously reported, the twin festivals – comprising The Classic East in New York and The Classic West in Los Angeles – will be headlined by Eagles and Fleetwood Mac, with support from Steely Dan, The Doobie Brothers, Journey and Earth, Wind & Fire.

All six acts are represented by CAA, which is believed to be producing the events alongside Live Nation and Irving Azoff’s Oak View Group and Azoff MSG Entertainment.

A website is now live at, with tickets on sale via Live Nation’s Ticketmaster from next Friday (7 April), starting from US$150 – far less than Desert Trip’s $399.

Here’s the launch video, courtesy of Live Nation:


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