Fleetwood Mac drummer Mick Fleetwood has announced an all-star tribute to the early years of Fleetwood Mac and the band’s original co-founder, Peter Green, that will take place on Feb. 25 at the London Palladium.
The show will feature a killer lineup of musicians pitching in, including ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons, Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour, Jonny Lang, John Mayall, Andy Fairweather Low, Fleetwood’s Mac bandmate Christine McVie, drummer Zak Starkey, Aerosmith singer Steven Tyler and former Rolling Stones bassist Bill Wyman.
“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 explained 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.”
More guests will be announced at a later date, with producer Glyn Johns slated to serve as executive sound producer and the house band to feature Mick Fleetwood alongside Fairweather Lowe, Dave Bronze and Ricky Peterson.
The show will be filmed for later broadcast, with Martyn Atkins directing. Some of the proceeds from the event will be donated to the Teenage Cancer Trust. An exclusive pre-sale for the show will take place on Nov. 13 at 10 a.m. GMT here; general admission tickets go on sale on Friday (Nov. 15) at 10 a.m. GMT.
Green, 73, and Fleetwood co-founded Fleetwood Mac in 1967 with John McVie, Danny Kirwan and Jeremy Spencer.
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— Mick Fleetwood (@MickFleetwood) November 11, 2019