Fleetwood Mac will play a fundraising concert at Los Angeles' Dodger Stadium this month (Jul16).
Major League Baseball’s Los Angeles Dodgers have booked Fleetwood Mac for their second annual Blue Diamond Gala on 28 July (16), where the Go Your Own Way singers will be one of the highlights of the night, performing a set from centerfield.
Fleetwood MAC, comprised of Lindsey Buckingham, Mick Fleetwood, Christine MCVie, John MCVie and Stevie Nicks, has sold more than 100 million records worldwide, making them one of the best-selling bands of all time.
Their gala performance is being billed as "a grand slam night of greatest hits" and will be the band's only show in 2016, according to the Dodgers' official website.
The one-off concert follows the wrap of Fleetwood MAC's 120-date On With the Show Tour in November last year (15) which saw the return of MCVie, who quit the band in 1998, thus reassembling its "classic" lineup. All five members are expected to perform at the Blue Gala event.
The night will include a blue carpet entrance, in tribute to the Dodgers' colours, and a ceremony honouring Vin Scully, the iconic announcer who plans to retire at the season’s end, marking his 67th year serving the team. Attendees are encouraged to wear blue clothing in honour of the Dodgers' uniform, and all proceeds from the evening go towards the Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation, the official charity of the baseball team.
Fleetwood MAC's announcement comes after Glastonbury founder Michael Eavis recently claimed the band's pay demands meant he couldn't afford to book them for the British music festival which was held last month (Jun16) at Worthy Farm, with Muse, Adele and Coldplay headlining. "We can't afford to spend £4-5million on people to play," he told Britain's Guardian newspaper. "Mick Fleetwood said he would do it himself, but come on. I'd like the rest of the band and they all want to be paid a lot of money."