The line-up for Bluesfest somehow just got even better, after it was announced Eagles of Death Metal and Mick Fleetwood will be added to the bill to go along with the huge already named acts such as Kendrick Lamar, D’Angelo and Modest Mouse.
The band have recently resumed their European tour after initially cancelling it in the wake of the Paris terror attacks, during which 89 concertgoers were killed at their show at Le Bataclan. In the aftermath of the tragedy, band founders Jesse Hughes and Josh Homme sat down for an emotional interview with VICE, where they recounted the night’s events.
Homme wasn’t present in Paris as he rarely travels with the band, and he won’t feature on the drums when they travel to Australia. The Queens of the Stone Age front man will be busy with his own project as he tours with rock legend Iggy Pop, alongside Dean Fertita and Matt Helders. The supergroup announced a surprise album a week ago Post Pop Depression that will be out on March 18th.
Alongside EODM, the announcement has revealed that Mick Fleetwood and his Blues Band will also be performing. The British rocker was a cofounder of Fleetwood Mac that dominated radio waves in the 1970’s with their all-consuming album Rumours. Fleetwood will return to Australia alongside his band which features Rick Vito and will see him returning to his blues roots.
The last album the band released was 2008’s Blue Again! It was a live record that revisited early Fleetwood Mac songs that former guitarist Peter Green wrote. Fleetwood declaring that he wanted to pay homage to the songs while creating an invigorating new sound with them.
You can get information and tickets for Bluesfest here.