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2018

The repackage was officially released worldwide on 19 January 2018

2017

A 30th anniversary edition of Tango in the Night was released 31 March 2017

2016

In 2016, multiple editions of Mirage remastered were released

2015

In 2015, a 5CD/1DVD/2 LP deluxe edition, a 3CD expanded edition, plus a 1CD remaster of Tusk was released

2014

Remasters of "Then Play On", "Kiln House", "Future Games" and "Bare Trees" were released on vinyl, initially bundled with a 7" single of "Oh Well, Parts I & II", then released separately in 2014

2013

studio albums Fleetwood Mac, Rumours, Tusk, Mirage, and Tango in the NightIn 2013, a deluxe edition of Rumours was released

2012

Former singer and guitarist Bob Welch was found dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound on 7 June 2012, at the age of 66

2011

Original Fleetwood Mac bassist Bob Brunning died on 18 October 2011, at the age of 68

2010

On 19 October 2010, Fleetwood Mac played a private show at the Phoenician Hotel in Scottsdale, Arizona for TPG (Texas Pacific Group)

2008

In late 2008, Fleetwood Mac announced that the band would tour in 2009, beginning in March

2007

In a September 2007 interview Stevie Nicks gave to the UK newspaper The Daily Telegraph, she noted that she was unwilling to carry on with the band unless Christine McVie returned

2006

In interviews given in November 2006 to support his solo album Under the Skin, Buckingham stated that plans for the band to reunite once more for a 2008 tour were still on the cards

2004

Around 2004–05, there were rumours of a reunion of the early line-up of Fleetwood Mac, involving Peter Green and Jeremy Spencer

2003

As per the 2003–2004 tour, Christine McVie would not be featured in the line-up

2002

Also in October, The Very Best of Fleetwood Mac was re-released in an extended two-disc format (this format having been released in the US in 2002), premiering at number six on the UK Albums Chart

1998

In 1998, Fleetwood Mac were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

1997

A successful arena tour followed the MTV premiere of The Dance, which kept the reunited Fleetwood Mac on the road throughout much of 1997, the 20th anniversary of their Rumours album

1996

In May 1996, Mick Fleetwood, John McVie, Christine McVie and Stevie Nicks made an appearance at a private party in Louisville, Kentucky prior to the Kentucky Derby (with Steve Winwood filling in for Lindsey Buckingham)

1995

On 10 October 1995, Fleetwood Mac released the unsuccessful Time album

1994

The band, minus Christine McVie, toured in 1994, opening for Crosby, Stills, & Nash, and in 1995 as part of a package with REO Speedwagon and Pat Benatar

1993

However, just as they made the decision to continue, Billy Burnette announced in March 1993 that he was leaving the band to pursue a country album and an acting career

1992

In 1992, Fleetwood himself arranged a 4-disc box set spanning highlights from the band's 25-year history, titled 25 Years – The Chain (an edited 2-disc set was also available)

1991

The disagreement between Nicks and Fleetwood garnered press coverage, and is believed to be the main catalyst for Nicks leaving the band in 1991

1988

Capitalising on the success of Tango in the Night, the band continued with a Greatest Hits album in 1988

1987

The 1987–88 "Shake the Cage" tour was the first outing for this line-up, and was successful enough to warrant the release of a concert video (simply titled "Tango in the Night"), filmed at San Francisco's Cow Palace arena in December 1987

1985

Furthermore, Fleetwood and Christine McVie had played on his Try Me album in 1985

1983

Stevie Nicks released two more solo albums (1983's The Wild Heart and 1985's Rock a Little), Lindsey Buckingham issued Go Insane in 1984, the same year that Christine McVie made an eponymous album (yielding the Top 10 hit "Got a Hold on Me" and the Top 40 hit "Love Will Show Us How")

1982

They also headlined the first US Festival, on 5 September 1982, for which the band was paid $500,000 ($1,267,931 today)

1980

With the added ensemble of Neale Heywood on guitar, Brett Tuggle on keyboards, Lenny Castro on percussion, and Sharon Celani (she had toured with Fleetwood Mac in the late 1980s) and Mindy Stein on backing vocals, this would, however, be the final foray of the classic line-up with Christine McVie for 16 years

1979

The result of this was the 20-track double album, Tusk, released in 1979

1977

Critically acclaimed, it was the recipient of the Grammy Award for Album of the Year for 1977

1976

Behind the scenes the band was fraying apart in 1976; with the success of the band also came the end of John and Christine McVie's marriage, as well as Buckingham and Nicks' long term romantic relationship

1975

It featured singles from the 1975–1988 era, and included two new compositions: "No Questions Asked" written by Nicks, and "As Long as You Follow" written by McVie and Quintela, which was released as a single in 1988 but only made No

1974

Buckingham and Nicks joined the band on New Year's Eve 1974 (within 4 weeks of the previous incarnation splitting)

1973

While Fleetwood was checking out Sound City Studios in Los Angeles, the house engineer, Keith Olsen, played him a track which he had recorded in the studio, "Frozen Love", from the album Buckingham Nicks (1973)

1972

In September 1972, the band added guitarist Bob Weston and vocalist Dave Walker, formerly of Savoy Brown and Idle Race

1971

Wonderful, The Pious Bird of Good Omen and Fleetwood Mac in Chicago) and 1971 outtakes album The Original Fleetwood Mac have been remastered and reissued on CD, as have the 1975–1987 era Warner Bros

1970

Members inducted included the original band—Mick Fleetwood, John McVie, Peter Green, Jeremy Spencer and Danny Kirwan—and Rumours-era members Christine McVie, Stevie Nicks, and Lindsey Buckingham, but not Bob Welch, despite his key role in keeping the band alive during the early 1970s

1969

Christine Perfect, who by this point had married bassist John McVie, made her first appearance with the band as Christine McVie at Bristol University in May 1969 just as she was leaving Chicken Shack

1968

Fleetwood Mac's first album, Fleetwood Mac, was a no-frills blues album and was released on the Blue Horizon label in February 1968

1967

Current membersThe 1967–1969 era Blue Horizon albums (Fleetwood Mac, Mr

1950

Meanwhile, Spencer's contributions focused on re-creating the country-tinged "Sun Sound" of the late 1950s

2018

A North American tour, again with Frey and Gill, is scheduled for March–September 2018

2017

In March 2017, it was announced that the band would be headlining the Classic West and Classic East concert events in July 2017, which were organized by their manager Irving Azoff

2016

On January 18, 2016, founding member Glenn Frey died at the Columbia University Medical Center in New York City at the age of 67

2015

The Eagles (Frey, Henley, Walsh, and Schmit) were slated to receive Kennedy Center Honors in 2015, but this was deferred to 2016 due to Frey's health problems

2013

In February 2013, The Eagles released a career-spanning documentary called History of The Eagles and began the supporting tour with 11 US arena concerts in July

2012

" Frey later stated in a 2012 interview that the band has had discussions about releasing an EP of potentially 4–6 songs that may contain both original and cover material

2011

The tour expanded to England as the headline act of the Hop Farm Festival on July 1, 2011

2010

" Walsh said in 2010 that there might be one more album before the band "wraps it up

2009

The tour travelled to Europe, with its final concert date on July 22, 2009, in Lisbon

2008

"On March 20, 2008, The Eagles launched their world tour in support of Long Road Out of Eden at The O2 Arena in London

2007

The band's 2007 comeback album Long Road Out of Eden saw them explore country rock, blues rock, and funk

2006

" A special edition 2006 release, exclusive to Walmart and affiliated stores, includes a bonus audio CD with three new songs: a studio version of "No More Cloudy Days," "Fast Company," and "Do Something

2005

On June 14, 2005, The Eagles released a new 2-DVD set, Farewell 1 Tour-Live from Melbourne, featuring two new songs: Frey's "No More Cloudy Days" and Walsh's "One Day at a Time

2004

Hotel California is ranked 37th in Rolling Stone's list of "The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time" and the band was ranked number 75 on the magazine's 2004 list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time

2003

" Also in 2003, Warren Zevon, a longtime Eagles friend, began work on his final album, The Wind, with the assistance of Henley, Walsh, and Schmit

2002

On January 23, 2002, the Los Angeles County Court consolidated the two complaints, set a trial date for September 2006, and the single case was dismissed on May 8, 2007, after being settled out of court for an undisclosed amount

2001

release was canceled after publisher Hyperion Books backed out in September 2001, when an entire print run of the book had to be recalled for cuts and changes

1999

The Eagles performed at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas on December 28 and 29, 1999, followed by a concert at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on December 31

1998

In 1998, The Eagles were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

1994

" In the words of Sal Manna, author of the CD liner notes of the band's 1994 album Hell Freezes Over, "no one knew quite what 'California rock' meant – except perhaps that, because in California anything was possible, music that came from that promising land was more free-spirited and free-ranging

1993

An Eagles country tribute album, titled Common Thread: The Songs of The Eagles, was released in 1993, 13 years after the breakup

1992

" In 1992, Schmit and Walsh toured as members of Ringo Starr's All-Starr Band and appeared on the live video from the Montreux Jazz Festival

1989

Henley's next album, The End of the Innocence (1989), was also a major success

1987

He had a Top 40 solo hit in 1987 with "Boys' Night Out" and a top-30 Adult Contemporary hit with "Don't Give Up," both from his album Timothy B

1985

He had another number 2 single in 1985 with "You Belong to the City" from the Miami Vice soundtrack, which featured another Frey song, "Smuggler's Blues

1984

Schmit released two solo albums, Playin' It Cool in 1984 and Tell Me the Truth in 1990

1983

He spent three years (1983–1985) as a member of Jimmy Buffett's Coral Reefer band and coined the term "Parrotheads" for Buffett's die-hard fans

1982

Schmit sang backup vocals on Toto's Toto IV album, including the song "I Won't Hold You Back" and appeared with the group on their 1982 European tour

1981

"Meisner hit the top 40 three times, including the number 19 "Hearts on Fire" in 1981

1980

The song reached number 21 on the charts in 1980, becoming The Eagles' last Top 40 single until 1994

1979

"Heartache Tonight" became their last single to top the Hot 100, on November 10, 1979

1978

The band also recorded two Christmas songs during these sessions, "Funky New Year" and "Please Come Home for Christmas," which was released as a single in 1978 and reached number 18 on the charts

1977

The Eagles went into the recording studio in 1977 to begin work on their next album, The Long Run

1976

The following album, Hotel California, released on December 8, 1976, was the band's fifth studio album and the first to feature Walsh

1975

The 1975 follow-up album One of These Nights saw the group explore a softer sound, notably exemplified on the hit singles "Take It to the Limit," and "Lyin' Eyes

1974

Henley and Frey then countersued Felder for breach of contract, alleging that Felder had written a "tell-all" book, Heaven and Hell: My Life in The Eagles (1974–2001)

1973

It was written by Steve Young in an arrangement created by Iain Matthews for his Valley Hi album in 1973

1972

Felder accused them of coercing him into signing an agreement under which Henley and Frey would receive three times as much of the Selected Works: 1972–1999 proceeds

1971

Having not settled on a band name yet, they performed their first show in October 1971 under the name of Teen King and the Emergencies at a club called The Gallery in Aspen

1970

The band had performed the song as part of their live sets in the early to mid-1970s, but did not record it at the time because Souther wanted to reserve it for use on his first solo album

1960

Influenced by 1960s rhythm and blues, soul, bluegrass, and rock bands such as the Byrds and Buffalo Springfield, The Eagles' overall sound has been described as "California rock

1958

At the 58th Annual Grammy Awards in February, The Eagles, joined by Leadon, touring guitarist Steuart Smith, and co-writer Jackson Browne, performed "Take It Easy" in honor of Frey

20

The album became the highest-selling album of the 20th century in the United States, and has since sold 29 million copies in the U