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Mick Fleetwood of Fleetwood Mac will Organize a Benefit Concert for Maui Wildfire Victims

Mick Fleetwood of Fleetwood Mac, founding member and stalwart, is another artist trying to lend a helping hand to those affected by the recent wildfires that devastated areas of Maui. In an interview with Entertainment Tonight’s Kevin Frazier, the drummer and co-founding member of Fleetwood Mac says he is in the midst of organizing a benefit concert for Hawaiians in need.

Fleetwood said that he “got a lovely sort of catalog of people that are concerned. I will remain mute on who they are, but I will either become part of something that we can do on a grand scale, which is great. Anything is great, and playing in Honolulu, about two weeks from now, and that concert’s becoming — Henry Kapono, who lives in Oahu, was celebrating the 50th anniversary of his career — well, I’m going to be doing that show, supporting.”

His decision to help lead efforts to launch a fundraising event for fire victims is personal. Fleetwood’s own restaurant and bar was one of the hundreds of structures destroyed across the coastal town of Lahaina. According to CBS News, 112 people have been confirmed dead from the blaze, and over 1,000 more have been reported missing and are currently unaccounted for.

Although details about the concert are still scarce, Mick Fleetwood notes that his “intention would be absolutely to be part of, or to be right shaking the flag, to rally around and put on a great incredibly beautiful show. Which I know can be done.”

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