The Eagles are hitting the road this summer
'The History of the Eagles' tour begins July 6
By Mark Brown
Special to MSN Music
With “The History of the Eagles” documentary it was a poorly kept secret that the band would be going out this summer – and it’s finally confirmed, with the first dates being set for July, with more to come through the summer and possibly into the fall.
The dates start in Louisville, Kentucky and hit Canada and the East Coast. The band promises the usual hits and solo songs, but they’ve dropped less-than-subtle hints that it won’t be business as usual this time around. The fact that the tour is actually called “The History of the Eagles” implies that they’ll dig more deeply into the catalog. They’ve also hinted that they’d like to include former members of the band, and recently Don Henley revealed in an interview that Bernie Leadon – the guitar architect of songs like “Already Gone” and “Witchy Woman” – is the only person they’d consider bringing back into the fold (so Don Felder and Randy Meisner won’t be making the trip). Sources say those negotiations are going quite well, so watch for a tour unlike any other in the band’s history.
Here are the tour dates:
July 6: Louisville, Ky. - KFC Yum! Center
July 7: Milwaukee, Wiss. - Summerfest
July 9: Cleveland, Ohio - Quicken Loans Arena
July 11: Toronto - Air Canada Centre
July 15: Ottawa - Scotiabank Place
July 16: Philadelphia - Wells Fargo Center
July 22: Washington, D.C. - Verizon Center
July 23: Pittsburgh - Consol Energy Center
July 25: Bethel, NY - BEthel Woods Center
Randy Meisner may have only sang lead on one Eagles hit....(Take It to the Limit)....but his backing vocals unquestionably gave The Eagles early songs their unique sound. Bernie Leadon was probably responsible for the "country rock" sound more than anyone. They lost a lot when they
lost those two....even though they gained a new sound with Joe and Tim. Everyone raves about Hotel California, but for me,.... their Desperado album was a stellar masterpiece!
There were outstanding acts like Al Stewart and Seals and Crofts that exemplified great lessons in graciousness, they were great to be around and would have been wonderful to have been their friend for all time.
Others have already said it, but yeah,
Don and Glenn, follow the advice of your own songs:
Take It Easy.....and...........Get Over It!
(we'd only love you more if you would).
What?..... "They have hinted they would like to include former memberS... (pleural - right?)....of the band". But they are only considering Bernie Leadon? C'mon guys! To quote your own song -
GET OVER IT!
If it is The History of The Eagles Tour,.... be legite and make it ALL The Eagles!
I for one would definitely want to see you more with Randy Meisner included.
You are all a way too old now to still be acting like egotistical teenagers.
Again I say, grow up and........ Get Over It!
To me, it would be great to The Eagles again, but they are still not complete without Felder. His guitar work was a key part of their music. In my opinion, it's just not the same without him.
if you don't like them, don't go to the concert or better yet, shut up.
Meh. Great band (once upon a time) but I'm SO over their petty little ego driven spats. I'll wait and MAYBE buy the CD or DVD like I did for Hell Freezes Over. Besides it looks like they're only doing the east. Guess they know those of us out west are a little too sick of them not being able to get along all these years.
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