Though our primary focus in terms of the music reporting leans to the heavier side of the fence, when legends like The Eagles announce a tour that will spotlight a record-breaking album you get on point and help to share the news. Such is the case with their recent announcement about a “Hotel California” full performance along with their greatest hits. Learn more down below.
The Press Release:
Eagles – Don Henley, Joe Walsh and Timothy B. Schmit, with Deacon Frey and Vince Gill – are bringing their recent, highly acclaimed “Hotel California” performances on tour in 2020 with concerts in Atlanta, New York, Dallas, Houston, San Francisco and Los Angeles. See below for a full listing of tour dates. Each night’s concert will feature a “Hotel California” set, with an accompanying orchestra and choir, followed by an additional set of the band’s greatest hits. The shows are scheduled to begin at 8 PM, with a brief intermission. Tickets go on sale beginning Friday, October 18, at 10 AM via Ticketmaster.com. All times are local.
The band recently performed three sold-out performances of the iconic album Hotel California in Las Vegas, Nevada. The highly acclaimed concerts were the first time the Eagles have ever performed the Hotel California album in its entirety and featured 77 musicians on stage, including a 46-piece orchestra and a 22-voice choir. For exclusive b-roll from these concerts, click HERE.
Billboard magazine lauded the opening night concert in Vegas:
“The band performed the album from front to back, following with a blazing greatest hits set that had the audience at the sold-out arena constantly on its feet… a 23-song set of solid hits that make up the soundtrack of any Baby Boomer or Gen X’ers lives. With no exception, the songs have aged well, but how could they fail with the Eagles’ five-part harmony and five guitar-approach… (Henley’s) voice sounded as strong and pliant as it ever has, easily hitting the highest of notes, while retaining his trademark huskiness.”
American Express® Card Members can purchase tickets before the general public beginning Monday, October 14, at 10 AM through Thursday, October 17, at 10 PM local time.
A limited number of LaneOne Premium Packages will also be available, including amazing seats, transportation, preferred entrance, lounge access, commemorative laminate and more. Check HERE for LaneOne details.
Hotel California is the third best-selling U.S. album in history, certified 26-times Platinum by the RIAA. After its release in 1976, it topped the charts and won two GRAMMY Awards for “New Kid in Town” and “Hotel California.” Several of the songs from the album have never been performed since the original “Hotel California” tour. The band’s Their Greatest Hits 1971-1977 is the best-selling U.S. album in history, with the RIAA certifying the collection at 38-times Platinum.
In today’s faddish, fractured, rock landscape, the Eagles retain an appeal that transcends both generation and genre, cementing the band’s role as enduring musical icons. As the best-selling American band of the ’70s, and one of the top-selling acts of all time, the Eagles have sold more than 150 million albums worldwide, scored six #1 albums and topped the singles charts five times. They have won six GRAMMY® Awards, were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1998, in their first year of eligibility, and received the Kennedy Center Honors in 2016.
“Hotel California” 2020 Tour Dates:
February 7: Atlanta, GA @ State Farm Arena
February 8: Atlanta, GA @ State Farm Arena
February 14: New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
February 15: New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
February 29: Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Arena
March 1: Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Arena
March 6: Houston, TX @ Toyota Center
March 7: Houston, TX @ Toyota Center
April 11: San Francisco, CA @ Chase Center
April 12: San Francisco, CA @ Chase Center
April 17: Inglewood, CA @ “Fabulous” Forum
April 18: Inglewood, CA @ “Fabulous” Forum
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PiercingMetal Thoughts: Though I’ve loved so many of their songs for so many, many years…..The Eagles are not a band that I’ve ever witnessed in concert. This is still a goal of mine and depending on the NYC dates and what I generally do around that time, perhaps there is still a chance to do this. Who knows, maybe I will even toss together a review for the other readers of my vintage to enjoy. I owe my appreciation of the band to my parents who owned the now super classic “Their Greatest Hits” album which I even gave a nod to in one of my Music Milestone narratives. The interested can click HERE to see that but as I close up and get ready to do the next thing in my day, I wonder what you folks think about this tour and will you entertain going. Let me know down in the comments section below. See you next time.
Official Website: http://www.eagles.com