The Eagles might be your dad’s favorite band, but they’ve got some big plans for their summer tour dates that’ll attract a broad audience. They’re teaming up with a few of everybody’s favorite artists to make this a tour to remember. The Eagles performed in Canada back in May before heading to the western US. They’re making their way across the country as we speak and by July, they’ll be back on the east coast.
These concerts are getting rave reviews. If you want tickets to see The Eagles, don’t wait. We’ve got them!
In Texas, things got really interesting. The Eagles partnered up with Chris Stapleton – one of the newest, coolest country stars around right now (who sounds and acts like real, old-school country, thank God). The “Tennessee Whiskey” and “Nobody to Blame” singer has been on the scene for a while now, writing tracks for ol’ Kenny, Luke, Darius, and even George Strait. Fittingly performing for the Southern crowds at the Astro’s Minute Maid Park in Houston and the former home of the Cowboys, AT&T Stadium in Arlington, he got the crowd pumped for the main event.
In what’s sure to be deemed “everybody’s favorite concert to get boozed with their parents,” The Eagles will also be teaming up with Jimmy Buffett and The Coral Reefer Band. Bring your Hawaiian shirts, parrot heads, and tequila (WAIT, will they do “Tequila Sunrise” together? That would be amazing). These two Eagles-Buffett ragers will go down at the end of June at the Rockies’ Coors Field in Denver and Twins’ Target Field in Minneapolis.
As if that weren’t enough artists to check off your bucket list this summer, James Taylor will be joining The Eagles at the end of July in Philly and DC… also at Major League ballparks. A little less rowdy than Jimmy Buffett fans perhaps, but still a super American summertime experience. “Carolina in My Mind,” “You’ve Got a Friend,” and “Mexico” never get old.
Okay, okay, as if that weren’t enough, there’s one last big fun of matchup happening on a select couple of tour dates this summer: Zac Brown Band will be playing with the Eagles for two nights… and the Doobie Brothers will joining them both for one night only at the Padres’ Petco Park in San Diego. (We’re getting over-excited about the amount of classic rock in one place.) But seriously, in you’re in the area, why would you not go?
It’s no secret that The Eagles have been through their fair share of substituting and swapping band members in the past, and in 2016, they lost founding member Glenn Frey. But through questions of whether they could patch things up enough to actually tour again (and not be terrible), they have prevailed.
They’ve replaced Frey with his son, Deacon Frey, who reportedly sounds eerily like his father when he belts out songs like “Take It Easy” and “Peaceful, Easy Feeling.” This all sounds like a gimmick, but it totally works. And for lifelong Eagles fans, it’s a real tear-jerker apparently.
But that’s not all. At age 70, Don Henley is just about as good as ever. So are Joe Walsh (for the most part) and Timothy B. Schmit. But the band doesn’t stop there. They’ve even thrown in blast-from-the-past country legend Vince Gill who croons the classics Frey used to sing like nobody’s business. With that tenor sound, he tackles songs like “Take It To The Limit,” “Lyin’ Eyes,” and “Heartache Tonight” (which is a totally underrated song, by the way).
So if, like me, you desperately want to see The Eagles perform live, but you’re worried it won’t be nearly as good as seeing them, say, 15 years ago, the critics have spoken. There’s a reason they’re still selling out stadiums and Major League baseball parks.
Folks who’ve seen them then and now agree. They are still GREAT. And it is still SO worth it!
Come on, you know you wanna be there for the “Hotel California” encore.