Tuesday, July 30, 2013

The Eagles to reopen the Los Angeles Forum with three shows

The Eagles will play three shows to re-open the Los Angeles Forum in January.

The band will perform January 15, 17 and 18 at the venue, which was purchased last year by Madison Square Garden Co.

Billboard reports the company will eventually spend $100 million in its acquisition and remodeling of the Forum, which opened in 1967 and was sold to a church in 2000.

The Eagles, who played multi-night runs at the arena in 1975, '76 and '79, used the venue in 2009 as a rehearsal space prior to their Long Road Out of Eden tour.

"The building is a grand dame of all these [arenas], the first of its kind," Glenn Frey told Billboard Tuesday prior to a media event that included tours of the building currently under renovation. "It sounded great when we were rehearsing there. There's something about it and I don't [know] why it sounds the way it does. When we first played there, it looked cavernous. All the places (we played in the mid-'70s) appeared big. But I remember how good the Forum sounded and you can hear yourself."

When The Eagles take the stage at The Forum in January, it will be in the largest venue in the U.S. built specifically for music and live entertainment. That means no luxury suites, no scoreboards or setting up while they get rid of the ice rink from the hockey game the night before -- and it's still cold when the band takes the stage.

Ticket information for the shows will be announced soon.

The Eagles are currently on a short break in the middle of their “History Of The Eagles” North American tour; shows resume September 4 in Seattle.

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