Thursday, July 6, 2023

The Eagles announce farewell tour

The Eagles have announced the first dates for an extensive farewell tour.

Billed as “The Long Goodbye”, the series will see Don Henley, Joe Walsh, Timothy B. Schmit, with Vince Gill and Deacon Frey perform as many shows in each market as their audience demands.

The tour – which opens at New York’s Madison Square Garden on September 7 and will see Steely Dan joining these historic shows while commemorating their own 50+ year career – is expected to continue into 2025.

"The Eagles have had a miraculous 52-year odyssey, performing for people all over the globe; keeping the music alive in the face of tragic losses, upheavals and setbacks of many kinds,” says the band. “Credit and thanks go to our longtime management team, our dedicated road crew, and our exceptional backup musicians for providing skilled and steadfast support, throughout these many years. We know how fortunate we are, and we are truly grateful. Our long run has lasted far longer than any of us ever dreamed.But, everything has its time, and the time has come for us to close the circle. The official farewell tour is currently in the planning stages. We want to give all our fans a chance to see us on this final round.So, scheduling information will be released as dates are set. The difficulties of booking venues for multiple nights may require us to return to certain cities, depending on demand. But, we hope to see as many of you as we can, before we finish up.

“Most importantly, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts for embracing this band and its music. At the end of the day, you are the reason we have been able to carry on for over five decades. This is our swan song, but the music goes on and on.”

Presale tickets and VIP packages will be available starting Wednesday, July 12 for all announced shows, with general public tickets available Friday, July 14 at 10:00 AM local time.

Over the band's more than 50 years of touring, the Eagles have performed more than 1,000 concerts around the world, accounting for more than 15 million tickets. Eagles' tours have consistently ranked in the Top 10 of both concert industry publications, Billboard and Pollstar.

The Eagles have sold more than 150 million albums worldwide, scored six No. 1 albums, and topped the singles charts five times. They earned six Grammy Awards, were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1998, in their very first year of eligibility, and received the Kennedy Center Honors in 2016.

The band's “Greatest Hits (1971-1975)” is the best-selling album in history, with the RIAA certifying the collection at 38-times Platinum for 38 million copies sold. “Hotel California” is the third best-selling U.S. album in history, certified 26-times Platinum. After its release in 1976, it topped the charts and earned two Grammy Awards for "New Kid In Town" and "Hotel California."

Pick up your copy of The Eagles “Greatest Hits (1971-1975)” here.

The Eagles
The Long Goodbye Farewell Tour

Fall 2023 US leg

Sep 07 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
Sep 11 – Boston, MA @ TD Garden
Sep 16 – Newark, NJ @ Prudential Center
Sep 20 – Belmont Park, NY @ UBS Arena
Oct 05 – Denver, CO @ Ball Arena
Oct 09 – Indianapolis, IN @ Gainbridge Fieldhouse
Oct 13 – Detroit, MI @ Little Caesars Arena
Oct 17 – Cleveland, OH @ Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse
Nov 02 – Atlanta, GA @ State Farm Arena
Nov 07 – Charlotte, NC @ Spectrum Center
Nov 09 – Raleigh, NC @ PNC Arena
Nov 14 – Lexington, KY @ Rupp Arena
Nov 17 – St. Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Center

See also:

The Eagles expand Hotel California US tour
The Eagles share remastered In The City video
The Eagles stream remastered Hotel California 1977 live video
Rock News Story Of The Year No. 2: JOE WALSH
Search The Eagles at hennemusic