Formed in Los Angeles, California back in 1971, The Eagles became one of the most successful bands in the world, that for many years had the best-selling album of all time, which was their Greatest Hits record. Now, after more than five decades in the business, the group announced that they will retire.
Called “The Long Goodbye Tour”, their farewell shows will start this September in the United States, but there are no final shows scheduled. As they’ve said in an official statement, they wanna give all their fans a final chance to see them, so there might be concerts happening all over the world soon. Steely Dan will be their opening act on these dates.
Their current line-up has: by Don Henley (Drums and vocals – Since 1971), Joe Walsh (Guitar and vocals – Since 1975), Timoty B. Schmit (Bass – Since 1977) and Vince Gill (Guitar and vocals – Since 2017).
Read The Eagles statement about the farewell tour and see the dates:
“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. 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. With love and gratitude, The Eagles”.
2023 farewell tour dates
- 7 – New York, N.Y. – Madison Square Garden
- 11 – Boston, Mass. – TD Garden
- 16 – Newark, N.J. – Prudential Center
- 20 – Belmont Park, N.Y. – UBS Arena
- 5 – Denver, Colo. – Ball Arena
- 9 – Indianapolis, Ind. – Gainbridge Fieldhouse
- 13 – Detroit, Mich. – Little Caesars Arena
- 17 – Cleveland, Ohio – Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse
- 2 – Atlanta, Ga. – State Farm Arena
- 7 – Charlotte, N.C. – Spectrum Center
- 9 – Raleigh, N.C. – PNC Arena
- 14 – Lexington, Ky. – Rupp Arena
- 17 – St. Paul, Minn. – Xcel Energy Center