The Eagles are one of the biggest bands of all time, still holding the record of the highest number of sales for an album in the US. Their Greatest Hits (1971-1975) moved an astounding 42 million records.
The Eagles have continued to tour through the years with a line-up that has remained relatively intact. Their most recent 2014 History of the Eagles tour has the band hitting many far reaching countries including the UK, Ireland, the Netherlands, and the states.
What songs will The Eagles play in concert?
The Eagles remain one of the few bands whose material is captured in a time capsule of the 70s. The group stopped producing material on a steady basis in 1979, with their appropriately titled swan song, The Long Run. This closed their prime debuting with one of the most important rock albums in history, their self-titled debut.
The band reconvened to record Long Road Out of Eden in 2007. The band does not go back to the well much with that album on the current tour.
The current setlist relies heavily on their masterpiece, Hotel California. Of course, no Eagles show is complete without an extended performance of the title track from that glorious rock and roll classic. Aside from that album, which always includes live showings of “New Kid in Town” and “Life in the Fast Lane,” the band’s live act is notoriously spread out across the rest of their studio material. Choice cuts from The Long Run riles the crowd up, and their sophomore classic album Desperado is always well represented, with staples such as the silly “Tequila Sunrise” and “Doolin-Daltin.” Desperado is widely considered their most country-oriented effort, and the band only refined a country rock sound as they evolved. Seeing this play out over the course of a live show is an enthralling experience to take in.
The setlist below covers the majority of the tracks they play each night on the History of the Eagles Tour. This doesn’t include a short assortment of tunes they rotate out, such as “Heartache Tonight” which seems like a new addition to their most recent shows.
Train Leaves Here This Morning
Peaceful Easy Feeling
One of These Nights
Take It to the Limit
Pretty Maids All in a Row
I Can’t Tell You Why
New Kid in Town
Love Will Keep Us Alive
In the City
The Long Run
Life in the Fast Lane
Take It Easy
Rocky Mountain Way
Should I expect The Eagles to perform any new songs?
The Eagles have largely been absent from the studio since 2007’s country/pop release, Long Road Out of Eden. New songs have been nearly non-existent, and they aren’t expected to magically appear anytime soon. Their 2014 tour run is designed to promote their new History of the Eagles documentary. This has subsequently led the group to abandon nearly every song from their 2007 release, and focus almost exclusively on their 70’s body of work.
What does the current band line-up look like?
Though the Eagles line-up has been mostly stable in the last 40 years, the group has a faced a few shakeups. The latest incarnation includes:
This lineup was in place spanning 1975 to their breakup in 1980. This is also the same line-up that released the 2007 effort and recording revival. Interestingly, Walsh and Schmit were not present with the group during the recording of their most acclaimed material, notably the self-titled work and Desperado.
For such a generational band, what should I expect with the crowd?
Being nursed from the bosom the 70’s, the band has a strong middle-aged following. But that is not to say that younger generations are absent from their concerts. The 2007 release of Long Road Out of Eden positioned them in the eyes of a whole younger generation, reaching 7x platinum with sales in excess of seven million.
Fathers are happy to expose their children to their favorite bands from when they were younger, and the Eagles have this universal attitude followed by big hooks that makes them a megagroup that withstands the test of time.
How long is a typical Eagles concert?
Through six world-renowned records, 25 songs, and extended jam sessions including the whole group together as well as solo mini-sets for each member, a concert with the Eagles easily spans three hours. Most of the sets the band puts together exceed two and a half. Two encores later, and the band finally calls it a night closing with the double whammy, “Rocky Mountain Way” and the famous country crooner, “Desperado.”
The band also slices their set in half with roughly a ten minute intermission. This division will often mark the first couple records against the last few, splitting up their traditional country rock sound with their bombastic 70’s rock aesthetic.
Who is the Eagles current publicist?
The group has worked with Front Line Management since their reunion in 1994. The company has evolved into Azoff Music Entertainment, a subsidiary of the larger entity, TicketMaster.
The team working with the Eagles include Nina Avramides, Pam Byers, Shirley Klein, as well as six others. They can be contacted by calling 310-209-3100.
How can I get presale tickets for the Eagles tour?
Because of their close association with TicketMaster, tickets are almost exclusively available through the large ticket retailer. Furthermore, the company provides insightful presale options as associated through a relationship with American Express. American Express owners can get tickets weeks before a show’s public onsale, but they are limited in nature. There are also LiveNation and venue presales that fans can take advantage of. Sign up for your local arena’s mailing list for more information on venue presale opportunities.
“The Eagles reopened the refurbished Forum Wednesday night with a concert that emphasized the care and precision that went into their records in the 1970s, a perfect night of nostalgia for fans who care to remember the Forum when Jerry West was the Lakers star and “One of These Nights” was a hit on FM radio.” Phil Gallo of Billboard
“A capacity crowd of mostly middle-aged fans cheered, clapped and sang along to the tunes that propelled the band to stardom in the 1970s and defined the laid-back California sound of the era — a blend of country, folk, rock and blues.” Gene Stout of The Seattle Times
“While the legendary band’s sphere of musical influence helped define classic rock and has seeped into country and Americana, the format of their current tour is a reminder that the bulk of their collective brilliance was confined to just a sliver of time.” – Donnie Moorhouse of Mass Live