Eagles Nearing Completion Of New Album

The Eagles are nearing completion on their first new studio album since 1979's "The Long Run," which spawned three top-10 hits on the Billboard Hot 100.

The Eagles are nearing completion on their first new studio album since 1979's "The Long Run," which spawned three top-10 hits on the Billboard Hot 100. "They're so close to finishing the record," manager Irving Azoff tells Billboard, adding that the band definitely wants to complete the project before the fall and that a new single, "Hole in the World," may ship during the group's upcoming Farewell 1 tour.

The as-yet-untitled album will be issued on the band's own Eagles Recordings label and may be supported by fall tour dates. As previously reported, the Farewell 1 tour begins May 9 in Richmond, Va. According to Azoff, 33 of 36 shows on the schedule are either sold out or close to it.

Second shows have been added in Atlanta at Philips Arena (May 19-20), in Houston at Compaq Center (June 16-17), and in Philadelphia at the First Union Center (July 8-9). A third concert was added in Boston for the Fleet Center (July 15-16 and 18). Eight more dates are set for August. For information on special ticket options, visit the group's official fan club Web site.

The tour will feature the core band as a four-piece consisting of singer/drummer Don Henley, singer/guitarist Glen Frey, guitarist Joe Walsh, and bassist Timothy B. Schmit. The lineup is rounded out by drummer Scott Crago, keyboardist Will Hollis, saxophonist Christian Mostert, and keyboardist Michael Thompson.