The Eagles are planning a summer U.S. arena tour of secondary markets, set to begin May 31 in Reno, Nev., and conclude July 20. Although dates and venues are still being nailed down, the trek will hit

The Eagles are planning a summer U.S. arena tour of secondary markets, set to begin May 31 in Reno, Nev., and conclude July 20. Although dates and venues are still being nailed down, the trek will hit about 30 cities, including St. Paul, Minn.; Grand Rapids, Mich.; Little Rock, Ark., Louisville, Ky., Milwaukee (Summerfest), Omaha, Neb.; Birmingham, Ala.; Portland, Ore.; Tupelo, Miss.; Knoxville, Tenn.; Biloxi, Miss.; and Oklahoma City.

The group played a 20-city European tour last summer, but has not toured the U.S. since the Hell Freezes Over reunion jaunt in the mid-'90s. The Eagles last played live in late February as part of the Recording Artists Coalition benefits in and around Los Angeles.

As previously reported, the group is working on its first studio album of all new material since 1979's "The Long Run." Principal member Don Henley told Billboard, "We're diligently working on it every day. If I had to speculate, I'd say it will come out early next year." No label is yet attached to the project, but Henley says, "We might go independent -- it would be a combination of the Internet and certain superstore chains."

Henley will make a previously announced April 20 appearance in Las Vegas at Tiger Jam IV, which raises funds for the Tiger Woods Foundation and Las Vegas- and Los Angeles-based children's charities. Beforehand, he has shows scheduled in Phoenix (April 17) and Tucson, Ariz. (April 19).

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