The Eagles quietly shattered several box-office records on the spring leg of their ongoing Farewell, Part I tour. The band grossed nearly $14 million from a mere 13 dates, topped by a take of $2.6 mil

The Eagles quietly shattered several box-office records on the spring leg of their ongoing Farewell, Part I tour. The band grossed nearly $14 million from a mere 13 dates, topped by a take of $2.6 million May 22 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

The tour of mostly secondary markets sold out 12 of the 13 dates, and set high-water marks at the Peoria (Ill.) Civic Center, Qwest Center in Omaha, Neb.; DECC Arena in Duluth, Mich.; Journal Pavilion in Albuquerque, N.M.; Casper (Wyo.) Events Center; the Tucson (Ariz.) Convention Center; and the Metrapark Arena in Billings, Mont.

Booked by John Brannigan at the William Morris Agency, the tour used different promoters in each market, working with Clear Channel Entertainment, Jam Productions, Jack Utsick Presents, United Concerts, AEG Live, Another Planet and others.

"It was so good, people went crazy," Eagles manager Irving Azoff tells Billboard.biz. Calling from Greensboro, N.C., where his client Van Halen is kicking off its own tour, Azoff says the Eagles will take the summer off. "We thought it would be a bad summer, and it turns out we were smart," Azoff says.

The Eagles will resume touring in October, with their first-ever dates in Hong Kong, Singapore and Bangkok, followed by shows in Japan. Next will be Australia, where a performance at Melbourne's Rod Laver Arena will be taped for a worldwide television special and a DVD, Azoff says.