The Eagles' ongoing Farewell I tour heads to the Far East and Australia in October, and demand has resulted in sold-out venues and added dates. The string of concerts -- including dates in Sapporo, To
The Eagles' ongoing Farewell I tour heads to the Far East and Australia in October, and demand has resulted in sold-out venues and added dates. The string of concerts -- including dates in Sapporo, Tokyo, Fukuoka, Nagoya, Perth, Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Adelaide -- begins Oct. 15 at the Impact Center in Bangkok.
The Bangkok, Singapore and Hong Kong concerts mark the first time in their career the Eagles will be performing in these markets. The band last performed in Australia and Japan in 1995 during their Hell Freezes Over tour.
Promoters include Udo Artists in Japan and Frontier Touring in Australia. The Singapore and Hong Kong shows are promoted by Michael Roche at Lushington Entertainment, while Neil Thompson is promoting the Bangkok show.
Reaction to the Eagles returning to Australia for the first time in 10 years was met with record-breaking ticket sales. The scheduled Farewell I concert dates in Melbourne and Sydney sold out in less then an hour, and the Brisbane show did in less than four hours. Due to demand, the band added a fourth Melbourne show as well as an additional concert in Brisbane.
The Eagles had not included Adelaide on their original Australian itinerary but local radio station MIX 102.3 hastily organized a petition drive and collected more then 15,000 signatures to convince the band to bring Farewell I to their city.
The Farewell I tour marks the fourth time the band has toured Australia. Their "Hell Freezes Over" remains Australia's best-selling music DVD, according to Warner Bros. Australia.
In the U.S., the Eagles shattered several box-office records on the spring leg of their tour. The band grossed nearly $14 million, selling out 12 of 13 dates, topped by a take of $2.6 million May 22 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
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.
The performances Nov. 14-17 at Melbourne's Rod Laver Arena will be taped for a worldwide television special and a DVD, according to Eagles manager Irving Azoff.