Go on and blame the opening act if anything goes awry at this weekend's Eagles show in New York City. That's because billionaire Cablevision CEO James Dolan, who also runs Madison Square Garden, where the concert takes place on Saturday, has secured his own band to warm up the crowd.
JD & The Straight Shot is Dolan's side hustle to running a massive cable company and a world-famous arena, along with all the major franchises that play there (Knicks, Rangers and Liberty) and the network people watch them on (MSG). The rootsy seven-piece has opened a number of Eagles shows this year, including a stop in Newark on Wednesday (Sept. 10). The Dolan-Eagles connection is a strong one. They share a manager in Irving Azoff and Eagles guitarist Joe Walsh has worked with the Straight Shot in the studio.