Eagles Primed To Soar Again Next Year
The Eagles' 32-date tour of secondary-market arenas, which wrapped July 19-20 in Biloxi, Miss., drew more than 400,000 attendees and grossed about $38 million, the band's manager Irving Azoff tells BiThe Eagles' 32-date tour of secondary-market arenas, which wrapped July 19-20 in Biloxi, Miss., drew more than 400,000 attendees and grossed about $38 million, the band's manager Irving Azoff tells Billboard. He says the Eagles -- which are without a label deal -- will play a major-market arena tour in 2003. "This was just a tune-up tour to get them tight to finish the album and tape a TV special," he says. "There will be a new album and tour, starting in the spring of next year. We're going to do at least 100 shows in major markets."
Azoff adds that "it will be an all-arena tour, except for a few special instances." With the recent tour concluded, Eagles principal Don Henley has a handful of solo dates on tap, including shows Sunday (July 28) in Santa Barbara, Calif., and Tuesday in Lake Tahoe, Nev. The artist is also mulling his next solo album, which is likely to be at least partially country-based.
"I'm gonna probably do some recording in Nashville coming up in the next few months," he told Country Music Television (CMT). "My next album may very well be a country album. Or my version of a country album, anyway."
In the meantime, Henley can be heard on several cuts from Disney's "The Country Bears" soundtrack, including a duet with Bonnie Raitt. Henley, Raitt, Elton John, and Brian Setzer also make cameo appearances in the film, which opens today (July 26) in U.S. theaters.