The reunited Eagles have added four more dates to their flight plan for the fall.
In addition to an already announced Sept. 30 show in Seattle — following the well-received Classic West and Classic East stadium concerts during July — the group begins a four-show “An Evening with the Eagles” run on Oct. 17 at the Greensboro Coliseum in North Carolina, followed by Oct. 20 at Philips Arena in Atlanta, Oct. 24 at KFC Yum! Center in Louisville and Oct. 27 at the new Little Caesars Arena in Detroit — late co-founder Glenn Frey’s home town.
Tickets for the four new dates go on sale at 10 a.m. Saturday (Aug. 19) with an American Express card member pre-sale starting Tuesday. VIP packages will also be available via www.Eagles.com.
The lineup will again feature Don Henley, Joe Walsh and Timothy B. Schmit joined by Frey’s son Deacon and Vince Gill. Walsh told Billboard earlier this summer that the success of the two Classic concerts in Los Angeles and New York were directly responsible for the group’s decision to play more dates. “We spent a long time after Glenn passed (during January of 2016) in discussions , and we needed to put some time in there,” Walsh explained. “But in the course of talking we started thinking about, ‘What if the Eagles were gonna continue?’ and what would that be, and gradually some clarity started to come in. Glenn’s son Deacon is a pretty good musician and… that chemistry is there. Vince Gill has been a really good friend fo the band for a long time, and he grew up listening to the Eagles.
“So we figured we would at least try it and see where it went and we worked on it and thought it through and we tried it out in Los Angeles and it was just magic. It really was. It was received wonderfully and the energy that we all have is very, very healing, so I think Glenn would be proud of this adn we decided to do it some more.”
Walsh added that the group is still in the baby steps faze, however. “We’re not booking a huge tour and saying, ‘Hey, we’re back and all that,” he said. “We’re very cautiously trying to get an environment where it will all work and people can come and we can play our music and continue to keep going. Based on Los Angeles we got a real nibble here, and so we’re just going to take it slow and make sure it’s the highest amount of quality and production, and that’s where we’re at with it at this point.”
Prior to the next Eagles dates Walsh is playing a three-show run in Las Vegas during September and will host his first all-star VetsAid benefit concert on Sept. 20 in Fairfax, Va. Schmit, meanwhile, has solo shows booked during November and December to promote his latest album, Leap Of Faith.