Eagles check in with national ‘Hotel’ tour
Eagles plan to perform whole album; tour will include 2 Dallas shows
The Eagles have announced a nationwide tour, including Dallas, during which the band will perform the Hotel California album from start to finish.
The Eagles are a rock band that continues to amaze. Despite the fact that its three remaining anchors are all septuagenarians, they consistently sell out venues as mammoth as AT&T Stadium (which they filled in 2018).
And they remain in the record books for having recorded some of the highestselling albums in music history. Just one of those is Hotel California, which has sold more than 30 million copies worldwide.
Well, guess what, Eagles fans, this is your lucky day. On Tuesday morning, the legendary band — 1998 inductees in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame — announced a national tour in which they’ll perform the entire Hotel California album, backed by a choir and a full orchestra.
And yes, they’ll bring it to American Airlines Center in Dallas on Feb. 29 and March 1.
Eagles cofounder and Dallas resident Don Henley will join bandmates Joe Walsh and Timothy B. Schmit — each of whom is 71 — for a tour that embraces as fellow Eagles country superstar Vince Gill and Deacon Frey (the son of the late Glenn Frey, who began the band along with Henley).
But that’s not all. In addition to singing every song from the Hotel California LP, the Eagles will throw in a full buffet of their greatest hits. By the way, Their Greatest Hits (19711975), is consistently No. 1 or No. 2 among the bestselling albums in music history.
The Eagles recently gave a sampler of the Hotel California tour by performing three soldout shows in Las Vegas, marking the first time the band had performed the entire album in a single show. The Vegas shows featured 77 musicians, including a 46piece orchestra and 22voice choir.
Billboard magazine raved about the shows, noting that “they performed the album from front to back, following with a blazing greatest hits set that had the audience at the soldout arena constantly on its feet ... a 23song set of solid hits
that make up the soundtrack of any baby boomer’s or Gen Xer’s life.
“With no exception, the songs have aged well, but how could they fail with the Eagles’ fivepart harmony and five guitarapproach ... [Henley’s] voice sounded as strong and pliant as it ever has, easily hitting the highest of notes, while retaining his trademark huskiness.”
Tickets to the Dallas shows will go on sale at 10 a.m. oct .18 via Ticketmaster.com. For more details on the tour, visit Eagles.com.
The Eagles previewed their new tour in Las Vegas last month. During the national tour, they’ll perform the entire California album, backed by a choir and a full orchestra. Tickets to the Dallas shows will go on sale at 10 a.m. Oct. 18. Hotel