Eagles opened their History of The Eagles show Saturday night in Louisville, Kentucky with former member Bernie Leadon back performing live and with a setlist featuring old songs rarely performed by the legendary band.

Leadon sang lead vocals on ‘Train Leaves Here This Morning’ from Eagles first album in 1972 and the band is performing the song with him on this tour. He joined the band for the second song after Don Henley and Glenn Frey opened as a duo with the surprise ‘Saturday Night’. Bernie also returned for the encore.

Bernie Leadon famously quit the Eagles in 1975 by pouring a beer over Glenn Frey’s head. His last album with the band was Eagles 4th album ‘One Of These Nights’. Joe Walsh replaced him.

Rarities for the night were ‘Saturday Night’ (last played in 1980), ‘Train Leaves Here This Morning’ (last played in 1976), and ‘Doolin Dalton’ (last played in 1978).

The setlist for The History of the Eagles in Louisville, Kentucky, July 6, 2013 was:

First set
Saturday Night (from Desperado, 1973)
Train Leaves Here This Morning (with Bernie Leadon) (from Eagles, 1972)
Peaceful Easy Feeling (with Bernie Leadon) (from Eagles, 1972)
Witchy Woman (from Eagles, 1972)
Doolin Dalton (from Desperado, 1973)
Tequila Sunrise (from Desperado, 1973)
Doolin Dalton/Desperado reprise (from Desperado, 1973)
Already Gone (from On The Border, 1974)
Best Of My Love (from On The Border, 1974)
Lyin’ Eyes (from One Of These Nights, 1975)
One Of These Nights (from One Of These Nights, 1975)
Take It To The Limit (from One Of These Nights, 1975)

Second set
Wasted Time – reprise (from Hotel California, 1976)
Pretty Maids All In A Row (from Hotel California, 1976)
I Can’t Tell You Why (from The Long Run, 1979)
New Kid In Town (from Hotel California, 1976)
Love Will Keep Us Alive (from Hell Freezes Over, 1994)
Heartache Tonight (from The Long Run, 1979)
Those Shoes (from The Long Run, 1979)
In The City (from The Long Run, 1979)
Life’s Been Good (from But Seriously Folks, 1978)
The Long Run (from The Long Run, 1979)
Funk #49 (from James Gang Rides Again, 1970)
Life In The Fastlane (from Hotel California, 1976)

Hotel California (from Hotel California, 1976)

Encore 2:
Take It Easy (with Bernie Leadon) (from Eagles, 1972)
Rocky Mountain Way (with Bernie Leadon) (from The Smoker You Drink, The Player You Get, 1973)
Desperado(with Bernie Leadon) (from Desperado, 1973)

Eagles dates for The History of the Eagles tour go through to November 23, 2013 in Orlando, Florida.

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