Eagles have played their first show since the death of founding member Glenn Frey.
Replacing Glenn was country superstar Vince Gill and Glenn’s son Deacon. Bob Seger, co-writer of one of the band’s biggest hits ‘Heartache Tonight’ also joined the band to perform the song he helped write with Frey.
Glenn’s vocals were divvied up between Vince and Deacon. Deacon sang his father’s ‘Take It Easy’, ‘Peaceful Easy Feeling’ and ‘Already Gone’. Gill was upfront for ‘Take It To The Limit’, ‘Tequila Sunrise’, ‘Lyin’ Eyes’ and ‘New Kid In Town’.
The only remaining founding member Don Henley put his epic ‘The Last Resort’ back in the set for the first time since 2011.
Timothy B. Schmit, the late comer to the band joining at the end for ‘The Long Run’ sang his classics ‘’I Can’t Tell You Why’ from ‘The Long Run and ‘Love Will Keep Us Alive’, from ’94 when the band returned for ‘Hell Freezes Over’.
Joe Walsh is Eagles Rock Star. He reinvented the band as a rock band when he joined for ‘Hotel California’ but brought along his own classics ‘Funk #49’ and ‘Rocky Mountain Way’.
The legacy of the band is now carried by Don Henley, one of the greatest songwriters and voices of our generation.
The show in California this past weekend proved Eagles are still very much and one-going entity. This band has survived members leaving, a bitter break-up and the death of a founding member. Despite all that, they sound as relevant as ever in 2017.
Eagles 16 July 2017 Los Angeles
Seven Bridges Road (from Eagles Live, 1980) Take It Easy (from Eagles, 1972) One of These Nights (from One Of These Nights, 1975) Take It to the Limit (from The Long Run, 1979) Tequila Sunrise (from Desperado, 1973) Witchy Woman (from Eagles, 1972) I Can’t Tell You Why (from The Long Run, 1979) Lyin’ Eyes (from The Long Run, 1979) Those Shoes (from The Long Run, 1979) Peaceful Easy Feeling (from Eagles, 1972) Best of My Love (from On The Border, 1974) Love Will Keep Us Alive (from Hell Freezes Over, 1994) New Kid in Town (from Hotel California, 1976) The Last Resort (from Hotel California, 1976) Already Gone (from On The Border, 1974) In the City (from The Long Run, 1979) Heartache Tonight (from The Long Run, 1979) Life’s Been Good (from Joe Walsh, But Seriously Folks, 1978) Funk #49 (from James Gang, James Gang Rides Again, 1970) Life in the Fast Lane (from Hotel California, 1976)
Encore: Hotel California (from Hotel California, 1976)
Encore 2: Rocky Mountain Way (from Joe Walsh, The Smoker You Drink The Player You Get, 1973) Desperado (from Desperado, 1973)