Hey kids, has anyone seen the "HIstory of the Eagles" documentary that accompanies this tour? I saw it on Showtime and it's pretty interesting and -perhaps inadvertantly-reinforces many of the legends, hearsay and rumors that have followed that band throughout it's storied stop & go history.
1) Don and Glenn are in charge. If you don't like it, you don't work.
2) Joe Walsh appears to be the only genuinely fun guy and rocker in the group.
3) Glenn dislikes Don Felder and enjoys firing him, though Felder certainly hastened his exit..(both times) with his lack of undertanding of the band's true dynamic (see #1).
4) The 70s were crazy and cocaine is a helluva drug.
5) The Eagles are a well-oiled, expertly-executed musical and touring machine who know exactly what their fans want and how to give it to them.
6) People were really, really hairy in the 70's.
7) Their harmonies are awesome and their songs are expertly and meticulously crafted.
7a) Don and/or Glenn could probably turn one of your lengthy belches into a good song with five part harmony and a killer solo from Walsh.
8) If you repeatedly tell viewers that being in a massively sucessful rock band was "a blast" (as both Don & Glenn do at various points in the film), eventually they'll ignore all the evidence presented that suggests it was often a fractured, creative and personal friction-fueled business saavy behemoth they'll believe you.
9) Bands with two or more alphas argue a lot.
I talked to their former percussionist and Cleveland drum vet, Joe Vitale Sr. who toured/recordeed with The Eagles for several years shortly after the release of his book "Joe Vitale: Backstage Pass..As Told to Susie Vitale" .He's a fun guy to talk with and he co-wrote "Rocky Mountain Way", which you'll hear at the Eagles show.
He shared a few of his his Eagles tour stories (they made Glenn Frey an "honorary Italian" complete with stereotypical slick suit, rings etc.) and they made the Eagles seem so much more human and fun then they appear in "The History of the Eagles."
I'm juss sayin....
It's gonna be good show.
The Eagles have announced the initial concerts for the iconic band’s “History of the Eagles” tour, which kicks off on July 6 in Louisville, Kentucky with 11 concerts scheduled through July 25. In celebration of the release of the band’s documentary, History of the Eagles, which made its television broadcast debut on Showtime last month, the Eagles will perform concerts in Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Cleveland, Ohio; Toronto, Ontario; Ottawa, Ontario; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Uncasville, Connecticut; Boston, Massachusetts; Washington, D.C., Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; and Bethel, New York. See below for complete July 2013 tour information. Tickets for all currently announced “History of the Eagles” tour dates go on sale beginning Thursday, March 28 at 10 AM.
The Eagles - Glenn Frey, Don Henley, Joe Walsh and Timothy B. Schmit - will perform classics spanning their career including “Hotel California,” “New Kid In Town,” “Take It To The Limit,” “One Of These Nights,” “Lyin’ Eyes,” “Rocky Mountain Way,” “Best Of My Love” and “Take It Easy.” Hits from band members’ solo catalogs will also be featured during the evening.
Tickets for the Quicken Loans Arena concert in Cleveland, Ohio can be purchased online at www.theQarena.com, charge by phone at 1-888-894-9424, at the Quicken Loans Arena Box Office, and at one of Discount Drug Mart’s 58 northern Ohio locations.
The acclaimed documentary, History of the Eagles, is being released on DVD and Blu-ray on Tuesday, April 30. This exceptional three-disc set includes History of the Eagles Part One and History of the Eagles Part Two, as well as Eagles Live At The Capital Centre - March 1977, featuring never-before-released performances from the Eagles’ two-night stand at Washington, D.C.’s Capital Center during the legendary Hotel California tour.
The Eagles have sold more than 120 million albums worldwide, earning five #1 U.S. singles and six GRAMMY® Awards. Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975 is the best-selling album of all time, exceeding sales of 29 million units. The band’s Hotel California and Their Greatest Hits Volume 2 have sold more than 16 and 11 million albums respectively. The Eagles were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1998.
“History of the Eagles”July 2013 Tour Dates:
Saturday, July 06 Louisville, KY KFC Yum! Center
Sunday, July 07 Milwaukee, WI Summerfest
Tuesday, July 09 Cleveland, OH Quicken Loans Arena