The Eagles have set what they’re calling their last U.K. tour dates as part of the veteran group’s Long Goodbye final tour. On Monday (Jan. 22) the band — Don Henley, Joe Walsh, Timothy B. Schmit, with Vince Gill and Deacon Frey — announced a three-show residency run at the new Co-Op Live Arena in Manchester on May 31, June 1 and June 4.
The gig at the U.K.’s largest indoor arena will feature support from the group’s fellow Rock and Roll Hall of Fame members, Steely Dan, with tickets going on sale to the general public on Friday (Jan. 26) at 10 a.m. GMT via Live Nation. In addition the band announced a June 13 gig at the Gelredrome in Arnhem, Netherlands.
The band is slated to hit the road again on Feb. 2 for the first of two shows at the Moody Center in Austin, TX, followed by a run of North American stops in St. Louis, Omaha, Tulsa, Houston, New Orleans, Hollywood (FL), Orlando, Toronto and Charlotte before heading overseas.
During a four-night run at the Kia Forum in Inglewood, Calif. in early January, the veteran rock group paid homage to the venue they first played in 1975, while also offering tributes to some fallen comrades they’ve lost along the way.
“It’s good to be back here at the Forum,” singer Henley said at one of the gigs. “We consider the Forum to be our home field. … They’ve improved the place a lot since then. Remember all those ugly yellow and orange seats?” he joked about the different color scheme when the Lakers played at the Forum before moving to Staples Center in 1999. The 21-song set also featured nods to late bandmates Glenn Frey and Randy Meisner, as well as their “dear friend” Jimmy Buffett via Henley’s 1984 solo hit “The Boys of Summer,” a fitting tribute to the beach life-loving “Margaritaville” singer who died in September 2023.
See the announcement below.
The post “Eagles Set Final-Ever U.K. Shows on 2024 European Swing of ‘Long Goodbye’ Tour” by Gil Kaufman was published on 01/22/2024 by www.billboard.com