Eagles followers who checked out nonetheless on no account left woke as a lot like a nice shock Tuesday morning.
The conventional rock band is livin’ it up for a “Hotel California” tour subsequent yr, hitting six US cities and bringing 77 musicians on stage to play the enduring 1976 album in its entirety.
The tour, which will attribute an accompanying 46-piece orchestra and choir, launches Feb. 7 in Atlanta and accommodates two nights at Madison Square Garden on Feb. 14 and 15.
This yr, “Hotel California” handed Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” in album product sales, turning into the best-selling album of all time.
The band not too way back workshopped the keep album revival in Las Vegas, the first time in its historic previous that it had carried out the entire album in dwell efficiency. Singer-guitarist Glenn Frey, who sadly handed away in 2016, has been modified in-keep performances by his son Deacon Frey, along with nation musician Vince Gill.
Frey died at 67 of issues from arthritis, acute ulcerative colitis, and pneumonia, in step with the band.
His Eagles co-founder and songwriting affiliate, Don Henley, talked about Frey was “the one who started it all.”
“He was the sparkplug, the man with the plan,” Henley talked about. “We were two young men who made the pilgrimage to Los Angeles with the same dream: To make our mark in the music industry.”
Glenn Frey, one among many Eagles’ guitarists, and Henley, the drummer, primarily based the band in 1971. The group shortly rose to be one among many largest acts in historic previous, scoring a string of No. 1 albums throughout the 1970s, along with “One of These Nights” and “The Long Run.”
Tickets for the 2020 “Hotel California” tour go on sale Friday, Oct. 18, at 10 a.m.