When the Eagles broke up in 1980, Don Henley famously repeated the phrase that the Eagles would play together again “when Hell freezes over.” Well, apparently snowballs not only have a great chance in Hell, but it’s looking positively arctic there! Twenty-one years after their 1994 reunion Hell Freezes Over Tour, the Eagles are still going strong on their History of the Eagles Tour, though perhaps not in the same configuration they were during their ‘70s heyday. Though they’ve released a mere 7 albums in their 45 year history, any modern music aficionado will agree that the Eagles changed the face of modern music forever. Their signature sound is unmistakable, tinged with country, blues, and arena-rock guitars, and they are often lauded as the originators of “California Rock.” The Eagles have a long, remarkably messy, and successful career as a result of their musicianship (and possibly their penchant for throwing punches at one another) and you should see them live this summer!.
As we go into the Independence Day weekend, it's hard to think of a band on this list as more of an American music tradition than The Eagles. It is true, as I wrote last month, that country music is the top genre in most of the nation, but I doubt Luke Byan comes up on the Top 20 (or 10) list of classic artists. The same is also true of the other American artist on the list, Bruno Mars. They may yet become legends in their own right, but at the moment they're too new. When it comes to all-things American, The Eagles is a long-standing tradition like baseball and fireworks (even though it's actually a Chinese invention).
It is therefore fitting that they should take the #1 spot for June's Top 10 Events list. The "History of The Eagles" tour kicks off on Saturday, July 6, in Louisville, KY, and fans have been claiming the tickets in droves. During the month of June, the city for which Eagles fans most purchased tickets at TicketNetwork.com was Dallas, TX. The Eagles will have two concerts at American Airlines Arena on October 11 and 12. The Dallas shows were among the ones the band announced on May 30. Sales for this city far outstripped any others, and there's quite a bit of time to go before October 11, so it will likely do even better as the date approaches.
With the screening of a documentary of The Eagles came an admission from front-man Glenn Frey: the Eagles may go on tour again, Spin reports.
The documentary, which premiered at Sundance Film Festival, led to a Q&A with the band. Inevitably, the question of what the band may do in the future was brought up.
"The future? We don't know. We're taking it one year at a time these days," Frey said. "But we have been looking into going back out on the road and playing some shows soon, maybe incorporate some footage. We just haven't decided when yet."