The Eagles and Doobie Brothers are set for a third Classic concert in Seattle in September. Billed as the Classic Northwest, the single day show will be held at Safeco Field on September 30th with tickets going on sale August 5th at 10 am PT.
The Eagles made the announcement via Facebook over the weekend. Live Nation is expected to make an official announcement sometime Monday (July 24th).
Both groups, along with Fleetwood Mac, Journey, Steely Dan and Earth, Wind and Fire, were part of the Classic West shows that took place July 15th and 16th at Dodge Stadium in Los Angeles and Classic East being held July 29th and 30th at New York’s Citi Field. These are the first shows The Eagles have played since Glenn Frey’s death last year. The group has tapped Vince Gill and Frey’s son Deacon for the shows, and Bob Seger made a guest appearance during Classic West.
The Classic East, West concerts confirmed
After Frey’s passing, many expected The Eagles to call it quits, including frontman and drummer Don Henley. However, he agreed to do the reunion shows on the condition that Frey’s son Deacon take his father’s place.
“We’re not replacing Glenn, because Glenn is not replaceable,” Henley tells the Dallas News ahead of his 70th birthday celebration over the weekend. “We are adding his blood to the band. We’re keeping it in the family.”
Henley has a variety of ailments and irritations involving the cervical spine, rotator cuffs, ulnar nerve, his throat, the ringing of ears and back and hand aches. He says he doesn’t expect to tour much longer, possibly another year or two.
“These days, I think about how fortunate I am to have a career that has lasted this long and to still have my health,” he says. “God knows I should have died in 1979 or 1980. And a lot of my peers are checking out now. We just lost Gregg Allman, same age as me. Makes you think. The clock starts ticking louder.”
Author: Buddy Iahn
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