Iconic country-rock band, the Eagles, are gearing up for their last ever run of shows.
The ‘Peaceful Easy Feeling’ hitmakers have announced their final ‘The Long Goobye’ tour, with dates lined up in New York, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Michigan, Georgia, Ohio and more.
Although this initial slew of shows only consists of thirteen dates, in an accompanying message, the Eagles confirmed they would be adding many more tour-stops along the way.
The legendary group have promised they will give “all our fans a chance to see us on this final round”, before emphasising that they will be sharing a range of new dates once these have been scheduled.
The band paid tribute to all the support they had received throughout their stellar career, which has lasted over fifty years. They wrote, “The Eagles have had a miraculous 52-year odyssey, performing for people all over the globe; keeping the music alive in the face of tragic losses, upheavals and setbacks of many kinds. Credit and thanks go to our longtime management team, our dedicated road crew, and our exceptional backup musicians for providing skilled and steadfast support, throughout these many years. We know how fortunate we are, and we are truly grateful”.
They then explained why they have decided to embark on their final tour, “Our long run has lasted far longer than any of us ever dreamed. But, everything has its time, and the time has come for us to close the circle. The official farewell tour is currently in the planning stages”.
The Eagles underlined that, “We want to give all our fans a chance to see us on this final round. So, scheduling information will be released as dates are set. The difficulties of booking venues for multiple nights may require us to return to certain cities, depending on demand. But, we hope to see as many of you as we can, before we finish up”.
The news is tinged with the sad realisation that the Eagles’ renowned live shows are coming to an end. Nonetheless, the Grammy-winning group ended their message on a note of optimism, stressing that, even when ‘The Long Goodbye’ tour comes to a close, their songs will live on forever, “Most importantly, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts for embracing this band and its music. At the end of the day, you are the reason we have been able to carry on for over five decades. This is our swan song, but the music goes on and on”.
Fans of the country-rock titans will be keenly looking forward to getting to hear anthems such as ‘Take It Easy’, ‘Lyin’ Eyes’ and ‘Hotel California’ performed live one final time.
The Eagles’ ‘The Long Goodbye’ tour will kick off on September 7 2023 in New York, with shows also on the books in Indiana, North Carolina, Kentucky, Minnesota and Colorado.
Support on this run of dates will come from fellow US rockers, Steely Dan. It has not been confirmed whether Steely Dan will open for all the yet to be announced performances as well.
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