For those of you making your way to see The Eagles at BST Hyde Park on Sunday 26th June - or for any of you thinking of going - here is everything you need to know about the line-up and tickets.
Following the departure of Deacon Frey last month, The Eagles’ current line-up features Don Henley, Joe Walsh and Timothy B. Schmit and Vince Gill. They return to the U.K. in June, bringing their highly anticipated and critically acclaimed tour to the BST Hyde Park on Sunday 26th June and Liverpool and Edinburgh the week before.
For the BST Hyde Park show, The Eagles are joined by special guests Robert Plant and Alison Krauss. The pair first collaborated nearly fifteen years ago when they released Raising Sand, one of the most acclaimed albums of the 21st Century. In addition to winning all six Grammy Awards for which it was nominated it was also certified double platinum in the UK.
After fourteen years, the two icons returned last November with Raise the Roof. These shows will be one of the first chances to see and hear these new songs live.
Further support comes from Holler favourites Little Big Town, the country four-piece renowned for their sumptuous four-part harmonies and interwoven lead vocals. Made up of Karen Fairchild, Kimberley Schlapman, Phillip Sweet and Jimi Westbrook, during the 2010s, few country-pop groups were as big on either the country or pop side of things as Little Big Town. Hits include: 'Girl Crush', 'Day Drinking', 'Little White Church', 'Happy People', 'Boondocks', 'Pontoon' and 'When Someone Stops Loving You'.
Little Big Town also support at Anfield in Liverpool and at Murrayfield in Edinburgh.
After writing songs for Sam Smith and Miley Cyrus, the Northern California-bred singer Cam turned her attention to a solo career. She had already studied psychology as an undergraduate at UC Davis, was working at a research lab and doing music on the side when a conversation with a professor convinced her to switch to music full-time. A singer songwriter who's a little bit pop and a little bit country, Cam headed a generation of mainstream singers who didn't quite adhere to the restrictions of either. With two albums under her belt, her biggest hits include 'Burning House', 'Til There's Nothing Left', 'Changes' and the incredible 'Diane', a song that reimagines Dolly Parton's Jolene from the other perspective.
If you hear country music fans talking feverishly about someone called Morgan then it could be one of a couple of people. Luckily for anyone going to Hyde Park on Sunday 26th June, you're in for an absolute treat. Morgan Wade was the country breakout star of last year; with her mix of grungey country and poppy hooks she fills her nihilistic brand of in-your-face alt-country with a poetic vulnerability. It takes courage to write about personal sobriety, anxiety, loneliness and mental health, but Morgan Wade steps up to the plate every time, night after night. Not to be missed.
Preparing you for the harmony onslaught of Little Big Town, are the UK's own The Wandering Hearts; a girl-boy-girl trio embraced by the americana community whose style is heavily indebted to the lush, vocally rich sound of the late 60s and early 70s Laurel Canyon. They've opened for acts as noteworthy as Lukas Nelson, the late Justin Townes Earle and even Tom Petty, so they'll be more than ready to take the stage in Hyde Park. Make sure you get down early for them.
Completing the bill on the Sunday is the New Jersey-raised newcomer Patrick Droney, who manages to successfully weave pop, classic rock and R&B into a something uniquely his own. His debut long player State Of The Heart came out to widespread critical acclaim in 2021.
More acts are still to be announced for the Hyde Park show.
Tickets are available for all the shows from Ticketmaster here.