Eagles to Tour in 2018, Says Manager: Exclusive

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After a warm reception to an Eagles reunion without the late Glenn Frey, a set of stadium dates is being planned for summer of 2018, pairing the best-selling band with party troubadour Jimmy Buffett.

“One word answer? Yes,” the band’s longtime manager, Irving Azoff, told Best Classic Bands. Coors Field in Denver will be one destination, Azoff said, with “an Eagles/Buffett celebration up in the mountains there. We’re just talking about a handful” of stadium dates featuring the two classic artists.

Eagles manager Irving Azoff (Photo used with permission)

Azoff declined to comment about a possible Eagles tour following the stadium dates, noting that the band is still in flux after the untimely death of co-founder Frey. Vince Gill and Frey’s son Deacon have stepped in to handle Frey’s vocals and guitar work to great acclaim. While live dates are planned, any studio recordings are unlikely.

“The Eagles are in an experimental phase,” Azoff said. “I look at is as not really an Eagles tour; it’s really a celebration of their music. We just kind of do things that feel right. I don’t know how long it’ll go. I don’t speculate there will be any (studio) recordings based on the public’s willingness to listen at this point. I’m not going to suggest it, anyway.”

Related: Recap of the Eagles’ first performance with Gill and Deacon Frey on July 15, 2017

In an interview published in the Las Vegas Sun today (Nov. 14), where he has three shows at the House of Blues at the Mandalay Bay, Joe Walsh was asked about the group’s string of 2017 dates and whether the band would tour in 2018:

“Yes, we are. You know, we had to try. We didn’t know if we could do it, so we had to try. Glenn’s son said OK and stepped up; he’s 23 and he’s great. He doesn’t know he’s great but he’s great, and that really helped us spiritually. Then we got Vince Gill and he filled in that ghost voice in the harmonies, and he’s a brilliant musician.

“So we rehearsed and I was really nervous about it, but we played a couple shows and got great reviews and it just felt right onstage. It felt great. So we took a deep breath and recommitted and yes, next year we’re going to play between 40 and 50 shows. It sure feels good to play our music for people again, and they know the words better than we do.”

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Read Walsh’s complete interview here. A formal tour announcement is expected in early December.

Related: A 40th Anniversary Deluxe Edition of Hotel California arrives Nov. 24

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Mark Brown's misguided youth and decision to buy music instead of food in college led to a life covering the music industry. His work has appeared in Newsweek, The Los Angeles Times Magazine, Orange County Register, Rocky Mountain News, San Francisco Chronicle, Trouser Press, Addicted to Noise, MSN Entertainment, Harp and countless newspapers worldwide.
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  1. Richard
    #1 Richard 14 November, 2017, 12:18

    nice, going to be some great shows in Colorado…. why not Red Rocks ?

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    • Peter
      Peter 15 November, 2017, 17:31

      Size matters! Red Rocks= 9525. Coors Field= 50,000 +
      The show would be so much better at RR but it’s just too small for an Eagles concert.

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  2. Tina
    #2 Tina 14 November, 2017, 18:43

    Please come back to seattle!!!

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  3. Sweetie
    #3 Sweetie 14 November, 2017, 23:34

    Love to see The Eagles & Buffett in Bossier City, LA where the Eagles played their last show with Glenn Frey!!! Try to add us to the list- ALL love them in this area far & wide
    Thanks, Cheryl

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  4. Hoach
    #4 Hoach 15 November, 2017, 02:53

    I saw the Eagles back in the 70s when they were touring they were fantastc i loved every song they ever sang, great concert.

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  5. JJ
    #5 JJ 15 November, 2017, 07:11

    Yes! Please, come back to Bossier City, Louisiana! I to was Lucky enough to see them for their last show. That was one thing on my Bucket List to check off. Then Glenn Passed and I treasured that night even more if that was possible.

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  6. Sweeney
    #6 Sweeney 15 November, 2017, 07:14

    It’s a shame that their tickets cost a fortune.

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  7. Blondemom
    #7 Blondemom 15 November, 2017, 08:22

    Chicago loves The Eagles- Wrigley field is waiting!

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  8. Michelle
    #8 Michelle 15 November, 2017, 08:49

    Please come to Cleveland!!!!!

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  9. Nance
    #9 Nance 15 November, 2017, 12:25

    Fabulous @ Opry House. Come back to Nashville!! Intoxicating harmony!

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  10. snowman
    #10 snowman 15 November, 2017, 13:51

    nothing better to listen to than the eagles music. till this day they are my favorite band. I’ve seen then live several times. id love to see them again, please come to Oklahoma City!!

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  11. Fred
    #11 Fred 16 November, 2017, 20:56

    I would love to see ye come to Cork in Ireland ye have a massive following here.

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