Report: Eagles’ Walsh, Schmit to Join Henley Birthday Show; Nicks, Too

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Don Henley (via his Facebook page)

Not too long ago all was quiet on the Eagles’ front. Following the death of founding member Glenn Frey early last year, the Eagles announced that they would not continue without him. Last summer and fall, fellow co-founder Don Henley resumed touring as a solo artist, took a break and then toured some more, in the U.S. and Australia/New Zealand.

Now, things are getting even busier. First, those rumors about a pair of mega-concerts—The Classic East and The Classic West—are now set for Los Angeles and New York in July, co-headlined by Fleetwood Mac and, yes, the Eagles, and also featuring the Doobie Brothers, Steely Dan, Journey and Earth, Wind and Fire.

Henley isn’t sitting still. He’s got more U.S. tour dates for June (see complete itinerary below) and, to top it all off, a big birthday bash is set for July 22, when he will turn 70. On that date, the Texas-born drummer/singer/songwriter will return to his home state for a celebratory gig at Dallas’ American Airlines Center.

We’re now hearing that fellow Eagles Joe Walsh and Timothy B. Schmit, as well as Stevie Nicks, will join him at the birthday performance.

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The event will feature songs by Henley spanning his entire career from the Eagles and his solo catalog. Tickets are available through Ticketmaster and TicketNetwork.

A limited number of special Runaway Tours travel packages are available for fans who want to spend more time with Henley on his birthday weekend, July 22-24, including a ticket to the birthday concert plus an additional evening of storytelling, Q&A, a photo with him and more.

Don Henley 2017 North American Tour Dates

6/6 Boston, MA – Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
6/8 National Harbor, MD – MGM National Harbor
6/10 Bethlehem, PA – The Sands Bethlehem Event Center
6/13 Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage
6/15 Cincinnati, OH – PNC Pavilion @ Riverbend Music Center
6/17 Chicago, IL – Northerly Island
6/18 Saint Paul, MN – Xcel Energy Center
7/15 Los Angeles, CA – Dodger Stadium (The Eagles)
7/22 Dallas, TX United States American Airlines Center (with special guests)
7/29 New York, NY – Citi Field (The Eagles)

Listen to “Praying for Rain” from Henley’s latest album

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