Eagles Add to ‘Hotel California’ 2021 Tour

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Eagles’ Gill, Schmit, Henley, Deacon Frey and Walsh (Photo: Ron Koch; used with permission)

A new date has been added to Eagles‘ rescheduled 2021 Hotel California tour. The new show in Seattle, announced on Aug. 16, the second concert scheduled there in the past week, brings the band’s schedule to 24 performances. Four other shows were added in July. Scroll down to see the complete tour itinerary.

Tickets for all shows are available at Ticketmaster. Guests for both Seattle concerts will need to be fully vaccinated at least 14 days prior to the performance, and will need to provide proof. The only exception is for children under the age of 12 who are accompanied by a vaccinated adult.

Related: Our review of the 2nd concert of the 2021 tour

The band had already moved the remaining concerts of its planned 2020 tour to this year. The U.S. concerts were originally scheduled for March and April 2020. On March 26 of that year, they were moved to September and October 2020, due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Then, in May 2020, they were rescheduled for 2021.

Their last performances were on Mar. 6-7, 2020, at Toyota Center in Houston, Tex.

Days before the tour began, Don Henley spoke to USA Today about what fans can expect.

“It’s a big undertaking,” Henley, 73, told the paper in the article published Feb. 5, 2020. “And there’s a theatrical element. We have thunder and the sound of wind bouncing around all over the auditorium.

“Then just as things come to a peak, a tall fellow, dressed in a black, antique European bellman’s costume and a cape, walks across the stage, holding the vinyl album Hotel California. He takes it out of the jacket, blows off the dust – a symbolic gesture – places it carefully on the turntable and puts the stylus down. There’s even a hissing sound, like a needle on vinyl. Then we start the song and the curtain rises.”

The original tour announcement – on Oct. 8, 2019 – revealed they would perform their Hotel California album in its entirety. The news followed three sold-out concerts at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada that featured the classic rock band performing their top-selling album, with a 46-piece orchestra and 22-member choir.

The band’s Hotel California 2020 tour dates began February 7, 2020, with the first of three concerts in Atlanta. Tickets for the rescheduled 2021 dates are available here.

Eagles – Don Henley, Joe Walsh and Timothy B. Schmit, with Deacon Frey and Vince Gill – performed the iconic album in 2019 in Vegas on Sept. 27, Sept. 28, and Oct. 5. After an intermission, the group played an extensive second set of 19 hits and favorites, plus four encores. These included “Take it Easy,” “One of These Nights,” “I Can’t Tell You Why,” “Lyin’ Eyes,” and “Already Gone.”

Eagles and orchestra performing the Hotel California album in Las Vegas, 2019

In the 2020 interview with USA Today, Henley talked about the addition of Glenn Frey’s son, Deacon.

“I’m the one who said ‘Let’s get Deacon into the band.’ That was a surprise to everybody, including him, his mother and his family. But I knew he could do it. It’s a little surreal for me when I’m on the drums and he’s directly in front of me; his hair and his profile are eerily reminiscent of his father’s. But it’s also been a healing thing for him and for those of us in the band who worked with his dad.”

Hotel California is the third best-selling U.S. album in history, recently certified 26-times Platinum by the RIAA. After its release in 1976, it topped the charts and won two GRAMMY Awards for “New Kid in Town” and “Hotel California.” Several of the songs from the album had never been performed since the original “Hotel California” tour. The RIAA also certified Their Greatest Hits 1971-1977 as the best-selling U.S. album in history (38-times Platinum).

Of the Hotel California album, Henley said to USA Today, “Every band has its creative peak. I think that was ours. We’d become very adept in the studio. We knew a lot about production. We knew more about songwriting. We had the musicianship. We were willing to make some changes and take some risks and try to do something different from anything we’d done before.”

Related: Our 2018 Eagles review

Listen to “Hotel California” from the L.A. Forum from 1976

Eagles’ Hotel California 2021 Tour (Tickets are available at Ticketmaster)

Aug 24 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
Aug 25 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
Aug 27 – Boston, MA – TD Garden
Aug 28 – Boston, MA – TD Garden
Aug 31 – Washington, D.C. – Capital One Arena
Sep 01 – Washington, D.C. – Capital One Arena
Sep 05 – Greenwich, CT – Greenwich Town Party
Sep 16 – Denver, CO – Ball Arena
Sep 18 – Denver, CO – Ball Arena
Sep 20 – Dallas, TX – American Airlines Center
Sep 21 – Dallas, TX – American Airlines Center
Sep 24 – Phoenix, AZ – Phoenix Suns Arena
Sep 25 – Phoenix, AZ – Phoenix Suns Arena
Sep 28 – Omaha, NE – Chi Health Center
Oct 01 – St. Paul, MN – Xcel Energy Center
Oct 02 – St. Paul, MN – Xcel Energy Center
Oct 12 – Sacramento, CA – Golden 1 Center
Oct 15 – Los Angeles, CA – The Forum
Oct 16 – Los Angeles, CA – The Forum
Oct 19 – Los Angeles, CA – The Forum
Oct 22 – San Francisco, CA – Chase Center
Oct 23 – San Francisco, CA – Chase Center
Nov 05 – Seattle, WA – Climate Pledge Arena
Nov 06 – Seattle, WA – Climate Pledge Arena

Jun 17 – Arnhem, Netherlands – Gelredome
Jun 20 – Liverpool, UK – Anfield Stadium
Jun 22 – Edinburgh, UK – Murrayfield Stadium
Jun 24 – Dublin, Ireland – Aviva Stadium
Jun 26 – London, UK – Hyde Park

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As the best-selling American band of the ’70s, and one of the top-selling acts of all time, the Eagles have sold more than 150 million albums worldwide, scored six #1 albums and topped the singles charts five times. They have won six GRAMMY® Awards, were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1998, in their first year of eligibility, and received the Kennedy Center Honors in 2016.

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  1. Ticketron
    #1 Ticketron 25 October, 2019, 07:53

    The Eagles Tour Will Be Awesome. This Band Just Never Stops. Hotel California Is One Of My Favorite Albums Of All Time!

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    • BigT
      BigT 6 February, 2020, 14:13

      Since they’re touring with only one original member, perhaps they should consider stopping.

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  2. Jarmo Keranen
    #2 Jarmo Keranen 8 February, 2020, 19:43

    I have always liked the a-side of the Hotel California album. The b-side is boring. To me the best Eagles albums are their first and Desperado. Special mention goes to Glyn Johns, who produced both of them!

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  3. Global Senkay
    #3 Global Senkay 25 March, 2020, 03:44

    Stay at home guys.. One Of My Favorite Albums Of All Time!

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  4. Cas
    #4 Cas 8 June, 2021, 00:15

    I looked at the tickets for Dallas…5 and 6 hundred dollars for the cheapest seats up to several thousand. I can’t afford to go to it. And I don’t know anyone who can, but we are all Eagles fans for decades. What a shame.

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