Eagles ‘Evening Of’ in 2017: Recap

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Eagles performing “Take it Easy” in Greensboro, NC, October 17, 2017

The return of Eagles—with Deacon Frey (son of the late Glenn) and country star Vince Gill now firmly integrated into the lineup—kicked into high gear last night (Oct. 17, 2017) with a 23-song set at  the Greensboro Coliseum in Greensboro, NC.

The concert is the first of five “An Evening With the Eagles” shows set for October in North Carolina, Georgia, Kentucky and Michigan. Lead vocals are split among Don Henley, Joe Walsh, Timothy B. Schmit, Gill and Frey (the latter two on songs previously sung by Glenn Frey).

The band opened last night’s set with “Seven Bridges Road,” the Steve Young-authored song that first appeared on their 1980 Eagles Live album. It was followed by “Take it Easy,” co-written by Glenn Frey and Jackson Browne. Here it was sung by 24-year-old Deacon Frey, who, along with Gill, first replaced the late co-founder last July at the Classic West and East concerts.

[The Eagles are among the handful of acts that remove material from YouTube faster than a newly married couple’s clothes on their wedding night, so the videos below may have already been deleted.]

Schmit intro’d one of his contributions to the band’s catalog: “This next song is a song that I brought a piece of Don and Glenn way back when I was first asked to join the band. We developed it over a few weeks,” before he sang lead on “I Can’t Tell You Why.”

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Watch Walsh sing lead on “Rocky Mountain Way”

Before the band played another Walsh favorite, he joked: “I know you know it because your parents played it the whole time you were growing up. That might explain why you’re a little different from the other kids… ”

Watch the evening’s first encore

Eagles Setlist for Greensboro Coliseum, Greensboro, NC—October 17, 2017

Seven Bridges Road
Take It Easy
One of These Nights
Take It to the Limit
Witchy Woman
I Can’t Tell You Why
Walk Away
Lyin’ Eyes
Peaceful Easy Feeling
Best of My Love
Tequila Sunrise
Love Will Keep Us Alive
New Kid in Town
Those Shoes
Already Gone
In the City
Heartache Tonight
Life’s Been Good
Funk #49
Life in the Fast Lane

Hotel California
Rocky Mountain Way

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  1. Mimi
    #1 Mimi 18 October, 2017, 20:57

    I was at this concert, it was so awesome, the Eagles are still the best band of all time, and Deacon Frey is really rockin it! I would go again next year, please keep it coming a little while longer!!!

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    • KK
      KK 19 October, 2017, 10:39

      Was there, too. It was a wonderful concert. Deacon and Vince were wonderful additions. Been wanting to see them for 40 years. Finally did Tuesday night! Joe Walsh is an incredible musician and it was wonderful to see Don Henley in person. Great night, all around.

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  2. Nancy
    #2 Nancy 23 October, 2017, 08:43

    I was there also.I agree with the others. Never seen them bf, but loved them since the beginning. Deacon has come a long way, his ‘Pop’ is very proud

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