Eagles Expected to Announce Sphere Residency in Las Vegas

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Eagles’ Vince Gill, Timothy B. Schmit, Don Henley, Deacon Frey and Joe Walsh (Photo: Ron Koch; used with permission)

Eagles are expected to announce a Live at Sphere residency in Las Vegas. The months-long rumor of the band performing at the state-of-the-art facility at the Venetian Resort heated up on May 10 when USA Today reported on a comment made by James Dolan, the CEO of Sphere Entertainment, during a quarterly earnings call. The venue opened in September 2023 with a residency by U2. The “U2:UV Actung Baby Live at Sphere” run was eventually expanded to 40 dates at the arena-sized facility, ending on March 2, 2024.

In its reporting, USA Today noted that neither Sphere Entertainment Co. nor Eagles would comment. The band and their longtime manager, Irving Azoff, have a close relationship with Dolan.

Since U2’s performances, Phish played four dates in April. And Dead & Co. have announced 24 concerts to take place in May, June and July that will feature never-before-seen visual storytelling from the band, providing fans with the ultimate connection to the music through these innovative and immersive shows. Each weekend’s three performances will feature a unique setlist. Tickets for the Dead & Co. shows are available here.

Those shows will utilize Sphere’s next-generation technologies, including the world’s highest resolution LED display that wraps up, over, and around the audience creating a fully immersive visual environment. The venue also features the world’s most advanced concert-grade audio system, Sphere Immersive Sound, powered by HOLOPLOT, which delivers audio with unmatched clarity and precision to every guest.

“Every time an act books the Sphere, they have to create content around it,” USA Today quoted Dolan. “We will never have an act play the Sphere that doesn’t have something compelling on the screen … I think you’re going to find (with Dead & Company) that even if you’re not a Deadhead, you’re going to love the show. And I think the same will be true for the Eagles and the next acts we bring on.”

On July 6, 2023, Eagles announced that “The Long Goodbye” would be their final tour. The band—Don Henley, Joe Walsh, Timothy B. Schmit, with Vince Gill and Deacon Frey—announced they will perform as many shows in each market as their audience demands. After an extended break, they’re scheduled to resume with the first overseas dates of the tour on May 31, with multiple shows in Manchester U.K. and Arnhem, Netherlands.

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