The Eagles unraveled the story of life in the fast-paced '70s era, a time of quickly evolving social
standards, leading up to what they deemed as "life in the fast lane." Their songs often covered the favorite topic of chasing
the American dream. They started out as green country-rockers on the fruitful L.A. music scene and transitioned into messengers
of dark-themed albums about overindulgence and temptations. The Eagles were established in 1971 and split in 1980, and revived
again in 1994 as demand for their music from fans lured them to get back together.
And, thankfully for us, they are
still touring today. Their latest tour gives you ample opportunities to catch this iconic band live in concert. They have
stops scheduled in 2014 at venues like the: SAP Center in San Jose, California; MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada;
American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas; Toyota Center in Houston, Texas; New Orleans Arena in New Orleans, Louisiana; Philips
Arena in Atlanta, Georgia; PNC Arena in Raleigh, North Carolina; Verizon Center in Washington, D.C.; US Bank Arena in Cincinnati,
Ohio; and Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio. Don't be left in the dark for the Eagles' upcoming concert dates, and sign up
for event updates right here through StubHub. This is one band you don't want to miss out on!
Eagles started out in L.A. as four talented musicians representing different walks of life. Don Henley (drummer) headed West
from the Lone Star State with his band, Shiloh; while Glenn Frey (guitarist) came out of Motor City. Once in L.A., Frey made
friends with John David Souther and Jackson Browne. Then there was Bernie Leadon, who was schooled on a number of string instruments,
was a member of the Flying Burrito Brothers and had a background in bluegrass. Randy Meisner (bassist and high-harmony vocalist)
performed with James Taylor, Poco and Rick Nelson. In 1971, they toured together as part of Linda Ronstadt's band. They eventually
branched off and collaborated on their own songbook that would arrive on their first album, Eagles.
That debut album
started off with the catchy Take It Easy, followed by Witchy Woman and Peaceful Easy Feeling. Their album, Desperado, was
influenced by the social climate of Southern California. This sophomore album arrived in 1973 and produced such Eagle faves
as the title track and Tequila Sunrise. The band's third effort, On the Border, included the addition of Don Felder (guitarist).
The ballad, The Best of My Love, was the darling off that album, landing them at the top of the charts in 1975. Their next
album, One of These Nights manifested the disenchantment that had seeped through politics and the personal lives of America's
youth. The Eagles were able to encapsulate the mood of insecurity and doubt that had surfaced from life-changing events like
Watergate. One of These Nights became their first No. 1 album and yielded hit tracks like Take It to the Limit and Lyin' Eyes.
The exhaustive recording process of that album caused some dissention in the band and by the end of 1975, Bernie Leadon exited
the band. Joe Walsh replaced him.
By the time the late '70s rolled around, the Eagles had cemented a solid reputation
as superstars. Hotel California arrived at the end of 1976, and instantly resonated with fans for its haunting title single.
Although the album was a success, the making of it claimed an additional member. Randy Meisner went his own way and Timothy
Schmit of Poco took his place.
The making of their sixth album, The Long Run, took on a glacial pace. The Eagles' members
had reached their breaking point that ultimately led to their disbandment. But on the bright side, the album generated the
hits I Can't Tell You Why, Heartache Tonight and The Long Run. Reflecting on the breakup Frey said, "I knew the Eagles were
over about halfway through The Long Run." Their "swan song," as it came to be known was their Eagles Live double album that
was issued in 1980. By the time that album dropped, the band was pretty much done, even though there wasn't a formal announcement
of the breakup. Henley said in an interview in 1982, "We probably peaked at Hotel California. After that, we started growing
apart as collaborators and as friends."
Glenn Frey, Joe Walsh and Don Henley moved on and pursued solo careers. But
despite the band members' separation, their influence and legacy soldiered on. Over a dozen of country music's top acts go
together to cut the Common Thread: The Songs of the Eagles album in 1993. The album went triple platinum and served as the
spark to ignite an Eagles reunion. Four new studio songs came out of the "resumption" as Frey labeled it.
was celebrated by those fans who thought they'd never see the band tour again. The Eagles even ended the century on a grand
note, performing at an L.A. Millennium Eve concert.
Over the past four decades, the Eagles
have unveiled themselves to be one of the most tremendous influences in music of all time. Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975 album
turned out to be one of the best-selling albums ever. It topped sales at 26 million copies. It was also the first album to
earn platinum certification by the Recording Industry Association of America, which debuted the categorization in the mid-1970s.
Between 1975 and 1979, the Eagles put out four No. 1 albums in a row: One of These Nights, Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975,
Hotel California and The Long Run. All together, these albums charted on Billboard for nearly 30 weeks. Their reunion album,
Hell Freezes Over (1994) also settled in the No. 1 slot for two weeks, proving that the Eagles never lost their golden touch.
They additionally sold more albums than any other American band in the 1970s.
And you thought
the Eagles were named after the majestic bird. Well, according to Glen Frey in an interview with Rolling Stone, the name was
borrowed from a gay club called Eagles and Angels in San Francisco.
Eagles Concert Experience
When a band
as iconic on the music scene as the Eagles decides to go out on yet another tour to bring their music to the masses, you owe
it to both you and your friends to make a point of seeing one of their shows. With years of experience under their collective
belt, every member of The Eagles is more than prepared to take to the stage and rock out like never before. So while you've
likely listened to any one of the Eagles' great albums, or maybe even just one Greatest Hits album, nothing can properly prepare
you for the amazing show you'll be getting when you see them perform live! Once they take to the stage it's almost like a
time capsule of talent is unleashed, as every single member still has the energy, talent, and stage presence to make each
and every one of their live shows an event to remember. You'll have songs stuck in your head long after the show is over,
and chances are good that you wouldn't have it any other way. So be sure that you'll be able to make it to the show by getting
your tickets from StubHub today!