That’s right, one of America’s biggest rock bands are once again touring, meaning you can now grab your Eagles tickets right here at Ticketbis! With seventies rock band, having reformed in ninety-four the band have since proved that there’s no rock band like a good ol’ all American rock band! With the band responsible for bringing out such hits as “Take It Easy”, “Tequila Sunrise”, “Peaceful Easy Feeling”, “Desperado” and of course that age old karaoke favourite, “Hotel California”, this is your chance to see one of the greats, live! So don’t miss out and buy your Eagles tickets now, here at Ticketbis!
Formed in nineteen seventy-one, the Eagles have become giants in the rock and roll world, with their album Hotel California ranking thirty-seventh in Rolling Stone’s “Five Hundred Greatest Albums of All Time”, it’s fairly certain you’ll be on to something special when you see these guys perform! Hailing from Los Angeles, the Eagles actually began when session musicians Glenn Frey, Don Henley, Randy Meisner and Bernie Leadon all met and joined to play for Linda Ronstadt, during her summer tour in nineteen seventy-one! After the tour finished, both Henley and Frey asked Leadon and Meisner to form their own band! Securing a place with label Asylum Records, the name for the band actually came about after a peyote and tequila-influenced night, saw the band spend time in the Mojave Desert! It was Leadon, who recalled the Hopis’ reverence for the eagle! Comedian/actor Steve Martin, who was actually friends with the band during their early days, stated in his autobiography that it should be “the Eagles” but Frey has insisted that the band is simply “Eagles”!
Either way, the band forged forward working on their debut album! Released in seventy-two, Eagles became a breakthrough success, with the band having brought out three top forty singles, consisting of “Take It Easy” , “Witchy Woman” and “Peaceful Easy Feeling”! Suffice to say, it was this album that opened up that southern Californian rock sound, and has since ranked in Rolling Stone’s list of “The 500 Greatest albums of All Time”! In a recent documentary, Frey actually revealed that the cover of the album was taken when the band was high on Peyote! At the time critical response for the album proved positive, with many critics happy to praise Eagles balance, yet many felt unsure of The Eagles country roots, as this was after all their debut album. So don’t waste a moment more and buy your Eagles tickets now, here at Ticketbis!
Needless to say, with many critics and audiences still wary of the Californian rock band, The Eagles quickly got to work in recording a follow-up album, and decided to release an at the time, daring concept album! Based on the Dalton gang and the Old West, Desperado placed comparisons among the lifestyles of Old West outlaws to the lifestyles of modern day rock stars! Despite the track “Desperado” becoming one of the Eagles’ top songs, the song itself was never released as a single and both singles “Tequila Sunrise” and “Outlaw Man” failed to reach the same level of popularity as their debut singles did. The album likewise, did just as well, still failing to ascend the level of popularity seen in Eagles! This was also the time when both Henley and Frey, began writing together, steering the bands overall direction!
Their third album, On the Border, continued this trend of Henley and Frey taking leading roles within the band, and as such, the band’s sound began to transform from country rock to hard rock. The album initially started with Glyn Johns as the producer, however his tendency to emphasize the glossier side of their new sound, eventually lead to the band switching producers. After two songs, the band approached blues rock techie-turned-producer Bill Szymczyk. Originally working for the U.S. Navy as a sonar operator, Szymcyk had little-to-no background as a musician and attributes this factor as the reason for his success. Over time, Szymcyk established himself as a producer specializing in creating bands’ new sounds. The band also took on a new guitarist, when Leadon suggested his childhood friend Don Felder, who the band had jammed with during opening night for Yes. When the band next jammed with Felder, Frey was so impressed that he nicknamed Felder, “Fingers” a nickname that stuck throughout his time with the band! Remember with Ticketbis, you can grab those Eagles tickets in just a few simple clicks!”
In nineteen seventy-five, the Eagles released their fourth album, One of These Night! Breaking them out into the international stage, the band experienced their first number one album, and further proved the sheer success of both Henley and Frey’s partnership! The first single, “One of These Nights” stood just as popular with the song going straight to number one, and the second single actually earned the Eagles their first Grammy, with the song winning “Best Pop Performance by a duo or group with vocal”! Suffice to say, the awards didn’t end there and even the album itself was nominated for one! Unfortunately, it wasn’t entirely good news for the band as Leadon decided to leave the band. Unhappy with the band’s direction, Leadon left due to the increasing departure of country music and foray into the world of rock and roll!
Replacing Leadon with friend of the band, Joe Walsh, there was actually some initial concern about Walsh’s integration of the band, with many of the members considering Walsh to be too “Wild” for the Eagles! Suffice to say with Henley’s departure, The Eagles’ country sound exhibited in earlier records completely disappeared! With the change of an Eagles’ era, the band released their first compilation album, Their Greatest Hits 1971 – 1975! Better yet, the album quickly became the highest-selling album in U.S. history, and placed the Eagles firmly in the place of most successful American band of the decade!
Of course, this was only half the story, as most of you will know the release of their most famous album, Hotel California, occurred the year later! Taking a year and a half to complete, Hotel California has since been classed as one of the most definitive albums of the seventies, with Channel 4, VH1 and Rolling Stone all ranking the album in their top 100 lists of greatest albums! Featuring the tracks “New Kid in Town” and of course, “Hotel California”, the album’s concept stood markedly different from Desperado. In comparison to their western themed venture, Hotel California stood as a metaphor for America’s decline in decadence, with Henley being quoted on saying “The country is 200 years old, so we figured since we are the Eagles and the Eagle is our national symbol, that we were obliged to make some kind of a little bicentennial statement using California as a microcosm of the whole United States.”
Despite the stellar success, the Eagles suffered a terrible blow when founding member Randy Meisner abruptly left the band at the end of the nineteen seventy-seven tour. When problems of stomach ulcers and flu saw the singer consistently fail to reach the high notes of tracks such as “Take it to the Limit”, an altercation eventually broke-out between Meisner and Frey, who’d been arguing throughout the entire tour, about Meisner’s unwillingness to sing, and Meisner simply left the venue. He eventually decided this would be his last tour with the band, despite pleas from fellow band members Felder and Walsh. The band then replaced him with now long standing member, Timothy B. Schmit!
Interesting, Timothy B. Schmit had actually replaced Meisner previously in the band Poco, and the band soon agreed that Schmit stood as the only reasonable candidate. Suffice to say, with some fresh blood, the band began work on the album The Long Run. Taking two years to complete, the album was actually intended to be a double album, however with the band failing to write enough songs, the album released in late nineteen seventy-nine, and unfortunately failed to wow most critics, whose comparisons with Hotel California failed to live up to the legendary album. Despite critical panning, the The Long Run itself turned out to be a complete commercial success, with tracks such as “Heartacke Tonight”, “The Long Run” and “I Can’t Tell You Why”!
Join Glen Frey, Don Henley, Bernie Leadon (Who has indeed returned!) and Timothy B. Schmit as they take you through all of the Eagles great classics! Following the success of their History of the Eagles documentary, there’s no better time than now to witness this amazing band! So don’t waste a moment more and buy your Eagles tickets now, and get ready for a show that is certain to be one of the greatest shows you’ll witness this year!