“This is our swan song, but the music goes on and on.”
The Eagles are actually going on their last tour ever. The Long Farewell starts in September, when the legendary rock'n'roll harmonisers will play a massive show at New York’s Madison Square Garden with special guests Steely Dan.
Just 13 US shows have been announced so far, but the band have vowed to “perform as many shows in each market as their audience demands.” The tour is "expected to continue into 2025," per Consequence Of Sound. Is Australia one of the destinations to which The Eagles are considering bringing their final tour?
“The Eagles have had a miraculous 52-year odyssey, performing for people all over the globe, keeping the music alive in the face of tragic losses, upheavals and setbacks of many kinds,” the band wrote on their website.
They continued, “We know how fortunate we are, and we are truly grateful. Our long run has lasted far longer than any of us ever dreamed. But, everything has its time, and the time has come for us to close the circle.”
The Eagles’ Long Farewell tour is currently in the planning stages. The iconic Hotel California group will reveal scheduling information as the dates are set, explaining that the difficulties of booking venues for multiple nights might require some tricky organising and returning to certain cities, depending on demand.
“But, we hope to see as many of you as we can, before we finish up. Most importantly, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts for embracing this band and its music. At the end of the day, you are the reason we have been able to carry on for over five decades. This is our swan song, but the music goes on and on.”
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The Eagles last toured in Australia in March 2019, a few years after the band announced another split following the tragic passing of Glen Frey (who the band pays tribute to at the bottom of their website).
The Music praised the members’ virtuoso skills at their Rod Laver Arena concert in 2019, with writer Bryget Chrisfield declaring, “This show has great flow, with each alternating vocalist introducing himself (or conjuring a post-guitar solo round of applause) before singing their first number of the night.”