The Eagles announce their final “Long Farewell” tour

The eagles are roaming for the last time. once again.

The band, whose 1970s country-themed rock hits like “Hotel California” and “Life in the Fast Lane” made them one of the best-selling acts of all time, announced Thursday’s Long Goodbye concert, which is booked as the band’s finale. a trip.

The tour—which features Eagles core members Don Henley, Joe Walsh, and Timothy B. Schmidt, along with Vince Gill and Deacon Frey (his father was Glenn Frey, the original Eagle)—is set to open at Madison Square Garden on September 7. This is the first of an initial set of 13 dates mostly on the East Coast through November 17, with Steely Dan as the opening episode. In a statement, the Eagles brought up the possibility of longer runs at each venue, saying they would “play as many shows in each market as their audience demands”. The tour is expected to continue until 2025.

As longtime Eagles fans know, this isn’t the first time the band has referenced the sunset. In 2003, she embarked on a tour called bye me. But there is good reason to believe they may be nearing the end. Glenn Frey, one of the group’s founding members, died in 2016. Henley, the only member from its founding in 1971 still in the band, is 75; in appearance Before a congressional committee in 2020 on copyright law, he said he was “in the final chapter of my career.” (Or maybe not. Bob Dylan, 82, is on tour Planned in 2024and 86-year-old blues guitar hero Buddy Guy on his farewell picnic.)

Farewell tours have a way of winding down for years, and they can be huge money makers. Kiss made her first act in 2000 and has done more than a dozen tours since then; The end of the road tour started in 2019 and dates were booked through December. Elton John’s Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour kicked off 2018 and is set to finally wrap up this weekend in Sweden, with At least $910 million in ticket sales, according to Billboard.

Among others now on their self-described final tours are Aerosmith, Foreigner, punk band NOFX, and Dead & Company, featuring original members of the Grateful Dead with John Mayer.