A-J ENTERTAINMENT EDITOR
Rock band The Eagles, inducted into the Rock ’N’ Roll Hall of Fame in 1998, will make its second Lubbock headlining appearance at 8 p.m. Oct. 5 at the United Spirit Arena, 1701 Indiana Ave.
Reserved seats are $151.25, $108.25 and $76.25, including varied Select-A-Seat service charges. (Base ticket prices are $135, $95 and $65.)
The first tickets will be sold only to American Express card holders, beginning at 10 a.m. Wednesday and continuing through Friday. American Express card holders must purchase their tickets at Ticketmaster.com.
Remaining tickets for the general public go on sale at 10 a.m. Saturday at LiveNation.com and at the Select-A-Seat outlets at Amigo’s Supermarket, Dollar Western Wear, Lubbock Memorial Civic Center, Market Street, Ralph’s Records & Tapes, Texas Tech Student Union’s ticket booth and United Supermarkets.
Information about varied VIP ticket packages for the Lubbock concert is available at www.iloveallaccess.com.
No more than eight tickets can be purchased in any transaction, online or by telephone or in person.
This marks the second time that the Eagles has headlined in Lubbock. The band attracted 12,546 fans to the United Spirit Arena on June 28, 2002. Eight years ago, base ticket prices, prior to service charges being added, were $95, $75 and $55.
Eagles member Don Henley also headlined a solo concert at the United Spirit Arena on March 3, 2002; attendance totaled 4,644.
Certainly one of history’s more popular bands, The Eagles presently tour with the following members: Glenn Frey, vocals, guitars, keyboards and harmonica; Henley, vocals, drums, percussion and guitar; Joe Walsh, guitars, vocals and keyboards; and Timothy B. Schmit, bass, vocals and acoustic guitar.
Frey and Henley are original members, having formed the Eagles with Bernie Leadon and Randy Meisner in 1971.
Walsh joined the Eagles in 1975, and Schmit in 1977.
Although the Eagles toured stadiums and large venues this summer with the Dixie Chicks and Keith Urban, the Oct. 5 concert will be staged as an evening with the Eagles. There will be no opening act at the Lubbock show.
The Eagles played in Dallas this summer, and will perform an already sold out show in Austin on Oct. 10.
The Lubbock show, while confirmed, was not listed on the band’s website at press time. But it will fall between the Eagles shows on Oct. 2 in Oakland, Calif., and on Oct. 10 in Orlando, Fla.
The band has sold more than 120 million albums and CDs worldwide, enjoying five chart-topping hits in the United States and winning six Grammy Awards.
The Eagles “Greatest Hits 1971-1975” is the best-selling recording of all time, exceeding sales of 29 million units, according to LiveNation.com. “Hotel California” and the Eagles “Greatest Hits, Volume 2,” sold more than 16 and 11 million units, respectively.
The band’s lengthy career includes such hits as “Hotel California,” “Life in the Fast Lane,” “Desperado,” “Lyin’ Eyes,” “Take It to the Limit,” “One of These Nights” and “Heartache Tonight.”
With Henley and Walsh on stage, it is likely that the band also has worked up versions of their solo hits, including Henley’s “The Boys of Summer” and Walsh’s “Life’s Been Good.”
The Eagles’ seventh and most recent studio recording of new material is “Long Road Out of Eden,” released on Oct. 30, 2007. It is the band’s first album of all-new material since 1979.
Don Henley told CNN, “This is probably the last Eagles album that we’ll ever make.”
The Eagles broke up in 1980, but reunited in 1994 for what was then called their “Hell Freezes Over” tour; the band has kept touring intermittently ever since.
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