‘The time has come’: The Eagles to bid farewell to fans with ‘The Long Goodbye’ tour

Jul 07, 2023
Fans worldwide reacted with a mix of nostalgia, gratitude, and bittersweet anticipation as they prepared to bid farewell to the Eagles. Source: Getty Images.

Iconic American rock band the Eagles, known for their timeless music and unparalleled success, has announced their final ever tour, marking the end of an era in the world of music.

Renowned for over five decades of captivating performances that have filled arenas and stadiums across the globe, the legendary Eagles have announced they will embark on their final tour, appropriately named The Long Goodbye.

“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 band said in a statement.

“The official farewell tour is currently in the planning stages. We want to give all our fans a chance to see us on this final round. So, scheduling information will be released as dates are set. The difficulties of booking venues for multiple nights may require us to return 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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Fans worldwide reacted with a mix of nostalgia, gratitude, and bittersweet anticipation as they prepared to bid farewell to the Eagles during their highly-anticipated final tour.

“I knew it was coming, but still made me a little teary eyed knowing we won’t have the chance to see them again in concert! Can’t wait to get tickets for several of these shows,” one fan wrote.

“I saw them this time last year at Hyde park. They were brilliant.”

“OMG … The Universe is giving me all my dreams come true!”

“The Eagles put on the best concert. Sorry to see them go but it was a great run. Enjoy while you can and take lots of pictures like I did,” another commented.

“Hotel California tour was incredible. Bitter sweet to see this, glad they are touring again, but sad it’s the last. (But retirement is well earned!)”

“What a wonderful group of people will always listen to the music of the Eagles . It never gets old you remember every verse and words they have sang . It’s been a fantastic 50 years of the best music ever , and will continue even when the tour comes to a end . A trusted fan favorite.”

“This makes me so sad. Your music means so much to me.”

Formed in 1971, the Eagles achieved remarkable success during the 1970s, becoming one of the most celebrated musical acts in North America. With five number-one singles, six number-one albums, six Grammy Awards, and five American Music Awards, their influence was undeniable. The founding members, including Glenn Frey, Don Henley, Bernie Leadon, and Randy Meisner, initially joined forces as bandmates for Linda Ronstadt before venturing out on their own under David Geffen’s Asylum Records label.

Their self-titled debut album, released in 1972, introduced the band to audiences with hit songs like Take It Easy and Witchy Woman. The following year, their album Desperado gained popularity despite peaking at number 41 in the US, thanks to the title track. In 1974, guitarist Don Felder joined the band, and their album On the Border delivered notable tracks such as Already Gone and Best of My Love, which became their first number-one hit in the US and Canada.

In 1975, the Eagles achieved further success with the album One of These Nights, which topped the charts and featured hits like the title track, Lyin’ Eyes, and Take It to the Limit. Joe Walsh joined as guitarist and vocalist that same year. The band’s compilation album Their Greatest Hits (1971–1975) released in 1976 became the best-selling album in the US, paving the way for their monumental release, Hotel California, in 1976. The album sold over 26 million copies in the US alone.

Throughout their career, the Eagles underwent personnel changes, with Timothy B. Schmit replacing Randy Meisner in 1977. After releasing their last studio album for nearly three decades in 1979, titled The Long Run, which produced the number-one song Heartache Tonight, the band disbanded in 1980. They regrouped in 1994 for the album Hell Freezes Over and embarked on tours. In 2007, the Eagles released Long Road Out of Eden, their sixth number-one album, and followed it with a successful tour. The band’s induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame occurred in 1998, and Rolling Stone ranked them at number 75 on their list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time in 2004.

Despite the passing of Glenn Frey in 2016, the Eagles re-formed in 2017 with Deacon Frey (Glenn’s son) and Vince Gill joining the lineup. Over their illustrious career, the Eagles have sold more than 200 million records worldwide, with over 100 million sold in the US alone. Their contribution to music and their enduring popularity have solidified their place as one of the world’s best-selling bands.

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