Live in Concert: Eagles Farewell One Tour
They had no plans to retire, but the Eagles dubbed their 2004 tour "Farewell 1." We'll hear a sold-out show from Melbourne Australia on the next Live in Concert.
Hell Freezes Over opens with Glenn Frey saying, "For the record, we never broke up; we just took a fourteen-year vacation." Ten years later, in 2004, the Eagles launched a tour and called it the “Farewell One” tour. They had no plans on actually retiring at the time, but it was a snarky jab at some other bands who misled fans with so-called “Farewell” tours. During this run, The Eagles played a 3 night stand at the Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne, Australia. On the next Live in Concert, we’ll listen to their legendary performance on the 3rd and final night, November 17th, 2004.
The longer this goes on, the better these songs sound. There is a 'sort of' honesty in calling the tour Farewell 1, with its implication that Farewell 2 will follow soon.
-Glenn Frey, Farewell 1 DVD interview
You may have seen this show, as it was released as a double DVD titled Farewell 1 Tour: Live from Melbourne. The band is in top form, with Don Henley, Glenn Frey, Timothy B. Schmit and Joe Walsh clearly enjoying their time together on stage rolling through classics from their catalogue like "Take It Easy," "Hotel California," Desperado," and "The Long Run," plus solo hits like "Dirty Laundry" and "Life's Been Good."
Sting released 57th and 9th, his first rock album in 13 years at the end of 2016. We've got three Police classics he performed on the subsequent tour- live from Paris on April 13, 2017. Tom Cochrane does his solo hit "Life is a Highway" and the song he made famous with his previous band Red Rider before the Black Crowes close out this week's show with one of their biggest songs and a cover by an obvious influence on the band.
It's still going to be a while before the clubs, theaters and arenas are filled with fans once again, so check out the best shows form the vault on Live in Concert- Saturday night at 8 on RKR.
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