Eagles announce FL dates and tickets for ‘Hotel California’ tour

The Eagles-made Miami Hotel “California” said, “You can check but you can never leave.” “

Apparently, that line turned out to be prescient as 45 years later, this song and its parent album still have a strong hold on listeners.

The rock band plans to perform the entire album “Hotel California” at the FLA Live Arena in Sunrise about 30 miles from where two of its current members – drummer Don Henley and guitarist Joe Walsh – recorded the classic in 1976 at Criteria Studios in the north. Miami.

(Co-composers Glenn Frey and Don Felder are no longer with the group. Frey died aged 67 in 2016. Felder was ousted from the Eagles after the long “Hell Freezes Over Tour” tour in the mid-years. 1990).

Timothy B. Schmit, who joined the Eagles to replace bassist Randy Meisner in time for his 1978 Christmas single, “Please Come Home for Christmas”, joins Henley and Walsh in the formation of the Eagles, the guitarist son of Frey Deacon Frey and country singer-songwriter and guitarist Vince Gill.

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Eagles’ Vince Gill, Timothy B. Schmit, Don Henley, Deacon Frey and Joe Walsh hail previous dates for their “Hotel California Tour”. The 2022 trek includes several dates in Florida. Ron koch Marketing Scoop

Where are the concerts at the Hotel California?

The “Hotel California 2022 Tour” has these dates in Florida:

Thursday February 24 in Orlando at the Amway Center

Friday February 25 at Sunrise at the FLA Live Arena (formerly BB&T)

Monday February 28 in Tampa at Amalie Arena.

The other dates of the “Hotel California 2022 Tour” are:

Saturday February 19 in Savannah, GA at the Enmarket Arena

Monday February 21 in Charlotte, NC at the Spectrum Center

Wednesday March 2 in Raleigh, NC at the PNC Arena

Friday March 4 in Atlanta, Georgia at State Farm Arena

Thursday May 19 in Austin, Texas at the Moody Center ATX.

What will the Eagles play?

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The Eagles line up on stage in concert. Programming includes Vince Gill, Timothy B. Schmit, Don Henley, Deacon Frey and Joe Walsh. Ron koch Marketing Scoop

Each night’s concert will feature all nine songs from “Hotel California” which includes two No. 1 singles, “New Kid in Town” and the title track, which won the Grammy for Disc of the Year, as well as ” Life in the Fast Lane ”and the closer epic,“ The Last Resort ”.

After playing the album and an intermission, the setlist will feature the Eagles’ greatest hits, which will undoubtedly include “Take It Easy”, “Heartache Tonight” and “I Can’t Tell You Why”. An orchestra and a choir will also be present, which should give relief to tunes like “Wasted Time”.

Crazy moments in Miami

Fun Fact: Apparently when the Eagles were trying to record the seven-minute complex “Last Resort” for “Hotel California” at Criteria, Black Sabbath and Andy Gibb were recording their albums at adjacent studios.

Apparently, the thud of the recording of Sabbath’s “Technical Ecstasy” album came through the studio walls and it forced the Eagles to stop and do more takes. That irritant couldn’t have appealed to the notoriously cranky Henley.

“The Eagles were recording on the side, but we were too loud for them,” Black Sabbath’s Tony Iommi confirmed in an interview with Uncut in 2015. “It continued to go through the wall in their sessions.”

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Gold and multi-platinum records certifying millions of sales for the Eagles’ “Hotel California” and Fleetwood Mac “Rumors” albums hang on the walls of Criteria Studios in North Miami. The two landmark albums were recorded, in whole or in part, at the studio in 1976. This photo was taken on August 20, 2016. Howard Cohen [email protected]

Which room had the most cocaine use?

Call it a draw.

Sabbath bassist Geezer Butler said he visited the Eagles’ adjacent studio in Criteria after Henley, Glenn Frey et al. had split up, Rolling Stone reported. “Before we could start recording, we had to get all the cocaine out of the mixer. I think they left about a pound of cocaine in the array.

A more harmonious relationship with the Eagles was fostered by Gibb, who was recording his debut album, “Flowing Rivers” at the South Florida flagship studio. Fan, Gibb walked into the Eagles studio and liked what he heard. He wanted a bit of the Eagles sound on his record, so Walsh joined the Gibb sessions and wrote a guitar track on the hit “(Love Is) Thicker Than Water” which Gibb co-wrote with his older brother. , Barry Gibb.

Felder was playing on the track “I Go for You,” which appeared on Gibb’s second album, “Shadow Dancing,” which was also cut by Criteria and released in 1978.

(Sadly, Andy Gibb passed away at the age of 30 in 1988.)

When do tickets go on sale?

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Eagles “Hotel California 2022 Tour” logo. Marketing Scoop

Tickets for the FLA Live Arena show and other dates go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, December 3 on Eagles.com or Ticketmaster. A variety of presales are available from Thursday, December 2 and VIP packages.

Tour presenter Live Nation and promoter Scoop Marketing did not answer a question about ticket prices, but Ticketmaster said they can vary based on demand. (Read: expensive. After all, the Eagles were the first group to break the $ 100 ticket mark when its members resumed touring for the ‘Hell Freezes Over Tour’ in 1994, a tour that played the former Miami Orange Bowl.)

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The Eagles’ current lineup includes Joe Walsh and Deacon Frey (seated), Vince Gill, Don Henley and Timothy B. Schmit. George holz Marketing Scoop

This story was originally published 24 November 2021 at 12:22 pm.

Miami Herald Real Time / Breaking News reporter Howard Cohen, winner of the 2017 Media Excellence Awards, has covered pop music, theater, health and fitness, obituaries, city government, and general missions. He began his career in the Features department of the Miami Herald in 1991.
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