Eagles ‘Hotel California’ Tour Arrives at KeyBank Center on April 21

The Eagles will perform in Buffalo. (Photo by George Holz/Images provided by KeyBank Center Public Relations)

Thu, January 6, 2022 9:15 AM

Concerts feature the entire “Hotel California” album, backed by orchestra and choir, followed by the full greatest hits ensemble

√ Tickets on sale Friday, January 14 via Ticketmaster.com

The Eagles — Don Henley, Joe Walsh and Timothy B. Schmit, along with Deacon Frey and Vince Gill — have extended the 2022 “Hotel California” tour, including a stop at KeyBank Center in Buffalo on April 21 (8 p.m.).

The concerts will feature “Hotel California” in its entirety – start to finish – accompanied by an orchestra and choir. After a short intermission, the band will perform a set of their greatest hits.

All local health and safety guidelines will be followed.

Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. on Friday, January 14. A variety of presales are available beginning at 10 a.m. local time on Thursday, January 13. See Eagles.com for complete tour and ticket information.

A limited number of VIP packages will be available from January 14. These include premium seats, exclusive products and parking.

The Eagles launched the 2019 “Hotel California” concerts in Las Vegas to rave reviews and rave reviews. To date, the Eagles have played more than 30 sold-out shows at 15 major US arenas, including five nights at New York’s famed Madison Square Garden, four nights at American Airlines Arena in Dallas and three concerts at the Forum in Los Angeles. Angeles.

(Image provided by KeyBank Center Public Relations)

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The Los Angeles Times wrote, “From the title track—a 6½-minute flamenco-reggae ballad—to the closest elegiac ‘The Last Resort,’ it’s performed flawlessly.”

Billboard noted, “The band performed the album back and forth, followed by a blazing greatest hits set that consistently kept the sold-out arena audience on their feet. …Without exception, the songs have aged well, but how could they fail with the Eagles’ five-part harmony and five-guitar approach? … (Henley’s) voice sounded as strong and supple as ever, reaching the highest notes with ease, while retaining its raspy character.

The Daily Mail said: ‘Now the orchestra has been joined by a choir. The Eagles sound, with its bright harmonies, hardly needs them, but they add to the sense of occasion – and crowd enjoyment. I’ve never seen so many songs receive a standing ovation.

“Hotel California” is the third best-selling American album in history, certified 26 times platinum by the RIAA. After its release in 1976, it topped the charts and won two Grammy Awards for “New Kid in Town” and “Hotel California.” Several of the songs on the album have never been performed since the original “Hotel California” tour.

The group’s “Their Greatest Hits 1971-1977” is the best-selling American album in history, with the RIAA certifying the collection 38 times platinum.

In today’s fashionable and fractured rock landscape, the Eagles retain an appeal that transcends both generation and gender, cementing the group’s role as enduring musical icons. As the best-selling American band of the 70s and one of the best-selling bands of all time, the Eagles have sold over 150 million albums worldwide, scored six No. 1 albums and topped five times the singles charts. They’ve won six Grammy Awards, were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1998 (in their first year of eligibility), and received Kennedy Center Honors in 2016.

The Eagles will perform in Buffalo. (Photo by George Holz/Images provided by KeyBank Center Public Relations)

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Nicholas E. Crittendon