Eagles return to Pittsburgh with ‘Hotel California’ tour

Legendary rock band The Eagles are extending their 2022 “Hotel California” tour, adding a March 26 concert date at PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh.

The band will perform their iconic album “Hotel California” in its entirety with an accompanying orchestra and choir, followed by a greatest hits set.

Tickets go on sale Jan. 14 at 10 a.m. via Ticketmaster.com. A limited number of VIP packages will also be available.

This particular incarnation of the Eagles includes Don Henley, Joe Walsh and Timothy B. Schmit, along with Deacon Frey and Vince Gill.

“Hotel California” is the third best-selling American album in history, having been certified 26 times Platinum by the Record Industry Association of America (RIAA). After its release in 1976, it topped the charts and won multiple Grammy Awards. Several of the songs on the album have not been performed since the original “Hotel California” tour.

Produced by Live Nation, the tour capitalizes on a popular trend featuring super groups performing full versions of popular albums. Beach Boys founding members Brian Wilson and Al Jardine performed the band’s groundbreaking “Pet Sounds” album in its entirety at the Benedum Center in 2016.

Reviews for the “Hotel California” tour have been positive, with Billboard saying 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 it has ever sounded, reaching the highest notes with ease, yet retaining its raspy character,” the reviewer said.

The Eagles were the best-selling American band of the 70s with six number-one albums and five chart-topping songs, including “Best of my Love”, “One of these Nights”, “New Kid In Town”, “Hotel California “. and “Heartache Tonight.”

The group was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1998, their first year of eligibility.

Paul Guggenheimer is a staff writer for Tribune-Review. You can contact Paul at 724-226-7706 or [email protected]

Nicholas E. Crittendon