Eagles soar with ‘Hotel California’ anniversary show at Sunrise

SUNRISE, Florida. – The Eagles were flying high Friday night at the FLA Live Arena in Sunrise for the fourth show of their “Hotel California” 50th anniversary tour.

A raucous crowd greeted the band just after 8 p.m. as the chiming chord progressions of the opening title track echoed through the dark arena.

Timothy B. Schmidt and Don Henley perform “New Kid in Town”. (Copyright 2020 by WPLG Local10.com – All rights reserved.)

Eagles co-founder Don Henley spent most of the show behind the drums, returning to his roots as a drummer while continuing to sing strong leads on nearly every song.

Don Henley and Joe Walsh performing the concert and album opener, “Hotel California”. (Copyright 2020 by WPLG Local10.com – All rights reserved.)

Glenn Frey’s son Deacon usually does lead vocals on his dad’s hits like “Take It Easy” and “Tequila Sunrise,” but he hasn’t been able to make any of the tour dates yet. due to illness, so Vince Gill took over the reins on those songs.

Don Henley comes out from behind the drums for “Life in the Fast Lane”. (WPLG)

Everyone in the band sounded great and played inspired solos while being cheered on by the fans.

There was no opening act and the Eagles played for nearly two hours. The first set was dedicated to their best-selling album “Hotel California” with all nine songs played in the same order as the record.

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Eagles performing “New Kid in Town”. (Copyright 2020 by WPLG Local10.com – All rights reserved.)

Then the Eagles unleashed a torrent of hits in the second set that seemed to go on forever. It was an exciting evening of classic rock hits live.

Below is the full setlist:

1st Series: Hotel California

1. Hotel California

2. A new kid in town

3. Life in the fast lane

4. Lost time

5. Lost Time (Retake)

6. Victim of Love

7. Pretty maids all away

8. Try and love again

9. The Last Resort

2nd series: greatest hits

10. Seven Bridges Road

11. Relax

12. One of Those Nights

13. Take it to the limit

14. Peaceful and Easy Feeling

15. Tequila Sunrise

16. Witch Woman

17. In the City

18. I can’t tell you why

19. Lying eyes

20. These shoes

21. Life has been good

22. Already Gone

23. Funky #49

24. Heartache Tonight


25. Rocky Mountain Road

26. Desperado

27. Summer Boys

28. Best of My Love

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Nicholas E. Crittendon