THE RYDGES POST
The just announced 2015 Australasian tour by legendary band The Eagles is called The History of the Eagles Tour – fortunately that history will be served concurrently by the members from 1971 – if their ages were laid end to end the band would date back to 1544, twenty years before Shakespeare was born!
The original band members will not all be on this tour because of ill-health in one case and an ongoing legal stoush over royalties/profits with another BUT the band line-up that will tour is certainly a beauty – Glenn Frey, Don Henley, Joe Walsh and Timothy B. Schmitt.
The six-time Grammy winners have promised three-hour arena concerts and they won’t be scratching for familiar songs that include Hotel California, Life in the Fast Lane, Take it Easy, Desperado, Lyin’ Eyes, Tequila Sunrise, Take It to the Limit, New Kid in Town, Heartache Tonight etc etc. Their Greatest Hits 1971 - 1975 record is the equal top selling album in the US of all time (with Michael Jackson’s Thriller). Their seventh studio album Long Road Out of Eden also topped the US album charts (and Australian) in 2007. That is some history! You could stab this band with their steely knives and still not kill the beast!
The concert dates and venues are:
- PERTH – Perth Arena, February 18 (ticketek.com.au)
- MELBOURNE – Rod Laver Arena, February 22 (ticketek.com.au)
- MACEDON – Hanging Rock, February 28 (ticketmaster.com.au)
- SYDNEY – Entertainment Centre, March 2 (ticketek.com.au)
- SYDNEY – Allphones Arena, March 4 (ticketek.com.au)
- HUNTER VALLEY – Hope Estate, March 7 (ticketmaster.com.au)
- BRISBANE – Entertainment Centre, March 10 (ticketek.com.au)
- AUCKLAND – Mt Smart Stadium, March 14
American Express Card members pre-sale, May 27 from 2pm
Frontier members pre-sale, June 4 from 1pm
General sales begin June 10 from 10am from ticketek or ticketmaster
If you are travelling from out of town to catch this History of The Eagles concert event, Rydges Hotels can look after all your accommodation needs for the concerts in Perth, Melbourne (CBD or On Swanston), Sydney (Parramatta or Sydney Airport for Allphones Arena, World Square or Sydney Central for the Ent Centre), Brisbane and Auckland. And a reminder that WiFi is now free in all Rydges hotels and resorts.