Breaking: Eagles Are Back
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Eagles, Fleetwood Mac Slated To Headline New Festivals
When Eagles frontman Glenn Frey died last year at the age of 67, the rock world mourned not just his loss but the loss of what he’d built as his surviving bandmates Don Henley, Joe Walsh and Timothy B. Schmit prepared to close that chapter of their lives, unable to imagine continuing on without Glenn. We knew that surely, this was the end of the Eagles and for a while, it was…until today.
This afternoon it was announced that the Eagles are, in fact, back in action and preparing to headline two brand new music festivals this summer with fellow rock veterans Fleetwood Mac for what’s to be their first live performance since their Grammy Awards tribute to Glenn Frey in 2016. Following hot on the success of last year’s Desert Trip, this new pair of festivals are known as Classic East and Classic West and will take place in New York and Los Angeles respectively this summer; organizers hoping that this will be an annual event, rivaling the likes of Coachella and Desert Trip.
With Glenn Frey’s absence there leaves the question as to who, if anyone, will take his place. His son Deacon Frey is the most likely choice to front the Eagles for Classic East and Classic West, but longtime friend Jackson Browne could also be at the helm; no other details are available at the moment but be sure to stay tuned to Society of Rock for more updates as they become available.
“I don’t see how we could go out and play without the guy who started the band. It would just seem like greed or something. It would seem like a desperate thing.” – Don Henley to Washington Post in November 2016
Trust us: this is one you definitely don’t want to miss!