Joe Walsh Paddles Back At Eagles Retirement Statement
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The Eagles’ Joe Walsh talked about the band’s upcoming final tour, The Long Goodbye, which seemed to contradict his retirement plans.
During Ringo Starr’s Annual Peace & Love Birthday celebration at Beverly Hills Garden Park, Walsh said about the Eagles’ farewell trek:
“I think it’s probably the next to the last tour. We’re going to play until nobody comes. And then I guess we’re done.”
Starr then jokingly compared the band’s final tour to Elton John’s, which lasted over three years from 2018 until just last month. He added:
“They’ll probably be like Elton; it’d take three or four years to get to that last week.”
The Long Goodbye will kick off on Sept. 7 at Madison Square Garden in New York. Fans can expect to see the legacy members Walsh, Don Henley, and Timothy B. Schmit, along with Vince Gill and Deacon Frey on the band’s lineup. The press release noted that their farewell tour is expected to last through 2025.
Last year during the VetsAid concert that saw the “final performance” of Walsh’s reunited James Gang, he was asked whether it would be their final concert, he said at that time:
“Glenn Frey used to say, ‘Never say never,’ so I’m not. We played the concerts for Taylor Hawkins and it worked really good. We got in front of an audience and we were able to do what we used to do.”