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05 October 2023

Eagles Add Two ‘California Concerts’ To ‘Long Goodbye Tour’

Eagles California Concerts Long Goodbye Tour
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Eagles have added ‘The California Concerts’ to the band’s Long Goodbye tour in 2024 at the iconic Kia Forum in Los Angeles on Friday, 5 January and Saturday, 6 January, marking the ten-year anniversary of the six Eagles’ concerts in January 2014 that reopened the reimagined Forum after its magnificent $100 million renovation, and quickly transformed the building into once again being the premiere Los Angeles concert venue. General ticket on-sale starts Friday, Oct. 13 at 10 AM PDT.

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For the first time, Eagles fans traveling to Los Angeles will be able to purchase curated travel packages that include tickets and hotel accommodations for the band’s two ‘California Concerts.’ Packages will be available for purchase beginning Friday, Oct. 13 at 10 AM PDT. Eagles’ long-time contemporaries and fellow Hall of Famers, Steely Dan, will be joining these historic shows and commemorating their own 50+ year career.

During the Long Goodbye, the Eagles – Don Henley, Joe Walsh, Timothy B. Schmit, with Vince Gill, and Deacon Frey – will perform as many shows in each market as their audience demands. The tour is expected to continue into 2025.

Over the band’s more than 50 years of touring, the Eagles have performed more than 1,000 concerts around the world, accounting for more than 15 million tickets. Eagles’ tours have consistently ranked in the Top 10 of both concert industry publications, Billboard and Pollstar.

Along with Los Angeles being the band’s hometown, the Eagles have a special relationship with the Forum that dates to the 1970’s. After performing at the Los Angeles Forum in July 1975 during its One of These Nights tour, the band added three additional shows in October 1976 and recorded the three-night stand. The result was the ten-song, Live At The Forum ’76 album, which was released just prior to the release of Hotel California. Live At The Forum ’76 captures some of the very first live performances of Hotel California and New Kid In Town.

Eagles played four more concerts at the Los Angeles Forum during its 1980 Long Run tour and then twice on its 2002 World Tour prior to the venue being sold to a Baptist church. They returned in 2008 for a show on the Long Road Out of Eden tour before returning in January 2014 on its ‘History of the Eagles’ tour to reopen the famed “Fabulous Forum” with a six-concert residency.

To celebrate the historic concerts, the Forum recreated the cover of the band’s Hotel California album and had it spinning on top of its roof. The record was made of real vinyl 407 feet in diameter and covered a staggering 5.7 acres. It spun atop the roof at 17 miles per hour or roughly 70 r.p.m. and was visible to planes flying overhead.

The Forum hosted three “North American Tour” dates in September 2018 and Eagles then returned for three Hotel California concerts in October 2021.

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