Eagles tour could be their last
One more time? The Eagles
The Eagles’ upcoming world tour might be their last, Glenn Frey has suggested.
They’re gearing up to travel the world with their History Of The Eagles show, which includes video from their documentary movie and is also set to feature former member Bernie Leadon.
Frey said at a press conference in London: “We’re about to begin rehearsals next month. I don’t want to say it’s our last world tour, but it very well could be.”
He added: “It’s somewhat confounding, but people still want to see us play. It doesn’t seem to end – you’d think people would get tired of us, but people haven’t.”
No European dates have been announced yet, but Frey said: “Europe is definitely in our sights for 2014. I fully expect to see the Eagles here sometime in the next 15 months.”
Meanwhile, Don Henley has reflected on the difference in the band in their 1970s heyday and after their 1994 reunion.
He tells Jam: “It’s all been fun – but there are different kinds of fun. In the first act, the highs were higher and the lows lower. Since we resumed working together things have proceeded on a much more even keel.
“There’s less drama and virtually no partying of any kind. It’s a very professionally run operation. It has to be. The primary focus is to deliver consistent, high-quality performances, night after night.
“We have a job to do, an obligation to our fans that we take very seriously. When we deliver the goods and make our fans happy, then that provides all the pleasure we need. No extracurricular activity is required any more.”
The drummer and vocalist admits footage from the documentary shows scenes that have caused discussions between him and his children. He says: “My kids are smart enough to know that the 60s and 70s were no game of shuffleboard, no knitting circle. We’ve already begun talking about these issues.
“Like any parent, I want them to learn from my mistakes, but at the same time, I don’t want them to be afraid to take risks. Every successful venture in life requires some degree of risk, but there are blind risks and informed risks. I want my kids to know the difference; I want them to learn from the foolish risks I took as well as the ones that paid off.”
But he adds: “That being said, I tend to favour the school of parenting that holds the belief that some things are none of my kids’ business.”