Revered rock band The Eagles are set to tour Australia in March 2019.
Deacon Frey, the son of founding member Glenn Frey who suddenly passed away two years ago, and American country superstar Vince Gill will be joining the band on the road.
Deacon, who bares an uncanny resemblance to his father, planted the seed for his inclusion in the band when he performed at his father’s memorial.
He made his debut with the Eagles in front of 50,000 fans at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles in July.
“The only way it was justified to me was to have family blood in the band. And I have to hand it to Deacon. We rehearsed for a couple of months. And his first gig with us was at Dodger Stadium,” Don Henley said.
“He had done some gigs with his father – private parties, clubs in front of maybe 200 people. To go from that to 55,000 people is extraordinary. I don’t know many people who could have done that without freaking out.”
The Eagles promoter Michael Gudinski said Henley would probably not have continued touring without Frey blood in the band.
“I think in part they are doing the tour to pay tribute to Glenn. It’s not about the money, there’s not a new album. I think it’s about the songs and the true artistry of what the band represents,” he said.
The Australian leg of the world tour begins on March 5 at Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne and then will head to the Entertainment Centre in Brisbane on March 9 and Qudos Bank Arena in Sydney on March 13.
Tickets go on sale on October 15.
Tuesday March 5, 2019 – Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne
Saturday March 9, 2019 – Entertainment Centre, Brisbane
Wednesday March 13, 2019 – Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney
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– Written by Rekha Kulen