Eagles Bring Enormous Catalogue to Air Canada Centre

Eagles rock band, photo Steve Alexander
Eagles, photo Steve Alexander
Eagles rock band, photo Steve Alexander
Eagles, photo Steve Alexander

The iconic American rock band, Eagles, will perform at Air Canada Centre in Toronto on Thursday, July 11, 2013 at 8 p.m. This band’s music will bring back many fond memories for those who grew up in the seventies. It is a further testament to the band’s colossal talent that the soft-rock-genred Eagles experienced massive success in an era when hard rock bands such as Aerosmith, Queen, Heart, Van Halen, Supertramp, Foreigner and the Steve Miller Band were dominating the charts. The Eagles’ 1976 album, Hotel California, was one of the most popular releases during the latter part of that decade spawning the country-pop “New Kid in Town,” the super-charged “Life in the Fast Lane” and the title track with its ominous sounding opening rifts.

Eagles began as a back-up band for pop singer Linda Ronstadt and then branched out on their own to release their 1972 album, Eagles. This album established the band as a country-rock group with hits including “Take It Easy,” “Peaceful Easy Feeling” and “Witchy Woman.” Desperado, released in 1973, spawned “Tequila Sunrise.” Their On The Border album of 1974 added “Already Gone” and “Best of My Love” to their growing catalogue. In 1975, their album, One of These Nights, took them to new levels of success with singles “Lyin’ Eyes” and “Take It to the Limit.” The Long Run, released in 1979, produced “Heartache Tonight” and “I Can’t Tell You Why.”

The Eagles broke up in 1980 and reunited in 1994. During their hiatus, many of the Eagles members including Don Henley, Glenn Frey and Joe Walsh saw success with their solo careers. Today, the band members include Henley, Frey, Walsh and Timothy B. Schmit.

This might be your last time to see this iconic band live.

Tickets for the Eagles at Air Canada Centre are $219, $205, $105 and $65 and can be purchased at Ticketmaster.