Eagles, with Jackson Browne
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Eagles Announce New Tour Dates With Deacon Frey, Vince Gill
Following a pair of successful and critically acclaimed festival appearances at the Classic West and the Classic East this past July, six-time GRAMMY winners the Eagles have made the surprise announcement that they have scheduled four additional tour dates this fall.
The two festival appearances were the band's first performances in the wake of the tragic passing of guitarist and lead vocalist Glenn Frey at the age of 67 in early 2016.
Taking the late, iconic lead singer's place on both vocals and guitar for the upcoming dates will be his son Deacon Frey, alongside 21-time GRAMMY winning Country singer/songwriter Vince Gill.
Following a heartfelt in memoriam tribute to the elder Frey at the 58th GRAMMY Awards alongside Jackson Browne, Henley had been quoted in March of 2016 as saying the band would not be touring again, calling the GRAMMY tribute a "fitting farewell." Yet there still seemed to be a need to sayfarewell to the fans themselves who'd followed the band during its now 46+ year run, an opportunity the band had at the east and west editions of the Classic festival.
However, with a band this great, it's well-nigh impossible to say no when the fans demand an encore, and demand they have. Thus longtime followers of the group may remember back to 1982, when Henley was first asked if the band would ever play together again following their 1980 disbanding, to which he simply responded "When Hell freezes over."