The Eagles are once more on the dark desert highway, and it’s leading straight to the Madison Square Garden. For a two-night show full of golden rock classics!

So, if you want to hear evergreens like Hotel California and Take it Easy, then save the dates 22 and 24 of August. The two shows are part of the re-scheduled Hotel California 2020 Tour. They were initially scheduled for 2020 but had to be shifted due to the global COVID – 19 pandemic.

Hotel California 2020 Tour

The band initiated the 2020 tour with the goal to commemorate their most commercially successful album – the 1976 Hotel California. The Eagles will be on the road for about two months or thirty-one total shows. The two shows in Madison Square Garden will serve as an opening to the tour. It will conclude in the Chase Center, San Francisco, on October 23.

The tour initially kicked off on February 7, 2020, at the State Farm Arena in Atlanta. But it had to be abruptly canceled because of the COVID outbreak.

Line-up

The Eagles, credits tasteofcountry.com

The planned line-up for the tour consists of Don Henley, Joe Walsh, Timothy B. Schmit, but organizers say that this trio would be accompanied by more than 70 (!!!) other artists. Just like in their last shows, where the lineup consisted of the aforementioned trio along with Deacon Frey and Vince Gill. And alongside a 46-piece orchestra and a 22-voice choir. So, be prepared for a huge show. And not only as pure scales but also in significance. Such a star-studded cast is not to be missed!

EAGLES SAY IN A STATEMENT: “DON HENLEY, JOE WALSH, AND TIMOTHY B. SCHMIT, WITH DEACON FREY AND VINCE GILL ARE BRINGING THEIR RECENT, HIGHLY ACCLAIMED HOTEL CALIFORNIA PERFORMANCES ON TOUR IN 2020 WITH CONCERTS IN ATLANTA, NEW YORK, DALLAS, HOUSTON, SAN FRANCISCO, AND LOS ANGELES.

“EACH NIGHT’S CONCERT WILL FEATURE A HOTEL CALIFORNIA SET, WITH AN ACCOMPANYING ORCHESTRA AND CHOIR, FOLLOWED BY AN ADDITIONAL SET OF THE BAND’S GREATEST HITS.”

Scott Munro

The Eagles in Atlanta

The last show before the lockdown was at the State Farm Arena in Atlanta in February 2020. The venue was fresh off some heavy renovations and had just recently been voted the best new concert venue.

The show in Atlanta, along with the three pre-tour gigs in Las Vegas were met with high acclaim from both fans and critics.

Scott Munro (Classic Rock)

DON HENLEY, JOE WALSH, TIMOTHY B. SCHMIT, DEACON FREY, AND VINCE GILL ARE ON THE ROAD PERFORMING TWO NIGHTS IN EACH CITY THEY VISIT – AND FANS IN ATLANTA GOT A REAL TREAT WHEN THE BAND TOOK TO THE STAGE ON FRIDAY EVENING WITH A 32-SONG SET.

THEY BEGAN BY PLAYING THEIR 1976 ALBUM HOTEL CALIFORNIA IN FULL BEFORE A SECOND SET FEATURING TRACKS INCLUDING TAKE IT EASY, TAKE IT TO THE LIMIT, TEQUILA SUNRISE, THE BOYS OF SUMMER, AND HEARTACHE TONIGHT.

THEY THEN RETURNED TO THE STAGE FOR FOUR ENCORES IN THE SHAPE OF ROCKY MOUNTAIN WAY, DESPERADO, AND THE LONG RUN – ENDING WITH A REPRISE OF HOTEL CALIFORNIA.

The Las Vegas shows got high acclaim, too, especially the first out of the three nights.

Melinda Newman, Billboard

“THE BAND PERFORMED THE ALBUM FROM FRONT TO BACK, FOLLOWING WITH A BLAZING GREATEST HITS SET THAT HAD THE AUDIENCE AT THE SOLD-OUT ARENA CONSTANTLY ON ITS FEET… A 23-SONG SET OF SOLID HITS THAT MAKE UP THE SOUNDTRACK OF ANY BABY BOOMER OR GEN X’ERS LIVES. WITH NO EXCEPTION, THE SONGS HAVE AGED WELL, BUT HOW COULD THEY FAIL WITH THE EAGLES’ FIVE-PART HARMONY AND FIVE GUITAR-APPROACH… (HENLEY’S) VOICE SOUNDED AS STRONG AND PLIANT AS IT EVER HAS, EASILY HITTING THE HIGHEST OF NOTES, WHILE RETAINING HIS TRADEMARK HUSKINESS.”

Tickets

Primary Market

Ticketmaster distributes the tickets on the primary market. Passes for both evenings of The Eagles in the Madison Square Garden are still plentiful, but you’d better hurry.

Prices start at $164.80 for sections 300+. Prices rise as you get lower and closer to the stage. The bulk of the seats in sections 202 – 227 cost between $200 and $250. Section 100+ has tickets starting at $230. Premium packages reach up to $976.95.

Tickets at the bottom sections (A – D, and 1, 2, 3) can vary heavily in price. Costs start at $340 at the back (these tickets are almost depleted at the primary market) and reach up to $1,401.20, but the bulk of the tickets is between $800 and $1200. A Verified Reseller owns the most expensive ticket. Sec A, Row 3, Seats 13-16 costs $2,536.45.

The two concerts of the Eagles in the Madison Square Garden might be a month away from now, but have in mind that the interest is high tickets in some sections are nearly depleted, especially for the first of the two nights. I advise you to hurry up if you’re looking for tickets in sections 105, 106, 107, as well as the sections around the mixing area (1-3).

Secondary Market

Nothing new on the secondary market – all major resellers have a full inventory and tickets prices are a bit higher.

Vivid Seats

Tickets start at $186 for seats Section 222, Row 23 with a side view. The majority of tickets cost between $200 and $400, but a relatively big portion is between $700 and $1k. The most expensive passes on the site are for the Floor rows. They cost between $1832 and reach all the way up to $4753.

New York City Theater

Tickets at the New York City Theater are a bit pricier. Seats with a side view start at $221.00. For $246.00 and above you can find tickets with a normal view at the balcony or sections 200+.Again, the most expensive tickets are at the Floor sections. They cost between $2418.00 and $5775.00

Stub Hub

Stub Hub’s tickets start at $229 for the same tickets with a side view (including fees). They have a full inventory, providing tickets for all sections. The bulk of the tickets costs around $500, and the most expensive ones – $5494.

In Conclusion

It’s a rather weird coincidence that this tour happens at the Eagles’ 50 years anniversary. Half a century, this is just stunning! During this time they have achieved quite a lot – five number-one singles and six number-one albums, six Grammy Awards, and five American Music Awards. Hotel California, Take It Easy, and New Kid in Town are iconic and will be loved forever! I already bought my ticket for the first night of the Eagles in the Madison Square Garden. And you’d better hurry up!

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Credits featured image – Penn State, Flickr