Eagles confirm last EVER UK gigs at Manchester’s Co-op Live arena
And they're bringing another iconic American rock band along for one last ride. (this article contains affiliate links)
Legendary US rock, country and folk band the Eagles have announced their last-ever UK gigs and Manchester’s Co-op Live arena has been given the honour of bidding them a British goodbye.
One of the most successful and seminal bands of the 1970s and beyond, the LA hitmakers best known for tracks like ‘Hotel California’, ‘New Kid in Town’, ‘Desperado’ and countless others, are rounding off their global Long Goodbye tour with three final shows here in Britain and our city’s newest venue.
Announced as part of a residency at the brand-new Co-op Live, set to open in April this year, the Eagles will be playing a trio of greatest hits shows, with long-standing lineup — Don Henley, Joe Walsh, Timothy B. Schmit, Vince Gill and Deacon Frey (son of the late great frontman, Glen) — all set to perform.
Better still, the worldwide phenomenon and music veterans are also bringing another beloved American outfit along for the ride, as cult favourite jazz rockers Steely Dan will also be joining them. Iconic.
Writing as per a press release, the band said: “The Eagles have had a miraculous 52-year odyssey, performing for people all over the globe; keeping the music alive in the face of tragic losses, upheavals and setbacks of many kinds.
“Credit and thanks go to our longtime management team, our dedicated road crew, and our
exceptional backup musicians for providing skilled and steadfast support, throughout these
many years. We know how fortunate we are, and we are truly grateful.
“Our long run has lasted far longer than any of us ever dreamed. But, everything has its time, and the time has come for us to close the circle… We want to give all our fans a chance to see us on this final round… We hope to see as many of you as we can before we finish up.
“Most importantly, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts for embracing this band
and its music. At the end of the day, you are the reason we have been able to carry on for over five decades. This is our swan song, but the music goes on and on.
“With love and gratitude, The Eagles”.
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Having crossed several destinations off the list already, the boys make their way to Manchester on Friday, 31 May, before playing to more shows on Saturday, 1 June and Tuesday 4 June.
Co-op Live’s Executive Director and General Manager, Gary Roden, said of this huge coup for the venue: “We’ve always said that our mission is to bring the world’s biggest artists to Manchester, and we’re delighted Co-op Live is hosting the only UK shows of Eagles’ farewell tour.
“Hosting these shows epitomises the ambition that the arena is built on, and we can’t wait to be part of plenty more historic events like this one.”
If you to be at the last ever Eagles shows here in the UK and say one last goodbye to the Rock & Roll Hall of Famers, you can grab your tickets HERE. General sale goes live this Friday, 26 January at 10 am so you best be quick! There are some seriously massive names coming to Manchester’s newest gig venue.
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