I've always felt the same way about The Eagles as The Dude. Too slick, too souless, too predictable. Other than Joe Walsh, I pretty much despise all of 'em, especially that blowhard Don Henley. However, I realize there are a couple people on the planet, and in Tampa Bay, who absolutely fucking love the Eagles and will be jazzed about learning the band is playing the St. Pete Times Forum Jan. 29. So much so, they'll be willing to shell out such high prices for tickets that the amount isn't even on the goddman press release, which I have included in its entirety after the jump.
THE EAGLES BRING LONG ROAD OUT OF EDEN TOUR TO THE ST. PETE TIMES FORUM
ON THURSDAY, JANUARY 29TH
Tickets on Sale Monday, OCTOBER 20TH at 10 a.m.
Following the success of their No. 1 album, Long Road Out of Eden, the Eagles will perform live at Tampas St. Pete Times Forum on Thursday, January 29th, 2009. The band - Glenn Frey, Don Henley, Joe Walsh and Timothy B. Schmit - will be performing current hits from Long Road Out of Eden including How Long" and Busy Being Fabulous as well as their classic songs.
Tickets at go on sale Monday, October 20th at 10 a.m. at www.livenation.com and all Ticketmaster locations or charge-by-phone in: Tampa, (813) 287-8844; St. Petersburg, (727) 898-2100; and Central Florida, (407) 839-3900. The American Express Early On Sale is Monday, October 13th at 10 a.m. through Sunday, October 19th at 10 p.m.
The Eagles have teamed up with iloveallaccess.com to offer the ultimate fan experience for the upcoming Tampa concert featuring a variety of VIP ticket packages. For more details go to www.iloveallaccess.com.
Long Road Out of Eden has been certified seven times Platinum by the RIAA. Released October 30th, the album debuted at number one, with sales of 711,000 units, and in only 9 weeks became the biggest selling album by a group in 2007, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The Eagles won the 2008 Grammy Award for Best Country Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals for "How Long."
The Eagles have sold more than 120 million albums worldwide, earning five #1 U.S. singles and four Grammy Awards. Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975 is the best-selling album of all time, exceeding sales of 29 million units. The band's Hotel California and Their Greatest Hits Volume 2 have sold more than 16 and 11 million albums respectively. The Eagles were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1998.
Please visit the bands Web site at www.eaglesband.com and www.myspace.com/eaglesmusic or www.livenation.com for more information.