EAGLES TO PERFORM “HOTEL CALIFORNIA” ALBUM IN ITS ENTIRETY AT LONDON WEMBLEY STADIUM FOR BAND’S ONLY EUROPEAN CONCERTS IN 2020
Concerts ON BANK HOLIDAY WEEKEND, 29th & 30th AUGUST 2020 to Feature ‘Hotel California’ Set, with Accompanying Orchestra & Choir, Followed by Full Greatest Hits Set
Tickets on Sale Saturday December 14th 2019 at 9am
EAGLES are bringing their highly acclaimed “Hotel California” tour to London Wembley Stadium connected by EE on Saturday, August 29, and Sunday, August 30, for the band’s only European concerts in 2020. Eagles - Don Henley, Joe Walsh and Timothy B. Schmit, with Deacon Frey and Vince Gill - will perform the iconic album “Hotel California” in its entirety followed by an additional set of the band’s greatest hits. The shows are scheduled to begin at 7 PM. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Saturday, December 14, at 9AM
The band recently performed three sold-out performances of the iconic album Hotel California in Las Vegas, Nevada. The highly acclaimed concerts were the first time the Eagles have ever performed the Hotel California album in its entirety and featured 77 musicians on stage, including a 46-piece orchestra and a 22-voice choir.
Eagles U.K. Dates
Saturday 29 August London, U.K. Wembley Stadium Connected By EE
Saturday 30 August London, U.K. Wembley Stadium Connected By EE
Tickets go on general sale Saturday 14th December at 9am
Billboard magazine lauded the opening night concert in Vegas:
“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.”
The Mail on Sunday gave the concert a 5-star review, exclaiming:
“By now the orchestra has been joined by a choir. The Eagles’ sound, with its glowing harmonies, barely needs them, but they add to the sense of occasion – and the delight of the crowd. I’ve never seen so many songs receive a standing ovation.”
“Hotel California” is the third best-selling U.S. album in history, recently certified 26-times Platinum by the RIAA. After its release in 1976, it topped the charts and won two GRAMMY Awards for "New Kid in Town" and "Hotel California." Several of the songs from the album have never been performed since the original “Hotel California” tour. The RIAA also certified “Their Greatest Hits 1971-1977” as the best-selling U.S. album in history (38-times Platinum).
In today’s faddish, fractured, rock landscape, the Eagles retain an appeal that transcends both generation and genre, cementing the band’s role as enduring musical icons. As the best-selling American band of the ’70s, and one of the top-selling acts of all time, the Eagles have sold more than 150 million albums worldwide, scored six #1 albums and topped the singles charts five times. They have won six GRAMMY® Awards, were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1998, in their first year of eligibility, and received the Kennedy Center Honors in 2016.