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Decade Gross: $630,066,670
Tours: Long Road Out of Eden World Tour (2007–2012), History of the Eagles – Live in Concert Tour (2013-2015), Unnamed (2018), Hotel California (2020)
The Team: Full Stop Management, Irving Azoff. Agency: CAA
It’s amazing to behold that nearly 50 years after forming, through stratospheric stardom, personnel changes, acrimony, a 14-year break, and the tragic passing of the band’s co-prime mover in Glenn Frey, the Eagles’ already-luminescent star continued to rise throughout the decade.
That success can best be attributed to one thing: “As Glenn Frey often said it is all about ‘song power,’” says longtime manager Irving Azoff (and co-founder of Pollstar parent company Oak View Group), referencing the band’s classic back catalog that’s become nothing less than a pillar of the contemporary American music canon and owns two of the top three best-selling albums of all time with Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975 and Hotel California, which have sold a jaw-dropping 38 million and 26 million, respectively, according to the RIAA.
And despite the loss of Frey, the band’s performances continued to soar with Deacon Frey and Vince Gill filling the breach. When asked his favorite shows with the new line-up, Azoff cites “the Classic East/West Stadium dates in the Summer of 2017 (first dates with Deacon Frey) as well as the recent Las Vegas Hotel California concerts in September, 2019 were milestone moments.”
Indeed grossing a staggering $18.6 million over the course of Hotel Califonria’s three-night debut at the MGM Grand Garden Arena assures the Eagles’ star will continue to rise well into the next decade.