Eagles To Bring ‘Live From The Forum MMXVIII’ To ESPN For Broadcast July 5
With live sports and entertainment on pause for the Fourth of July weekend, Eagles and ESPN are teaming to bring the premiere of the band’s “Live From The Forum MMXVII” concert film to the cabler Sunday July 5 at 8 p.m. EDT.
The “E” in ESPN stands for “entertainment,” after all. And the concert will be introduced by the network’s Chris Berman, himself a big Eagles fan, so the pairing isn’t as far out in left field as it sounds on the first take.
“Live From The Forum MMXVIII” is compiled from highlights of the Eagles’ sold-out, 2018 run at the Forum in Los Angeles Sept. 12, 14 and 15, 2018 as a 26-song concert film and live album. The tour marked the first with new members Vince Gill and Deacon Frey, joining Don Henley, Joe Walsh, and Timothy B. Schmit.
“Sports and music have long been at the top of the list for being able to bring people of all types together. The Eagles have been doing just that for almost half a century,” Berman says in a statement. “We at ESPN are thrilled beyond belief to share this premiere with everyone! What a wonderful way to cap off the holiday weekend!”
Eagles longtime manager Irving Azoff, also a founder of Pollstar parent Oak View Group, adds, “Music and sports fans have been shut out from live events for more than three months. The premiere of “Live From The Forum MMXVIII” this July 4th weekend on ESPN, is the Eagles’ gift to their fans. We are honored to be part of ESPN’s Sunday night programming, the home of such acclaimed shows as ’30 for 30′ and ‘The Last Dance.'”
“Live From The Forum MMXVIII” is to be released in multiple audio and video formats by Rhino on Oct. 16, and a super deluxe edition will also be available.
“This was a unique opportunity to partner with one of the greatest bands of all time to bring audiences some new and exciting entertainment. For many, music and sports are inextricably linked, so we are thrilled to present this momentous event from one of the cathedrals of sports – The Forum,” said Burke Magnus, ESPN’s executive vice president of programming, acquisitions and scheduling.
Remaining dates from the Eagles’ 2020 were postponed into 2021. The rescheduled dates are listed below.
16 Denver, CO Pepsi Center (Originally Fri, Sep 18, 2020)
18 Denver, CO Pepsi Center (Originally Fri, Sep 19, 2020)
21 Dallas, TX American Airlines Center (Originally Wed, Oct 21, 2020)
24 Phoenix, AZ Talking Stick Resort Arena (Originally Sat, Oct 24, 2020)
25 Phoenix, AZ Talking Stick Resort Arena (Originally Sun, Oct 25, 2020)
1 Saint Paul, MN Xcel Energy Center (Originally Fri, Oct 16, 2020)
2 Saint Paul, MN Xcel Energy Center (Originally Sat, Oct 17, 2020)
15 Los Angeles, CA Forum (Originally Fri, Sep 25, 2020)
16 Los Angeles, CA Forum (Originally Sat, Sep 26, 2020)
19 Los Angeles, CA Forum (Originally Tue, Sep 29, 2020)
22 San Francisco, CA Chase Center (Originally Fri, Oct 2, 2020)
23 San Francisco, CA Chase Center (Originally Sat, Oct 3, 2020)