Update: Eagles Add Dates To Final Tour With Special Guest Steely Dan 

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Update: Citing “overwhelming demand for tickets,” the Eagles have added second shows to the band’s final tour, “The Long Goodbye,” in New York, Boston, Denver, Indianapolis, Atlanta and St. Paul.

Presales for the additional New York and Denver shows are ongoing. Presale tickets for the new Boston, Indianapolis, Atlanta and St. Paul shows will be available starting on Thursday at 10 a.m. local time. The general public onsale begins Friday, July 14, at 10:00 a.m. local time.

The new dates are scheduled as follows:
Friday, September 8 New York, NY Madison Square Garden
Wednesday, September 13 Boston, MA TD Garden
Friday, October 6 Denver, CO Ball Arena
Tuesday, October 10 Indianapolis, IN Gainbridge Fieldhouse
Saturday, November 4 Atlanta, GA State Farm Arena
Saturday, November 18 St. Paul, MN Xcel Energy Center

Published July 6, 2023

Legendary rock band the Eagles has released the initial routing for its final tour, “The Long Goodbye.” The first 13 dates are booked at U.S. arenas between September and November. Eagles will be joined on the road by fellow Rock & Roll Hall of Famers Steely Dan. 

As the name of the Live Nation-presented tour implies, the group plans to take its time saying its farewells. Thursday’s announced notes that “Don Henley, Joe Walsh, Timothy B. Schmit, with Vince Gill and Deacon Frey, will perform as many shows in each market as their audience demands. The tour is expected to continue into 2025.” 

“The Long Goodbye” begins Sept. 7 at New York’s Madison Square Garden and includes gigs at Boston’s TD Garden, Denver’s Ball Arena, Detroit’s Little Caesars Arena, Atlanta’s State Farm Arena and Lexington, Kentucky’s Rupp Arena. 

Since forming in Los Angeles in 1971, Eagles has performed more than 1,000 concerts across the globe and sold more than 15 million tickets. With its unique blend of country, folk, R&B, rock, and pop, the band has sold more than 150 million albums over the past 50 years, with six No. 1 albums and received six Grammy awards. In addition to being inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1998 (their first year of eligibility), Eagles’ accolades include receiving the Kennedy Center Honors in 2016. 

Earlier this year the Eagles was honored with the Milestone Award at the Pollstar Awards in Beverly Hills, with drummer Don Henley stopping by the ceremony to accept the award.

The band ranked No. 13 on Pollstar’s 2022 Year End Top Tours North American chart with a gross of more than $85.1 million and a total of 397,923 tickets sold. The 2022 dates were part of Eagles’ “Hotel California Tour” celebrating its 1976 album, which earned the band a Grammy for Record of the Year for the title track and the Grammy for Best Arrangement For Voices for “New Kid in Town.”

The single “Hotel California” actually includes a reference to Steely Dan with the line: And in the master’s chambers they gathered for the feast / They stab it with their steely knives / But they just can’t kill the beast.” Steely Dan references the Eagles in the band’s track “Everything You Did” from 1976’s Royal Scam with the lyrics “Turn up the Eagles the neighbors are listening.”

Eagles is No. 8 on Pollstar’s Top Top Touring Artists Of The Pollstar Era (examining headline shows performed between July 1980 and July 2022) with a gross of more than $1.3 billion. 

EAGLES Long Goodbye

The band released the following joint statement to go along with the tour announcement: 

“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. The official farewell tour is currently in the planning stages. We want to give all our fans a chance to see us on this final round. So, scheduling information will be released as dates are set. The difficulties of booking venues for multiple nights may require us to return to certain cities, depending on demand. But, 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

Presale tickets and VIP packages go on sale starting Wednesday, July 12. The general onsale begins Friday, July 14 at 10:00 a.m. local time.

Check out the initial routing for “The Long Goodbye” below. 

Thursday, September 7 New York, NY Madison Square Garden

Monday, September 11 Boston, MA TD Garden

Saturday, September 16 Newark, NJ Prudential Center

Wednesday, September 20 Belmont Park, NY UBS Arena

Thursday, October 5 Denver, CO Ball Arena

Monday, October 9 Indianapolis, IN Gainbridge Fieldhouse

Friday, October 13 Detroit, MI Little Caesars Arena

Tuesday, October 17 Cleveland, OH Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse

Thursday, November 2 Atlanta, GA State Farm Arena

Tuesday, November 7 Charlotte, NC Spectrum Center

Thursday, November 9 Raleigh, NC PNC Arena

Tuesday, November 14 Lexington, KY Rupp Arena

Friday, November 17 St. Paul, MN Xcel Energy Center