The Eagles’ Farewell Tour Is Coming to Kentucky
Want to feel old? It's really easy. Just read headlines about musical superstars you've always enjoyed bringing their careers to a close.
I was fortunate enough to see Elton John in 1997 at Roberts Stadium in Evansville, and from the 10th row up. We were able to watch him play his piano the entire evening. It was pretty magical. I'm also thankful I got to see Tina Turner, not once but twice. And now that icon (not a strong enough word, actually) is no longer with us.
The Eagles' Farewell Tour -- Long Goodbye
However, I have not seen the Eagles in concert and my time is running out...just like theirs is. Yes, I know that sounds dire, but the legendary rock band has announced that this is just about it. Their Long Goodbye tour will kick off at Madison Square Garden on September 7th. Of course, this isn't the first time they've said farewell.
But it will be the last time they do it. SIDE NOTE: I miss Glenn Frey, don't you? Vince Gill, however, was the perfect addition after Glenn passed away.
The Eagles' Long Goodbye Farewell Tour Coming to Rupp Arena
Anyway, the Eagles plan to share this last hurrah with Kentucky as the Long Goodbye Farewell Tour will include a stop at Rupp Arena in Lexington on November 14th. The stop and the tour will include special guests Steely Dan, my all-time favorite band. And don't think I'm not tempted. Steely Dan lost one of its anchors a few years ago when founding member Walter Becker passed away. But lead vocalist Donald Fagen has been continuing without him. They are also celebrating 50 years in the business this year.
Ticketmaster has yet to reveal the price, but Eagles tickets CAN run into the "prohibitively expensive" range. And that's actually not terribly surprising for the band whose greatest hits collection is the top-selling album of all time.
A Message from the Eagles
Here's a part of a press release issued by the band regarding the final tour:
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.
And that's a key point, as the Eagles plan to make this last through 2025. They REALLY want to give everyone a chance to see them.
I guess you could call that "taking it to the limit"...one LAST time.