Posted May 20, 2010 in

The Eagles have been on a long road with bumps and blocks throughout the decades, but they are cruising steady this year and the next stop: Hotel California. Since 2008, Don Henley, Joe Walsh, Glenn Frey and Timothy Schmit have been touring their first studio album (compilations don’t count) since 1979: Long Road Out of Eden. Now that the iconic band (which broke up in 1980 but reunited in 1994 and has toured intermittently) will showcase its road-tested new stuff—“Busy Being Fabulous” was the Eagles’ third Top 40 hit on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart—this weekend at Citizens Business Bank Arena. You can bet true-blur aficionados will show their endearing love for the band once classics like “Hotel California,” “Desperado,” “Life in the Fast Lane” and “Witchy Woman” hit the monitors. Rumor has it (or was it Henley’s big mouth?) that this might be the band’s final flight. But considering Henley once said the band would reunite “when hell freezes over” after the group’s 1980 breakup (The 1994 reunion tour and live album were called, appropriately enough, “Hell Freezes Over.”), don’t start humming a swan song just yet. There’s always room for one more at California’s most famous imaginary accommodations.


Eagles at Citizen Business Bank Arena, 4000 Ontario Center Pkwy., Ontario, (909) 244-5500; www.cbbankarena.com, www.eaglesband.com. Sat, May 22. 8PM.



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