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“History of the Eagles” Tour Australia & New Zealand in 2015

“History of the Eagles” Tour Australia & New Zealand February/March 2015

Frontier Touring is thrilled to announce the return of one of music’s most iconic groups to our shores. Renowned for their hit laden sell-out concerts, the Eagles are bringing their critically acclaimed ‘History of the Eagles’ World Tour to Australia and New Zealand in February/March 2015. Notably, it will be the band’s first visit to New Zealand in twenty years.

Performing a massive run of shows, the tour will include indoor arena dates in Perth, Melbourne and Sydney as well as special outdoor concerts in Hunter Valley, Auckland and Victoria’s iconic Hanging Rock.

The legendary ‘Hotel California’ outfit will perform their career-spanning “History Of the Eagles” concerts, which sees members Glenn Frey, Don Henley, Joe Walsh and Timothy B Schmit deliver an incredible three-hour songfest of classic Eagles hits, including tracks the band had never previously performed live.

Including celebrated favourites such as ‘Desperado’, ‘Take It Easy’, ‘New Kid In Town’, ‘Lyin’ Eyes’ and ‘Take It To The Limit’, the “History Of The Eagles” global trek has already elated fans across the USA and Canada since their latest world jaunt kicked off in July 2013. Last in Australia in 2010 and New Zealand in 1995, the “History Of the Eagles” tour is a mammoth production spanning the globe – and a show for fans to remember.

It was the creation of an acclaimed Eagles documentary which first spurred the legendary group to head back out on the road. Eagles-mania struck the Sundance Film Festival in January 2013 when the band attended the premiere ofHistory of the Eagles – The Story Of an American Band, a documentary made by Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Alison Elwood. Screened in two parts on Showtime in the US and released as a top-selling DVD, after remixing songs for the big screen and unearthing original 16 and 24-track recordings of ‘70s album cuts it soon became clear to the group that it was time to take their historic harmonies back out in front of their fans. “I was really surprised and reminded of how much fun we had,” Glenn Frey told Billboard, about working on the documentary’s soundtrack. “It’s the story of an American band, but it’s also the story of the songs we wrote and what those songs did to [people]. We’re here because everybody likes the songs.” History of the Eagles – The Story Of an American Band is available to purchase now through Universal Music Australia

Eagles’ retrospective “History Of the Eagles” world tour kicked off on July 6, 2013 in Louisville, Kentucky, and continued throughout arenas until Christmas. In January 2014 the band re-opened Los Angeles’ venue the Forum with a 28-song set (arranged chronologically) which left critics raving.

“The emphasis, especially early on, was gently swaying country-rock made for clubs and backyard barbecues; on the other end, ‘Hotel California’ provided a climactic finish not just in the scope of the song, but in its ability to engage the crowd of 13,700 and fill the arena with sound.” –Billboard

“While the Beach Boys presented a more wholesome lifestyle involving fun (fun, fun), surfing, and chasing girls, the Eagles sold more records, attracted more groupies, preferred dusk to midday and smoked more pot. Or, as Glenn Frey said during the Eagles' return to The Forum on Wednesday: ‘The Beach Boys were pioneers. The Eagles were settlers.’” – Los Angeles Times

Now, fans in the Netherlands, Belgium, England, Germany, Switzerland and Italy will get their turn to experience the band’s ultimate set from May-July ‘14, before Eagles return Stateside for further arena Fall dates from August-October. They’ll then head down under to Australia and New Zealand audiences in February/March 2015.

“The harmonies – pristine, soaring and spot-on – uncannily have remained as peerless as they were on the original recordings.” –

Formed in Los Angeles in 1971, the Eagles’ seven albums – Eagles (1972), Desperado (1973), On The Border (1974), One Of These Nights (1975), Hotel California (1976), The Long Run (1979) and a 28-year-wait for Long Road Out of Eden (2007) – have sold millions of copies worldwide, the Recording Industry of America (RIAA) revealing they’ve sold over 83 million albums in the USA alone.

The band re-teamed for a huge live album in 1994, Hell Freezes Over, and a three-year tour, which broke records worldwide and cemented the group’s place in music history. 2007’s Long Road Out of Eden was a defining disc, with track ‘I Dreamed There Was No War’ winning a Grammy for Best Pop Instrumental Performance, taking the Eagles on tour to countries as far flung as South Africa, China and Dubai. Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998, the year following the Eagles were honoured by RIAA for ‘Best Selling Album of the Century’ for compilation Their Greatest Hits (1971–1975). Notably this album remains the highest selling album of all time in the USA.

American Express Card Members have the opportunity to purchase tickets first during an exclusive pre-sale beginning 2pm (local time) Tuesday 27 May to 5pm(local time) Saturday 31 May. For details, go to American Express on Facebook.

With those unmistakable West Coast harmonies and the songwriting gems of Glenn Frey and Don Henley, don’t miss your chance to see the Eagles make history!


American Express Card Members pre-sale: Tue 27 May 2pm (local time) toSat 31 May 5pm (local time) - or until pre-sale allocation is exhausted.

Frontier Members pre-sale via
24 hours from 1pm* AEST Wed 4 June [*start times vary per show - visit site for details] - or until pre-sale allocation is exhausted.

General public on sale from Tuesday 10 June 10am local time.

Wed 18 February: Perth | Perth Arena (All Ages) | 132 849
Sun 22 February: Melbourne | Rod Laver Arena (All Ages) | 132 849
Sat 28 February: Macedon | Hanging Rock (All Ages) | 136 100
Mon 02 March: Sydney | Qantas Credit Union Arena (All Ages) | 132 849
Wed 04 March: Sydney | Allphones Arena (All Ages) | 132 849
Sat 07 March: Hunter Valley | Hope Estate (All Ages) | 136 100
Tue 10 March: Brisbane | Entertainment Centre (All Ages) | 132 849
Sat 14 March: Auckland | Mt Smart Stadium (All Ages) | 0800 111 999 | |


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