Tour news: The Eagles announce NZ show

The Eagles: Timothy B. Schmit, Glenn Frey, Don Henley and Joe Walsh (pictured) will be joined on tour by Bernie Leadon.
The Eagles: Timothy B. Schmit, Glenn Frey, Don Henley and Joe Walsh (pictured) will be joined on tour by Bernie Leadon.

American classic rock band The Eagles - of the biggest selling groups of all time - is to play in Auckland next year.

The show on Saturday March 14 at Mt Smart Stadium will come after a seven-date Australian tour and will be the band's first appearance in New Zealand for 20 years.

In today's exclusive interview with TimeOut, group figurehead Don Henley says his veteran band is in good nick, having been out on the road on The History of the Eagles tour since mid last year.

"We take good care of ourselves. We are all at an age where we don't care anything about partying any more. Our primary concern is to put on the best show we can possibly do for our fans."

The live line-up of the band will include Henley, Glenn Frey, Don Henley, Joe Walsh and Timothy B Schmit who will be joined for the Australian and New Zealand dates by early band member Bernie Leadon.

The band who became America's biggest selling group in the 1970s band has sold more than 150 million albums with hits like Hotel California, Life in the Fast Lane, New Kid in Town, Desperado, Heartache Tonight, I Can't Tell You Why, Lyin' Eyes.

Splitting in 1980, they reformed in 1994 for what became a series of reunion tours and occasional studio albums.

Last year saw the release of The History of the Eagles, an extensive but authorised documentary of the band's fraught history.

Henley says the success of the doco has helped given the band a second wind.

Ticket info

American Express Card Members pre-sale: Tue 27 May 2pm (local time) to Sat 31 May 5pm (local time) - or until pre-sale allocation is exhausted.
Details www.facebook.com/americanexpressaustralia

Frontier Members pre-sale via www.frontiertouring.com/eagles
24 hours from Wed June 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 via Tickemaster

- NZ Herald

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