The Eagles in concert

Concert review from The Movie Snob

Last night a buddy and I saw The Eagles in concert at the American Airlines Center here in Dallas. It was a thoroughly enjoyable show, although our seats were terrible–pretty much behind the stage, and in the uppermost deck of seats. We could still see the performers fine, though, thanks to a big projection screen. The only thing we missed was being able to see what was shown on the big screen behind the stage, since we were kind of behind that. Anyway, the band played for over 3 hours (excluding a short intermission), and their sound was very good. They did quite a few songs from their current album, Long Road Out of Eden, which is pretty average stuff, but that still left plenty of time for most of their greatest hits from the 70’s, plus a handful of signature songs that Don Henley and Joe Walsh released as solo efforts. A partial songlist would include Hotel California, Heartache Tonight, Life in the Fast Lane, Peaceful Easy Feeling, Lyin’ Eyes, Witchy Woman, Take It Easy, One of These Nights, Boys of Summer, All She Wants to Do Is Dance, Dirty Laundry, Rocky Mountain Way, and Life’s Been Good. I was waiting for Glenn Frey to bust out some Smuggler’s Blues, but it never happened. I’m glad I finally got to see this band, even if it was on what Frey called their “Assisted Living Tour.” And it’s so nice to go to a show (a) that isn’t too horribly loud, and (b) where everyone’s not standing up the whole time. If this is geezer rock, give me more!

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