With Their Upcoming Vegas Shows, The Eagles Will Make History

By Josh Bell | September 13, 2019 | Culture

For the first time, the Eagles will play Hotel California in its entirety.

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It’s nearly impossible to think of the Eagles without thinking of “Hotel California.” The band’s three upcoming Vegas performances are the only North American dates of 2019 and the only concerts in which they will be playing Hotel California in the album’s entirety, for the first (and possibly last) time. Here are some facts to get you warmed up for the historic shows. Sept. 27-28 and Oct. 5, MGM Grand Garden Arena, ticketmaster.com

1979
The year when the Hotel California track “Try and Love Again” was last performed live (at the Capital Centre in Landover, Md.), by far the longest gap in performance for any Hotel California song. The next-longest gap is for “Wasted Time,” last performed in 2005.

28
Years between the release of the Eagles’ last two studio albums, The Long Run (1979) and Long Road Out of Eden (2007)

Two
Number of Grammy Awards won by Hotel California (out of five nominations). The Eagles have won six Grammys throughout their career, most recently in 2008.

5
Number of Eagles singles to top the Billboard Hot 100 charts, including two from Hotel California, “New Kid in Town” and the title track

26 million
Number of copies of Hotel California that have been sold in the U.S., as certified by the Recording Industry Association of America

2nd
The ranking of the Eagles’ 1976 Their Greatest Hits (1971-1975), which is among the bestselling albums of all time (behind only Michael Jackson’s Thriller). That’s without featuring any songs from Hotel California, which was released later that year.

$65,000
Price for Lane One premium packages to the Hotel California concerts, including seats in the first three rows, hotel accommodations, exclusive entry, transportation and more

26
Age of Glenn Frey’s son Deacon, who has been performing with the Eagles since 2017. Deacon wasn’t born until nearly 17 years after the release of Hotel California, but he’s kept his father’s spirit alive within the band. “The only way it felt justified to me was to have family blood in the band,” the Eagles co-founder Don Henley told Rolling Stone in 2017 about continuing the band after Frey’s death.



Photography by: PHOTO BY GEORGE HOLZ