Don Henley spoke about the Eagles' taking their 1976 masterpiece Hotel California out on the road. Along with Henley, the Eagles now feature classic members Joe Walsh and Timothy B. Schmit — along with the late-Glenn Frey's 26-year-old son Deacon Frey, as well as country legend Vince Gill. The band's 2020 dates kicks off on Friday and Saturday (February 7th and 8th) at Atlanta's State Farm Arena.
In October, the band wrapped a handful of "Hotel California" shows in Vegas. The 31-song concerts, which featured an accompanying orchestra and choir, kicked off with the classic album, with the band going on to play a further 23 tunes — including a few dips into both Henley and Walsh's solo catalogues.
Henley, who's now 72 years old, and wrote the majority of the band's catalogue with Glenn Frey, spoke to USA Today and explained, "It’s a big undertaking and there’s a theatrical element. While people are coming into the auditorium, we’re singing 'Welcome,' as in 'Welcome to the Hotel California,' in a spooky, drawn-out fashion. We have thunder and the sound of wind bouncing around all over the auditorium. Lights are flashing, as if they were lightning bolts."