Photo: Rachel Kramer

The Eagles Final ‘Long Goodbye’ L.A. Dates

In closing out their Long Goodbye Final Tour Los Angeles dates, The Eagles bid many-a-farewell including their lives on the road and to countless friends they’ve lost along the way.

Returning to the same venue they first played in 1975, the iconic rockers performed their final January 5, 6, 13, and 14 dates at the Kia Forum in Inglewood, California. The same property they reopened as a concert space in 2014, playing the first six shows in the newly renovated arena.

Reminiscing about the slightly different color scheme when the Lakers played at the Forum before moving to Staples Center in 1999, Don Henley said “It’s good to be back here at the Forum.” “We consider the Forum to be our home field. … They’ve improved the place a lot since then. Remember all those ugly yellow and orange seats?”

During their 21-song set, the Eagles peppered in tributes to peers they’ve lost along way – including bandmates Glenn Frey (who died in 2016,) and Randy Meisner (who passed in 2023.).

Before playing ‘Take It To The Limit,’ which was the band’s only single to feature the bassist on lead vocals, Henley stated “We’re going to dedicate this to the memory of Mr. Randy Meisner.”

Frey tributes were sprinkled throughout the night and essentially any time Deacon (Glenn’s son) and Vince Gill took the lead on his signature songs. And after the mellow “Peaceful Easy Feeling” wrapped up, Glenn’s picture appeared on the big screen.

One atypical tribute came when Don told the crowd, “I think we’re going to take a little trip up to the mid-’80s right now. And we’re going to dedicate this next song to the memory of our dear friend, Mr. Jimmy Buffett.” prior to their performing Henley’s 1984 solo hit “The Boys of Summer.”

The Long Goodbye Final Tour picks back up Tuesday at Acrisure Arena in Palm Springs, Calif., and wraps up March 16 at Charlotte, N.C.’s Spectrum Center.

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Author: Al Denté

Photo: Rachel Kramer