The Eagles, one of the biggest-selling, easiest-listening but most fraught bands of all time are bringing what could be their final world tour to New Zealand early next year.
The six-time Grammy winners have promised three-hour arena concerts in Australia and, for the first time in 20 years, New Zealand, on Saturday March 14 at Mt Smart Stadium.
The Eagles have been playing most of their classic-hits FM-radio staples on what is effectively a greatest hits world tour, including Hotel California, Take It Easy, Lyin', Eyes, Life In The Fast Lane and Desperado.
The band's Their Greatest Hits (1971-1975) record has become the equal-highest selling album of all-time in the United States, tied with Michael Jackson's Thriller according to the Recording Industry Association of America.
Their album sales put the band in the top-five selling artists of all time in the US, with only The Beatles, Elvis, Garth Brooks and Led Zeppelin ahead of them, according to the RIIA.
The touring lineup will be Glenn Frey and Don Henley, guitarist/keyboard player Joe Walsh and Randy Mesiner's replacement Timothy B. Schmitt on bass. Frey will be 66 when the group tours and the others 67.
In the band's 2013 documentary, History of the Eagles, Henley said the current world tour (which began last June) "could very well be our last".
- Sydney Morning Herald