One of the most anticipated musical events of this year will hit Chicago this weekend.
Die-hard Eagles fans and lovers of classic rock will no doubt be in their glory when the History of the Eagles tour lands in Chicago Friday at the United Center.
The show, starring Glenn Frey, Don Henley, Joe Walsh and Timothy B. Schmit, is one of two Chicago concerts the stellar band will perform. Another show is scheduled for Oct. 19 at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont. The group will also play Oct. 18 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis.
Touring in celebration of their latest work "History of the Eagles" documentary, the band has scheduled dates through November and will reopen The Forum in Inglewood, Calif. with concerts Jan. 15, 17 and 18.
Among the driving and harmonious tunes expected in concert are "One of These Nights,"Hotel California," Best of My Love," "Lyin' Eyes," "Take it to the Limit" and many more classics that have topped the charts in the last four decades. Hearing the Eagles live and grooving to their endless list of hits will remind audience members why the group is one of America's musical gems.
The Eagles' latest documentary "History of the Eagles," done in two parts, clocks in at a little over three hours and takes viewers from their beginnings to their breakup and reunion. There are home movies, concert footage and interviews included in the comprehensive film. As music documentaries go, this one offers a fascinating and honest look at its subjects. The three-disc set features Part One and Part Two as well as "Eagles Live at The Capital Centre - March 1977."
"History of the Eagles," which debuted on Showtime earlier this year, was released on DVD and Blu-ray in April. For fans in the Chicagoland area and Northwest Indiana, "History of the Eagles" can currently be seen on Showtime through Oct. 1. For tickets and more information on the tour, visit ticketmaster.com, livenation.com or eaglesband.com.