By: Gary Graff
With the "History of the Eagles" documentary coming out today (April 30) on DVD and Blu-ray, the group has announced a fall leg of its History of the Eagles Tour.
The group will play eight shows during September on top of the 12 previously announced for July, starting September 6 in Vancouver and wrapping up September 21 in Auburn Hills, Mich.
Tickets for the new shows go on sale at 10 a.m. Monday (May 6) with an American Express pre-sale running May 1-3. The shows are expected to be presented chronologically, with original Eagle Bernie Leadon returning for early portions of the concerts.
Meanwhile, fans can brush up on their Eagles knowledge with the "History of the Eagles" home video, which features both parts of the documentary that aired on Showtime earlier this year as well as the previously unreleased "Eagles Live at the Capital Center -- March 1977" from the tour supporting "Hotel California."
Guitarist Joe Walsh tells us that the documentary was as illuminating for the band members as it was for the fans:
"We put all that old footage, both concert footage and interviews, on the shelf for a while, for like 40 years, and we archived everything. So none of us ever really saw it, any of it, until we started putting together the documentary. Also in the documentary, everybody got a chance to say their side of the experience, and it was fun to see everybody's experience of the history of the band. If you listen to all four of us, you pretty much get what happened. It's kind of told from four different perspectives, and it all worked. I'm at peace with it. But hearing everybody's side of it didn't really come out until the documentary was assembled, so that was a hoot."
The History of the Eagles Tour gets under way July 6 in Louisville.
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