During an interview at Ringo Starr’s annual Peace & Love birthday party, Joe Walsh contradicts the Eagles’ official announcement that their upcoming tour would be their last.
The day after the Eagles released an official statement that their upcoming tour, The Long Goodbye, would be their last, the band’s guitarist Joe Walsh seemingly contradicted their plans to retire. Walsh spoke to him Press about the upcoming tour during Ringo Starr’s annual Peace & Love birthday celebration at Beverly Hills Garden Park.
“I think it’s probably the penultimate tour,” Walsh said. “We will play until no one comes. And then I guess we’re done.”
Ringo Starr added a comment to the interview jokingly comparing the Eagles plans for a farewell tour to Elton John’s Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour, which started in 2018 and ended last month: “You’ll probably be like Elton ; It would take three or four years for us to do that last week.”
The Eagles’ “The Long Goodbye” tour begins September 7 at Madison Square Garden with stops in Boston, Denver, Detroit, Cleveland, Atlanta and more through November, with more dates to come. It has also been confirmed that the late Glen Frey’s son, Deacon Frey, will join the band on the tour, while Steely Dan will be a special guest on all announced dates.
Advance ticket sales and VIP packages begin July 12 for all announced shows, while general advance sales begin Friday, July 14 at 10 a.m. local time.
“Our long run has lasted far longer than any of us ever dreamed of. But everything has its time and it’s time we come full circle,” reads the band’s announcement on their website. “Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for embracing this band and their music. Ultimately, you are the reason we have been able to keep going for over five decades.”