Eagles Announce 02 Arena shows
EAGLES TO KICK OFF "LONG ROAD OUT OF EDEN WORLD TOUR" WITH FOUR CONCERTS AT LONDON O2 ARENA
TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY 18 JANUARY AT 9AM
Following the fantastic success of their No. 1 album Long Road Out of Eden, the Eagles will play four shows at London’s prestigious 02 Arena on March 20, 22, 23 and 26, 2008 to mark the kick-off of the "Long Road Out of Eden World Tour." Tickets for the O2 Arena concerts will go on sale on Friday 18 January. Prices £70, £85, plus a limited number of Golden Circle tickets at £110. Box office tel: 0844 856 0202 or www.ticketmaster.co.uk.
The O2 Arena concerts will debut an all-new stage production and the band - Glenn Frey, Don Henley, Joe Walsh and Timothy B. Schmit - will be performing current hits from Long Road Out of Eden including “How Long" and “Busy Being Fabulous” as well as classic songs such as “Hotel California,” “Desperado,” “Take It To The Limit,” “Life In The Fast Lane,” and “Take It Easy.”
Eagles last toured the UK in 2006 with their sold out "Farewell I" tour, including shows in Birmingham, Dublin, Glasgow, and highlighted with final performances at London's Twickenham Stadium and Wembley Arena.
Long Road Out of Eden was released worldwide outside North America by Universal Music Group companies. In the UK more than 800,000 copies of the album have been shipped and it was the 6th best selling CD of the year, despite only been on sale for 9 weeks.
Internationally, the album has sold in excess of 2.2 million albums and has topped the music charts in the UK, Australia, Greece, India, the Netherlands, New Zealand, and Norway. Nine territories have already gone platinum (the UK and Australia are double-platinum) and fifteen more are gold, and has topped the retail charts in Singapore and Thailand.
In the United States, Long Road Out of Eden has been certified seven times Platinum by the RIAA. Released October 30th, the album debuted at number one, with sales of 711,000 units, and in only 9 weeks became the biggest selling album by a group in 2007, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
“How Long,” the first single from Long Road Out of Eden, has been nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Country Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals. The Eagles have been nominated for 35 Grammy Awards.
The Eagles have sold more than 120 million albums worldwide, earning five #1 U.S. singles and four Grammy Awards. Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975 is the best-selling album of all time, exceeding sales of 29 million units. The band's Hotel California and Their Greatest Hits Volume 2 have sold more than 16 and 11 million albums respectively. Eagles were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1998.
The Eagles have teamed up with iloveallaccess.com to offer the ultimate fan experience for the upcoming 02 Arena concerts featuring a variety of VIP ticket packages. For more details go to www.iloveallaccess.com.
Please visit the band’s Web site at http://www.eaglesband.com, also www.myspace.com/eaglesmusic and www.theo2.co.uk for more information.