ESPN to Air Eagles “Live from the Forum MMXVIII” on Sunday Night
Live Album and Concert Film Capture Definitive,
26-Song Performance Recorded at the Fabulous Forum in September 2018 Featuring First Eagles’ Recordings with Vince Gill and Deacon Frey
Available in Multiple Audio and Video Formats
on October 16
LOS ANGELES – ESPN will air the Eagles concert “Live from The Forum MMXVIII” this holiday weekend. The Eagles spent the majority of 2018 on an extensive North American tour that found Don Henley, Joe Walsh, and Timothy B. Schmit, with Vince Gill and Deacon Frey. Earning rave reviews from fans and critics alike, the quintet arrived at the Forum in Los Angeles for three sold-out, critically-acclaimed concerts on September 12, 14, and 15. Highlights from all three shows have now been compiled for the new 26-song live album and concert film that will premiere on ESPN this Sunday, July 5th, at 8 PM EDT / 5 PM PDT, presented by longtime Eagles fan ESPN’s Chris Berman.
“Music and sports fans have been shut out from live events for more than three months. The premiere of LIVE FROM THE FORUM MMXVIII, this July 4th weekend on ESPN, is the Eagles’ gift to their fans,” said Eagles’ longtime manager, Irving Azoff.
Said Burke Magnus, Executive Vice President, Programming Acquisitions and Scheduling, “This was a rare opportunity to partner with one of the greatest bands of all time to bring audiences some new and exciting entertainment. We are thrilled to have the opportunity to showcase this momentous event from the Forum.”
LIVE FROM THE FORUM MMXVIII, a Scheme Engine production directed by Nick Wickham, was filmed on 14 4K cameras. It will be available on October 16 through Rhino in a variety of audio and video formats, including Blu-ray, CD, Vinyl, and Streaming. A super deluxe edition will also be available. All titles can be pre-ordered now at www.eagles.com and www.rhino.com. It captures definitive live performances of the band’s most iconic hits (“Hotel California,” “Take It Easy,” “Life In The Fast Lane,” “Desperado”) and beloved album tracks (“Ol’ 55, “Those Shoes”), along with some of the individual members’ biggest solo smashes (Henley’s “Boys Of Summer,” Walsh’s “Rocky Mountain Way,” and Gill’s “Don’t Let Our Love Start Slippin’ Away”).
In today’s faddish, fractured, rock landscape, the Eagles retain an appeal that transcends both generation and genre, cementing the band’s role as enduring musical icons. As the best-selling American band of the ’70s, and one of the top-selling acts of all time, the Eagles have sold more than 150 million albums worldwide, scored six #1 albums and topped the singles charts five times. The band’s Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975 and Hotel California are the #1 and #3 best-selling albums of all time according to the RIAA, certified Platinum 38x and 26x respectively. They have won six GRAMMY® Awards, were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1998, in their first year of eligibility, and received the Kennedy Center Honors in 2016.
Eagles’ “Hotel California” 2021 tour dates:
16 Denver, CO Pepsi Center (Originally Fri, Sep 18, 2020)
18 Denver, CO Pepsi Center (Originally Fri, Sep 19, 2020)
21 Dallas, TX American Airlines Center (Originally Wed, Oct 21, 2020)
24 Phoenix, AZ Talking Stick Resort Arena (Originally Sat, Oct 24, 2020)
25 Phoenix, AZ Talking Stick Resort Arena (Originally Sun, Oct 25, 2020)
1 Saint Paul, MN Xcel Energy Center (Originally Fri, Oct 16, 2020)
2 Saint Paul, MN Xcel Energy Center (Originally Sat, Oct 17, 2020)
15 Los Angeles, CA Forum (Originally Fri, Sep 25, 2020)
16 Los Angeles, CA Forum (Originally Sat, Sep 26, 2020)
19 Los Angeles, CA Forum (Originally Tue, Sep 29, 2020)
22 San Francisco, CA Chase Center (Originally Fri, Oct 2, 2020)
23 San Francisco, CA Chase Center (Originally Sat, Oct 3, 2020)
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