Eagles Honor Glenn Frey With Son Deacon, Vince Gill & Bob Seger Surprise at Emotional Classic West Concert
publish date: 2017-07-16
"In case this is our last dance, we want to thank all the fans of Southern California," Don Henley tells Dodger Stadium crowd.
At Los Angeles' Dodger Stadium on Saturday for the first night of the ambitious Classic West concert, the Eagles started their show as they had so many times before: standing shoulder-to-shoulder at the front of the stage to beautifully blend their voices a cappella on the bluegrassy 1980 arrangement of "Seven Bridges Road." But there were some new faces in the mix.
One was longtime Eagles friend and country superstar Vince Gill. The other could have been mistaken for a '70s-era hologram of band co-founder Glenn Frey, who died last year at age 67, but instead was the late Eagle's 24-year-old son Deacon, admirably filling his dad's massive shoes for the group's first concert since his death.
"We are the Eagles from Los Angeles," Joe Walsh said by way of (unnecessary) introduction following that opening number. "We're back, and we're back for our family, and you are part of our family. This one's for you, Glenn. You're in our hearts, and the music goes on. Let's give a warm Eagles family welcome to Deacon Frey."