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Thursday / February 21.
  • Eagles, Jimmy Buffett to play Madison Square Garden in October 2018

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    When The Eagles announced their 2018 North American tour last week, they conspicuously left out any dates in New York City.

    The band will kick off its 2018 stadium tour in Chicago on March 18 and conclude in Philadelphia July 28. Jimmy Buffett, James Taylor and Chris Stapleton will open in various cities.

    But The Eagles have booked three dates at Madison Square Garden for next fall (Oct. 9-10, 12) with  Buffett opening, industry sources told ZAGSBLOG. That suggests they will move from stadiums to arenas for next fall.

    James Dolan, the owner of the Garden and the Knicks, is close friends with Eagles manager Irving Azoff and Dolan’s own group, JD & The Straight Shot, have previously opened several shows for the Eagles.

    The Eagles last played the Garden Sept. 18, 2014, prior to Glenn Frey’s death in January 2016.

    After Frey’s death, the new-look Eagles added Deacon Frey, Glenn’s son, and veteran country musician Vince Gill, who fill Glenn’s role on songs like “Take it Easy,” “Peaceful Easy Feeling” and “Lyin’ Eyes.”

    They joined the core Eagles lineup of Don Henley, Joe Walsh and Timothy B. Schmit for two well-received shows in July at Classic West (Los Angeles) and Classic East (New York). The band has since played shows in Seattle, Greensboro, N.C., Atlanta, Louisville, Detroit and Nashville before announcing their 2018 tour.

    “I think our management is holding some venues, as managers are wont to do,” Henley told Rolling Stone this mont before the 2018 tour was announced. “Everyone is so tired from the last two years, what we’ve been through, that we need a break. After the holidays, as we have traditionally done, we will get together in January and talk about what we want to do – whether we want to do anything, how much we want to do, when to do it. As Glenn used to say, we run this band on a yearly basis. That’s still the way it is.”

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    Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle. A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.