I got a peaceful, easy feeling this morning, and it had nothing to do with learning that pop superstar Justin Timberlake — fresh off his performance at Super Bowl LII announced more concert dates, which include a second show in Cleveland for Oct. 2, months after his earlier announced gig for March 31.
No, I got that feeling because hell just keeps freezing over.
The Eagles are back on the road, and they just announced a gig at The Q set for Oct. 20. That’s a Saturday, so with no work for many of you the next morning, a “Tequila Sunrise” may be appropriate.
If, by some chance you are unaware, the Eagles is a decades-old American country-tinged rock band whose myriad hits include “Hotel California,” “Take It Easy,” “Take It to the Limit” and “Peaceful Easy Feeling.” The band has included such notable names as Don Henley — who decades ago famously said the group would play together again “when hell freezes over” — Cleveland native Joe Walsh and Glenn Frey.
Vintage clip alert!
Of course, the passage of time brings with it change. Most notably, Frey died 2016. He has been replaced on this tour by son Deacon, with Henley reportedly saying it wouldn’t be right to carry on without some Frey blood. Country singer Vince Gill also has been added to the mix.
Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Feb. 16 through Ticketmaster. As of this writing, prices don’t seem to be available — they were not included in a news release from concert promoter Live Nation — but the Eagles have a habit of taking you to the budgetary limit, so I wouldn’t expect a bargain. I’d watch for updates from this Ticketmaster page and this one from The Q.
Stream of the week: “Headphone candy” — that was the phrase that went through my mind in the opening moments of “Alone,” the first track on “Earthtones,” the enjoyable new album from Canadian singer-songwriter Afie Jurvanen, who performs under the name Bahamas. The album is immaculately produced and, despite a misstep or two, is really worth a listen.
Mark Meszoros has spent a little too much time contemplating the song “Hotel California.” Follow him on Twitter @MarkMeszoros.