Eagles perform first full set since Glenn Frey's death at Classic West festival

16th Jul 17 | Entertainment News

Rock icons the Eagles unveiled their new line-up on Saturday night (15Jul17) during the group's first full concert since the death of Glenn Frey.

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Country star Vince Gill and Frey's guitarist son Deacon joined Joe Walsh, Don Henley, and Timothy B. Schmit onstage for the band's headlining set at the inaugural Classic West festival at Dodger Stadium.

Gill took over lead vocals on Frey's songs Take It to the Limit and New Kid in Town, among other hits, while Deacon sang lead on his dad's tunes Take It Easy and Already Gone.

Henley dedicated Take It Easy to his late bandmate, telling fans, "This one's for you, Glenn. You're in our hearts tonight and the music goes on."

The Eagles were also joined onstage by surprise guest Bob Seger, who rocked out with the band on Heartache Tonight.

Gill and Deacon Frey will join the band again for the Classic East festival in New York in two weeks.

The first day of the inaugural Classic West also featured performances from Steely Dan and the Doobie Brothers.

Steely Dan's Donald Fagen took the stage without sidekick Walter Becker, who was too ill to perform, while jazz great Larry Carlton replaced longtime touring guitarist Jon Herington, who was also absent.

Carlton performed the solo on Steely Dan's original recording of Kid Charlemagne, which Fagen played to close out the set.

Classic West continues on Sunday (16Jul17) with Journey, Earth, Wind & Fire and Fleetwood Mac.

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