30 Silver Street, Reading, RG1 2ST

Tribute Night: Eagles

Suggested donation £5

As the Tribute Night train rumbles on through the wild and diverse terrain of popular music towards our 2018 autumn destination, our vista is tinted by a tequila sunrise…

Emerging from the nascent west coast country-rock scene in the early 70s, Eagles are perhaps the most well known and regarded band from that era. Don Henley, Glenn Frey, Bernie Leadon and Randy Meisner initially came together to back Linda Ronstadt before deciding they could make a success on their own. They were right – their Greatest Hits (1971-1975) was the best selling album of the 20th century in the U.S., and they’re the fifth highest-selling music act and the highest-selling American band in U.S. history.

But it was a slow burn to success, one which saw them embrace country leanings in the early years, then eschew them as the music moved to harder rock, with the odd stop at RnB, disco and, with Hotel California, “Mexican reggae” – not to mention being able to power-ballad with the best of them. The band are perhaps as well known for their internal disagreements and changes of line-up as they are for their roaring guitars and perfect harmonies, but every change brought something new to the Eagles’ sound.

Their break-up saw solo success in the 1980s for Henley and Frey especially, and their reunion in the early 90s brought fresh material and a longer period of touring than their initial run – and they’re still going with Frey’s son Deacon taking his father’s place in recent shows.

So whether you wanna take it easy, or to the limit, you can’t hide from The Eagles.


There is no admission fee as such, but donations will be collected during the interval, so please keep some money aside. Suggested donation £5. All donations go to the Rising Sun Arts Centre, which is a registered charity and is funded mostly by its own earned income.

Doors open at 8pm for a prompt 8:30pm start.

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