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Don Henley wishes Deacon Frey well after his departure from Eagles

Through an Eagles statement, the departure of guitarist/vocalist Deacon Frey, son of Glenn Frey, was announced.

It's moving when a son does all he can in order to support his father's legacy. 

After Glenn Frey's passing on January 18, 2016, his son Deacon stepped in to tour with the Eagles to help the band continue a huge musical legacy. 

Don Henley was so impressed with Deacon's performance of "Peaceful Easy Feeling" at Glenn Frey's memorial service, that the Eagles' drummer/vocalist gave an open invitation for Deacon to play rhythm and lead guitars, plus lead and backing vocals, on future Eagles' tours. After all, Henley had already acknowledged that he was torn on whether to continue the Eagles' activities after Glenn's death. The inclusion of "family blood" made the continuation of the band a lot easier.

Deacon did not perform with the band on the recent Hotel California tour (which continues in the States this month) due to illness. At the time the band posted: "Deacon's bandmates will take over his tour duties in his absence. Deacon rejoining the band for performances will be based on his recovery and doctor's recommendations."

And then, via an Eagles statement this week, Deacon's departure was suddenly announced. Deacon was leaving the band to "forge his own path."

Here is Don Henley's own post on social media:

Henley

Eagles fans responses were immediate, very supportive and appreciative for all of Deacon's contributions to the band's tours from 2017 onward.

Vince Gill will remain as the Eagles' rhythm/lead guitarist for upcoming planned tours.

  

Remaining Eagles tour dates:

Apr 19, 2022

NATIONWIDE ARENA

COLUMBUS, OH

Apr 21, 2022

KEYBANK CENTER

BUFFALO, NY

Apr 23, 2022

UBS ARENA

BELMONT PARK, NY

Apr 25, 2022

BON SECOURS WELLNESS ARENA

GREENVILLE, SC

Apr 28, 2022

BRIDGESTONE ARENA

NASHVILLE, TN

Apr 29, 2022

BRIDGESTONE ARENA

NASHVILLE, TN

May 12, 2022

KFC YUM! CENTER

LOUISVILLE, KY

May 14, 2022

TOYOTA CENTER

HOUSTON, TX

May 16, 2022

BOK CENTER

TULSA, OK

May 19, 2022

MOODY CENTER

AUSTIN, TX

May 20, 2022

MOODY CENTER

AUSTIN, TX

May 25, 2022

VIVINT ARENA

SALT LAKE CITY, UT

May 28, 2022

MGM GRAND GARDEN ARENA

LAS VEGAS, NV

Jun 17, 2022

GELREDOME

ARNHEM

Netherlands

Jun 20, 2022

ANFIELD STADIUM

LIVERPOOL

United Kingdom

Jun 22, 2022

MURRAYFIELD STADIUM

EDINBURGH

United Kingdom

Jun 24, 2022

AVIVA STADIUM

DUBLIN

Ireland

Jun 26, 2022

HYDE PARK

LONDON

United Kingdom

Go to Eagles.com for more information.

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