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Eagles exquisite on Hotel California 2022 tour

Eagles continue on their Hotel California Tour 2022, performing in Buffalo, New York, with an exquisite sound and great performances by all band members.
Welcome to the Hotel California ... tour!

Welcome to the Hotel California ... tour!

Photos and review by David “Gus” Griesinger

Eagles at KeyBank Center Buffalo, NY 4-21-22

  

The Eagles made their second stop stop in less than four years in the Queen city. This tour was built on playing the iconic album Hotel California in sequential order and in its entirety. 

Taking on extra guitar duty was longtime Eagles touring musician Steuart Smith. He was accompanied by touring musicians Scott F. Crago on percussion, Will Hollis on keyboards and synthesizers and Michael Thompson on keyboards and piano.

Don Henley

Don Henley

Most of Don Henley's lead vocals were handled from the front of the stage as he also played rhythm guitar throughout the set (going back and forth between playing the drums and rhythm guitar). What was even more special: the band also had a 38-piece orchestra which was made mostly of local musicians and the Westminster Presbyterian Church Choir. 

Timothy B. Schmit

Timothy B. Schmit

Lead vocals for the second set were handled by Henley along with guitarist Joe Walsh and bassist Timothy B. Schmit. It was a nice mix of ballads and upbeat tempo tunes, which included Walsh's “Rocky Mountain Way” and “Funk #49.” Just like in 2015, Walsh drew the biggest round of applause out of any members of the band. He comes off the most loveable and down to earth. At one point he said, “I rather be in my 20s in the '70s then in my 70s in the '20s.” That drew a lot of laughs. 

Joe Walsh

Joe Walsh

Henley incorporated the classic “Boys of Summer.” It was a great mix of overall songs that encompassed the Eagles along with some of the various works of both Walsh and Henley.

The overall sound was exquisite. All vocalists sounded fantastic (especially Henley). No machines or auto tuning going on here. By adding the orchestra, the band didn’t spare any expense and stayed true to playing the parts to as much as possible. That deserved a round of applause in itself. Not adding another musician to fill Deacon Frey’s parts was risky. The band pulled it off though. Another Eagles gem locked in the books. They still have it and are still a must see if they are heading your way.

  

Eagles setlist:

1st set:

Hotel California

New Kid in Town

Life in the Fast Lane

Wasted Time

Wasted Time (reprise)

Victim of Love

Pretty Maids All in a Row

Try and Love Again

The Last Resort

2nd set:

Seven Bridges Road (Steve Young cover)

Take it Easy

One of These Nights

Peaceful Easy Feeling (Jack Tempchin cover)

Witchy Woman

Take it to the Limit

Tequila Sunrise

In the City (Joe Walsh song)

I Can’t Tell You Why

Lyin’ Eyes

Those Shoes

Life’s Been Good (Joe Walsh song)

Already Gone (Jack Tempchin cover)

Funk #49 (Joe Walsh song)

Heartache Tonight

Encore:

Rocky Mountain Way (Joe Walsh song)

Desperado

The Boys of Summer (Don Henley song)

Best of my Love

  

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