By Nina King
For kids in the ’70s, it was all about your bell-bottoms, hanging out and listening to the Eagles. Indeed,
when the Eagles broke up in 1980, some of us thought the world might end (it didn’t; Nostradamus was wrong). But it certainly seemed that way after a decade of hits by the country-rock band.
During their heyday, the Eagles sat on top of the charts, producing singles such as “Take It Easy,” “Lyin’ Eyes,” “Tequila Sunrise,” “Best of My Love,” “Desperado,” “Hotel California” and “Already Gone.” And although Glenn Frey and Don Henley filled the gap in the ’80s and early ’90s, it wasn’t until 1994 that the world seemed right again, when the band reunited for the album Hell Freezes Over.
In the ensuing years, the band was deservedly named to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and continued touring here and there. In 2007, they released a full studio album, Long Road Out of Eden. Henley, Frey, Joe Walsh and Timothy B. Schmit have chosen to play MGM Grand this week, and although “Heartache Tonight” might make it onto the set list, their fans will be feeling no pain.
MGM Grand, 8 p.m. Dec. 30, $68.25-$210 plus tax and fee. 800.745.3000 Ticketmaster