Vince Gill To Join The Eagles For Classic East, Classic West Festivals

Vince Gill

Vince Gill‘s sterling tenor and exquisite guitar work have made him a preferred collaborator for artists in many genres, including Sting, Eric Clapton, Bonnie Raitt, Sheryl Crow, Reba, Trisha Yearwood, Alison Krauss, Phil Everly, Diana Krall, and The Del McCoury Band to name a few, not to mention his own early days as a part of pop band Pure Prairie League.

Now, Gill will join The Eagles for their shows at The Classic West on July 15-16 at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, as well as The Classic East on July 29-30 at Citi Field in New York. He will be joined by Deacon Frey, the eldest son of Eagles founder Glenn Frey, who died in January 2016. It is planned to have Gill singing the late Frey’s hits.

Gill has long had ties with the band.

In December 2016, Gill performed in honor of the The Eagles at the Kennedy Center, a performance the Los Angeles Times reported gave the band the idea to have Gill join. Further, in 1993 Gill covered The Eagles’ “I Can’t Tell You Why” on the multi-artist tribute album The Common Thread: Songs Of The Eagles and in 2016, Gill offered guitar and vocal credits on Don Henley’s solo project, Cass County. The Eagles’ Joe Walsh was also in attendance when Gill was inducted into the Guitar Center RockWalk in Los Angeles last year and came from the Kennedy Center Honors.

The Classic West (Los Angeles) will host the Eagles, Steely Dan and The Doobie Brothers on Saturday, July 15 and Fleetwood Mac, Journey and Earth, Wind & Fire on Sunday, July 16.

The Classic East (New York) will host the Eagles, Steely Dan and The Doobie Brothers on Saturday, July 29 and Fleetwood Mac, Journey and Earth, Wind & Fire on Sunday, July 30.    

Single-day tickets, starting at $99 for either The Classic East and The Classic West will be available at Ticketmaster.com beginning Monday, June 5 at 10 AM. A limited amount of 2-day tickets are available starting at $150. Reserved 2-Day Seat Ticket Packages and special 2-Day VIP packages, including premium tickets, pre-show VIP lounge, exclusive merchandise, parking and more, are still available.

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