Mike and I went to see the Eagles in concert in Tulsa along with his siblings and their spouses and some of the nephews. It was a great concert featuring Deacon Frey and Vince Gill along with Don Henley, Joe Walsh, Timothy Schmit and Steuart Smith.
The opening stage was low-key as the music stole the show. There were nice visuals on the screen behind the band, but nothing so elaborate that it competed with the instruments and vocals of these talented artists.
Deacon Frey, son of Glenn Frey, would have made his father proud. He sang and played guitar just like he had been a long-time member of the group . It was uncanny how much he sounded like his dad when he sang some of his dad’s songs such as “Peaceful Easy Feeling.” It was extremely fitting that it was Father’s Day.
Vince Gill’s harmonization fit like a glove as he was the lead for several Eagles’ songs during the night. As an Oklahoma native, he was right at home on the stage at the BOK Center. He said, “It sure feels good to be back on this red dirt.”
The concert was two and a half hours of all Eagles, no intermission. They sang all the songs you would hope to hear, including “Witchy Woman,” “Take It Easy,” “Tequila Sunrise,” “Lyin’ Eyes,” “Take It to the Limit,” “Heartache Tonight,” “Life in the Fast Lane,” and “Already Gone.” They did sing “Tulsa Time” as a tribute to Oklahoma native, J.J. Cale, as well as “Don’t Let Our Love Start Slippin’ Away,” both with Vince singing the lead. Of course the latter song was a #1 hit for Gill in the early ’90s.
“Hotel California” was performed for the first encore followed by “Rocky Mountain Way” and “Desperado” for the second. The crowd seemed to want more, but the lights went up.
The Eagles still have several stops on the tour. It is a great show with amazing vocals and the songs we all sing along with on the radio. Get tickets before you regret not getting to go! We may decide to see them again!