Eagles to play first Detroit show since Glenn Frey's death

In what could be an emotional night at Detroit's new arena, the Eagles will perform on Oct. 27 — their first show here since the death of hometown son Glenn Frey.

The Little Caesars Arena visit is one of just four Eagles dates lined up for the fall. It follows a pair of successful showings at the inaugural Classic West and Classic East festivals in July, the band's first performances since Frey's January 2016 passing.

Frey's son, Deacon Frey, will help fill his father's role on vocals and guitar, along with veteran country musician Vince Gill. They'll be performing alongside the core Eagles lineup of Don Henley, Joe Walsh and Timothy B. Schmit.

Tickets are $59.50-$229.50 and will go on sale at 10 a.m. Saturday via LiveNation.com. A pre-sale window for American Express card holders will run from 10 a.m. Tuesday through 10 p.m. Friday. VIP packages will be available at Eagles.com.

Eagles concerts are also set for Greensboro, N.C. (Oct. 17), Atlanta (Oct. 20) and Louisville, Ky. (Oct. 24).

The Little Caesars Arena show will be the group's first here in four years. The Detroit-born, Royal Oak-raised Glenn Frey succumbed to a series of medical complications on Jan. 18, 2016, leaving the band's future in doubt.

While the Eagles haven't committed to a long-term plan one way or another, the summer festival dates showed a possible path forward, with Gill and Deacon Frey winning strong reviews for their fill-in duties.

One figure you're unlikely to see on Oct. 27 is Bob Seger, a longtime Glenn Frey friend and collaborator. In July, the the Eagles were joined by the Detroit star for a rendition of "Heartache Tonight" during their festival set at L.A.'s Dodger Stadium. But when the band hits Little Caesars Arena, Seger will be occupied with his own concert duties in Denver (Oct. 26) and Phoenix (Oct. 28). 

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