The Eagles’ legendary co-founder Don Henley is set to turn 70 on 22 July 2017. According to reports in American publication D Magazine, this special occasion is to be marked by a star-studded concert, with the bill hotly-tipped to include Fleetwood Mac’s Stevie Nicks and Scandal frontwoman Patty Smyth in addition to Henley’s long-time Eagles band mates Joe Walsh and Timothy B. Schmidt.
No official announcement has yet been made, but the concert – which is scheduled for the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas – is likely to feature performances of songs from throughout Henley’s long music career, including many of the classic hits he recorded with The Eagles and addition to many of his best-known solo songs. The concert is part of a wider, three-day birthday celebration for Henley that also will include a storytelling event and a Q&A session scheduled for Sunday, 23 July. Proceeds raised by the various events will benefit the Caddo Lake Institute, a non-profit organization Henley founded in 1993 to help preserve the wetlands area near his hometown of Linden, Texas.
Don Henley and his late band mate Glenn Frey were the main songwriters and co-lead singers of the Eagles, one of the most successful rock bands of all time. After the group broke up in 1980, Henley enjoyed continued multi-platinum success as a solo artist. The Eagles reunited in 1994 and have remained a popular touring act ever since. Henley was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame with the group in 1998.
Following his birthday celebration, Henley will play The Classic East festival with a re-formed Eagles line-up on 29 July, 2017 in New York City. The show, a companion event to The Classic West concert that was held on 15 July in Los Angles, also will feature Steely Dan and The Doobie Brothers.
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