They can cash out any time they want, but why would they ever leave?
The Eagles’ “History of the Eagles” tour, which launched in July 2013, has grossed more than $145 million in one year. Performing for over 1.1 million fans during the past 12 months, the band’s tour follows the release last year of their documentary of the same name.
Eagles Manager, Irving Azoff, said in a statement: “More than a million worldwide fans attending Eagles concerts the past twelve months is a testament to the band’s ongoing legacy, stature and songs, that not only stand the test time, but have become anthems for several generations. The band is releasing this touring data information so that those who follow the concert industry have accurate year over year perspective and not arbitrarily bifurcate the highly attended summer concert season as some charts do.”
The “History of the Eagles” 2014 European tour wraps up July 2 in Lucca, Italy and continues with a series of U.S. dates beginning Monday, Aug. 25.
The late summer/fall leg includes dates at New York City’s Madison Square Garden and shows in Los Angeles and Las Vegas, among others. The 2015 leg of the tour kicks off in February for concerts across Australia and New Zealand.
Launched July 6, 2013 in Louisville, Ky., the “History of the Eagles” has included 87 shows.
The $145 million in sales, while large, is not unprecedented for legacy rock bands. In the mid-2000s, the Rolling Stones “Licks” tour scored $300 million, according to Business Insider.
The Eagles have sold more than 120 million albums worldwide, earning five No. 1 U.S. singles and six Grammy Awards. “Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975” is the best-selling album of all time, exceeding sales of 29 million units. The band’s “Hotel California” and “Their Greatest Hits Volume 2” have sold more than 16 and 11 million albums, respectively.
The Eagles were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1998.