Bob Seger made a surprise appearance at the star-studded Eagles headline reunion show on July 15 in Los Angeles at Dodger Stadium as part of the two-night “Classic West” line up. The legendary Detroit rocker handled lead vocals on the Eagle's single “Heartache Tonight ” in place of the late great Glenn Frey as the six-time Grammy winners made their first concert appearance since the death of their co-founding member.
Rolling Stone reports on July16 that The Eagles rolled out other special guests apart from Seger to handle vocals on Frey classics, including country star Vince Gill (“Lying Eyes,” “Take It To The Limit” and “New Kid in Town”), as well as Frey's son Deacon (“Take It Easy,” “Peaceful Easy Feeling” and “Already Gone”) along with huge support from opening acts Steely Dan and The Doobie Brothers. Both Seger and Gill had performed their respective songs during a recent Eagles tribute at the 39th Annual Kennedy Center Honors, which was held on Dec. 4, 2016 in Washington at the Kennedy Center.
Fans can check out the action above. Seger, the band and the crowd are clearly pumped as they rock through the song's familiar chorus, singing, “There's gonna be a heartache tonight/A heartache tonight/I know.”
“Classic West” will continue on July 16 at Dodger Stadium with Fleetwood Mac reuniting to headline the all-star concert with support from Journey, as well as Earth, Wind & Fire. The pair of Rock and Roll Hall of Famers will also headline “Classic East,” which place July 29 – July 30 in New York at Citi Field. Neither The Eagles nor Fleetwood Mac has any more live dates scheduled in 2017 or beyond.
Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band will launch their own summer US headline tour on Aug. 24 in Toledo, Ohio, at Huntington Center and wrap up Oct. 28 in Phoenix at Talking Stick Resort Arena. Tickets for select Bob Seger events are available at AXS.