WATCH: The Eagles Play For the First Time Since Frey's Death

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The Eagles performed together for the first time since Glenn Frey’s death at the Classic West festival at Dodger’s Stadium in Los Angeles this weekend. 

"We are the Eagles from Los Angeles,” Joe Walsh told the crowd after they opened with the a cappella tune “Seven Bridges Road.” "We're back, and we're back for our family, and you are part of our family. This one's for you, Glenn. You're in our hearts, and the music goes on."

Glenn’s 24-year-old son Deacon Frey and country star Vince Gill filled in for the late Eagles singer, trading off the lead on his songs. Deacon tackled such hits as “Take It Easy,” “Peaceful Easy Feeling,” and “Already Gone,” while Gill took the lead on "Lyin' Eyes," "Tequila Sunrise," "Take It to the Limit" and "New Kid in Town."

The show also featured a special guest appearance by Bob Seger, who joined the group for “Heartache Tonight,” which he co-wrote, telling the crowd, “This is for Glenn!"

  • As for the future of the band, that’s up in the air, but Don Henley did seem to suggest the festival shows may be the end, telling the crowd, "In case this is our last dance, we want to thank all the fans of Southern California.”
  • Also performing at Saturday night’s Classic West were the Doobie Brothers and Steely Dan, with Earth, Wind & Fire, Journey and Fleetwood Mac performing last night. All six acts will do it all over again July 29th and 30th, when Classic East comes to New York’s CitiField. Check out some clips from The Eagles’ Classic West performance to the right.
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