The Eagles returned to the stage for their first full concert since the death of founding member Glenn Frey in January 2016. Glenn’s son, Deacon, was there to sing some of Glenn’s songs, but so was Country Music Hall of Fame member Vince Gill.
The Eagles have recruited Vince to temporarily join the lineup for their current crop of shows, including this July 15 date at Dodgers Stadium in Los Angeles. Check out this clip of Vince taking the lead on “New Kid in Town,” one of Glenn’s biggest hits with the band.
Watching Vince stand among the Eagles for the a cappella opening performance of “Seven Bridges Road” was another highlight.
And here’s a short clip of “Take It to the Limit.”
Vince is a natural fit in the Eagles since he is a former member of ’70s rock act Pure Prairie League, in addition to being a huge country star. He even contributed his version of “I Can’t Tell You Why” to the 1994 tribute ablum, “Common Thread: The Songs of the Eagles,” which won the CMA Album of the Year trophy and also led the Eagles to reunite for their own “Hell Freezes Over” live album and tour.