Hotel California, who plays iconic ‘70’s Eagles’ music, comes to USU Eastern Oct. 23

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Hotel California: “A Salute to the Eagles” band is appearing at USU Eastern in commemoration of the 75th anniversary on Wednesday, Oct. 23, in the BDAC at 7:30 p.m.

Hotel California is a five-man group who sings the timeless music of the Eagles, the American rock band formed in Los Angeles, Calif., in 1971 by Glenn Frey, Don Henley, Bernie Leadon and Randy Meisner.

The original Eagles’ band produced seven No. one singles, won six Grammys, five American Music Awards and six No. one albums.

At the end of the 20th century, two of their albums: “Their Greatest Hits (1971-1975)” and “Hotel California,” ranked among the 20 best-selling albums in the United States according to the Recording Industry Association of America.

They sold 150 million records worldwide and are the fifth-highest-selling music act and highest-selling American band in U.S. history. No American band sold more records than the Eagles during the ‘70s, according to Wikipedia.

Rolling Stone listed their album: “Hotel California” as one of the “500 Greatest Albums of All Time” and the Eagles were ranked No. 75 on the magazine’s 2004 list of the “100 Greatest Artists of All Time.”

Some of the Eagles’ most popular singles to be showcased in the USU Eastern show include “Take It Easy,” “Witchy Woman,” “Peaceful Easy Feeling,” “Desperado,” “Tequila Sunrise,” “Already Gone,” “Best of My Love,” “One of These Nights,” “Lyin’ Eyes,” “Take It to the Limit,” “The Long Run,” “I Can’t Tell You Why,” “Hotel California” and “Heartache Tonight.”

The Hotel California band was founded with the intent of filling the void left by the demise of the Eagles when they disbanded in 1982. The original Eagles reunited in 1994 and continues to tour intermittently.

According to their website, “By blending their extraordinary vocal and musical talents, Hotel California faithfully and accurately reproduces the sound of the Eagles’ studio recordings while recreating a classic sound which undeniably transcends the boundaries of rock, R & B and country music. They do this while delivering a modern, action-packed performance that brings this timeless music into the new millennium.

“This band, comprised of five respected, multi-talented top music industry professionals, presents a dynamic show saluting the music of the Eagles…The audiences can once again experience the energy and magic of this timeless music.”

The timeless music sang by Hotel California is appealing to audiences of all ages and brings back memories of those who want to experience the Grammy Award-winning sounds that defined a generation and the words: take a trip down a dark, desert highway. Feel the cool wind in your hair...

The concert is free to attend as a present from the USU Eastern administration honoring the 75th birthday of the college. Chancellor Joe Peterson said, “The 75th birthday celebration commemorates more than just 75-freshman classes -- it also commemorates 75 years of great community involvement.  Over the years, the community has poured its heart and soul into the college, and this free concert is a small way to say thank you to the people of Southeast Utah for all those years of Eagle pride.”

Tickets are available at USU Eastern BDAC.

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