After the death of founding member Glenn Frey in January 2016, Don Henley said the Eagles wouldn’t go on without Frey. But by late last year, Henley changed his turn, saying a reunion wasn’t out of the realm of possibility.
“…the only way I would consider any kind of reunion, I think, would be with Glenn’s son, Deacon,” Henley told the Montreal Gazette.
Sure enough, this past Monday, Henley announced during an interview with Dallas radio station KTCK, that Deacon will, in fact, join the Eagles for their shows this July.
“I think it’s the only appropriate way to carry on. I don’t think I’d do it otherwise. Since it’s Glenn’s blood, it’s his son, I think it’s appropriate,” he told KTCK.
Henley also teased a special guest, saying, “There’ll be one more musician along for the ride too, but I’m not gonna say who that is.”
The Eagles are scheduled to perform at Classic East and Classic West this summer along with opening acts Steely Dan and the Doobie Brothers.