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The Eagles land in Piedmont Park in October

GC3-EaglesRanch_HPAre you ready for a tequila sunrise in Piedmont Park?

Live Nation and the Piedmont Park Conservancy confirmed today that the Eagles will be coming to Piedmont Park on Oct. 15. Rumors had been swirling that the perennially popular country-rock pioneers would be playing the park this fall, but nothing was official. Now it is.

This is the Conservancy’s third concert, with the Dave Matthews Band headlining in 2007 and Paul McCartney doing the honors last year. The concert is a benefit to “raise funds to maintain historic Piedmont Park and the new 53-acre expansion, while promoting environmental sustainability,” according to the organization’s website.

The Piedmont Park Conservancy has a special offer. If you sign up for their eNews, you  get a special code that allows you to purchase pre-sale tickets. The pre-sale tickets go on sale Saturday, July 31st at 10am through Ticketmaster.

Will you be lining up for tickets? And how about the prices: $55 ($250 for the VIP package). Is it worth it? Is it a good deal? Tickets go on sale to the general public on at 10 a.m. Aug. 7.

91 comments Add your comment

IRISH25

July 29th, 2010
1:32 pm

Didn’t these guys retire???

martha

July 29th, 2010
1:34 pm

where do the $250.00 tickets get to sit?stand? how i wish they would just come back to gwinnett arena or the philips arena — boohooboohoo

Wes

July 29th, 2010
1:35 pm

Oct. 15 falls on a Friday. Shouldn’t they make it on a Saturday to obviously minimize traffic? Or would that make too much sense?

Honky Talkin'

July 29th, 2010
1:38 pm

Hey Ben: You sound like an ignorant web-footed inbred from the suburbs. Stay there!!!

Will

July 29th, 2010
1:40 pm

WOW…. such positve comments by Ben, Irish25, martha, and Wes! Their support for such a great event “in” our city is overwhelming!

intown111

July 29th, 2010
1:41 pm

Gwinnett Arena… really?!?!?

songbird

July 29th, 2010
1:42 pm

Love the Eagles

Concert Fan

July 29th, 2010
1:43 pm

I, for one, greatly enjoyed both the Paul McCartney show and the DMB concerts. Yes, it’s crowded, but no more crowded than any other outdoor concert (Bonnaroo is crowded). Yes, there’s traffic, but no more traffic than at any large concert/sporting event. And it raises money for the park, something that we can ALL enjoy whether you attend the concert or not. And I’d be going to this one as well if I wasn’t on my honeymoon during that time.

songbird

July 29th, 2010
1:44 pm

Will – let’s hope none of the narrow-minded posters on this blog buy tickets. Stay the hell out of the city folks. We don’t want your kind down here.

Poppy

July 29th, 2010
1:45 pm

Best band ever. Worth every penny. Don’t miss it.

Steve

July 29th, 2010
1:53 pm

Martha – I am guessing the 250 is for the VIP section, which is fully catered and includes all the booze you can drink. Perfect for gluttons. The rest of us will do fine with our 55.

I just hope they do a better job with the port-a-pots than they did during Allmans and DMB or else it’s gonna be another great big game of “Let’s See How Many Times I Can Pee In The Bushes Without Getting Caught”.

ArtBoi

July 29th, 2010
1:57 pm

Honky Talkin’: LOL! That was a good one!

BuzzonNorthAve

July 29th, 2010
1:58 pm

This would be a great concert – 20 years ago. $250 for tickets to stand listening to 60-something rockers who need to be wheeled out on stage? Paul McCartney is from a different planet when it comes to comparing him to the Eagles. The guy is probably the greatest song writer ever and was one of the Beatles. The Eagles were a good band in the 70’s, but…

DMBfan

July 29th, 2010
2:00 pm

Good to see Thomas with his biggoted attitude and vile filth on the site, too. He and Ben should be locked in a porta-potty together. They are both idiots.

Poppyizafool

July 29th, 2010
2:03 pm

@ Poppy – best band ever? Huh? You’ve been taking too much of your product, bro. I can think of at least 10 bands better than the Eagles in each of the past 40 years. Yes, they have grown old together putting out music, but so have the Monkees.

Jose

July 29th, 2010
2:07 pm

Extremely boring band, but at least it’s not a Hip Hop Gangster band that would have attracted a criminal crowd…. Stevie Wonder or Tina Turner would have rocked!

RockFan

July 29th, 2010
2:07 pm

It will be interesting what the attendance will be for this event. The DMB/Allman Brothers band sold out (55,000 tickets) in a few days with tickets at $55 per ticket. The Paul McCartney concert did not come close to a sell-out. He only sold 29,000 tickets at $97 per tickets. At least they moved the ticket prices back down to $55 and moved the date to ensure better weather. However, I think having this concert on a Friday will hurt attendance.

ozzfest

July 29th, 2010
2:08 pm

DMB and McCartney were off-the-chart GREAT SHOWS. But, you could not pay me to sit through the Eagles.

They will sell no more than 20,000 full price tickets…THEN START THE 2-FOR-1.

WHAT A LETDOWN!

Johnboy

July 29th, 2010
2:09 pm

Too many poignant lyrics could address this absurd narrowmindedness, but I for one will gladly” Take it to the limit , one more time..”

Rob

July 29th, 2010
2:11 pm

But Johnboy, Randy Meisner is no longer with the band, so they don’t song …

Rob

July 29th, 2010
2:11 pm

“sing that song” — I can’t effin’ write.

david

July 29th, 2010
2:14 pm

I want Slayer,Ted Nugent,and Iggy and The Stooges!

Blue

July 29th, 2010
2:18 pm

Atlanta Fan

July 29th, 2010
2:18 pm

The Eagles are one of only band that I know of who can play a 3 hour 35 song concert that consists entirely of hits.

The Beatles and the Beachboys could do it in their day but they of course no longer perform, unless you count Mike Love performing with a bunch of 20 year olds as the Beachboys like they did at Turner Field.

They are a great band but I still miss Don Felder’s guitar in the band, even if the other band members don’t. He played the best slide guitar I ever heard.

Wish Tim Schmit would sing some Poco songs though.

Eagle Girl

July 29th, 2010
2:20 pm

I agree, Best Band ever! I saw them back in the 70’s and in Birmingham a couple of years ago. They still rock! These guys harmonize so well, and they write their own music. And best of all, every song does not sound the same, like a lot of bands. Love the Eagles !!

xbagger

July 29th, 2010
2:25 pm

So much hate……can’t we all just get along?

WhoAreYou

July 29th, 2010
2:27 pm

Johnboy – the Eagles last had a hit when you were saying goodnight to everyone in your house and still living with your parents on Walton’s Mountain. I think “take it to the limit” was inspiring to the troops in World War I, but seriously, that was 1975. 1975: Gerald Ford was president, the last Japanese hold-out soldier surrendered on Indonesia, Saigon fell to the North Vietnamese, Jimmy Hofa disappears, the Superdome opens in New Orleans, Ali defeats Frasier in the Thrilla in Manilla, Saturday Night Live premeirs, and Fergie of the Black-eyed-Peas is BORN. Need I go on? The Eagles suck.

Captain Midnight

July 29th, 2010
2:30 pm

@ Poppyisafool, dude you lost your arguement when you brought The Monkees out to make your point. The Eagles may not be the greatest band ever but they are easily the greatest American band ever.

songbird

July 29th, 2010
2:33 pm

The port-a-potty’s were not a problem at McCartney. I didn’t have to wait in line at all. We had a limo drop us off and pick us up, so no hassles with the traffic either. I thoroughly enjoyed the concert except for the rain that went on for an hour. McCartney kept right on playing right thru the rain. His band was even better than the Beatles or Wings.

Poppyisafool

July 29th, 2010
2:39 pm

@ Capt Midnight. It was meant to be humorous, dude. The point is that being around for 40 years doesn’t make you on par with U2 or the Beatles. Yes, the Eagles are a great American band, but they had their hits in the 70s – four decades ago. Won’t draw a sell-out in Piedmont, sorry to say. Rolling Stone has them as #4 on American bands. Better: Pearl Jam, Aerosmith, Van Halen, Beach Boys, Doors, Grateful Dead, Ramones, Bruce Springsteen & E-Street Band, and even REM.

Jeffery Lebowski

July 29th, 2010
2:46 pm

Man, I hate the Eagles…..

Poppyisafool

July 29th, 2010
2:46 pm

I would say the Eagles are on par with Fleetwood Mac or CCR. Both bands were around about as long as the Eagles (producing music, that is). I think KISS and Nirvana had about as many hits as the Eagles. At least The Ramones and Nirvana each started movements. Who have the Eagles influenced? Whatever. Point is, you will have 20,000 in the park, and that is lame.

Captain Midnight

July 29th, 2010
2:48 pm

Lighten up poppy. R/S also ranked Aretha Franklin as the greatest singer ever. Elvis,Frankie,Dino? no, Aretha. nuff said.

Sean

July 29th, 2010
2:50 pm

I was praying for Pearl Jam….

Jt

July 29th, 2010
2:58 pm

I’m old and I have been to more concerts than I can count. I saw the Allman Joys? Know who they are? I have seen McCartney four times. Been to everything from Peter, Paul and Mary to the Grateful Dead to The Who. The Eagles concert at Verizon last year was the best concert I EVER attended. If you don’t like the Eagles, please sit down, shut up and stay away.Thank you from the rest of us.

C

July 29th, 2010
3:01 pm

The Eagles? Really? Were they concerned about keeping the crowd small to protect the grass?

What’s the deal with all the hate comments about gays, race, etc? Pathetic. Crawl back into your caves. Atlanta’s moving forward.

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C

July 29th, 2010
3:12 pm

I’m whiter than white, straight as an arrow, thanks. If you’re the real Daniel Carver, I don’t need to say much to you, your place in Hell has long been secured.

Smooches75

July 29th, 2010
3:14 pm

WOW!!!, and they say Racism doesn’t exist? Reading the comments on this article should paint a clear picture.

WhoAreYou

July 29th, 2010
3:21 pm

Midnight: Eagles suck. Everyone has done a good job listing bands who would draw better than the Eagles, so I won’t rehash that. Have fun at the show with the other 10,000 friends who will be there.

JT: Peter Paul & Mary??? No wonder you like the Eagles. You know, there has been a lot happening in the music world since 1973.

WhoAreYou

July 29th, 2010
3:25 pm

12 year olds posting under various names a bunch of racial crap is pretty sad. Grow up and go make friends with people who are not like you and you will be a happier person. Until then, shut up.

Grad2010

July 29th, 2010
3:26 pm

WhoAreYou

July 29th, 2010
3:29 pm

Grad2010 – no, although they would have drawn much better. The Eagles. Remember Elvis? Bing Crosby? Louis Armstrong? Glen Miller Band? The Eagles opened for them.

Fast Eddie

July 29th, 2010
3:34 pm

Songbird @ 1:44 p.m., if you don’t want any posters on this blog to attend, why don’t you just donate abouit a half million bucks to the conservancy and there would be no need for the fundraiser. You sound like a real d…..bag!

Grad2010

July 29th, 2010
3:34 pm

So they play cover songs of Elvis and his friends? Thats cool I guess.

Suburb Dweller

July 29th, 2010
3:39 pm

I saw the Eagles at the first concert at Verizon theater in Alpharetta. It was a great concent that lasted for almost 3 hours with only a short intermission. They played many of the 70’s hits of Henley and Walsh as solo artists and even James Gang material (which I am sure if before many of you were born). I hope only 20,000 purchase tickets as it was quite crowded at DMB concert a few years ago. However, I think some of you are understating there popularity. Sure there is not the came novelty of the Hell Freezes Over reunion tour a few years ago, but I will be surprised if the crowd is not more comparable to DMB (don’t forget the Allman Brothers contributed to many of the DMB sold) than McCartney. Eagles are not necessarily even my favorite band, but at $55.00 they are well worth the price of admission.

Brent

July 29th, 2010
3:50 pm

Before you throw verbal bricks at Gay men who populate Midtown Atlanta, maybe you should thank them. Otherwise, you might be reading about this upcoming event. Gay men founded Midtown’s rebirth. In the early 80’s Midtown Atlanta was a dangerous and rundown pocket of Atlanta. Gay men lead the way to the gentrification of Midtown.

I no longer live in Midtown. However,I owned two homes for over a decade from the early 90’s. I paid city property taxes. I watched the area blossum. Remember…if was not for us…. Gay men…Midtown who were there first, Midtown might not have thrived. We lead the way.

However, to be fair events like this were part of the reason I sold my home and left Midtown. I lived on a street with direct access to the park. I recall during one such an event, I had a young lady stand in front of my home and refused to move her body, to allow me to park my vehicle in an open space. She was saving the space for another vehicle, despite the fact I moving my car toward the space. This was right in front of my home. Rather than run her over, I parked a few streets away. Later, I looked and saw the plates of the vehicle.. they read Cobb county.

Piedmont Park became a fair ground during such events and contributed to my departure.

However, I hope this goes well and the Eagles put on great show.

BuzzonNorthAve

July 29th, 2010
3:54 pm

I thought the Eagles had their farewell tour 10 years ago? I guess someone has to pay for the Viagra and hair coloring.

Brent

July 29th, 2010
3:55 pm

Blossom..my bad..
Thanks

Green Concert Tradition

July 29th, 2010
4:19 pm

Yup – $250 is the vip section. It’s usually the parking lot next too the Tavern. It’s elevated and has catered food and drink. I went to the DMB and Paul McCartney shows – and I’d rather be in the crowd. The VIP has elevation – but it’s actually a bad angle and too far away.