Deacon Frey, Glenn’s Son, Leaves Eagles Touring Band


by Best Classic Bands Staff



Deacon Frey; Eagles at Madison Square Garden, Aug. 25, 2021 (Photo: © Greg Brodsky)

Deacon Frey, the son of Eagles’ co-founder Glenn Frey, has decided to leave the touring edition of the band. The April 6, 2022, announcement came via the group’s Facebook page. The post noted after “carrying on his father’s legacy and, after some weeks of reflection, he now feels that it is time for him to forge his own path.”

On Feb. 17, two days before the band began the 2022 edition of their “Hotel California” tour, they announced that Deacon Frey would not be performing on the tour due to an unspecified illness. The announcement noted that the 28-year-old’s return would be based on “his recovery and doctor’s recommendations.” No other details were provided. The US tour continues the end of May. After a short break, they have several overseas dates.

Eagles’ entire post on the matter: “Deacon Frey has devoted the past 4 years to carrying on his father’s legacy and, after some weeks of reflection, he now feels that it is time for him to forge his own path. We understand, completely, and we support him in whatever he wishes to pursue in the years ahead. In the wake of his dad’s demise, Deacon, at age 24, did an extraordinary thing by stepping from relative anonymity into the very public world of his father’s long illustrious career.

Eagles’ Vince Gill, Timothy B. Schmit, Don Henley, Deacon Frey and Joe Walsh (Photo: Ron Koch; used with permission)

“We are grateful to Deacon for his admirable efforts and we wish him well as he charts his future. Deacon’s Eagles Family will always be here to surround him with love, support and goodwill, and he is always welcome to join us onstage at any future concerts, if he so desires.

“We hope our fans will join us in wishing Deacon the very best as he moves into the next phase of his career.”

Tickets for the Eagles 2022 tour are available at Ticketmaster spirit here.

Related: Our 2021 Eagles review, with Deacon Frey

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