The Eagles Confirm Glenn Frey’s Son Deacon Won’t Be Performing On Tour
The Eagles recently shared a post on their official Facebook account to announce that Glenn Frey’s son Deacon Frey won’t be able to join them on tour.
On January 18, 2016, the Eagles’ founding member Glenn Frey died at the age of 67 due to rheumatoid arthritis, acute ulcerative colitis, and pneumonia while he was trying to recover from intestinal surgery. Don Henley stated that the Eagles wouldn’t continue following Frey’s passing.
However, despite this announcement, the Eagles re-formed in 2017. Frey’s son Deacon Frey joined the band as his father’s replacement along with Vince Gill, who has shared lead vocals with him. Since then, Deacon has been performing with the band in his father’s place.
In 2019, the Eagles announced their ‘Hotel California 2020 Tour’ taking place between February 7 and April 18, 2020. However, the band had to postpone the dates to 2021 and 2022 due to the global coronavirus pandemic. On February 19, the band kicked off the tour, but without Deacon Frey.
In a Facebook post, the Eagles revealed that Deacon Frey won’t accompany them during their Hotel California 2022 Tour due to an illness. The band then stated that the other members will handle his duties throughout the tour, but he might rejoin the performances if he recovers and the doctors find it suitable.
The Eagles’ Facebook post read:
“Due to illness, Deacon Frey will not be performing with the Eagles during their ‘Hotel California 2022 Tour’ kicking off Saturday, February 19 at the Enmarket Arena in Savannah, Georgia.
Deacon’s bandmates will take over his tour duties in his absence. His rejoining the band for performances will be based on his recovery and doctor’s recommendations.”
In the statement, the Eagles didn’t give any further details about Deacon Frey’s illness, so it remains unknown whether it’s severe or not. The tour begins on February 24 in Florida and extends to Europe with their final concert on June 26 in London, United Kingdom.