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Joe Walsh Confirms Bernie Leadon for Eagles Tour

Joe Walsh at JazzFest 2012
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Yet another reason why Joe Walsh just may be the coolest guy in rock — he can’t wait to play with the guy he replaced in the Eagles. Walsh confirmed that co-founding guitarist Bernie Leadon — who Walsh replaced in December 1975 — will be back on the road with the band this year playing during parts of the Eagles’ 40th anniversary tour.

Walsh shed some light on how Bernie Leadon would be fitting into the upcoming Eagles shows: “Bernie’s gonna come out, Don and Glenn and Bernie are gonna maybe do some acoustic stuff. Y’know, Bernie’s brilliant. He’s a great, great, guitar player. I never really got a chance to play with him, ’cause I kind of replaced him. But, y’know, we’ve been in contact. We, see him from time to time. And I’m really glad he’s comin’. Really glad he’s comin’, because it’s gonna take the whole show up a notch and I’m really looking forward to playing with him, finally.”

The Eagles tour dates (subject to change):
May 23 – Las Vegas, NV – MGM Grand Garden Arena
July 6 – Louisville, KY – KFC Yum! Center
July 7 – Milwaukee, WI – Summerfest Marcus Amphitheater
July 9 – Cleveland, OH – Quicken Loans Arena
July 11 – Toronto, ON – Air Canada Centre
July 15 – Ottawa, ON – Scotiabank Place
July 16 – Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Center
July 18 – Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun Arena
July 19 – Mansfield, MA – Comcast Center
July 22 – Washington, DC – Verizon Center
July 23 – Pittsburgh, PA – Consol Energy Center
July 25 – Bethel, NY – Bethel Woods Center For The Arts

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