The Eagles played two sold-out, back-to-back concerts at the Academy Of Music (renamed the Palladium in 1976). Dan Fogelberg opened both shows. This was the band’s second time at the venue, playing there almost one year earlier on May 11th, 1974.
The band performed three songs from their not-yet-released album, One Of These Nights, including “Too Many Hands,” written by Randy and Don Felder and sung by Randy, the title track, and the instrumental “Journey Of The Sorcerer,” written by Bernie Leadon. My setlist is compiled mostly from the reviews, which were probably of the 8:00 show.
Take It Easy
Train Leaves Here This Morning
Peaceful, Easy Feeling
One Of These Nights
Journey Of The Sorcerer
Too Many Hands
Good Day In Hell
Chug All Night
Best Of My Love
John Rockwell of the New York Times criticized the band for being too loud:
…”In some misguided attempt to assert their macho, the Eagles felt it necessary to blast their fans out of the Academy with excessive volume and bass.”
The photo on the right shows the Eagles performing “Best Of My Love” with co-writer J.D. Souther, whose guest appearance is not mentioned in any review. Dan Fogelberg accompanied on piano (far left) and his drummer, Ron Grinel, filled in for Don Henley.