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.

Village Voice, April 28th, 1975
© Michael Landskroner

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
Outlaw Man
Doolin-Dalton/Desperado Reprise
Train Leaves Here This Morning
Peaceful, Easy Feeling
Ol’ 55
One Of These Nights
Midnight Flyer
Journey Of The Sorcerer
Too Many Hands
Already Gone
Good Day In Hell
James Dean
Witchy Woman
Chug All Night
Best Of My Love

Tequila Sunrise

Photo © Michael Landskroner
© Michael Landskroner
Billboard, May 31st, 1975
Billboard, May 31st, 1975
Record World, June 7th, 1975
Record World, June 7th, 1975

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.”

New York Times, May 18, 1975


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.

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