Randy Meisner, Eagles, Brisbane, Australia January 20 1976 Photo Vincent Barker

Festival Hall, Brisbane, Australia
January 20th, 1976

The Eagles kicked off a ten-day tour of Australia. This was the first show with Joe Walsh in the band.

For this show, Randy wore a shirt for Average White Band’s AWB album. He is also playing a rare Fender Telecaster bass.

Sydney Morning Herald, January 4th, 1976
Photo ©Vincent Barker.
Photo ©Vincent Barker.

Photo Archive: Eagles, January 1976

Photographer: Trevor Dallen
Location: Sebel Townhouse, Elizabeth Bay, New South Wales, Australia

These photos were taken at the infamous Sebel Townhouse, nicknamed the “Rock and Roll Hotel,” due to its reputation for turning a blind eye, and even catering to, the bad behavior of traveling rock stars. The Eagles were on a 10-day tour of Australia with their new member Joe Walsh. Ticket demand for their show in Sydney, on January 22nd, was so large that a second show had to be added on the same night.