The opening night of the Eagles' ‘The Long Goodbye Tour at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Thursday featured a tribute to the late Jimmy Buffett, who they share a manager with -- Irving Azoff.
The Eagles performed two Buffett songs for the first time -- "Come Monday" and "Fins." Don Henley said, "We always liked to laugh and say we survived the '70s together. Jimmy was one of the hardest working men I ever saw, but he made work look like play. He brought joy to everything he did — including the work. And one of his final wishes was that we keep the party going.” And Joe Walsh added, "Jimmy and I got thrown out of some of the finest hotels in the world."
The Eagles performed at Jimmy Buffett's wedding in Aspen, Colorado in 1977.
The 23 song set also featured Henley talking about the recent passing of original Eagle Randy Meisner. He said, "It's been a rough six weeks for us." The band dedicated "Take It to the Limit" to him.
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