Don’t Say Farewell to the Eagles Just Yet: Weekends-Only Residency Announced for Las Vegas’ Sphere

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The Eagles (pictured) have officially announced a residency at Las Vegas’ Sphere. Photo Credit: Mark Tepsic

Don’t say farewell to the Eagles just yet: the band has officially booked an eight-show residency at Las Vegas’ Sphere.

Live Nation and the veteran rock group unveiled the concert series today. Expected to kick off on Friday, September 20th, the strategically scheduled residency will take place solely on Fridays and Saturdays, with the initial round of shows running into late October as a result.

While time will reveal exactly how the band capitalizes on the venue’s unique capabilities, the appropriate announcement message highlights plans to “utilize Sphere’s next-generation technologies.” That includes taking advantage of the much-publicized visual element as well as a lesser-discussed Holoplot-powered sound system with the ability to deliver “audio with unmatched clarity and precision to every guest,” per the text.

Aside from the actual residency, ticket pricing is perhaps the most interesting component of the Eagles’ forthcoming Sphere dates. Emphasizing that these non-VIP prices will be all-in – inclusive of taxes and fees, that is – Live Nation disclosed that passes will set attendees back at least $175 a pop.

Beyond the hefty starting price, better seats will, of course, cost more. Also on the table are VIP ticket packages featuring “premium seats, exclusive merchandise, parking,” and other perks, besides Vibee packages that include a two-night stay at the Venetian.

That resort is attached to the Sphere, and the Vibee offerings are poised to go on sale tomorrow. According to the appropriate website, the “experience and hotel package” option, reflecting a double-occupancy rate and excluding resort fees and taxes, will start at a whopping $1,051 per person.

On top of the two-night stay, the pricey package encompasses a souvenir laminate and lanyard as well as a “choice of reserved seats” boasting a “guaranteed full view of [the] screen and stage,” the description shows. For another $400 per person, one can add “priority” Sphere access, transportation to and from the airport, commemorative Eagles keepsakes, and “a VIP fan experience.”

Those who only want a ticket to one of the shows will have to wait for the June 18th artist presale, with the Live Nation presale prepped for the 20th and the general on-sale teed up to start the following day.

Looking to the bigger picture, it’ll be worth keeping an eye on the Sphere’s bookings moving forward. The venue has already hosted seemingly successful performances from legacy acts (who certainly won’t miss the hassle of traveling from city to city for tours) like U2, Dead & Company (now playing the Sphere into August), and Phish.

Earlier this month, Sphere Entertainment tapped former Oak View Group exec Chandra Allison as EVP of sales and service for its namesake venue.