The Fans' Verdict: The Eagles, SSE Hydro, Glasgow

The Eagles took a packed house at the SSE Hydro on a journey through their history last night, playing all their hits from 1971 onwards.

Loading Comments

The History of the Eagles tour delighted fans, and although their very early numbers were unfamiliar to some, they made up for this by turning the first portion of the show into a snapshot of where it all began.

Sitting around on amplifiers and boxes they explained how their early songs were written.

And each song saw a new band member appear on stage.

Don Henley and Glenn Frey started out alone before being joined by Bernie Leadon,Timothy B. Schmit, and Joe Walsh.

The five then began belting out the band's well-known hits and had the audience singing along for the rest of the show.

Anna-Marie Gill and John Slaven really enjoyed the Eagles and were impressed with the new Hydro.

Anna-Marie from Bishopbriggs said: "I think it promotes Glasgow having the concerts here.

"I didn't know the first couple of songs but I knew most of them from California onwards.

"But then it's a history tour so they are going to tell you how they met and how it came about."

John from Stepps added: "The sound quality is excellent.

"I've listened to the Eagles for a few years and I didn't get to see them the last time they were in Glasgow.

"I've wanted to see them for a while and it's been excellent."

Georgie Cox from East Kilbride and Irene Shakarji from Clarkston are huge Eagles fans and have seen then every time they have performed in Glasgow since 1975.

The Hydro gig is the first indoor gig the Eagles have played in Glasgow for a while and although the band told the crowd they were glad to be out of the rain, Irene felt there was a real change in atmosphere due to moving indoors.

She said: "It's been fabulous but I miss the atmosphere of the Hampden outdoor concerts.

"We want to get up and dance."

Georgie felt the history aspect of the show gave it an interesting "slow build-up".

Both women loved the show and got the chance to stand up and dance during some of the faster songs.

Chris and Laura Walker from Helensburgh say the show was well worth coming to.

Chris said: "It's fabulous" and Laura loved their rendition of Lying Eyes.

Kevin and Diane Devine came down for the show from Aberdeen.

They said it was hard to pick just one aspect of the show as a highlight as it was all brilliant.

And Diane enjoyed the history theme.

She said: "It's like listening to the story of my life.

"They are playing songs from 1975 and I can remember listening to them as a young girl."

Arts and Entertainment

Commenting & Moderation

We moderate all comments on Evening Times on either a pre-moderated or post-moderated basis. If you're a relatively new user then your comments will be reviewed before publication and if we know you well and trust you then your comments will be subject to moderation only if other users or the moderators believe you've broken the rules

Moderation is undertaken full-time 9am-6pm on weekdays, and on a part-time basis outwith those hours. Please be patient if your posts are not approved instantly.


Have you got a story?

Contact the news desk on 0141 302 6520 or email
Games news:

Putting the world to rights

Gail's Gab

My thoughts after Police Scotland are ordered to apologise over IRA interrogation techniques slur.




Cat’s Eyes on Glasgow

Cat’s Eyes on Glasgow

Cat Cubie’s job is to find and share with you the fabulous things the city has to offer, from gigs to gastro.

Janice Bell

Janice Bell

You Couldn't Make This Up

Sun, sea and sangria beats an active break.

Michelle McManus

Michelle McManus

Columnist Michelle McManus is Sussed in the City, and loves to chat about anything and everything.