The Eagles have a new concert film debuting this weekend, and it's happening somewhere one might not expect: ESPN. The movie, LIVE FROM THE FORUM MMXVIII, is set to premiere on Sunday, July 5, at 8PM ET/5PM PT on the cable sports network.
The shows, captured at the legendary Forum in Los Angeles during September 2018, found the band-- Vince Gill and Deacon Frey joining Don Henley, Joe Walsh, and Timothy B. Schmit--firing on all cylinders as they rocked songs from the band's iconic catalog.
“Sports and music have long been at the top of the list for being able to bring people of all types together. The Eagles have been doing just that for almost half a century,” said ESPN’s Chris Berman in a press statement. “We at ESPN are thrilled beyond belief to share this premiere with everyone! What a wonderful way to cap off the holiday weekend!”
“Music and sports fans have been shut out from live events for more than three months. The premiere of LIVE FROM THE FORUM MMXVIII, this July 4th weekend on ESPN, is the Eagles’ gift to their fans,” added Eagles’ longtime manager, Irving Azoff. “We are honored to be part of ESPN’s Sunday night programming, the home of such acclaimed shows as ’30 for 30′ and ‘The Last Dance.'”
LIVE FROM THE FORUM MMXVIII, a Scheme Engine production directed by Nick Wickham, was filmed on 14 4K cameras. It will be available on October 16, through Rhino in a variety of audio and video formats, including Blu-ray, CD, Vinyl, and Streaming. A super deluxe edition will also be available. The set captures definitive live performances of the band’s most iconic hits, (“Hotel California,” “Take It Easy,” “Life In The Fast Lane,” “Desperado”), and beloved album tracks, (“Ol’ 55, “Those Shoes”), along with some of the individual members’ biggest solo smashes, (Henley’s “Boys Of Summer,” Walsh’s “Rocky Mountain Way,” and Gill’s “Don’t Let Our Love Start Slippin’ Away”). All formats can be pre-ordered now at www.eagles.com and www.rhino.com.