The long-awaited career spanning Eagles documentary, History Of The Eagles, Part 1, will premiere next month at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, according to Ultimate Classic Rock. The film, which was directed by Alison Ellwood and produced by Alex Gibney, has had the full participation of all the past and present Eagles, all of whom appear in the doc along with their key associates. The film will premiere during the festival on January 19th at the Eccles Theater. Frey told us earlier this year that Part One would be dealing with the band's formation until their 1980 split, with Part Two chronicling the band's revival starting in 1994 with the Hell Freezes Over project and tour. Both volumes are expected to see a DVD release in 2013.
Glenn Frey said in a statement announcing the documentary: "For the last five years, and intensely this past year, we have been putting together this document of our history with Alex and Alison, who have contributed their incredible talents to help us tell our story. We're all very pleased with the progress so far, and are excited to see the finished product at Sundance."
We caught up with Frey, who shed some light on the Eagles' eventual anniversary road dates: "I think the Eagles' 40th anniversary tour is probably going to take place around the Eagles' 41st anniversary. It won't be this year, I think it will be next year. And, y'know, there's a couple of bands celebrating their 50th anniversaries. I think we'll just let them go out and do their thing, and maybe we'll be out on the road next year with a new show."
The Eagles will next perform on December 30th at Las Vegas' MGM Grand Garden Arena.
Don Felder tour dates (subject to change):
December 8 - Phoenix, AZ - Alice Cooper's Christmas Pudding at Comerica Theatre
December 13 - Los Angeles, CA - Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE
February 21, 22, 23 - Niagara Falls, ON - Niagara Fallsview Casino Resort
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