The Charlotte Coliseum Eagles concert in Charlotte, NC was July 1, 1976. A refund of $1.00 was given back to the ticket holders at the concert. The Eagles felt like the $9.00 price of the original ticket was too high.
The next night the Eagles had a concert in Greensboro, NC, and they had two different Bicentennial concerts that took place July 3 and July 4 of the Bicentennial weekend. The Eagles had been in Florida working on their new Hotel California album, and they took a break for a short four-city tour. Charlotte was the first of those four stops.
Joe Walsh, Randy Meisner, Don Henley, Glenn Frey, and Don Felder
Charlotte Coliseum Eagles concert
Randy Meisner, Glenn Frey, Don Henley (on drums), Don Felder, and Joe Walsh
“The Eagles didn’t think it was fair to charge more than $8, said Steve Camp, director of sales at the coliseum.”
“Rock and Roll, a young girl yelled from halfway back in the crowd, as the group began to play another Eagle hit, Take It To the Limit.”
The Charlotte News (Charlotte, NC) – July 2, 1976
The Charlotte News (Charlotte, NC) – June 30, 1976
“They’re good enough, or at least not bad. They have technical competence and a certain modest flair as they showed Thursday night at a Charlotte Coliseum concert attended by about 9,000 suntanned ladies and gents.”
Charlotte Observer (Charlotte, NC) – July 2, 1976
“Writing songs is still a mystery to me, said Henley, who handles most of the vocals. I don’t know how we get from the concept to the end of the song. I know it’s hard work. We agonize over prepositions; we take it very seriously.”
Charlotte Observer (Charlotte, NC) – May 13, 1977