Eagles at the Omni in Atlanta – June 19-20, 1977

Eagles at the Omni in Atlanta spanned two nights. There was a concert on both June 19 and June 20, 1977. Andrew Gold opened for the Eagles, and Steve Miller joined them on stage for their final encore on the first night. The Omni was the largest venue in Atlanta, and the attendance was 15,800 each of the two nights. It was Atlanta’s primary concert venue from 1972 to 1997. These Atlanta concerts were a few days before the Eagles’ Knoxville concert of June 28.

The Eagles had recently returned from their April and May tour of England, Scotland, Germany, Netherlands, and Sweden. They performed at Wembley Empire Pool in London four days from April 25-28, 1977.

Beginning in 1972 the Eagles have been in Atlanta a few times. They were also at the Omni in 1976 with Fleetwood Mac, and at other venues in Atlanta in earlier years. The Omni was considered the premier venue for concerts in Atlanta.

Eagles at the Omni in Atlanta – Sunday, June 19, 1977

The Atlanta Constitution (Atlanta, GA) – Oct. 6, 1977

Eagles at the Omni in Atlanta – Monday, June 20, 1977

Randy Meisner, Glenn Frey, Don Felder, and Don Henley

Randy Meisner on stage at the Omni

Concert posters

Concert advertisements

Atlanta Constitution ad – May 15, 1977

Radio and Records magazine full-page ad – June 17, 1977

Omni tickets

Omni setlists

Eagles at the Omni in Atlanta
Eagles at the Omni in Atlanta

“The LP was released in December and was shipped ‘platinum,’ meaning that more than one million orders were already in hand. Since then, ‘Hotel California’ has been at or near the top of the popularity charts.”

The Atlanta Constitution (Atlanta, GA) – June 12, 1977

Eagles at the Omni in Atlanta

The Atlanta Constitution (Atlanta, GA) – June 19, 1977

“It isn’t easy to find out about the Eagles. They don’t do interviews, explains press agent Katie Valk. She says in the last couple of weeks the Eagles have turned down cover stories in Time, Newsweek, People and Rolling Stone. It isn’t they’re trying to be rude, says Valk. They just don’t have any opinions on world affairs. They’d rather keep their privacy and express themselves musically.”

The Atlanta Constitution (Atlanta, GA) – June 19, 1977

“The Eagles were rewarded with one of the most stupendous ovations they could ever have gotten, and they repaid the audience with three encores. A spokesman later confirmed that this was uncommon.”

Atlanta Journal (Atlanta, GA) – June 20, 1977

“…and bassist Randy Meisner gave an outstanding singing performance on ‘Take It To the Limit’.”

Concert review in The Atlanta Constitution (Atlanta, GA) – June 21, 1977

“Not many people knew that Steve Miller was coming to town last weekend.”

“But 17,000 people learned simultaneously about Miller’s presence in Atlanta when he made a surprise appearance on stage with the Eagles.”

Concert review in The Atlanta Constitution (Atlanta, GA) – June 26, 1977

Cashbox – July 2, 1977

The Omni in Atlanta, Georgia

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