The Eagles Bicentennial concert at the Atlanta Omni was July 3, 1976. The Eagles had also performed at the Omni in 1974 and 1977 and other Atlanta venues in previous years. Each venue got bigger as the Eagles got more successful. The Omni was considered the primary concert venue from 1972-1997.
This was a double-billed show with Fleetwood Mac, and it was sold out weeks in advance.
The Eagles were in Tampa at Tampa Stadium the following day (July 4) for another Bicentennial concert.
On stage at the Atlanta Omni
Jane Abrams, photographer
Don Felder, Randy Meisner, Joe Walsh, and Don Henley
The Signal (Georgia State University student newspaper) – July 12, 1976
It’s rare to see Don Henley this animated.
Billboard magazine – June 5, 1976
Atlanta Constitution (Atlanta, GA) – June 20, 1976
Atlanta Constitution (Atlanta, GA) – July 3, 1976
“Appearing on the same show with the Eagles is Fleetwood Mac, the British rock ‘n’ roll band.”
Atlanta Constitution (Atlanta, GA) – June 27, 1976)
Joe Walsh had replaced Bernie Leadon in the Eagles in late 1975, so he actually wasn’t a guest at this show.
“The spotlight was shared with amazing democracy by the members of the band. Glenn Frey probably sang more songs than any other one person, but Don Henley, Randy Meisner and Joe Walsh each did a considerable part of the singing.”
Atlanta Constitution (Atlanta, GA) – July 11, 1976
“The entire set was memorable, but a few songs stood out: for instance, when bassist Meisner reached notes of amazing range in ‘Take it to the Limit’ and when drummer Henley joined the others on acoustic guitar to sing ‘Best of My Love’.”
Concert review in The Signal (Georgia State University student newspaper) – July 12, 1976
“‘Take It Easy’ met with roaring approval, but the Eagles’ ‘Lying Eyes’ and ‘Desperado’ went over so well, the group responded by playing these two hits twice.”
Macon News (Macon, GA) – July 14, 1976