Greensboro Coliseum Eagles concert in Greensboro, NC – June 27, 1977

The Greensboro Coliseum Eagles concert was June 27, 1977 in Greensboro, NC for a crowd of 17,500. This show was just four days after their concert and softball game in Nashville, and the night before the Knoxville concert where it’s been said that Randy and Glenn got into a fight backstage. Greensboro was one of the last Eagles concerts Randy Meisner was at on the Hotel California tour, which was his final tour.

Andrew Gold opened for the Eagles, and he opened several shows for the Eagles in June and July. The Eagles had recently returned from their April and May tour of England, Scotland, Germany, Netherlands, and Sweden.

Greensboro Coliseum Eagles concert with Randy Meisner on stage

Randy Meisner

Don Henley (on drums), Don Felder, and Joe Walsh

Glenn Frey, Don Henley, Don Felder, and Joe Walsh

Randy Meisner, Glenn Frey, and Don Felder

Don Felder and Joe Walsh

Don Henley, Don Felder, and Joe Walsh

Glenn Frey, Don Henley, and Joe Walsh

Greensboro Coliseum concert ticket

Greensboro Coliseum Eagles concert in Greensboro, NC

Charlotte Observer (Charlotte, NC) – June 10, 1977

Daily Tar Heel (Chapel Hill, NC) – June 23, 1977

“Each of the band’s members had a wide range of musical experience before their group was formed in 1971, when, as members of Linda Ronstadt’s backup band, they decided to try it on their own.”

Greensboro Daily News (Greensboro. NC) – June 24, 1977

Greensboro Coliseum Eagles concert in Greensboro, NC

Greensboro Record (Greensboro, NC) – June 25, 1977

“Bassist Meisner gave the crowd a good rush when he took a note in ‘Take It To the Limit’ to a limit that Anna Moffo might be proud to call her own. Meisner had great rapport with the crowd. At least twice he came to the aid of fans sweltering on the front lines of the surging floor crowd with some liquid relief. They appreciated it and showed so by making him come to the mike to take a bow for his high note.”

News and Record (Greensboro, NC) – June 28, 1977

“A student from N.C. State, Jim Hill, said ‘They were slow getting started, but after ‘Take It To the Limit’ they began winding up.’ He added, ‘They looked more professional and organized last year’.”

Greensboro Record (Greensboro, NC) – June 28, 1977

“Then, two hours of mind-blowing artistry. The Eagles dip and soar out across the crowd, their solid gold hits stuffing the air in amplified reality. On the floor, hundreds press closer, girls rock wildly on boys’ shoulders; in the seats above they sway wildly.”

Greensboro Daily News (Greensboro. NC) – June 29, 1977

“Most of the fans roared in recognition of the opening notes of each song–tunes like the opener, ‘Hotel California,’ and other hits like ‘Take It To the Limit,’ ‘ Lyin’ Eyes,’ ‘One of These Nights’ and ‘Take It Easy’.”

On this song, as on all the others, the Eagles’ country harmonies were perfect, the three-guitar work understated and tight, and the total sound mercifully pitched to an appropriate volume.”

Greensboro Coliseum Eagles concert

The Duke Chronicle student newspaper (Durham, NC) – June 30, 1977

“The final tune began with a long, mellow jam leading into the tribal rhythms of ‘Witchy Woman’ — and it was the Eagles at their best. Drummer Don Henley, guitarist Glenn Frey and bassist Randy Meisner blended their voices beautifully throughout the night, and the haunting vocals of ‘Witchy Woman’ was one of their best harmonies.”

Daily Tar Heel (Chapel Hill, NC) – July 7, 1977

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