Only a few weeks ago the Eagles announced that they were back and would perform at Classic East and Classic West music festivals this year.
In an interview with Dallas radio station KTCK, Don Henley confirmed that Glenn Frey's son, Deacon would replace his father when the Eagles perform at the two festivals this July.
“There’s going to be an official announcement in a few days but let’s just do it here. Glenn’s son Deacon is a very talented young man, and he seems to be up for the task. He’s enthusiastic about it and he’s been working real hard on it, and he’s gonna do it with us. I think that’s appropriate.”
Glenn Frey died in January last year of complications from rheumatoid arthritis, acute ulcerative colitis and pneumonia.
Henley said afterward that the band would not go on without Frey.
When it was announced earlier this year that a new classic rock fesitval held in L.A would have Eagles and Fleetwood Mac co-headling, rumours began that Decon Frey would step in for his father.
I never planned on it coming out this way, but it’s my responsibility to carry on this legacy and to keep these songs alive.