Don Felder returns and rocks the Arcada Theatre.

On Thursday, July 14th, Don Felder returned to the historic Arcada Theatre in St. Charles, IL for a second year in a row after selling out last year’s show.

Most of the set was Eagles songs, as befitted his 27 years as a full member of the group, along with three numbers from Felder’s solo career and a tribute to Stevie Ray Vaughan (Pride and Joy).   All the band’s members are well accomplished musicians and delivered impressive performances.  Felder, however, was on a whole other level, demonstrating why he is considered one of rock’s great guitar virtuosos.  Felder’s voice, along with his guitar chops, are still great and make for one amazing show for any Eagles fan.

The set list included Already Gone, One of These Nights, Pride and Joy (Stevie Ray Vaughn cover), Victim of Love, Peaceful Easy Feeling, Take It to the Limit, Tequila Sunrise, Seven Bridges Road, Those Shoes, Girls in Black, Witchy Woman, The Long Run, Heartache Tonight,  and Life in the Fast Lane.  Armed with his iconic double-neck Gibson guitar, Felder returned to the stage for his encore which featured two Eagles hits.  The first song was Take it Easy, then was followed up Hotel California which Felder had written and the band released in February of 1977.

Photos and article by Ethan Chivari

Filed under: Concerts

Tags: Arcada Theatre, Don Felder, Eagles


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  • Don and Huey...quite a weekend of old guys! :-)
    By coincidence, I came upon a YouTube video last night with Felder singing Hotel California with Tommy Shaw of Styxx. Felder's voice is okay but not sure I can do an entire night of that.
    However, his guitar work has always been fantastic and very underrated.
    I would love to see him playing with Joe Walsh again, since those two brought out the best in each other, but I think those bridges are burned.

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