CAESARS’ CIRCUS MAXIMUS THEATER // 8 P.M. SUNDAY, AUG. 9
WHO IS HE: Guitarist Don Felder grew up in Gainesville, Florida, where he learned to play slide from Duane Allman, gave guitar lessons to a young Tom Petty and played in his first band The Continentals alongside Stephen Stills. He became famous in the mid- 1970s when he joined The Eagles, contributing to the albums “On the Border,” “One of These Nights,” “Hotel California” and “The Long Run.” In addition to his guitar playing and vocals, Felder’s greatest contribution to the group was writing the music for the band’s signature song “Hotel California” which included magnificent guitar work throughout, climaxing in a duel with Joe Walsh on the extended instrumental outro. After the band broke up in 1980, Felder did session work, film soundtracks and recorded his debut solo album “Airborne” in 1983. The guitarist was part of the “Hell Freezes Over” reunion album and tour in 1994 and continued to work with the band until 2001 when he was fired by the group. In 2006 Felder penned the bestselling book “Heaven and Hell: My Life in the Eagles (1974-2001).” Felder’s long-awaited second solo album “Road to Forever” was released in 2012.
WHAT TO EXPECT: Former Eagles guitar virtuoso Felder will rip up the frets and let the licks fly on Sunday evening when he performs at Caesars Atlantic City. The man who penned “Hotel California” will have the crowd rocking as he performs a mixture of Eagles hits and classic covers. Concertgoers can look forward to hearing songs such as “Already Gone,” “One of These Nights,” “Witchy Woman,” “Heartache Tonight,” “The Long Run,” “Life in the Fast Lane” and “Hotel California” as well as tracks from Felder’s 2012 solo release “Road to Forever.
SHOW INFO: Tickets are $35, $45 and $55.