Four-time Grammy Award winner and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member, Don Felder arrives March 18 in Livermore, making a stop on tour ahead of the release of his new album “American Rock ‘N’ Roll.” Felder is renowned for his lyrical, signature guitar work as a former lead guitarist of The Eagles, one of the most popular and influential rock groups of our time. The guitar solo on the iconic chart-topping hit, “Hotel California,” which Felder co-wrote, was named the best in history by Guitarist magazine.
Get To Know Don Felder
Felder was a member of the Eagles for 27 years, putting his mark on numerous milestones for the legendary group. In addition to the Grammy Award-winning “Hotel California,” he was celebrated for his guitar work on such fan favorites as “One of Those Nights” and “New Kid in Town.” The Eagles “Greatest Hits (1971-1975),” which featured Felder on “Lyin’ Eyes,” “Take it to the Limit,” and other songs, has sold more than 38 million copies to make it the best-selling album of the 20th century according to the Recording Industry Association of America. “Hotel California” is ranked third.
A true American rock and roll guitar hero, Felder earned his nickname “Fingers” from his many years in the industry as a sought after soloist and session guitarist. In his early years as a teenager in Gainesville, Florida, he formed a band with Stephen Stills and, although the two split off to follow different paths, they have played together many times since.
Over the years, Felder has also performed with numerous music legends across genres including The Bee Gees, Joni Mitchell, Michael Jackson, Stevie Nicks, Vince Gill, Stevie Wonder, Elton John, Barbra Streisand, and many more. His solo albums, “Airborne” and “Road to Forever,” separated by decades of music-making, reflect his personal journey through the world of rock and roll. He is also a New York Times bestselling author for his memoir “Heaven and Hell: My Life in The Eagles.”
“American Rock ‘N’ Roll,” the title track off Felder’s upcoming album was released in January 2019 and features performances by Felder and Slash, as well as Mick Fleetwood on drums. His first solo album in seven years, it covers the full range of his versatile style, from high-energy rockers to touching, thoughtful ballads. The album will be released on April 5.
The Bankhead Theater welcomes artists from all musical genres, as well as dance, theater, acrobatics, and comedy. Upcoming shows include singer-songwriter John Waite, former lead vocalist for The Babys and Bad English, whose solo hit “Missing You” in 1984 was a top hit on the US Billboard Hot 100. Waite will perform on Friday, May 31. Later on in the summer, guitarist David Victor, a former member of the band Boston, will perform hits from Boston and Styx. Tickets for these three and all other performances through August 2019 are on sale now at the Bankhead ticket office or lvpac.org.
See Don Felder At Our Performing Arts Center
Tickets for Don Felder’s single performance at the Bankhead Theater range from $20 to over $100 for a VIP package, which includes an exclusive meet and greet opportunity. Here’s what’s included with this special package:
- One reserved ticket located in the first five rows
- Exclusive meet and greet with Felder
- Personal photograph with Felder
- Collectible tour poster autographed by Felder (limited print and numbered)
- Specially designed tour shirt exclusive to VIP package only
- Exclusive VIP merchandise item
- Official meet and greet laminate
Please note that we only have limited availability of meet and greet packages, which is why we recommend booking yours as soon as possible!
As with nearly every performance, the Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center offers student and military tickets to this event. Should you need student, military, or ADA tickets, please contact the LVPAC box office. Remember that all patrons, regardless of age, must have their own ticket to enter the Bankhead Theater.
This is your chance to see one of the best guitarists the music world has ever seen! Whether you’re a diehard Eagles fan or you just love rock and roll, you’ve got to make plans to be at the Bankhead Theater on March 18 at 7:30 p.m.
Contact the LVPAC box office today.