Vince Gill will join The Eagles for a set of shows in July, covering for founding member guitarist Glenn Frey after his death last year. Gill will share lead vocal duties with 24-year-old Deacon Frey, Glenn's son for their upcoming concerts in New Yoark and LA. The decision to recruit Gill was an easy one, as he has kept a close relationship with the band members for years. Vince recently appeared on Don Henley's country record Cass County and has covered their songs live.
It was uncertain as to whether the group would ever tour again after the loss of Frey. In an article for the this morning, it was announced that The Eagles would perform a total of four shows---a two pronged, bicoastal festival, Classic West and Classic East. Others in the show include Fleetwood, Mac, Steely Dan, Earth Wind and Fire, The Doobie Brothers and Journey.
Gill told the LA Times, "In my mind, I always thought I'd have made a good Eagle. But, in a million years, I never would have seen this coming. It's pretty surreal. I turned 60 recently, and to get to be a part of this amazing legacy of songs, that's the greatest part of all this for me."