The Eagles + the Dixie Chicks at Soldier Field: Photo gallery
The Eagles and the Dixie Chicks, arguably two of the biggest names in popular country rock, met at Soldier Field this past Saturday for a stadium show befitting of the musical powerhouses. The tour marks the Dixie Chicks' return to the stage after four years of inactivity and continual rumors of the group's demise. The show found the girls in fine form, belting out pitch-perfect renditions of hits like "Goodbye Earl" and "Ready to Run."
Now entering their umpteenth tour since hell froze over and the band reunited back in 1994, The Eagles delivered a set which encompassed all the highlights of the group's storied career, from "Hotel California" to "Desperado." As has become the routine of modern Eagles shows, guitarist Joe Walsh took the reigns towards the end of the evening, leading the group through his solo classic "Life's Been Good" as well as the James Gang's "Funk #49." Although the best-selling band lacked the enthusiasm and vitality of the opening act, the audience was likely still too numbed by Soldier Field's $46 parking fee to notice.