By Bobby Tanzilo Senior Editor/Writer Published Feb 06, 2018 at 8:32 AM Photography: David Bernacchi

For the first time since the passing of founding member and front man Glenn Frey in 2016, legendary country-rockers The Eagles return to Milwaukee on Thursday, Oct. 18 to perform at the Wisconsin Entertainment and Sports Center (WESC).

Tickets for "An Evening with the Eagles" go on sale to the general public on Friday, Feb. 16, at 10 a.m. and can be purchased here.

Sadly, the release announcing the concert didn’t even mention Frey, who founded the band with drummer Don Henley in 1970 and sang lead on many of the band's hits. 

The current Eagles lineup includes Henley, longtime members Joe Walsh and Timothy B. Schmidt, along with country star Vince Gill and Frey’s son Deacon.

The six-time Grammy-winning, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame band’s most recent Milwaukee performance was at Summerfest in 2013.

"We’re excited to welcome one of the all-time legendary rock bands to Milwaukee and the WESC in October," said WESC General Manager and Head of Programming Raj Saha.

The Eagles are the seventh major entertainment act announced to be coming to the WESC. Also performing are Kevin Hart on Sept. 13, Maroon 5 on Sept. 16, Justin Timberlake on Sept. 21, Jim Gaffigan on Sept. 22, Foo Fighters on Oct. 17 and Elton John on Feb. 19, 2019.

Bobby Tanzilo Senior Editor/Writer

Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., where he lived until he was 17, Bobby received his BA-Mass Communications from UWM in 1989 and has lived in Walker's Point, Bay View, Enderis Park, South Milwaukee and on the East Side.

He has published three non-fiction books in Italy – including one about an event in Milwaukee history, which was published in the U.S. in autumn 2010. Four more books, all about Milwaukee, have been published by The History Press.

With his most recent band, The Yell Leaders, Bobby released four LPs and had a songs featured in episodes of TV's "Party of Five" and "Dawson's Creek," and films in Japan, South America and the U.S. The Yell Leaders were named the best unsigned band in their region by VH-1 as part of its Rock Across America 1998 Tour. Most recently, the band contributed tracks to a UK vinyl/CD tribute to the Redskins and collaborated on a track with Italian novelist Enrico Remmert.

He's produced three installments of the "OMCD" series of local music compilations for OnMilwaukee.com and in 2007 produced a CD of Italian music and poetry.

In 2005, he was awarded the City of Asti's (Italy) Journalism Prize for his work focusing on that area. He has also won awards from the Milwaukee Press Club.

He can be heard weekly on 88Nine Radio Milwaukee talking about his "Urban Spelunking" series of stories.