America to Celebrate Honorees' Lifetime Artistic Achievements Sunday, December 6, 2015
The Honors Gala will be broadcast on CBS on December 29, 2015 at 9:00p.m., ET/PT.
The Kennedy Center announced the selection of the six Honorees who will receive the 2015 Kennedy Center Honors. Recipients to be honored at the 38th annual national celebration of the arts are: American rock band the Eagles, singer-songwriter Carole King, filmmaker George Lucas, actress and singer Rita Moreno, conductor Seiji Ozawa, and actress and Broadway star Cicely Tyson.
"Quite simply," said Kennedy Center Chairman David M. Rubenstein, "our Honorees represent the voices, soundtracks, and stories of our personal lives and memories."
"When I look at this year's outstanding slate of Honorees, I am struck by a powerful common theme-artists as history-makers, artists who defy both convention and category," commented Kennedy Center President Deborah F. Rutter.
In a star-studded celebration on the Kennedy Center Opera House stage, produced by Ricky Kirshner and Glenn Weiss of White Cherry Entertainment, the 2015 Honorees will be saluted by today's leading performers from New York, Hollywood, and the arts capitals of the world. Seated with the President of the United States and Mrs. Obama, the Honorees will accept the thanks of their peers through performances and tributes.
"We are deeply grateful to have been named a Kennedy Center honoree. The members of the Eagles hail from different regions of this great nation and we feel very fortunate that our music has been embraced by people from all walks of life, all over the world. Popular music is one of America's greatest exports – a bridge that spans geographical and cultural boundaries. We are truly humbled to have been able to be a part of this global connection. Many thanks to our fans, our fellow artists and the Kennedy Center for this recognition.”
CONCERTS ADDED IN AUSTIN, TX; OKLAHOMA CITY, OK; EL PASO, TX; LAS VEGAS, NV; BAKERSFIELD, CA; EUGENE, OR; SPOKANE, WA; BOISE, ID; BILLINGS, MT; SIOUX FALLS, SD; GRAND FORKS, ND; GREEN BAY, WI; MIAMI, FL; GREENVILLE, SC; CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA; HARTFORD, CT; ATLANTIC CITY, NJ; BUFFALO, NY; BALTIMORE, MD; DAYTON, OH; DETROIT, MI; LEXINGTON, KY; LITTLE ROCK, AR; BOSSIER CITY, LA
The Eagles have added late spring and summer 2015 concerts to the “History of the Eagles” tour beginning May 19 in Austin, Texas at the Frank Erwin Center with concerts scheduled through July 29 in Bossier City, LA at the CenturyLink Center. The tour, which kicked off July 6, 2013 following the release of the band’s acclaimed, top-selling documentary of the same name, features classic Eagles’ songs spanning their entire career, including some that have never been performed live. A limited number of VIP Ticket Packages will be available and may include Premium Seats, Pre-Show Party, Exclusive Merchandise & more!
Tickets go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, March 20 at 10 AM local time for the following concerts: Las Vegas, NV on May 24; Bakersfield, CA on May 26; Eugene, OR on May 28; Spokane, WA on May 29; Boise, ID on May 31; Grand Forks, ND on June 5; Miami, FL on July 10; Greenville, S.C. on July 12; Charlottesville, VA on July 13; Baltimore, MD on July 20; and Little Rock, AR on July 27. Advanced tickets will go on sale to American Express® Cardmembers (except for the May 28 concert in Eugene, OR) beginning Monday, March 16 at 10 AM through Thursday, March 19 at 10 PM.
Tickets go on sale to the general public beginning Saturday, March 21 at 10 AM local time for the following concerts: Oklahoma City, OK on May 20; El Paso, TX on May 22; Billings, MT on June 2; Sioux Falls, SD on June 4; Hartford, CT on July 15; Atlantic City, NJ on July 17; Buffalo, NY on July 18; Dayton, OH on July 22; Lexington, KY on July 25; and Bossier City, LA on July 29. Tickets for the Green Bay, WI concert on June 7 go on sale at 11 AM. Advanced tickets will go on sale to Monday, March 16 at 10 AM through Thursday, March 19 at 10 PM. Advanced tickets for the Atlantic City concert on July 17 will go on sale to American Express® Cardmembers beginning March 16 at 12 PM.
Tickets go on sale to the general public for the concert in Austin, TX on May 19 beginning Friday, March 27 at 10 AM local time. Advanced tickets will go on sale to American Express® Cardmembers beginning 10 AM on Monday, March 23 through 10 PM on Thursday, March 26 at 10 PM.
Tickets go on sale to the general public for the concert in Detroit, MI on July 24 beginning Friday, April 10 at 10 AM local time. Advanced tickets will go on sale to American Express® Cardmembers beginning Friday, April 3 at 10 AM through Thursday, April 9 at 10 PM.
5/19/2015 - Austin, TX @ Frank Erwin Center
5/20/2015 - Oklahoma City, OK @ Chesapeake Energy Arena
5/22/2015 - El Paso, TX @ Don Haskins Center
5/24/2015 - Las Vegas, NV @ MGM Grand Garden Arena
5/26/2015 - Bakersfield, CA @ Rabobank Arena
5/28/2015 - Eugene, OR @ Matthew Knight Arena
5/29/2015 - Spokane, WA @ Spokane Arena
5/31/2015 - Boise, ID @ Taco Bell Arena
6/2/2015 - Billings, MT @ Metra Park Arena
6/4/2015 - Sioux Falls, SD @ Denny Sanford Premier Center
6/5/2015 - Grand Forks, ND @ Alerus Center
6/7/2015 - Green Bay, WI @ Resch Center
7/10/2015 - Miami, FL @ American Airlines Arena
7/12/2015 - Greenville, SC @ Bon Secours Wellness Arena
7/13/2015 - Charlottesville, VA @ John Paul Jones Arena
7/15/2015 - Hartford, CT @ XL Center
7/17/2015 - Atlantic City, NJ @ Boardwalk Hall
7/18/2015 - Buffalo, NY @ First Niagra Center
7/20/2015 - Baltimore, MD @ Royal Farms Arena (formerly Baltimore Arena)
7/22/2015 - Dayton, OH @ Nutter Center
7/24/2015 - Detroit, MI @ Joe Louis Arena
7/25/2015 - Lexington, KY @ Rupp Arena
7/27/2015 - North Little Rock, AR @ Verizon Arena
7/29/2015 - Bossier City, LA @ CenturyLink Center
History of the Eagles, the iconic band’s acclaimed documentary, is now available for streaming on Netflix. The Emmy Award-winning film features rare archival material, concert footage, and never-before seen home movies that explore the evolution and enduring popularity of one of the world’s biggest-selling and culturally significant American bands. Subscribe to Netflix or get a free trial and watch now HERE.
Buy the History of the Eagles now on DVD and Blu-Ray or get the Limited Edition Super Deluxe Box Set and T-Shirt bundles now in the official Eagles Online Store.
To meet overwhelming demand, third and final shows have been confirmed for Melbourne and Sydney in Australia for the History of the Eagles Tour.
Eagles will be taking to the Rod Laver Arena stage for the third time on Thursday 26 February, adding to the two shows already sold out in Melbourne, while Sydneysiders will be treated to a second show at Allphones Arena on Friday 6 March, bringing the total number of New South Wales shows on the tour to four.
For more info or to purchase tickets, visit the event page for your show:
26 February 2015 - Melbourne, Australia @ Rod Laver Arena
6 March 2015 - Sydney, Australia @ Allphones Arena
Tickets go on sale beginning Monday, August 18, at 10 am local time. Advance tickets will be available to American Express Card Members on Tuesday, August 12th at 9 am local time.
View a full list of History of the Eagles tour dates in the Tour Section.