Joe Walsh made it One Hell Of A Night indeed on Wednesday (June 22) when his tour of that name with Bad Company played the DTE Energy Music Theatre in suburban Detroit.
It was the first appearance by any Eagles member in the home town of the group's Glenn Frey since his death on Jan. 18.
As he has every night on the tour, Walsh played the Eagles' "Take It To The Limit," but instead of just dedicating the song to Frey on Wednesday Walsh announced he was "dedicating the entire show...to my brother and my fellow bandmate, Glenn Frey."
The song was accompanied by video screen footage of an eagle soaring in the sky and finished with a photo of the Eagles.
For the encore, meanwhile, Walsh added a portion of the Eagles' "Heartache Tonight," which he had played done at other shows, declaring "That's for you, Glenn" at the end.
He then surprised the crowd by bringing Keith Urban and "The Voice" finalist Laith Al-Saddi on stage for "Rocky Mountain Way;" Walsh had played the song with Al-Saadi on a final week episode of "The Voice," while Urban was in town to play the same venue on Thursday night.
Frey grew up in the Detroit suburb of Royal Oak, where he began his music career in several bands and also sang backup on Bob Seger's "Ramblin' Gamblin' Man."
Walsh and Frey played the same venue during June of 1993 as part of their Party Of Two Tour, shortly before the Eagles reunited.
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Gary Graff is an award-winning music journalist who not only covers music but has written books on Bob Seger, Neil Young and Bruce Springsteen.