PHOTO GALLERY: The Eagles play Mizzou Arena

Wednesday, March 18, 2009 | 12:01 a.m. CDT; updated 4:24 p.m. CDT, Thursday, March 19, 2009
Timothy B. Schmit, left, and Don Henley, two of the four members of The Eagles, perform at the concert at Mizzou Arena in Columbia on Tuesday. The band was founded in the early 1970s in Los Angeles.

Legendary rock band The Eagles played Mizzou Arena on Tuesday night on its international tour. The tour will continue through six more states in the U.S. and 15 countries in Europe, culminating in July in Portugal.

Band members Glenn Frey, Don Henley, Joe Walsh and Timothy B. Schmit played to an enthusiastic audience, many of whom were old enough to remember the group’s heyday in the 1970s.

Columbia resident and longtime Eagles fan Rob Duncan said he related to the song “Desperado” since he spent many years overseas on his own, first in Thailand after service in Vietnam and later in Saudi Arabia as a Department of Defense contractor. 

“When I go, that’s the song I’d like to have played at my funeral — that’s how I’ve lived.  It’s universal. For everyone, it brings back memories.”

Fans of The Eagles line up in front of Mizzou Arena in Columbia as the doors open on Tuesday. The concert in Columbia was one of a four-month tour of the U.S. and Europe.
Glenn Frey speaks to the crowd at The Eagles concert at Mizzou Arena on Tuesday. Columbia was a stop on the band's international tour, which finishes in July in Portugal.
Don Henley performs with The Eagles at Mizzou Arena on Tuesday.
Front row, from left, Timothy B. Schmit, Don Henley, Glenn Frey and Joe Walsh of The Eagles perform at Mizzou Arena in Columbia on Tuesday. The concert in Columbia was a stop in a four-month tour that will continue through six states in the U.S. and 15 different countries in Europe.

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Panama Red March 18, 2009 | 7:10 a.m.

A whole lot of rich white folks there ....

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Ayn Rand March 18, 2009 | 7:49 a.m.

What does a rich person look like?

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Jen Rachow March 18, 2009 | 11:03 a.m.

Well, my husband went, and we sure arent rich. I also see a housekeeper i know in that photo,wow, I didnt know they made so much money! People dont have to be rich to go see a concert! They just have to like the Eagles and figure out how to get a ticket.

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Y. Rogers March 20, 2009 | 7:01 a.m.

Wish I could have seen it. Good music does not have racial or socioeconomic status!

P.S. "I Can't Tell you Why", Timothy B. Schmidt's contribution to the album "The Long Run", reached the top ten of the Billboard R&B charts in 1980...

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