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When Eagles co-founder Glenn Frey passed away in January 2016, his bandmate Don Henley indicated that their live tribute at the Grammys was probably the last time the band would play together live, calling it their “final farewell”. However, rumors surfaced of the possibility of the band carrying on with Frey’s son Deacon stepping into his father’s shoes. Those rumors intensified when it was confirmed that the Eagles would co-headline the upcoming The Classic West and The Classic East concerts this July.

It’s now been revealed – by Henley himself – that Deacon Frey will indeed join the band at both gigs in Los Angeles and New York. In a recent radio interview with Dallas radio station KTCK, when asked to confirm the rumors, Henley said, “There’s going to be an official announcement in a few days, but let’s just do it here. Glenn’s son Deacon is a very talented young man, and he seems to be up for the task. He’s enthusiastic about it and he’s been working real hard on it, and he’s gonna do it with us. And I think that’s appropriate.”

He did drop another interesting bit of information as well, saying, “There’ll be one more musician along for the ride too, but I’m not gonna say who that is."

The Eagles will co-headline The Classic West (July 15-16) and The Classic East (July 29-30) with Fleetwood Mac, along with Steely Dan, Journey, The Doobie Brothers and Earth, Wind & Fire.