The local office of giant national concert promoters Live Nation has announced that the legendary country-rockers the Eagles will perform at Soldier Field with openers the Dixie Chicks and Keith Urban on Saturday, June 19.
Tickets go on sale Monday, March 29, at 10 a.m., though American Express Cardmembers can buy them earlier, starting Monday, March 22.
No ticket prices have been announced for the Chicago show, though they are likely to be steep: The Eagles have been one of the prime forces over the last 15 years driving ticket prices first past the $100 mark, then past the $200 mark, with some of the most egregious service fees in the industry tacked on top of that.
According to Live Nation, service fees won't be an issue at Soldier Field. Its press release notes, "The concert utilizes All-In ticketing, which allows fans to purchase tickets without any added fees and streamlines the ticket buying process."
The Eagles famously are managed by Irving Azoff, who also happens to be the CEO of Ticketmaster, newly merged with Live Nation and eager to calm fans' concerns about skyrocketing prices. But "All-In" ticketing doesn't mean cheaper seats; it just means that service fees are folded into the face price of the ticket.
Although there are some $45 tickets in the nether regions of the Hollywood Bowl for the Eagles' upcoming performances there in April, the best seats are priced at $275 -- with VIP packages there and at other tour stops priced as high as $995.