Don Henley’s July 13 concert at the South Okanagan Events Centre was, in a word, excellent.
Both in the musical artistry of Henley and his 15 band members and also in the sound system.
It is rare for me not to use earplugs at a rock concert, and this was one time I didn’t need them.
Kudos to the sound mix crew, headed by Tom Evans from Manchester, UK, who has also provided concert sound for Christina Aguilera, Gwen Stefani, Snow Patrol and others.
After the concert I went over and thanked Tom for the great job he and his crew did. As we were talking, other people leaving the floor area came over and congratulated Tom for the superb sound.
Whoever has ears to hear, let them hear but not require earplugs.
For those who wish to learn more about Henley and his time with the Eagles, check out the special Rolling Stone magazine, Eagles: The Ultimate Guide, featuring Don Henley on the making of every album and the stories behind their 40 greatest songs. On magazine stands now.
Also, History of the Eagles: The Story of an American Band (three DVD set, 2013)