By Matt Wardlaw – A lot has happened since Joe Walsh returned to touring solo—he spells it “Toor,” which you can get on a T-shirt—in late 2015.
He’s had more time than expected to play his own music after the sudden death of Eagles bandmate Glenn Frey last January. Walsh spent the summer co-headlining with Bad Company—featuring a Walsh setlist comprising solo favorites, some Eagles chestnuts and songs from his earlier groups, including the James Gang and Barnstorm—before moving on to do his own headlining dates.
And he’ll take his solo band on the road starting in April as the opening act for Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers’ 40th anniversary tour.
Before that, he’ll play six shows in Las Vegas at the House of Blues beginning January 11, the main subject of his chat with Las Vegas Weekly.