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The Eagles’ Energetic Encore Tops Nostalgic Grand Rapids Night

By Lorilee Craker and John Sinkevics | Local Spins

Musicians are storytellers, and The Eagles have spun plenty of yarns in their 42-year history. Could their sold-out Monday “History of The Eagles” show at Grand Rapids’ Van Andel Arena be their final chapter here as far as performing live? It sure felt that way.

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Five Things You May Not Know About The Eagles

The Eagles are bringing their high-powered dog-and-pony show, titled "The History of the Eagles" to Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids tonight.

Comprised currently of vocalist-drummer Don Henley, vocalist-guitarist Glenn Frey, guitarist-vocalist Joe Walsh and bassist-vocalist Timothy B. Schmit, the band had five No. 1 singles and six No. 1 albums.

Here's five things you may not know about the band.

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Takin’ It Easy with The Eagles

With five No. 1 singles, six Grammy Awards and six No. 1 albums, The Eagles are one of the most successful rock groups from the '70s. They broke up spectacularly, and then regrouped in 1994.

"Desperado." "Take It Easy." "Hotel California." "Take It to the Limit." "Heartache Tonight." "Life in the Fast Lane." "Witchy Woman."

They have sold more than 120 million albums worldwide.

There's three opportunities coming up locally to enjoy their music in person.

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The Final Tour: Motley Crue Overcomes Technical Problems in Grand Rapids Opener [Video]

A series of technical problems marred the opening night of Motley Crue's much-anticipated farewell tour, but the band recovered to offer an explosive tour through their history.

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#RIPMotleyCrue: Motley Crue Final Tour Grand Rapids Kickoff Concert Pics, Tweets!

Mötley Crüe is kicking off The Final Tour TONIGHT with Alice Cooper at Van Andel Arena!

Share your pics from The Crue's concert with 98.7 WFGR.

Just use the hashtag #RIPMotleyCrue to get your photos in 98.7 WFGR's R.I.P. Motley Crue gallery!

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Free Beer & Hot Wings: Producer Joe’s Tommy Lee Drum Challenge [Audio]

Motley Crue is starting its farewell The Final Tour tonight.

The tour's first show takes place at Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids, right across the street from the flagship station of "The Free Beer & Hot Wings Morning Show," 97.9 WGRD.

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Pair of Tickets to Cher @ Van Andel Arena on Oct. 20!

Register to win a pair of tickets to see Cher! LIVE at the Van Andel Arena on October 20!

Register now!

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Cher Hits Grand Rapids Oct. 20 with Pat Benatar on Dressed to Kill Tour! [Video]

Well, here is a big announcement! Coming back to Grand Rapids at Van Andel Arena will be Cher!

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Craig’s Picture Of The Day #15

Welcome to the new week! And with a new week and only nine days til Christmas, here's a shot from this weekend outside of Van Andel Arena. Ho Ho Ho! Merry Christmas! It's pretty sizeable and pretty this time of year!

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JUST ANNOUNCED: Uncle Ted, REO And Styx May 14 @ Van Andel

From the fine folks at Guitar World magazine: Styx, REO Speedwagon and Ted Nugent are teaming up again for another round of "Midwest Rock ‘n Roll Express" Tour shows that start April 18 in Grand Forks, North Dakota. Uncle Ted is coming to town!

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Van Andel Arena Once Again Best Minor League Hockey Experience!

If you are taking in a Griffins game anytime soon, you will once again be enjoying the "Best Minor League Hockey Experience" in the country as voted by Stadium Journey.com. The sport stadium ranking review website named Van Andel Arena, for the second straight year, the best minor league Hockey venue in the US!

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Cluck At Mascot Night-Griffins Game January 12 [GALLERY]

Cluck and 15 other sports, food and product mascots were at the Griffin annual "Mascot Night" Saturday night at Van Andel. The Griffs lost in overtime, but fun was had by all!

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