Live from the Forum MMXVIII is a live album and concert film from the Eagles. It records the concerts at the Forum in Inglewood, California that took place over three nights in September 2018. It is the first release to feature new band members Deacon Frey and Vince Gill alongside Don Henley, Joe Walsh, and Timothy B. Schmit. Deacon, son of former band member Glenn Frey, and Gill joined the band following the passing of elder Frey in 2016. It was released on October 16, 2020 in a variety of formats, including CD, DVD and Blu-ray.
In 2016, after Glenn Frey died, the Eagles went on a hiatus as Don Henley decided that the band would not play again. However, Henley reversed his decision and it was announced in March 2017 that the Eagles would perform in two festivals featuring classic rock bands jointly organised by their manager Irving Azoff, starting with The Classic West festival held at the Dodger Stadium in July that year. Henley brought in Frey’s son Deacon to perform with the remaining members of the Eagles in these shows. According to Henley, in order for the band to continue, “the only way it felt justified to me was to have family blood in the band”. They were also joined by Vince Gill after he performed at the Kennedy Center Honors in tribute to the Eagles in December 2016, and who “fit like a glove” according to Henley. The band then announced that a North American tour featuring Deacon Frey and Vince Gill would begin in March 2018 in Chicago, followed by a world tour in 2019.
The tour included a three-night stop (September 12, 14, and 15, 2018) at the Forum in Los Angeles, California where the concerts were recorded. The recordings of the concerts were compiled into a 26-song live album and a concert film.
The film of the concert was directed by Nick Wickham and filmed on 14 4K cameras. It premiered on ESPN on July 5, 2020, the first time a concert was aired on the sports network.
The recordings were released on October 16, 2020 in multiple audio and video formats and in various configurations, including a super deluxe box set with Blu-ray, two CDs and four LPs.
“Seven Bridges Road”
Joe Walsh: “How ya doin?”
“Take It Easy”
“One of These Nights”
Don Henley: “Good evening, ladies and gentlemen”
“Take It to the Limit”
“In the City”
Timothy B. Schmit: “Hey, everybody, that’s Joe Walsh”
“I Can’t Tell You Why”
“New Kid in Town”
Don Henley: “Just want to thank all of you…”
Deacon Frey: “Hello, everybody…”
“Peaceful Easy Feeling”
“Love Will Keep Us Alive”
Vince Gill: “How about a nice hand for California, man…”
“Don’t Let Our Love Start Slippin’ Away”
Joe Walsh: “Is everybody OK?”
“Life’s Been Good”
“The Boys of Summer”
“Life in the Fast Lane”
“Rocky Mountain Way”
“The Long Run”