Don Henley is becoming quite familiar with Oklahoma.
He made two earlier stops to play at the new BOK Center in Tulsa as a member of the Eagles and now he’ll be at the Downstream Casino Resort Saturday night.
The event, the first in the casino’s inaugural summer concert series, is one of only two that Henley will make before the Eagles head to Europe on their Long Road Out of Eden Tour.
Henley, drummer and one of the Eagles’ founding members, will perform at the Hard Rock Live in Hollywood, Fla., Thursday then head up here Saturday.
The Downstream Casino Resort is located just off I-44 on the Oklahoma, Kansas and Missouri borders.
It is owned and operated by the Downstream Development Authority of the Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma.
"We are extremely excited about presenting our first full season of concerts, and we are thrilled that we can bring in a rock legend like Don Henley as a major feature of the 2009 season," Downstream chairman John Berrey said.
Henley, both as solo artist and as a member of the Eagles, has received countless accolades, numerous gold and platinum records and performed sold-out concert tours worldwide.
The Eagles pioneered and epitomize a musical style of country, folk, rhythm and blues, rock, and pop. They’ve become one of the most influential bands in America.
Henley’s solo career has produced hits as "Dirty Laundry," "Boys Of Summer," "The End Of The Innocence," and "All She Wants To Do Is Dance."
He was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1998 as a member of the Eagles.
Henley founded the Walden Woods Project, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to protecting the historic woods in Massachusetts, honored by author/conservationist Henry David Thoreau, raising millions of dollars to date.
Henley’s website is www.donhenley.com.
Tickets are $100, $80, $60, $40, and $30 for lawn seating, and can be purchased at the Downstream Box Office located inside the hotel’s gift shop or through Protix online at www.protix.com, or 866-977-6849.
Gates open at 6:30 p.m. at Downstream’s 6,200-seat outdoor concert facility, The Venue. The show begins at about 8 p.m.
Tickets also available at Downstream Casino Resort Heckaton Gift Shop or by calling ProTix at 866-977-6849.
The show will run as scheduled — rain or shine.
Additional shows in the summer concert series include Creedence Clearwater Revisited on July 5, Foreigner on Aug. 9 and Kenny Rogers on Aug. 28.
"We’re still working on a couple other shows," said Downstream public relations manager Sean Harrison.