Fight breaks out during Eagles ‘Take It Easy’ concert at BST Hyde Park
A fight broke out during the Eagles set at BST Hyde Park in London last Sunday (June 26), it has been reported.
Don Henley and company. returned to the capital as part of its flagship 2022 tour of the UK and Ireland, which also included stops in Liverpool, Edinburgh and Dublin this month. The series of performances marked the band’s 50th anniversary.
As Subway reports, fan-captured footage has emerged from BST which appears to show several members of the VIP section engaged in a fight as the Eagles play their 1972 single ‘Take It Easy’.
Security guards attempt to arrest the individuals involved. Several men and at least one woman were eventually escorted out of the park, with one onlooker saying, “You have to take it easy.”
As nearby onlookers watched in bewilderment, the Eagles continued to perform their laid-back, laid-back track. You can see the images of the moment in the tweet below.
The fight broke out in the Diamond VIP area, where ticket prices started at just £399. Good advice from #Eagles. Relax. #Take it easy. And it’s advice that seems to have been outright ignored by several fans attending the band’s concert.
— Coyote Rock 101.1 FM (@CoyoteRock1011) June 30, 2022
Tickets to BST Hyde Park’s VIP Diamond area – where the brawl is believed to have taken place – cost at least £399, per the official website of the event.
The section offers a “dedicated premium viewing area in front of the stage with unobstructed views of all Great Oak stage performances” as well as access to separate restrooms and bars.
At another point in the Eagles’ BST gig, Henley suggested this might be the band’s last performance in London.
“In case we don’t go through this again, I want to thank you all for embracing these songs, for taking them into your hearts and into your homes – we appreciate that,” he told the crowd.
During the 23-song set, the Eagles played tracks from their five decades, including hits like “Tequila Sunrise,” “Witchy Woman,” and “Hotel California.” They also dedicated “The Boys Of Summer” to the late Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins.
BST Hyde Park 2022 continues today with Adele’s highly anticipated return to the UK – see the full stage times here.