Return of the bands of years past


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ONE OF 'HIS' NIGHTS: A couple of years ago, Bernie Leadon, one of two former Gainesville musicians who had played with the Eagles, returned to the Sunshine State on a tour that featured him with his best-known former group. Now, the other former G'ville guitarist who spent time with the band — Don Felder — is on a tour with fellow '70s rockers Styx that will have him playing Florida dates and rolling out many of the Eagles' songs that featured him on lead guitar — "One of These Nights" and "Already Gone" among them — as well as the song for which he wrote much of the music, "Hotel California." St. Augustine Amphitheater. 7 p.m. (904-209-0367)


ONE OF 'THEIR' NIGHTS: As luck would have it, the very next night in Orlando, the Eagles — featuring Felder's former bandmates Don Henley, Joe Walsh and Timothy B. Schmit as well as new recruits Vince Gill and Deacon Frey (Glenn's son) — will have landed in Orlando's Camping World Stadium for a performance on their own new national tour. And, as if the band's reconfigured assemblage and decades of hits aren't enough, they will have another '70s pop giant — Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band — along for the musical ride. 7 p.m. (407-440-7900)


A SINGULAR SENSATION:  In a season that's already featured such Broadway tours as "Kinky Boots" and "Cabaret" stopping by, the Phillips Center's current slate of Broadway tours will close-out on a true high note with "A Chorus Line," the Tony Award-winning showstopper that gives audiences a taste of what it's like to audition for a Broadway musical. With music written by Marvin Hamlisch including such memorable tunes as "One" and "What I Did For Love," "A Chorus Line" was nominated for 12 Tonys and won nine including Best Musical, Best Book of a Musical and Best Choreography after opening on Broadway in 1975. 7:30 p.m. (392-2797)


HANDY MUSIC MAN: The folk-pop songs of James Taylor & His All-Star Band will share the stage with the blues-pop stylings of Bonnie Raitt and her Band in another pairing of singer-songwriters who have ruled their respectful sub-genres for decades. Taylor's forthcoming new tour with Raitt will kick off in Jacksonville and, after crisscrossing the U.S. and heading to Europe, will wrap up with a couple of July stadium dates in Philadelphia and Washington, D.C., where the "Fire and Rain" man and his "Smiling Face" will be joined by none other than, you guessed it, the Eagles. Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena. 7:30 p.m. (904-630-3900)

MAY 13

DO IT AGAIN: Just as the 2016 passing of Eagles co-founder Glenn Frey hasn't thwarted that band's plans to tour, neither has last September's death of Steely Dan co-founder Walter Becker led to the touring demise of Steely Dan. In fact, Donald Fagen, Becker's co-leader of the band's 4½ decades of musical mischief-making, has announced a new tour, fittingly titled in witty/poignant Steely Dan fashion The Summer of Living Dangerously Tour, in which Fagen and company will team up with The Doobie Brothers and play the third date of their combined tour in Jacksonville. Daily's Place. 7:30 p.m. (904-633-2000)