Shawn Pelton Joins JD & the Straight Shot to Open for the Eagles

Jim Dolan of JD & The Straight Shot

Blues-rock band JD & the Straight Shot have announced that they will be opening for the Eagles on the “History of the Eagles” tour this July. The tour kicks off on July 6 in Louisville, with twelve concerts scheduled through July 25. In celebration of the release of the Eagles’ documentary, History of the Eagles, the Eagles will perform concerts in Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Cleveland, Ohio; Toronto, Ontario; Grand Falls Windsor, Newfoundland; Ottawa, Ontario; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Uncasville, Connecticut; Boston, Massachusetts; Washington, D.C., Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; and Bethel, New York. For tickets and more information, visit:

Frontman Jim Dolan founded JD & the Straight Shot in 2000 with friends from the office. Dolan works as president and CEO of Cablevision, executive chairman of Madison Square Garden, Inc. and also oversees New York sports teams, the New York Knicks and the New York Rangers. Although it began as a side project, JD & the Straight Shot has migrated in a new direction over the past several years – recording and touring heavily to promote their new unique sound and new members.

The band’s members are Dolan, guitarist Marc Copely (B.B. King), and guitarist Adam Levy (Norah Jones, Amos Lee). The band also features keyboardist Brian Mitchell (Bob Dylan, Levon Helm), who also adds harmonica and accordion to the mix. Rounding out the band are some of pop music’s finest session players, drummer Shawn Pelton (Rod Stewart, Pink, Daryl Hall, Buddy Guy), bassist Zev Katz (Aretha Franklin, Elton John), and violinist Lorenza Ponce (Sheryl Crow, Ben Folds, Bon Jovi). Advertisement

With the release of their fourth studio album last summer, JD & the Straight Shot continues to showcase their signature bluesy sound while incorporating distinct New Orleans root influence. The album, Midnight Run, was produced by Kevin Killen (U2, Peter Gabriel) at New York’s famed Avatar Studios.

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History of the Eagles Tour Dates:

Date Location Venue/Info
July 6, 2013
Louisville, KY
KFC YUM Center
July 7, 2013
Milwaukee, WI Summerfest
July 9, 2013
Cleveland, OH
Quicken Loans Arena
July 11, 2013
Toronto, ON
Air Canada Centre
July 13, 2013
Grand Falls Windsor, NFLD
Salmon Festival 2013
July 15, 2013
Ottowa, ON
Scotiabank Place
July 16, 2013
Philadelphia, PA
Wells Fargo Center
July 18, 2013
Uncasville, CT
Mohegan Sun
July 19, 2013
Mansfield, MA
Comcast Center
July 22, 2013
Washington, DC
Verizon Center
July 23, 2013
Pittsburgh, PA
Consol Energy Center
July 25, 2013
Bethel, NY
Bethel Woods Center For The Arts