Eagles’ Timothy B. Schmit Shares New Song ‘Cross That Line,’ a Topical Tune That Schmit Says ‘Speaks For Itself’


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Eagles bassist Timothy B. Schmit has been working on a solo album ever since the classic rock band‘s anticipated Hotel California tour was pushed back to 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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One of the songs Schmit prepared for the new record is “Cross That Line,” an anthem with lyrical themes that apply to our present day. A press release notes that the song “addresses the MeToo movement along with Donald Trump’s ego,” and listening to it, it’s hard to disagree.

“I’ve had this song in my back pocket for almost a year now, and I’m not sure why I’ve waited so long to release it,” Schmit said of the song, which was premiered on Thursday. “Then it became clear to me about two weeks ago that now is, indeed, the time. There is nothing else I can say about this piece other than the song speaks for itself.”

When released, this new album from Timothy B. Schmit will be his seventh solo album overall and the first since 2016’s Leap of Faith. As for the personnel accompanying Schmit in the studio for “Cross That Line”:

“Cross That Line” was produced by Schmit and Jeff Peters and features Smokey Hormel (Beck, Johnny Cash, Neil Diamond) on lead guitar, Herman Matthews (Tower of Power, Tom Jones) on drums and Greg Leisz (Bon Iver) on steel guitar. Schmit plays bass himself and his three children (Jeddrah Leiterding, Owen Schmit and Ben Schmit) are part of a large chorus that provide backing vocals.

Stay tuned for more! And in the meantime, here are Eagles’ rescheduled Hotel California tour dates for Fall 2021:

Denver, CO Pepsi Center Thu, Sep 16, 2021 Fri, Sep 18, 2020 / Thu, Mar 26, 2020
Denver, CO Pepsi Center Sat, Sep 18, 2021 Sat, Sep 19, 2020 / Sat. Mar 28, 2020
Dallas, TX American Airlines Center Tue, Sep 21, 2021 Wed, Oct 21, 2020 / Tue, Mar 17, 2020
Phoenix, AZ Talking Stick Resort Arena Fri, Sep 24, 2021 Sat, Oct 24, 2020 / Tue, April 21, 2020
Phoenix, AZ Talking Stick Resort Arena Sat, Sep 25, 2021 Sun, Oct 25, 2020 / Sun, April 26, 2020
St. Paul, MN Xcel Energy Center Fri, Oct 1, 2021 Fri, Oct 16, 2020 / Fri, April 03, 2020
St. Paul, MN Xcel Energy Center Sat, Oct 2, 2021 Sat, Oct 17, 2020 / Sat, April 04, 2020
Los Angeles, CA Forum Fri, Oct 15, 2021 Fri, Sep 25, 2020 / Fri., April 17, 2020
Los Angeles, CA Forum Sat, Oct 16, 2021 Sat, Sep 26, 2020 / Sat., April 18, 2020
Los Angeles, CA Forum Tue, Oct 19, 2021 Tue, Sep 29, 2020 / Fri., April 24, 2020
San Francisco, CA Chase Center Fri, Oct 22, 2021 Fri, Oct 2, 2020 / Sat., April 11, 2020
San Francisco, CA Chase Center Sat, Oct 23, 2021 Sat, Oct 3, 2020 / Sun., April 12, 2020

 


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