WICHITA — Back before Intrust Bank Arena opened, there was a lot of speculation about what act would kick off the new venue.
The most popular pick was the Eagles, except they weren’t on tour when the arena opened in January.
They are now.
There will be an announcement next week about a big show coming to the arena, and our bet is it’s the Eagles.
The band is on its Long Road Out of Eden tour now.
Its website lists a number of upcoming dates, though none for Wichita — yet.
The Eagles are playing in St. Louis on June 24 and in Dallas on June 26. Those are the closest cities announced so far. It would not be surprising to see a Wichita date around that time.
The Eagles are playing in Austin October 10, so it looks like there’s plenty of time this summer to schedule more venues.
An arena spokeswoman won’t confirm or deny that there’s even an announcement coming next week.
Most likely, the announcement will be coming from concert promoter Live Nation.
A Live Nation spokeswoman didn’t return calls for comment.
We’ll keep you posted.