Tuesday, January 7, 2020
– Rascal Flatts announced this morning it was launching its farewell tour, Rascal Flatts Farewell: Life is a Highway Tour.
Gary LeVox, Jay DeMarcus and Joe Don Rooney made the announcement on CBS This Morning today that their 20th anniversary this year will be their last.
"When we started out 20 years ago, we could not imagine all of the people, places and gifts we would encounter," said LeVox , who is lead singer. "The greatest feeling ever, is being told that our music has been the soundtrack to their lives. What greater gift can an artist receive than to be told 'I got married to "Bless The Broken Road,"' or 'We played "My Wish" at my graduation.' That '"What Hurts The Most" is the song that made me love country music for the first time,' or '"I'm Movin' On" helped me get sober' or even that '"Changed" made me call my family again after not talking to them for years.' That's why we create music and the reason we can't wait to celebrate this incredible 20-year journey all year, with our fans who we love dearly. I don't know what God has in store for the future, but I am excited to see what He has planned."
"We're really looking forward to getting to spend this entire year loving on our fans and thanking them for allowing us to have the most amazing career over the last 20 years," said DeMarcus, the trio's bassist. "While it is of course bittersweet, it is so important to us to celebrate what our music has meant to their lives, as well as what the fans have meant to us. There is no sadness here, just new chapters, new journeys, and new beginnings. Rascal Flatts' music will live on forever, because of our fans, and this year is all about them."
"Dreams do come true...and we are three walking examples of this truth," said Rooney, who plays guitar. "I'm most proud of the fact that we've pursued our dreams together and with courage, hard-work and dedication we've been able to cultivate our dreams into reality; it's simply incredible. There's no doubt we have been blessed way beyond belief, and we can't wait to spend the rest of 2020 expressing our love and appreciation to all of our devoted fans, music industry friends and our families for believing in us and playing a major role in our path to here. And, I personally can't wait to shine a light on my brothers Jay and Gary this year and make another mountain of new memories with them."
Tour dates are:
June 11 Indianapolis, IN - Ruoff Music Center
June 12 Detroit, MI - DTE Energy Music Theatre
June 13 Cincinnati, OH - Riverbend Music Center
June 25 Chicago, IL - Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
June 27 Pittsburgh, PA - S&T Bank Music Park
July18 Dallas, TX - Dos Equis Pavilion
July23 St. Louis, MO - Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
Sept. 3 Toronto, ON - Budweiser Stage
Sept. 4 Cleveland, OH - Blossom Music Center
Sept. 5 Buffalo, NY - Darien Lake Amphitheater
Sept. 10 Raleigh, NC - Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek
Sept. 11 Virginia Beach, VA - Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater at Virginia Beach
Sept. 12 Washington, DC - Jiffy Lube Live
Sept. 17 Wantagh, NY - Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
Sept. 18 Boston, MA - Xfinity Center
Sept. 19 Holmdel, NJ - PNC Bank Arts Center
Oct. 1 Mountain View, CA - Shoreline Amphitheatre
Oct. 2 San Diego, CA - North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre
Oct. 3 Irvine, CA - FivePoint Amphitheatre
Oct. 7 Denver, CO - Red Rocks Amphitheatre
Oct. 9 Albuquerque, NM - Isleta Amphitheater
Oct. 10 Phoenix, AZ - Ak-Chin Pavilion
Oct. 15 Atlanta, GA - Ameris Bank Amphitheatre
Oct. 16 Tampa, FL - MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
Oct. 17 West Palm Beach, FL - Coral Sky Amphitheatre