It’s the end of an era. Rascal Flatts made a huge (heartbreaking) announcement on Jan. 7 when they announced their farewell with the Life is a Highway Tour. The most awarded group of country music’s last decade announced the news on CBS This Morning. Now, more than a month later, they’ve added more dates to the tour.
Gary LeVox said they didn’t realize how many people they would touch with their music over the last two decades.
“When we started out 20 years ago, we could not imagine all of the people, places and gifts we would encounter,” he says. “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!”
They’re taking this entire year to celebrate their legacy and music with the fans that have made them what they are today.
“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,” Jay DeMarcus shares. “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.”
The Life is a Highway Tour kicks off June 11 in Indianapolis. They’ll play music from their entire catalog as they travel to cities like Chicago, Dallas, St. Lous, Atlanta, Nashville and Tampa.
“Dreams do come true… and we are three walking examples of this truth,” Joe Don Rooney says of Rascal Flatts’ epic career. “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.”
Rascal Flatts have invited some special guests to join them for the tour. Chris Lane, Chase Rice, Avenue Beat and Caylee Hammack will be there. King Calaway, Matt Stell, Rachel Wammack and more will join in certain stops as well.
Farewell: Life is a Highway Tour Dates
6/11 Indianapolis, IN – Ruoff Music Center
6/12 Detroit, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre (WYCD Hoedown)
6/13 Cincinnati, OH – Riverbend Music Center
6/25 Chicago, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
6/27 Burgettstown, PA – S&T Bank Music Park
7/17 Rogers, AR – Walmart AMP
7/18 Fort Worth, TX – Dickies Arena
7/23 St. Louis, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
7/24 Southaven, MS – BankPlus Amphitheater
7/25 Kansas City, MO – Sprint Center
7/31 Welch, MN – Treasure Island Casino Amphitheater
8/1 Omaha, NE – CHI Health Center
8/2 Dubuque, IA – Q Casino
8/20 New Orleans, LA – Smoothie King Center**
8/21 Brandon, MS – Brandon Amp
8/22 Birmingham, AL – Oak Mountain Amphitheatre
9/3 Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage
9/4 Cuyahoga Falls, OH – Blossom Music Center
9/5 Darien Center, NY – Darien Lake Amphitheater
9/10 Raleigh, NC – Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek
9/11 Virginia Beach, VA – Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater at Virginia Beach
9/12 Bristow, VA – Jiffy Lube Live
9/17 Wantagh, NY – Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
9/18 Mansfield, MA – Xfinity Center
9/19 Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center
9/25 Columbus, OH – Nationwide Arena
10/1 Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre
10/2 San Diego, CA – North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre**
10/3 Irvine, CA – FivePoint Amphitheatre
10/7 Denver, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre
10/9 Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheater
10/10 Phoenix, AZ – Ak-Chin Pavilion
10/15 Atlanta, GA – Ameris Bank Amphitheatre
10/16 Tampa, FL – MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre**
10/17 West Palm Beach, FL – iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre
10/30 Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena
The new tour dates are in bold.
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