After 20 years on the road, the award-winning trio announces that they’ll be taking some time off — potentially for good — when they come to your area this year for the Rascal Flats Farewell: Life Is A Highway Tour. The tour finds the most-awarded country music band of the past decade ready to run a victory lap of sorts with the tour, currently scheduled to hit multiple markets throughout 2020.
"When we started out 20 years ago, we could not imagine all of the people, places and gifts we would encounter,” said Gary LeVox. "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,” shared Jay DeMarcus. "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 Joe Don Rooney. "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.”
The tour will kick off in Indianapolis in June and take the band coast to coast. They will offer up their fans a massive setlist of heartfelt, fun, and an often soulful blend of ballads and tempo-filled rockers. Tickets will be available first as part of the Live Nation Country Megaticket and later more info will be found at the trio’s website.
The tour may signal the end of their major touring days but like the veteran rock n roll acts are doing now, it would be a shock to see this as a true “farewell” but more like a “farewell for now” tour.