Rascal Flatts celebrates its 20th anniversary and says goodbye to the road with “Rascal Flatts Farewell: Life Is A Highway Tour,” a 25-city shed outing that launches June 11 at Ruoff Music Center in Indianapolis and runs through October 17 at Coral Sky Amphitheater in West Palm Beach, FL.
“When we started out 20 years ago, we could not imagine all of the people, places and gifts we would encounter,” said Gary LeVox in a statement. “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!”
Rascal Flatts Farewell Tour Dates
6/11: Indianapolis, IN – Ruoff Music Center 6/12: Detroit, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre 6/13: Cincinnati, OH – Riverbend Music Center 6/25: Chicago, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre 6/27: Pittsburgh, PA – S&T Bank Music Park 7/18: Dallas, TX – Dos Equis Pavilion 7/23: St. Louis, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre 9/3: Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage 9/4: Cleveland, OH – Blossom Music Center 9/5: Buffalo, 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: Washington, DC – Jiffy Lube Live 9/17: Wantagh, NY – Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater 9/18: Boston, MA – Xfinity Center 9/19: Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center 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 – Coral Sky Amphitheatre.
“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 band’s member 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 another band member 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.”
More About Rascal Flatts Band
Rascal Flatts is an American country band formed in Columbus, Ohio, in 1999. It is composed of lead vocalist Gary LeVox, his second cousin Jay DeMarcus on bass guitar, and Joe Don Rooney on guitar and banjo. DeMarcus is also a brother-in-law of country music singer James Otto, and formerly one-half of the Christian music duo East to West.
From 2000 to 2010, they recorded for Disney Music Group’s Lyric Street Records. While on that label, they released seven albums, all of which have been certified platinum or higher by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). In order of release, these albums are Rascal Flatts (2000), Melt (2002), Feels Like Today (2004), Me and My Gang (2006), Still Feels Good (2007), Greatest Hits Volume 1 (2008) and Unstoppable (2009). After Lyric Street closed in 2010, they moved to Big Machine Records, for which they have released five albums: Nothing Like This (2010), Changed (2012), Rewind (2014), The Greatest Gift of All (2016), and Back to Us (2017).
Their studio albums have accounted for more than 25 singles, of which 14 have reached No. 1 on Billboard Hot Country Songs and/or Country Airplay. Their longest-lasting No. 1 single, a cover of Marcus Hummon’s “Bless the Broken Road”, spent five weeks in that position in 2005. In 2005–06, “What Hurts the Most” was No. 1 on both the Hot Country Songs and Adult Contemporary charts, and peaked at No. 6 on the Billboard Hot 100.