Rascal Flatts Cancels Farewell Tour

Rascal Flatts cancels Farewell Tour
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As more tour cancellations come in, Rascal Flatts adds their name to the list. The Farewell Tour that the country trio had planned for the summer of 2020, to say goodbye to fans after twenty years together, has been cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The trio took to Instagram to share the sad and difficult decision.

“Flattheads, after a lot of difficult conversations that we never thought we would be having, we have decided that in the interest of the safety of everyone involved we will not be moving forward with our Farewell Tour,” the post read. “Refund information is available at livenation.com/refund. 2020 is still an important year for us as a band and a milestone we want to celebrate with our fans, so please stay tuned for some fun surprises coming your way soon! ”

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They concluded with, “We love you and can’t thank you enough for being on this journey with us! Thank you for understanding. Stay safe, Rascal Flatts.”

Understandably, fans were upset at the cancellation.

“Please have one last tour in 2021 or something pls,” one fan wrote.

“Will there be any chance of rescheduling? I know it’s selfish, but you’ve been one of my favorite bands since I could walk. Seeing you has always been on my bucket list, and I finally had tickets for your tour in Rogers in July. I am selfishly heartbroken, but still one of your biggest fans,” added another.

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The guys announced the tour in January, after twenty years together. The tour was set to hit 25 cities and kick off on June 11 in Indianapolis, Indiana, making stops in Ohio, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, California, Arizona and Florida.

“When we started out 20 years ago, we could not imagine all of the people, places and gifts we would encounter,” said lead singer Gary LeVox in January. “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!”

“Well……. It’s official,” added Jay DeMarcus. “Bittersweet day for sure. Our fans are the BEST in the world!! This tour is one BIG “thank you” to them for this amazing 20 year ride. 2020 is going to be EPIC!!!!!!! #flattsfarewell #2020.”

Thanks for twenty years!!