Rascal Flatts are bringing an end to their performing career earlier than planned. The country group announced their Life Is a Highway Farewell Tour earlier this year, but due to the coronavirus, the outing has been cancelled outright.
The trek was supposed to kick off June 11 and make its way to more than two dozen cities through October. However, all shows are now off and tickets will be refunded to fans eager to catch the band one final time.
“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 group wrote in a statement shared to social media. “We love you and can’t thank you enough for being on this journey with us! Thank you for understanding.”
The trio – comprised of Gary LeVox, Joe Don Rooney and Jay DeMarcus – are stilling planning on celebrating their “milestone” 20th anniversary this year, teasing fans that “fun surprises” are on the way.
Given the unforeseen circumstances, Rascal Flatts’ 2019 Summer Playlist Tour now serves as their final outing. The group enjoyed massive chart success throughout their two-decade career, earning multiple No. 1 hits like “My Wish,” “Fast Cars and Freedom,” “What Hurts The Most,” “I Like the Sound of That” and most recently, “Yours If You Want It.”
Their decision to call it quits this year appeared to be an amicable one, with DeMarcus saying that “there is no sadness here, just new chapters, new journeys, and new beginnings.”