Rascal Flatts bow out after being forced to cancel their 2020 farewell tour

20 May 2020, 15:02

Rascal Flatts cancel their 2020 Life Is A Highway farewell tour
Rascal Flatts cancel their 2020 Life Is A Highway farewell tour. Picture: Getty • Rascal Flatts

By Rory O'Connor

Rascal Flatts told their fans today that their Life Is A Highway farewell tour has had to be cancelled.

The trio just announced their 2020 farewell tour has been canceled due to the current coronavirus restrictions.

A statement posted on the band's official social media channels read: "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."

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Rascal Flatts
Rascal Flatts. Picture: PA

The tour was set to be their last together, with Gary LeVox, Jay DeMarcus and Joe Don Rooney celebrating the end of the band.

Rascal Flatts started more than 20 years ago in Printer's Alley in Nashville.

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Continuing their statement, the band told their fans about refund information, before adding: "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!

"We love you and can't thank you enough for being on this journey with us.

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Rascal Flatts issued a statement to cancel their Life Is A Highway farewell tour
Rascal Flatts issued a statement to cancel their Life Is A Highway farewell tour. Picture: Rascal Flatts • Twitter

"Thank you for understanding. Stay safe, Rascal Flatts."

Jay told CBS This Morning back in January that the farewell tour was not them saying goodbye or that they were splitting.

He explained: "We're saying thank you."