Rascal Flatts announce split after 20 years and will embark on farewell tour

7 January 2020, 16:09 | Updated: 8 January 2020, 10:21

By Tom Eames

Sad news for Rascal Flatts fans around the world, as the country trio have announced their goodbyes.

After two decades, Rascal Flatts are heading out on one final tour together.

Gary LeVox, Joe Don Rooney and Jay DeMarcus appeared on CBS This Morning on Tuesday (January 7), announcing dates for the upcoming Farewell: Life Is a Highway Tour.

“When we started out 20 years ago, we could not imagine all of the people, places and gifts we would encounter,” the group tweeted. “[T]here is no sadness. Just new chapters, new journeys, and new beginnings.”

Rascal Flatts
Rascal Flatts. Picture: Getty

Starting the tour on June 11 in Indianapolis, the trio will play 25 dates across North America, including shows in Boston, San Diego, Toronto, and Dallas.

However, there is currently not a Nashville date, but the tour will begin the week after CMA Fest 2020, so there's a huge chance that the band will appear onstage at Nissan Stadium.

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“We’re not going to sign some pact that says we’re never going to tour again… and Joe Don is going to need a job — he can’t even afford fingers,” DeMarcus said on CBS This Morning.

Since arriving in 2000 with their self-titled debut album, Rascal Flatts have scored several country number ones, including 'Bless the Broken Road', 'What Hurts the Most', and 'Here Comes Goodbye'.

They’ve sold over 20 million albums, including the multi-platinum successes Feels Like Today and Me and My Gang.