Alan Jackson Announces ‘Last Call’ Tour (But Not ‘Final’ One)
Don’t call it a farewell tour or a final bow, because Alan Jackson isn’t. But after openly addressing some health issues recently, the Country Music Hall of Famer is being honest with his fans about his prospects for touring in the future, and how he many not be doing it forever. So just call it “Last Call: One More For The Road,” and hope that it’s not the very end.
In September of 2021, Alan Jackson revealed that he’s been suffering from a degenerative nerve condition called Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease, nicknamed (somewhat ironically) CMT. He was diagnosed with the condition ten years ago. It primarily affects the peripheral nervous system causing balance issues by compromising smaller muscles in the body’s extremities. It’s related to muscular dystrophy and Parkinson’s disease.
The good news is that the disease is not life threatening, nor does it affect longevity. But it does affect things like balance and your ability to move. Alan Jackson wanted to reveal the condition, just in case people saw him swerving on stage and thought he’d indulged in a few too many gin & tonics. He’s also been performing lately while sitting on a stool.
Alan Jackson said at the time, “I never wanted to do the big retirement tour, like people do, then take a year off and then come back. I think that’s kinda cheesy. And I’m not saying I won’t be able to tour. I’ll try to do as much as I can. I feel a little more freedom now, because I’m not trying to worry about getting on the radio and fitting into their limitations. I’ve always believed that the music is the most important thing. The songs. And I guess that’s what I’d like to (leave) if I had a legacy.”
So Alan Jackson has announced sixteen new concert dates for 2022, including a date at the Gila River Arena in Phoenix originally booked for 2020 that has been rescheduled multiple times.
“I’ve always admired my heroes like George Jones, Merle Haggard, Loretta Lynn and Charley Pride who just played as much as they wanted to, as long as they could,” Jackson says. “I’ve always thought I’d like to do that, and I’d like to as long as my health will allow. I’ll try to do as much as I can, but if I’m comin’ your way, come see me….”
Friday, June 24 – Biloxi, MS (Mississippi Coast Coliseum)
Saturday, June 25 – Knoxville, TN (Thompson-Boling Arena)
Friday, July 29 – St. Paul, MN (Xcel Energy Center)
Saturday, July 30 – Grand Forks, ND (Alerus Center)
Friday, August 12 – Savannah, GA (Enmarket Arena) **
Saturday, August 13 – Greenville, SC (Bon Secours Wellness Arena) **
Friday, August 26 – Lincoln, NE (Pinnacle Bank Arena)
Saturday, August 27 – Kansas City, MO (T-Mobile Center)
Friday, September 9 – Lexington, KY (Rupp Arena)
Saturday, September 10 – Greensboro, NC (Greensboro Coliseum)
Friday, September 16 – Austin, TX (Moody Center)
Saturday, September 17 – Dallas, TX (American Airlines Center)
Friday, September 30 – Phoenix (Glendale), AZ (Gila River Arena) ++
Saturday, October 1 – Anaheim, CA (Honda Center)
Friday, October 7 – Atlantic City, NJ (Jim Whelan Boardwalk Hall)
Saturday, October 8 – Pittsburgh, PA (PPG Paints Arena)
** On Sale Date to Be Announced
++ Rescheduled concert from 2020; tickets for previous events will be honored; new tickets available!