Everything You Must Know About Alan Jackson’s “Last Call” Tour
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While Jackson did not flat-out call the tour a farewell tour, it certainly seems to be one. A press release on his official website reads:
“The three-time CMA Entertainer of the Year will thrill audiences – visiting cities and areas he hasn’t in several years for the last time – as fans relive hits like ‘Chattahoochee’ and ‘It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere’ night-after-night.”
But why would Jackson want to stop touring? It’s likely due to a health diagnosis he got over ten years ago…which he just revealed publicly last fall.
During an interview with TODAY in September 2021, Jackson revealed he was diagnosed with Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease, also known as CMT, many years ago. CMT is a hereditary degenerative nerve condition that causes weakness and balance issues:
“…it’s been affecting me for years,” Jackson told TODAY. “And it’s getting more and more obvious. And I know I’m stumbling around on stage. And now I’m having a little trouble balancing, even in front of the microphone, and so I just feel very uncomfortable. And I just want people to know that’s why I look like I do, if they’re wondering…it’s just gonna disable me eventually.”
The condition is incurable, though it will not affect Jackson’s overall lifespan.
In the press release about his Last Call Tour, Jackson said:
“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. I’ve always thought I’d like to do that, and I’d like to as long as my health will allow.”
So just in case this is “farewell” from Jackson, here’s everything you need to know about his Last Call Tour.
The tour will kick off on Friday, June 24 in Biloxi, Mississippi. The tour will conclude on Saturday, October 8 in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania. So far, there are 16 stops on the tour.
Fan club pre-sale tickets will go on sale on March 15 starting at 10 AM local time. Citi cardemembers will also have access to the pre-sale tickets through the Citi Entertainment program. General admission tickets will go on sale March 18 starting at 10 AM local time (with the exception of the Savannah and Greenville shows).
The press release on Jackson’s website indicates that top-tier ticket packages are available. They “…include a pre-show party presented by AJ’s Good Time Bar…highlighted by live music from James Carothers and Cory Farley, featured performers from AJs.”
$1 from each ticket will be donated to the CMT Research Foundation.
Learn more details about Jackson’s tour by flipping through the slideshow below. Is he coming to your city this year?