Could this be the last tour for the country music legend?
Today Alan Jackson announced his 2022 Last Call: One More For The Road Tour. And in his announcement, he hinted that this could be his final tour.
“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. I’ll try to do as much as I can, but if I’m comin’ your way, come see me….”
Alan of course revealed last yearthat he was living with Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMT), a degenerative nerve disease that affects the arms and legs and causes difficulty standing and walking.
AJ admitted back then that the condition was starting to affect his performances, and that he often had to sit down on a stool because he would have trouble balancing in front of the microphone, but that he didn’t want fans to think he was “drunk on stage” because he was having trouble with his balance.
So for what may be his final tour, and his first since announcing his battle with CMT, Alan announced that $1 from every ticket sold for the Last Call: One More for the Road Tour will be donated to the CMT Research Foundation, an organization that funds research for drug development. And in addition, $1 for each ticket will be matched by a group of CMTRF donors and board members.
I know sometimes I’m guilty of looking at tour schedules and concert dates and thinking “Eh, I’ll just catch them next time they’re in town,” but this may very well be your last chance to see one of the all-time greats.
So if the Last Call: One More for the Road Tour is rolling into your town, get out and see Alan while you still have the chance.