The bad news: After more than two decades, chart-topping country trio Rascal Flatts is embarking on a farewell tour.
The good news: Tampa Bay fans have not one, but two more chances to see them.
The group announced Tuesday that it’s heading out on one final run of shows kicking off this summer, including one at the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre in Tampa on Oct. 16. Openers and ticket details have not yet been announced, but the band says they’ll go on sale in most cities as part of the 2020 Live Nation Country Megaticket, in which fans can buy seats to multiple concerts (like Thomas Rhett or Lady Antebellum) for one price.
Locals, however, will get a preview of Rascal Flatts’ long farewell when the group headlines the opening night of the Florida Strawberry Festival in Plant City on Feb. 27. Tickets are $51. Click here.
At both shows, expect the band to reel off its many harmony-heavy hits, including Life Is a Highway, Bless the Broken Road and What Hurts the Most.
“We’re really looking forward to getting to spend this entire year loving on our fans, and thanking them for allowing us to have the most amazing career over the last 20 years,” the band’s Jay DeMarcus said in a statement. “While it is of course bittersweet, it is so important to us to celebrate what our music has meant to their lives, as well as what the fans have meant to us. There is no sadness here, just new chapters, new journeys, and new beginnings. Rascal Flatts’ music will live on forever, because of our fans, and this year is all about them!”