by COUNTRY NOW STAFF | 28 June 2022 | Country Now
lan Jackson officially made his long-awaited return to the stage, kicking off his Last Call: One More For The Road Tour with back-to-back sold-out shows.
The Country Music Hall of Fame member launched his highly-anticipated tour this past weekend as he played the first two shows of the trek. On Friday (June 24) and Saturday (June 25), Jackson began his 30-city tour in Biloxi, Mississippi at Mississippi Coast Coliseum and Knoxville, Tennessee at Thompson-Boling Arena, respectively.
Jackson’s set list spanned his three-decade-plus career and featured fan-favorite hits such as “Mercury Blues,” “Drive (For Daddy Gene),” “Where Were You (When The World Stopped Turning),” “Chasin’ That Neon Rainbow,” “It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere,” “When I Come From,” and “Chattahoochee.”
Throughout Jackson’s 22-song set, he brought to life his iconic catalog while keeping fans singing along all night.
The tour comes just days after the announcement of Jackson’s new Silverbelly Whiskey, which gets its namesake from the country icon’s signature cowboy hat (while many believe the hat is white, it’s actually a color called Silverbelly) and is a new premium spirit distilled exclusively for – and hand-selected by – Jackson himself.
The just-announced Silverbelly Whiskey was created in partnership with Silver Screen Bottling Co. and DSP-KY-10 and is available in 750ml bottles and 91 proof with 45.5% alc/vol.
The trek marks the three-time CMA Entertainer Of The Year’s first tour since revealing his serious medical diagnosis.
Last fall, Jackson revealed that he has been living with CMT (Charcot-Marie-Tooth), a chronic inherited neuropathy condition that results in nerve deterioration and hampers muscle function, movement and balance, for years.
Jackson will donate $1 for every ticket sold to the CMT Research Foundation. In addition, $1 will be matched by a generous group of CMTRF donors and board members.
“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 previously shared in a press release. “I’ve always thought I’d like to do that, and I’d like to as long as my health will allow,” he notes, adding with a smile, “I’ll try to do as much as I can, but if I’m comin’ your way, come see me….”
Alan Jackson’s Last Call: One More For The Road Tour, produced by Live Nation, continues through October. The trek will wrap up on in Pittsburgh, PA at PPG Paints Arena on October 8.
Alan Jackson’s Set List
1. Gone Country
2. I Don’t Even Know Your Name
3. Summertime Blues (Eddie Cochran cover)
4. Livin’ on Love
5. Good Time
6. The Blues Man (Hank Williams, Jr. cover)
7. Who’s Cheatin’ Who (Charly McClain cover)
8. Here in the Real World
9. Chasin’ That Neon Rainbow
10. It Must Be Love (Don Williams cover)
11. Tall, Tall Trees (Roger Miller cover)
12. The Older I Get
13. Little Bitty
14. Country Boy
15. Drive (For Daddy Gene)
16. Where Were You (When the World Stopped Turning)
17. Don’t Rock the Jukebox
18. Remember When
19. It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere
21. Where I Come From
22. Mercury Blues (K.C. Douglas cover)
Tickets and tour information for Alan Jackson’s Last Call: One More for the Road Tour are available HERE.
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