GLEN CAMPBELL Announces The Goodbye Tour - Final Ever Concerts

GLEN CAMPBELL - The Goodbye Tour

Last ever UK tour by the legendary American singing star

"I’m coming back to perform in the UK, where I have had the pleasure of touring regularly over the past 40 years, for my final tour there.

I’m thrilled to be returning. The audiences were wonderful on my previous tours, and I always felt right at home. They always make me feel appreciated."

Glen Campbell is to say goodbye to his UK fans with his last ever concerts.

Glen Campbell: The Goodbye Tour sees Glen supported by his two daughters and his son’s band,  performing many of his greatest hits, that include Gentle on My Mind, By the Time I Get to Phoenix, Wichita Lineman, Galveston, Rhinestone Cowboy and Southern Nights.

Glen Campbell: The Goodbye Tour opens on Friday October 21 at the Lowry in Salford and plays 15 cities, including London’s Royal Festival Hall on Saturday October 22.

 The tour coincides with the release of Glen’s final studio album, Ghost on the Canvas, which is released in the UK on Monday 29th August by Surfdog Records.

Over 50 years in showbusiness, in an age where there are so few true hitmakers, the breadth of Glen Campbell’s career is hard to process. He has sold 45 million albums, had 81 songs on the charts, won Grammys and numerous other awards, been inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame, had a TV show where 50 million people tuned in weekly, played with Sinatra, Elvis, the Beach Boys, owned a theatre in Branson, acted and did a song for the movie True Grit alongside John Wayne, and did it all rising from being the seventh son of a poor Arkansas sharecropper who eventually moved to LA with just $300 in his pocket. Glen became a country-pop crossover star of mind-lashingly megalithic proportions.

Glen Campbell is one of the most popular artists and country music’s greatest guitarist,  respected by his peers and young artists far and wide. From his amazing 12-string guitar work on his own albums to his session guitar work as part of the Wrecking Crew (who were Phil Spector’s go-to guys) and on albums by the Monkees, Sinatra, Haggard, Dean Martin and a couple hundred others, Glen’s guitar has coiled its way deep into the DNA of American music.

His last, critically acclaimed album, Meet Glen Campbell, saw him putting his smooth vocals and layered arrangements on contemporary and classic hits by the likes of U2, John Lennon, The Foo Fighters and Green Day.

Now consciously bowing out at the tail end of 50 years in popular music, Glen Campbell hits a serene reflective note on Ghosts On The Canvas. He ditched the booze and drugs decades ago and he’s written and told his story different times and in different ways before, but here he sings and interprets with the naked humility of a massive lifetime’s twilight.

This album finds a man taking stock of a life all but overstocked with all manner of experience and returning in the face of it all to a place of simple love and gratitude where the drama is all natural and the meaning is palpable in every note.

It’s beautiful stuff, and a fitting epilogue to a career that’s dazzled like the brightest rhinestones on any man’s jacket.

Ghost On The Canvas
Release date: Monday 29th August
Barcode: 885150334447
Cat: 233444
Surfdog Records


Glen Campbell: The Goodbye Tour dates

Friday 21st October
at 7.30pm
Box office: 0843 208 6000

Saturday 22nd October
at 7.30pm
Royal Festival Hall
Box office: 0844 847 9910

Sunday 23rd October
at 7.00pm
St David’s Hall
Box office: 02920 878444

Monday 24th October
at 7.30pm
Box office: 01604 624811

Tuesday 25th October
at 7.30pm
Philharmonic Hall
Box office: 0151 709 3789

Wednesday 26th October
at 7.30pm
Royal Concert Hall
Box office: 0115 989 5555

Thursday 28th October
at 7.30pm
Box office: 0844 854 2757

Friday 29th October
at 9.30pm
City Hall
Box office: 0191 2612606

Sunday 30th October
at 7.30pm
Box office: 01256 844 244

Tuesday 1st November
at 7.30pm
Box office: 0845 146 1460

Wednesday 2nd November
at 8.00pm
Colston Hall
Box office: 0117 922 3686

Thursday 3rd November
at 7.30pm
Box office: 01273 709 709

Friday 4th November
at 7.30pm
Box office: 0844 7701 797

Saturday 5th November
at 7.30pm
Cliffs Pavilion
Box offce: 01702 351135

Sunday 6th November
at 8pm
Symphony Hall
Box office: 0121 780 3333