Glen Campbell - Glen Campbell Announces Farwell Tour, Talks Alzheimers
Glen Campbell has announced that he is suffering from Alzheimer's disease and that he will be going back on the road for a farewell concert tour. GLEN CAMBELL will kick off his tour on February 15th (2012) and it will only be a 9-day jaunt across the US.
Campbell has revealed that the song choices for the tour trace the arc of the 75 years that he has had in life experience. The opening act on Glen's tour will be Ronnie Milsap. Talking to CBS about his illness, he recalls looking at photos and not remembering them anymore. He stated: '"Is that who I think it is? That's me with Elvis'. His wife Kim has stated that his medications have helped him improve and that his music is like therapy: 'It hasn't affected his music. He really sings great'. The Grammy Award winner released 'Ghost On The Canvas' earlier this year on the Sundog Records' label. Glen has already confirmed that it will be his final album.
GLEN CAMMPBELL, most famous for his track 'Rhinestone Cowboy', has released over 70 albums in his 45-year career. He has sold 45 million records, achieved 12 RIAA Gold albums, 4 Platinum albums and 1 Double-Platinum album. Out of all 75 singles, 27 of them managed to land in the Top 10. For more information about the short farewell tour, visit his official website.