by Bill Pearis
Last year, Glen Campbell released his 61st (!) studio album, Ghost on the Canvas (with songs written by Paul Westerberg, Teddy Thompson and Jakob Dylan) at the same time revealing he was suffering from Alzheimer's Disease. He then announced he would head out on a Goodbye Tour so fans could have one last chance to see him. With help from teleprompters and three of his kids who are in his band (drummer Cal, 28; guitarist Shannon, 27; and banjo player Ashley, 25) the iconic country star has been performing classics like "Rhinestone Cowboy,' "Wichita Lineman" and "By the Time I Get to Phoenix," all over the country.
Glenn Campbell's Goodbye Tour, which has added a North East leg, hits NYC on October 13 at Carnegie Hall. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (9/7) at 11 AM. While he may have trouble remembering the words, the man can still play guitar like nobody's business.
A list of all tour dates and some classic Glen Campbell videos are below.
Glen Campbell - "Wichita Lineman"
Glen Campbell - "By the Time I Get to Phoenix"
Glen Campbell - "Galveston"
Glen Campbell - "Rhinestone Cowboy"
Glen Campbell - "Southern Nights"
Glen Campbell - 2012 Tour Dates
Sep 06 Robinson Center Auditorium Little Rock, AR
Sep 07 Arkansas State University Jonesboro, AR
Sep 09 Long Center for the Performing Arts Austin, TX
Oct 13 Carnegie Hall New York, NY
Oct 16 Merrill Auditorium Portland, ME
Oct 17 Wilbur Theater Boston, MA
Oct 18 State Theatre New Brunswick, NJ
Oct 19 Mayo Performing Arts Center Morristown, NJ
Oct 20 Warner Theatre Torrington, CT
Oct 24 Center for the Arts Buffalo, NY
Oct 25 State Theater Ithaca, NY
Oct 26 Sands Bethlehem Event Center Bethlehem, PA
Oct 27 Luhrs Performing Arts Center Shippensburg, PA
Nov 02 Sunrise Theatre Fort Pierce, FL
Nov 04 Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall Sarasota, FL