The legendary R&B group, The O'Jays announced this week that they're embarking on their final tour.
According to Vibe magazine, the members of the iconic group are bidding farewell to their fans and announcing their final tour, Last Stop On The Love Train.
Named after their 1974 single, “Love Train,” the tour will allow fans to see original members Eddie Levert and Walter Williams, alongside Eric Nolan Grant (who joined in 1995) together onstage as they glide through their deep, storied catalog from the past six decades.
Levert shared in a statement, “I was thinking that I would quietly retire, but our fans and my body weren’t having it…The love and physical benefits of performing keeps us on the younger side of our age. This tour is a celebration of all of our lives and the struggles and joys that got us to today. It is time for us to say goodbye and we would like to do it in person. Please come join us as we play the music we have shared together over the past 60 years, one last time.”
Williams added, “The reason that this is our last tour is because, between Eddie and I, our ages will be over 160 years old by the end of the tour. I will be 60, and Eddie… you can do the rest of the math. But really, we wanted one last tour to say goodbye to our friends, family and fans, and ride The Love Train together, one last time.”
Tour dates will be shared “very soon,” but in the meantime, the men are set to perform at the AFRAM Festival in Baltimore during Juneteenth weekend and at the Cincinnati Music Festival in July.
No word yet on when the 'Love Train' makes its final stop in New Orleans