The Judds reunite for a farewell tour
Before performing on the “CBS Early Show” Saturday morning, Wynonna Judd announced it is “take your mother to work year,” and that she would be touring with her mom, Naomi Judd.
It will be The Judds first tour since 2000, when the chart-topping mother-daughter duo stopped by Rupp Arena for a performance that included a cameo by sister Ashley. That concert was taped for a CBS special, later that year.
According to Wynonna Judd’s Nashville-based publicist, the tour will kick off as Christmas shows at the end of this year and then move out to arenas in 2011.The Judds, whose roots are in Eastern and Central Kentucky, was one of the most successful country music duos in history, churning out a catalog of chart-topping hits such as “Mama He’s Crazy” in the 1980s. The act disbanded in 1991, when Naomi announced she had been diagnosed with Hepatitis C.
Naomi and Wynonna have teamed up since 2000 for a few one-night concerts, and Naomi sang on Wynonna’s 2003 single, “Flies on Butter.” But this will be the duo’s first tour in a decade.
Tour dates for The Judds have not been announced yet.
Here’s Wy, making the announcement:
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Hershey102 February 8th, 2010 at 12:01 pm
Don’t these ‘farewell’ tours ever really end? Artists and athletes announcing retirement and ‘farewell’ tours should have to sign a ‘truth’ statement that they will promise to go away after the tour. Expect a farewell tour every few years, especially when there are buck to be had.
Rich Copley February 8th, 2010 at 12:04 pm
In fair-ness to The Judds, their 2000 tour was billed as a reunion and not a farewell. I looked back through some of our and other publication’s coverage of that tour, and did not find any promises that was it.
every time you get close to being broke you have a fare well tour just like the going out of business sale
Larry wallace February 8th, 2010 at 2:17 pm
Who cares what they do.
William February 8th, 2010 at 2:28 pm
Haven’t they done the farewell tours already?
William……….as for me, they can have as many farewell tours as
they want. We deserve them.
Larry………….I care what they do and the more the better.
Richard………I have heard nothing about either being almost broke
and I doubt that either are near that.
Hershey……..Please do not feel compeled to attend any of their
concerts. Instead of them going away, please note
Anyway, my best wishes to both of them as they tour our great nation.
…….and so it goes~~
William February 9th, 2010 at 4:17 pm
mo ky fellow……..obviously you are a fan. Good for you. But you appear to be in the minority here.
Given the sentiment so far about this “farewell tour”, you should be able to get a good seat up front.
William February 10th, 2010 at 11:12 am
To Rich Copley:
You are correct that the 2000 tour was billed as the reunion tour.
However…the 1991, 116 city tour was billed as “The Farewell Tour”. It’s on IMDB and was broadcast on televsion.
Rich Copley February 10th, 2010 at 11:37 am
Thanks for the note William, and you are correct, that was a farewell tour. But it was a farewell tour because Naomi Judd had been diagnosed with Hepatitis C, a life-altering, potentially life-threatening illness. She has since said she has been cured of the disease.
So yes, it is a second “farewell” tour, but given the circumstances of the first one, it is probably unfair to accuse The Judds of having a string of opportunistic farewell tours.
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Raised by opera-loving parents in a rock ’n’ roll world, Rich Copley has parlayed his broad interests into his career writing about arts and entertainment. Since 1998, he has covered performing arts, film and faith-based popular culture for the Lexington Herald-Leader, the daily newspaper in Lexington, Ky. MORE | E-mail Rich