The O’Jays are taking their fans on one final ride after announcing their farewell tour, Last Stop On The Love Train.
Featuring Eddie Levert, Walter Williams, and Eric Nolan Grant as the trio join together on stage in their carefully curated ensembles to sing and dance the night away spanning over 60 years, the tour is cleverly named after their 1974 single, “Love Train.”
“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,” Levert said in an official statement, according to VIBE. “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 explained that the reason this is The O’Jays final hurrah.
“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.”
The O’Jays’ coveted catalog includes 10 No.1 singles including “For The Love Of Money,” “Use Ta Be My Girl,” and “Family Reunion,” nine platinum albums, ten gold albums and 12 more iconic projects.
Back in 2005, the O’Jays were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and the Vocal Group Hall of Fame before becoming the 2005 Lifetime Achievement Award recipients at the BET Awards and being inducted into the R&B Music Hall of Fame in 2013.
The group released their final project, The Last Word, co-produced by the late Betty Wright, in 2019.
First stop on the Last Stop On The Love Train tour will kick off in Chicago on July 21. Pre-sale tickets will be available on Thursday (May 26).