Glen Campbell Pulls Plug on Australia, New Zealand Tour

"Rhinestone Cowboy" singer Glen Campbell, performing his farewell tour after being diagnosed with Alzheimer's, bows out of road jaunt with Kenny Rogers

Last Updated: July 18, 2012 @ 1:06 PM

The Rhinestone Cowboy will not be riding through Australia and New Zealand.

Getty ImagesGlen Campbell has canceled an upcoming Australian and New Zealand tour with Kenny Rogers, due to the strains of travel, the singer's spokesman told TheWrap.

"Glen is able to comfortably deal with the travel and the shows themselves," the spokesman told TheWrap. "However, as August approaches Glen realizes that due to his Alzheimer's condition, he cannot handle the extremely long plane trip from Los Angeles to New Zealand and Australia."

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The Australia and New Zealand jaunt would have been the last international run on Campbell's Goodbye Tour. The Country Music Hall of Fame member, 76, is suffering from Alzheimer's disease. According to the spokesman, Campbell was to have played eight dates in New Zealand and Australia from Aug. 10 to Aug. 24.

The spokesman said that Campbell has "always been well received" during his decades of touring New Zealand and Australia, and "is sorry that he cannot perform there one more time."

As part of the tour, Campbell played what was billed as his final Los Angeles concert at the Hollywood Bowl in June, accompanied by Jackson Browne, Lucinda Williams, Kris Kristofferson and other special guests. 

The singer, who released his final album, "Ghost on the Canvas," last August, performed his signature song "Rhinestone Cowboy" at the Grammy Awards in February. 

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Campbell is currently touring the United States, with dates through July. His spokesman said that the U.S. dates "are going well." Following the string of July dates, the tour will pick up again in October.

According to AP, other artists will fill in as special guests on the dates with Kenny Rogers.