Alabama Farewell Tour Kicks Off in Vegas

Alabama’s farewell tour officially kicks off with a New Year’s Eve show at The Aladdin in Las Vegas. They’ve also recorded a new version of Mike & the Mechanics’ 1988 pop hit, “The Living Years,” for an upcoming album, In the Mood: The Love Songs. Set for Feb. 4 release, the 23-track compilation also includes, “I’m in the Mood,” which serves as the band’s 61st single. The remainder of the album collects Alabama’s previous hits, including “Feels So Right,” “Close Enough to Perfect” and “How Do You Fall in Love.” The Aladdin show is one of two major concert events the band is planning for this winter. The remainder of the tour dates will take place in the summer and fall of 2003. Tickets to the New Year’s Eve show go on sale Sept. 28. 08/26/02