“We’ve decided it’s time to plan our farewell tour and hopefully take it coast to coast to reach all the fans that have been there for us the past 25 years,” lead singer Randy Owen said. “This farewell tour will be a blast from sea to shining sea!”

The tour is said to kick off December 31 in Las Vegas and continue through 2003, but dates and venues have yet to be confirmed.

The American Farewell Tour, as it’s dubbed, will feature stops in no less than 40 cities, and will be accompanied by TV specials and other special events.

Alabama, which began as a bar band in Myrtle Beach, S.C., have sold more than 65 million records and scored an endless run of hits, including “Love In The First Degree,” “Old Flame,” and “Can’t Keep A Good Man Down.”

When It All Goes South, the band’s 23rd album, was released last year. They have another disc waiting in the wings, set to hit shelves August 20.