Now 75 years old, rocker Kenny Loggins says “This is It” and  is cutting “Footloose” and heading into the “Danger Zone” as he prepares to launch a tour one more time.

The two time Grammy Award winning singer has been making music for over 50 years; first as a part of Loggins and Messina and later as a solo artist.

Currently the farewell tour includes only about a dozen dates, but Loggins promises more are on the way.

Mirroring the thoughts of many of his fellow rockers, Loggins spoke on the final tour via his website saying, “it’s been an amazing journey since starting with Jimmy Messina in 1971, and I’m fortunate to have had such a long touring.  I don’t see this as the end of my professional career, but certainly a halt to the grind of major touring.”  He added, “after spending a lifetime on the road, I want to have more time at home.”

Speaking on the upcoming tour itself Loggins said, “I’ll be playing songs that I feel sum up the emotional story of my music.  This will include 90 percent of the hits, and 10 or so percent of the deeper cuts.”

Loggins noted that he had recorded a new version of “Danger Zone” for “Top Gun Maverick” that would surround the audience, but the film’s star Tom Cruise wanted the original version which is the one that made it into the film.

Loggins recounts a conversation with Cruise about the song saying, “I said, ‘So, tell me, is “Danger Zone” in or out?’ And he said, ‘It wouldn’t be Top Gun without “Danger Zone”.  When we first talked about it, they were thinking it might go in a scene in the middle of the movie or somewhere near the end where he comes to the rescue. Instead, Tom opted to use it at the beginning of the movie so that it really conjures up the energy and excitement of the original Top Gun.”

Kenny Loggins Farewell Tour dates:
March 10 at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall in Sarasota, FL
March 12 at the Florida Theatre in Jacksonville, FL
March 26 at the Good Life Festival in Queen Creek AZ
April 28 at the Dickies Arena in Fort Worth, TX
April 30 at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival in New Orleans, LA
June 15 at Wolf Trap in Vienna, VA
June 17 at the Virginia Arts Festival in Williamsburg, VA
Aug 17 at the Family Arena in St. Charles, MO
Aug 19 at the Ravinia Festival in Highland Park, IL
Oct 14 at The Mountain Winery in Saratoga, CA
Oct 27 at the YouTube Theater in Inglewood, CA