Glen Campbell Says Farewell In “A Better Place” Video (w/Josh Homme)

“A Better Place,” the second video from Glen Campbell’s critically acclaimed album “Ghost On The Canvas” premiered today at AOL Music/Spinner/The Boot. The video features a special guest appearance from Joshua Homme (Queens Of The Stone Age, Kyuss, Them Crooked Vultures), and is directed by Kii Arens and Jason Trucco.

The legendary singer, guitarist, and television star, Glen Campbell was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease last year. Following more than 20 Top 40 hits and selling 50 million records worldwide, Campbell this year received a Lifetime Achievement GRAMMY Award (his 8th GRAMMY to date). He is currently midway through his “The Goodbye Tour” to say a fond thank you to his legions of loyal fans. Campbell’s final studio album “Ghost On The Canvas” is out now on Surfdog Records. The album represents a poignant look back at his life and career with contributions by the artists he continues to inspire.

On how it came about that Joshua Homme is featured in Glen Campbell’s swan song video, Homme recalls, “The video director, Kii Arens, is a friend and collaborator. He asked me outta the blue and I jumped at the chance. I believe his exact words where “Do you want to play the bartended from The Shining in the last Glen Campbell?” and mine were “Of course I do!” He continues, “I’m ecstatic. I’m humbled. I’m lucky. I’m honored. I’d have carried lights and cameras to do it.”

Like a generation, Homme home grew up with Campbell’s songs as a big part of his musical diet at home “”Rhinestone Cowboy” was already a huge hit, “Wichita Lineman” and his work with Anne Murray was being played around the house. It was just part of my soundtrack to being a kid at home. When I got a little older and into picking my own music, I realized Glen Campbell was in The Beach Boys, started hearing his earlier music and seeing the full scope of what an incredible guitar player and recording artist he was too. The amount of sessions and songs is incredible. He is a superstar of music. Between that and his TV show, I began to get a clue that being a musician is more than just playing an instrument.”

This farewell video features Campbell looking back at his life and career. He also sends a personal message to his wife, Kimberley, a former Radio City Music Hall dancer that the Rhinestone Cowboy met on a blind date in 1981. “My love goes out to Kim, my amazing grace. You’ve been by my side through these changing times, and it means the world to me.”

“Ghost On The Canvas” is backed by a roster of players that includes Chris Isaak, Dick Dale, Billy Corgan, Brian Setzer, Rick Nielsen, Roger Manning, and The Dandy Warhols.

THE GOODBYE TOUR:

Jun 20 Saratoga, CA, USA The Mountain Winery
Jun 21 Stockton, CA , USA Bob Hope Theatre
Jun 22 Santa Rosa, CA, USA Wells Fargo Center for the Arts
Jun 24 Los Angeles, CA, USA Hollywood Bowl
Jun 26 Sandy, UT, USA Sandy City Amphitheater
Jun 28 Highland Park, IL, USA Ravinia Pavilion
Jun 29 Green Bay, WI, USA Meyer Theatre
Jun 30 Bayfield, WI, USA Lake Superior Big Top Chautauqua
Jul 07 San Antonio, TX, USA Majestic Theatre
Jul 08 Galveston, TX, USA The Grand 1894 Opera House
Jul 14 Atlanta, GA, USA Chastian Park Amphitheater
Jul 15 Panama City, FL, USA Marina Civic Center
Jul 21 Cary, NC, USA Koka Booth Amphitheatre
Jul 22 Alexandria, VA, USA The Birchmere Music Hall
Jul 23 Alexandria, VA, USA The Birchmere Music Hall
Jul 25 Goshen, IN, USA Elkhart County 4-H Fair
Jul 27 Springfield, MO, USA Ozark Empire Fair
Jul 29 Albuquerque, NM, USA Route 66 Casino
Aug 10 Christchurch, New Zealand CBS Arena
Aug 12 Auckland Central, New Zealand Vector Arena
Aug 15 Sydney, Australia State Theatre
Aug 16 Sydney, Australia State Theatre
Aug 19 QLD, Australia QPAC
Aug 21 Perth, Australia Riverside Theatre
Aug 23 Melbourne, Australia The Palais Theatre
Aug 24 NSW Australia Newcastle Entertainment Centre

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