Teyana Taylor Announces Her Farewell Tour, 'The Last Rose Petal'

"How lucky am I to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard," says the R&B songstress of her final days on the stage.
US singer Teyana Taylor arrives for the 2021 Met Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on September 13, 2021 in New York. - This year's Met Gala has a distinctively youthful imprint, hosted by singer Billie Eilish, actor Timothee Chalamet, poet Amanda Gorman and tennis star Naomi Osaka, none of them older than 25. The 2021 theme is "In America: A Lexicon of Fashion." (Photo by ANGELA WEISS / AFP) (Photo by ANGELA WEISS/AFP via Getty Images)
By Rivea Ruff · September 22, 2021

Teyana Taylor is stepping even closer to her official exit from the music industry. The R&B singer took to social media on Wednesday to announce her final concert tour, entitled The Last Rose Petal. 


With performance dates listed in cities such as Los Angeles, Houston, and New York City, the coast-to-coast tour will run throughout the month of November. This may be the last time fans are able to hear Taylor perform hits such as Gonna Love Me, Wake Up Love, and Maybe on a live stage.

“How lucky am I to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard,” she wrote. “However for every goodbye, God makes the next hello closer.”

“Come out and watch me leave it all out on the stage…One last time…Just for you. And as my last rose petal falls, I say farewell.”

The songstress announced her impending retirement from music late last year, citing repeated frustrations with giving so much of herself to her music only to have her label (G.O.O.D. Music/Def Jam) not hold up their end of the business relationship. 

DALLAS, TEXAS – NOVEMBER 29: Teyana Taylor performs at the ‘Keep the Promise’ 2019 World AIDS Day Concert Presented by AIDS Healthcare Foundation on November 29, 2019 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Rick Kern/Getty Images for AIDS Healthcare Foundation)

“Baby, I gotta do it for my mental health. I have to do it for my emotional health. I have to do it for my kids, so I can stay alive for my kids,” she said on a December 2020 IG Live session. “Until I’m free, until I can get [my label] to release me, yes I want to retire. I don’t want to do this anymore.”

Since then, the married mother of two has taken on various other ventures, including an E! reality series focused on her family, We Got Love, and a new role as Creative Director at affordable fashion company PrettyLittleThing. She was also recently spotted on stage at the VMA’s with Normani during her steamy performance of Wild Side and shut down the Met Gala red carpet in a barely-there silver gown flaunting her super-toned figure.