Seger to Quit Touring
Posted 3/15/2013 1:55:00 PM

What is it about the age of 70 and rock stars wanting to retire? Our man from Michigan, and last year’s inductee into the songwriter’s hall of fame, has announced that he plans on retiring at the age of 70. Bob Seger is 67 years old.

"I can't see myself doing this when I'm 70 and I'm going to be 68 in May. I've had a wonderful, wonderful run and my audiences have just kept coming and it's really nice but all good things have come to an end. ... Of course if the (new) album takes off - in this day and age, I haven't got a clue - but if does, then we might tour another year, we'll see."

Recently, Eric Clapton had made the very same announcement. He sited that extensive touring tends to not be very profitable at his age since the profits are all eaten up by the little things they do to make life on the road bearable. Clapton was wise enough to say that while he would drop out of long tours at 70, he would still be up for special one-off shows.

You can catch Mr. Seger when he arrives with opening act Joe Walsh at the United Center on April 6th. Tickets are on sale now.

Patrick Capone

Posted By: Pat  

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