Bob Seger Says He May Stop Touring and Recording Soon
At 66 years old, Bob Seger admits he's thinking about retiring from touring and recording music. However, for now, the veteran rocker is considering a fall trek and is set to get back to work on his upcoming album.
"I've been doing this a long time," Seger tells Billboard of his touring career. "I don't know if I want to do this when I'm 67, you know?" While the end of the road may be near, he is looking to take his Silver Bullet Band back on tour in the fall. Seger and the band are wrapping up a spring trek on Saturday (May 28), and he would like to hit some of the cities they've missed this time around.
"I must admit we are kind of glancing at the fall," explains Seger. "We didn't play anywhere in Pennsylvania, Virginia, South Carolina, Florida, Kentucky … I could go on and on." He adds that the band is considering shows that would run from late October to late December.
In the summer, Seger plans on continuing work on his next album, a follow-up to 2006's 'Face the Promise.' Among the highlights of the upcoming disc are his current single, a cover of Tom Waits' 'Downtown Train,' and a collaboration with Kid Rock and Sheryl Crow on the tune 'Hannah.' Seger has not yet revealed the title or release date for the album, but there's a chance it may be his last.
"I'll still be writing songs, but I don't know about recording," Seger says. "I'd write for other people, because recording takes a lot more time than the writing, and I think I could better use my time just writing and then turn [the songs] over to someone else and hoping they do them well."
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