Eric Clapton is currently 67. If he holds true to his new promise that he will stop touring when he is 70, then we have just three more years to enjoy Eric's guitar virtuosity live in many parts of the world.
Clapton made the statement to Brian Hiatt of Rolling Stone for an interview in the upcoming issues of the magazine. The problem is not the performing, it's the traveling:
The bit onstage, that's easy. If I could do that around my neighborhood, that would be great. You have guys in Texas that play their circuit, and it keeps them alive. But for me, the struggle is the travel. And the only way you can beat that is by throwing so much money at it that you make a loss. So the idea is I'm taking a leaf out of JJ [Cale]'s book: When I'm 70, I'll stop. I won't stop playing or doing one-offs, but I'll stop touring, I think.
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