Eric Clapton to quit touring


Eric Clapton to quit touring

Eric Clapton, 69, says he is quitting touring because he finds life on the road “unbearable”.


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Published: Sun 29 Jun 2014, 12:15 PM

Last updated: Fri 3 Apr 2015, 6:32 PM

Photo: Agencies

Photo: Agencies

He finds travelling “unbearable’’ these days and worries about becoming “embarrassing’’, but he won’t give up music completely, reports

He said: “The road has become unbearable. It’s unapproachable, because it takes so long to get anywhere - and it’s hostile. Everywhere. Getting in and out of airports, getting on planes, travelling in cars....There are tons of things I’d like to do - but I’m looking at retirement, too. I’m 70 next year.”

‘’I think what I’ll allow myself to do, within reason, is carry on recording in the studio... I don’t want to go off the boil to the point where I’m embarrassing myself,” he further added.

Asked if he can imagine a time when he will no longer play guitar, he was quoted by the Uncut magazine as saying: ‘’Maybe. Physically, it might be that I can’t, if it hurts too much. I have odd ailments.’’

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