Eric Clapton Says He's Retiring Soon

Eric Clapton has said that his days as a touring musician are coming to an end, recently telling Rolling Stone "when I'm 70, I'll stop."

"If I could [play] around my neighborhood, that would be great," Clapton, 67, said.

"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."

Clapton will release his 21st solo album, Old Sock, on March 12.

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