Alice Cooper Explains His Retirement Plans
After wrapping up his ‘Too Close For Comfort Tour,’ Alice Cooper sat down for a conversation with AXS TV. Throughout the interview, the musician was honest in talking about the future of his career, specifically mentioning his retirement plans.
Dismissing the notion of stepping back from his craft, the artist said:
“That’s not my vocabulary, you know, the word ‘retire.’ People say, ‘Why don’t you stop and just play golf?’ And I go, ‘I play golf anyways.’ I play golf every day. You know, if there’s a show, I play golf that morning, and then I do the show that night.”
Retirement questions are not new for Cooper, who addressed the topic in a 2018 interview with Albany, New York’s Q103 radio station. He echoed the sentiment he shared recently with AXS TV, asserting that he had no intentions of retiring at the time.
His words suggesting that his energy and fanbase were booming as ever went as follows:
“I’ve always said this: If we do a tour and nobody shows up, then I’m retired. That’s never happened. In fact, we’re doing better business now than we’ve ever done. More people are coming to the show now, and I’ve never felt better, so I don’t see any reason to retire at all. I know a lot of guys are quitting, but a lot of guys still smoke and drink. They’re probably tired. I’m not tired.”
As for what’s next for the singer, fans can expect a North American tour featuring the return of guitarist Nita Strauss. After a stint with Demi Lovato’s band last summer, Strauss is set to rejoin Cooper’s ensemble. So, for those wondering whether Alice Cooper is ready to hang up his hat, the answer is a resounding ‘no.’