Sammy Hagar Signals Performing His Last Tour Next Year
Most rockers prefer to do farewell tours after announcing their retirement decision, but that seems entirely unnecessary to Sammy Hagar. The rocker recently discussed with Eddie Trunk how he would perform his last show and said no one would be aware of that.
“I’ve thought about it long and hard,” told Hagar after Trunk asked him about a possible retirement from touring. “And that’s one of the reasons why I don’t want to go out and tour too much next year because it could be the last one, and I don’t really know. My thing is I would never — I’m saying never say never.”
The singer seems determined not to announce a farewell tour because he wants flexibility. The Red Rocker explained, “Well, right now, I’m going to say I will never announce a farewell tour, go do a big, long tour and then keep going and keep going like all these other people do. It makes me sick to do that. I would rather not say nothing, and just… when I do my last show, it’s my last show. I might say it then, but I’d rather not make no pre-announcement, in case I wanna keep going.”
“How do you go out? Do you just go away?” asked Sammy, questioning how a rocker leaves the stage. “I don’t know. I’m too public of a figure, and I have too many businesses and things to where I can’t just go away; somebody’s going to catch me somewhere. They’re going to say, ‘What are you doing?’”
He concluded, “So it seems like I almost have to make an announcement, but I’m not solid with that yet, and it’s not time yet. But I am thinking that way. How am I gonna do it when it’s time? And I don’t know. I’d rather just say one show, ‘You know what? That’s the last show. I’m done. I can’t do it anymore.’ I’d rather just say that.”
It’s common for acts to announce farewell tours and then carry on to perform with new shows. Mötley Crüe is one of the bands which wrapped up their last tour almost seven years ago. However, the act will be hitting the road with Def Leppard again. Not every member of Mötley Crüe was pleased with touring in old age as Mick Mars announced his retirement from touring.
However, it seems like this will not be the case for the Red Rocker. It is clear that Sammy Hagar is determined to perform for his fans as long as he can, but since he is getting older, he said that he has decreased his tour dates for next year, as it might also be his last one.