Although Rod Stewart has already said he's not retiring, he felt the need to clarify his comments after numerous media outlets apparently got lost in his words.
Stewart says, "I’d like to clear up any confusion that I may have caused with my dear fans and the media. I shall never retire! I was put on this Earth to be a singer and will keep doing so for as long as the good Lord lets me. I’ll be playing the hits as advertised for the U.K., U.S., South America and Vegas, and into 2024 but no retirement as such.”
He adds,"During recent interviews, I’ve mentioned my newest passion is big band/swing music, and when we wrap this greatest hits tour, it’s something I’m very eager to share with you. I could never turn my back on the songs that I’ve written and and sung over the last six decades. They are like my children. I created them and I love them. I'll always come back to them, just like I did after The Great American Songbook series, which I shall boastfully add, sold 26 million albums!”
Rod also says, "I look forward to seeing you on the road with all the hits, and I can't wait to introduce you to my new swing album next year."
The new album was produced by former Squeeze piano player Jools Holland.
[Source: Classic Hits Today]