Sir Rod Stewart revealed that he is retiring from '"rock 'n' roll touring" after next year.
Although it's an end of era, the singer reassures fans that he isn't leaving the mic just yet. It's only changing the way he will be performing moving forward post big touring retirement.
The singer said he will still perform live but at "folk clubs with a guitar".
“Next year will be the end of my rock ‘n’ roll touring. I want to do something different. It feels like an end of an era. All things must come to an end," Sir Rod told Daily Record.
“I’m not retiring and I still love singing, I just want to do something new. I might do a few folk clubs playing guitar. Just be different.”
He revealed that the reason why he made this decision is soley because of his family.
“I don’t want to do the big tours any more, especially in America. It takes me away from my kids for so long," he said.
“It used to be OK because it was fun and games. It is still fun and games but I miss my kids so much.”
The 77-year-old singer said that he's got another year of touring in South America, Australia, a Las Vegas residency, England and Edinburgh.
"But I’m not retiring – I just want to move on," he added.
He also disclosed that he won't be performing songs like Maggie May and Hot Legs after his last tour next year.
“These last shows will be quite the party and after that I won’t be performing songs like Maggie May or Hot Legs. I don’t want to be singing Hot Legs when I’m 80," Rod Stewart said.
Earlier this year, Sir Rod Stewart's concert that was supposed to go ahead in April was cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic.