In a new interview with Rolling Stone, rock mainstay Eric Clapton revealed he is making plans to wind down touring and stop by the time his 70th birthday rolls around.
That means the iconic guitarist, who turns 68 next month, only has about two or three years left on the road before retirement.
"The bit onstage, that's easy," Clapton told the magazine. “If I could do that around my neighborhood, that would be great. 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 fans still have plenty to be thankful for, though! His 21st studio album Old Sock, featuring collaborations with Paul McCartney, JJ Cale, Chaka Khan, Steve Winwood, and more, is due out March 12, and he is set to begin a new spring tour on March 14.