Eric Clapton Considering Retirement

Eric Clapton is mulling retirement, according to a report from Classic Rock magazine. The mag quoted Clapton on stage during a recent Japan show, seemingly giving a farewell address to the crowd:

"I may not be able to come back again. I've been coming here for 40 years, since before some of you were born. It's the best place I've ever played. Thank you for having me."

The Clap previously told Rolling Stone magazine that he planned to stop touring by the age of 70:

"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 turns 70 next year, on March 30, 2015.

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