Eric Clapton is to quit touring in three years' time, the musician said in a new Rolling Stone magazine interview.
The "Layla" singer, 67, told the magazine: "The bit onstage, that's easy. 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."
The British musician, nicknamed Slowhand, first found fame in 1963 when he joined the Yardbirds and later joined up with Ginger Baker and Jack Bruce in Cream. The guitarist's eponymous debut album came out in 1970.
Clapton's 21st solo album, "Odd Sock", is out March 12 and is about to embark on an arena tour. Dates are as follows:
3/14 – Phoenix, AZ @ U.S. Airways Center
3/16 – Houston, TX @ Toyota Center
3/17 – Austin, TX @ Frank Erwin Center
3/19 – Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center
3/20 – Oklahoma City, OK @ Chesapeake Energy Arena
3/22 – Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
3/23 – New Orleans, LA @ New Orleans Arena
3/26 – Jacksonville, FL @ Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena
3/29 – Hollywood, FL @ Seminole Hard Rock Live
3/30 – Hollywood, FL @ Seminole Hard Rock Live
4/2 – Charlotte, NC @ Time Warner Cable Arena
4/3 – Raleigh, NC @ PNC Arena
4/5 – Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Arena
4/6 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Consol Energy Center
4/12 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
4/13 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden