In a press release from publicist Jerry Digney, B.B. King announced his last international tour, which will be an extension of his domestic tour that begins on February 16th in Chicago. The 80 year-old blues legend will start his international “Farewell Tour” in March, but reassures fans he will continue to make appearances in the U.S. after the international tour.
Mr. King has faithfully toured every year for 60 years and just released the album 80 – B.B. King & Friends, with such friends as Sheryl Crow, Eric Clapton, Elton John and many others.
“The Farewell Tour” signals a slowing down for Mr. King, but fans can take comfort in his continuing to perform in the U.S. and his $10 million museum due to open later in 2006.