In a Thursday (12.28) conversation with Rolling Stone, Chaka Khan stated that she intends to stop touring.
Though she’ll continue to perform live at select events, the now 70-year-old music legend explained that there is more to her life than music, stating:
“Some people, that’s all they have, you know? I got this rich-a*s life. I’ve got great-grandchildren I want to get to know better.” “So I will not do another tour. I’ll do dates, but it won’t look like a tour. They’ll be far enough apart that I can have time to sleep in between.”
When asked if she’d ever consider complete retirement, the singer joked about musicians who dip in and out of retirement, saying “Well, I might do that three or four times, like other b**ches do.’
Khan also claimed that she doesn’t “really care” about her musical legacy “I would hope that some of my s**t has some longevity, but if it doesn’t, that’ll be because hopefully somebody better has come along.” “I just hope that the art form doesn’t get so screwed up with stupid s**t – kids today think that every instrument can be played on a keyboard. Instruments have to be introduced once again to these kids.”
As of now Khan is slated to perform in Los Angeles in January and she will play the United Kingdom in June and July.