Imagine that you have a six-decade-long career and you have achieved almost every major prize awarded in your particular field. What will be your next step? According to American folk singer Paul Simon, that step is retirement.
The singer, who recently released his 13th studio album "Stranger To Stranger," is currently on tour in support of the record and he says that this tour might be his last. "Showbiz doesn't hold any interest for me," he told the New York Times in an interview. Simon is 74 years old now. And at this age, the amount of hard work required to maintain a full-time career in music can take a severe toll on one's body. So, this decision to call it quits is quite natural for the singer.
While Simon may be best known for being one half of the renowned 1960s' folk rock group Simon & Garfunkel, his contribution towards music is far beyond that. He has won 12 Grammys till date and he was inducted into the Rock N' Roll Hall of Fame twice. He was also named among the "100 People Who Shaped The World" by Time Magazine in 2006. "It's an act of courage to let go. I am going to see what happens if I let go. Then I'm going to see, who am I? Or am I just this person that was defined by what I did? And if that's gone, if you have to make up yourself, who are you?" he said reflecting upon his long career.
The "Stranger To Stranger" world tour will end with a European tour starting in October 2016. Check out the full schedule here.