Artists such as Milton Nascimento, Elton John, Phil Collins and Whindersson Nunes announced their farewell to the stage in 2022. Photo: Marcos Hermes Angela Weiss/AFP/YouTube/Automorph/Twitter/ @whindersson
For an artist, making the decision to stop performing on stage is difficult, as it is a profession that has a challenging path – as society still sees art as a hobby and not a career, before achieving the success.
After two years of a pandemic of Covid-19when many reinvented themselves with lives and other actions on social networks, it’s time to say goodbye to the fans, this time, in person.
The reasons for closing the shows are diverse, ranging from mental health to, let’s say, a ‘retirement’ for some of them. “I’m just going to stop on stage,” he declared. Milton Nascimento in an interview with Estadão last month. The singer guarantees that he will continue to project inspiration in the songs that he intends to compose.
Already Phil Collins surprised the fans on stage: “This is the last day of the tour and the last show of Genesis. Genesisin London, in March.
In the year 2022, in addition to artists, some bands also announced their farewell, such as skank and kiss.
And there was also the comedian Whindersson Nuneswho said he will stop performing: “Not forever because that doesn’t exist, no one forever, I love being on stage, but I’ve been on stage for almost 10 years, I’ve traveled around Brazil and seen so many people, in so many situations where I get embarrassed when someone doesn’t have 30 reais to laugh with everyone”, wrote the artist on Twitter.
Check out artists who are saying goodbye to the stage in 2022
* Milton Nascimento
in may, Milton Nascimento announced the farewell tour of the stages, entitled The Last Music Session. In an interview with Estadãothe singer said that he will only stop on stage, but that he will always remain in the artistic world.
The success of the announcement was so great that the tickets for the tour sold out in a short time and the singer had to make extra dates available.
* Phil Collins
the vocalist of Genesis announced that the show held in London, at the O2 Arena, would be the last of his career. Phil Collins71, has health problems and spent the entire time sitting in a chair during the presentation.
“This is the last day of the tour and the last show for Genesis. I’m thrilled because you still came to watch us”, said the musician, who joked that now he will have to ‘get a serious job’. He underwent several spinal surgeries and, due to nerve damage, had to stop playing the drums.
The tour, entitled The Last Domino It had the participation of keyboardist Tony Banks, guitarist Mike Rutherford and Peter Gabriel, former vocalist of the group.
“Today marks the end of an era. Witnessing this last show was truly the memory of a lifetime and an event I will forever hold in my heart,” wrote Phil’s daughter Lily Collins on her Instagram account.
* Elton John
Owner of one of the most brilliant voices in world music, Sir Elton John announced his retirement from the stage in September 2018 and, since then, the tour Farewell Yellow Brick Road ended up being interrupted because of the pandemic in early 2020.
In January of this year, he announced that he would resume his touring schedule. “Wow, we haven’t played live since March 6, 2020. This is a new experience for us, I’ve never had this much free time in my life as a musician, at least since I was 17 years old,” the singer said. to the public.
In 2021, he had hip problems. Elton John’s music career spans over 50 years. The tour is expected to conclude in Europe, after passing through North America, Australia and New Zealand, in 2023.
* Whindersson Nunes
Saying goodbye to the stages in 2022 was also one of the announcements made by the comedian Whindersson Nunes. “Yesterday was the meeting to decide on the future of my life and career after much realizing that nothing is taken from this life, neither fame nor glory, much less everything I buy with what I earn with it. amount of people who go there looking for a direction and not just looking for a smile, and I wanted to do more for these people, more than laugh in exchange for money,” he began, in an outburst on Twitter.
For this year, Whindersson has prepared the show This is not a cult to say goodbye. “Not forever because that doesn’t exist, no one forever. I love being on stage, but I’ve been on it for almost 10 years, I’ve traveled around Brazil and seen so many people, in so many situations, that I’m embarrassed when someone doesn’t have 30 reais to laugh together with everyone”, he declared.
The artist released the book Living like a Warriorin which he talks about drug addiction and the end of his relationship with Luísa Sonza, in April 2020. Then he lost a child to student Maria Lina, an ex-girlfriend.
the fans of skank are having several opportunities to say goodbye to the band in 2022. That’s because the musicians announced, in November 2019, that they would stop performing together indefinitely.
In the disclosure, at the time, they said that individual desires motivated the decision. In a series of shows now, they present the classics of their career repertoire.
“I was 25 when we started and now I’m 55. I spent more time in Skank than outside the band. But my relationship with music started at 14, I’m very grateful to my trajectory, my teachers, the records I listened to. it makes me strange to imagine myself alone, even though I’m a member of Skank even off stage”, said vocalist Samuel Rosa in an interview with the magazine Who.
the passage of kiss for Brazil in 2022 was historic. That’s because the musicians announced the farewell tour End of the Road Tour and there were a lot of people who didn’t believe it would be the last, because it’s not the first time that artists say they’re going to stop permanently.
In 2019, Paul Stanley had explained, in an interview with BUILD Series, the decision to stop: “The band has never been better than now, but we realized that we will not be this good forever. If we did the t-shirt show [e calça], we could play until we were 90 years old, but we carry 20 kilos of equipment. We try to make it look easy, it’s hard work, but we love it. Instead of disappearing, Kiss doesn’t know how to disappear, we need to go out and explode,” he declared.