3. The Who. They did a farewell tour in 1982, but reunited for Live Aid three years later, and were back on the road again in 1989. They’ve been touring on and off ever since, up to their 50th anniversary tour last year.
4. Ozzy Osbourne. He retired from the road with a ‘No More Tours’ run in 1992. Then came out of retirement three years later with a tour was called ‘Retirement Sucks!’ He’s toured several times since, by himself and with Black Sabbath.
5. Aerosmith. Granted Steven Tyler JUST announced that this next tour will be their last:
But days after that announcement Joe Perry took to the media to say that Steven might be imagining things.
Other acts who have had “farewell tours” that didn’t stick include: Judas Priest, Elton John, Scorpions, Cream, The Band, Nine Inch Nails, and Meat Loaf.
Think about that when you hear Aerosmith talking about their farewell.