Right now, due to Covid-19, tours and even one-off concerts are largely on hold. But there's already talk of tours starting up once we eventually find a way to deal with the pandemic. And some of those tours - you can guarantee it - are going to be carried out by metal bands that already did their farewell tour (in some cases, more than one!)
Some time back, we examined the question "Farewell Tours - Can You Repeat Them?" This was provoked by one of Dee Snyder's interviews, in which he criticized bands that, after announcing and doing a farewell tour, went back out on tour again, making a solid case for this practice being unethical on a number of counts.
Snyder has been a consistent voice and example on this issue, and weighed in on it in a number of interviews over this last year (for example here and here). Eddie Trunk also weighed in recently with a quip.
Last year, Chris Krovatin authored a good piece on the topic of farewell tours in Kerrang!
The only band I can now think of that did a Farewell tour and has yet to ever play together since is @TwistedSisterNY .. so they are now on the clock haha. And they played 100% live and real right till the end !
So my co-host of Classic Metal Class - Scott Tarulli - and I decided that this would be a good topic to examine in depth for session six. You can join us on Zoom for the session this Saturday, Noon Central Time.
We'll be recording the session, and we'll be reading and responding to questions and comments from the participants - so if you're there, your contributions will make their way into the class video.