Barry Manilow talks retiring from the road, losing Grammys to Tony Bennett and more
Barry Manilow may be on what he's calling his One Last Time! Tour. But he still feels young enough that he's not about to retire.
"I still feel like I'm 35 and I'm still working and I've got all these things to do," he said in a recent phone interview. "I'm working on the show, I'm working on the album. I'm always working on something. ... I'm telling you, I still feel like I've got the same energy that I've always had. I shouldn't. I'm 100 years old. I shouldn't feel like that, because a lot of people my age are old. They feel old, they look older. I'm just a different guy."
Still, he admitted his concert on Feb. 4 at Amalie Arena might be the final time fans can see him in Tampa. That's how ready he is to get off the road.
"Packing again, and getting on a plane and going to a hotel — it's just awful," he said. "At this point, it's a young person's thing. So I'm saying I'm getting off the road."
But then he adds a caveat.
"Come back in two years, and who knows?"