The Reason Behind Ted Nugent’s Farewell Tour
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The current Adios Mofo tour dates are Ted Nugent‘s final goodbye. Although this may seem like a farewell, it’s not. He has music-making goals for the future. Nugent also has two novels in the works, as he explained in an exclusive interview.
In Florida, where his farewell tour got underway earlier this month, Nugent played a set selection that included several fan favorites as well as other staples from his back catalog. He even slipped in a few of his favorites, such as ZZ Top’s “Francine” and Chuck Berry’s “Johnny B. Goode,” and his own tune “Stormtroopin.”
During a recent interview, Nugent shared his excitement about opening night, reminiscing about his musical journey over the past 65 years. He described each gig as crucial and reflected on the joy of performing with his talented bandmates.
Putting together the set list for the farewell tour holds great significance to him. He ensures that certain iconic songs like “Stranglehold,” “Cat Scratch Fever,” and “Great White Buffalo” are included, as these guitar-driven classics establish the rhythm and signature of his music.
When asked about future shows beyond the current farewell tour, Nugent expressed his passion for playing music every day. However, he clarified that he wouldn’t be doing organized tours anymore, preferring to play gigs close to home to spend time with family and indulge in his outdoor hobbies.
Nugent is collaborating with his son Rocco on writing two books. The first book, titled Uncommon Sense, will focus on Nugent’s common-sense lifestyle. The second book, Stranglehold, will delve into his 75 years of living clean and sober and his adventurous journey, sharing all the remarkable details. Rocco is assisting by recording Nugent’s stories and transcribing them for the books.