Status: 22/09/2023, 22:05 p.m.
Fans of Peter Maffay must be strong: the rock singer has announced his last tour for 2024. That's why.
Cologne – Peter Maffay (74) wants to take a step back. The nation's rocker made a big announcement last Thursday. The ten concerts that Maffay will give in Germany in 2024 will be the last of this size and frequency in his career and have been announced with the title "Farewell Tour". In Cologne, Maffay said: "The time has come for a turning point."
Everything you need to know about Peter Maffay's final open-air tour in 2024
Only recently it became known that Maffay secretly married his great love Hendrikje Balsmeyer (36). Together with her, he has daughter Anouk, who was born in 2018 – and for whom he wants to have more time. "Anouk will be five years old in November. I've missed a lot in the past. My time management in the past few years has sometimes been very bad. Among other things, my time for my family has suffered as a result. That's exactly what I want to avoid in the future. My daughter's graduation ceremony is still a bit far away, but I want to make it happen."
He also wants to have more time for his son Yaris (19) and, of course, for his new wife, which is why he is cutting back on live performances. Maffay's "Farewell Tour" starts on June 21, 2024 in Rostock and ends on July 20 in Leipzig, a place steeped in history for Maffay. There, in the summer of 1990, he played a legendary live concert in what was then the Zentralstadion in front of 60,000 enthusiastic fans.
Peter Maffay plays last tour: farewell forever?
Other tour locations for 2024 include Hanover, Munich, Bremen, Berlin, Hamburg, Cologne, Stuttgart and Frankfurt. Maffay opened the pre-sale for the farewell tour live together with superstar Anastacia (55), who will accompany him on tour and with whom he recently sang his all-time hit "So bist du" in English version.
Does the end of the tour mean that Maffay will never be seen live again? At the press conference, Maffay left a back door open for future live performances. His farewell to big live tours does not mean that he will completely avoid live stages in the future: "Individual performances or festivals are a possibility that I can imagine." There has long been speculation about another farewell, but now ZDF is commenting on the rumors about Florian Silbereisen's (42) "The Dream Ship" exit. Sources used: Homepage of Peter Maffay