Today’s Question: How Often Has Barbra Streisand “Retired?”
Musicians often announce their “retirement,” in an effort to gross more money for ticket sales. They can charge higher prices, and naive fans pay the hefty fee thinking it’s the last time they will get to see the artist live. Barbra Streisand is amongst the many culprits. In 2000, she announced her final tour. Ticket prices were ridiculously high, and it reportedly grossed over $70 million. In 2006, perhaps she got sick of laying idle, and announced a “comeback” tour, which grossed close to $100 million. Though she has yet to announce another retirement tour, I imagine that it’s just around the corner. Oh yeah — and so is another comeback tour.