From Bob Seger to Elton John to KISS, farewell concert tours abound, and business is booming

In 1992, Ozzy Osbourne hit the road for his farewell “No More Tours” run.

In 2019, there’s the sequel, “No More Tours II.”

That would seem to contradict the whole “farewell” thing, but such is the way with rock ‘n’ roll.

It’s become as predictable as the concert encore. Time and again, artists book “one final tour” and make a load of cash, only to book another tour a few years later. Cher, LCD Soundsystem, the Who — they’ve all said goodbye, and they’ve all stuck around.

Over the past two years, we’ve seen a flurry of farewell tours, more than ever before, from Joan Baez to Lynyrd Skynyrd to Paul Simon to Slayer.

At least four more of them will be in Milwaukee through July: Bob Seger (Jan. 24 at Fiserv Forum), Elton John (Feb. 19, Fiserv Forum), KISS (March 1, Fiserv Forum) and Osbourne (July 4, the American Family Insurance Amphitheater, during Summerfest).