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SEVENDUST's JOHN CONNOLLY Talks Retirement: "Things Will Eventually Change"

Don't anticipate us to appear and perform 250 performances in 2025


Sevendust will release its fourteenth studio album, "Truth Killer", on July 28th via the the group's new label, Napalm Records. Check out our review of the album here.

Guitarist John Connolly was questioned about whether or not he and his band-mates had considered retiring from touring in a recent interview with Scott Penfold of Loaded Radio: "I mean, here's the thing: I don't know if we ever really wanna retire, but we also sort of want people to, you know…" he said in response. "Don't anticipate us to appear and perform 250 performances in 2025. The only way something like that would happen is if, for some freak reason Metallica just, nobody likes Metallica anymore and all of a sudden Sevendust is playing stadiums. We'd probably show up to play a few more of those gigs, cause I'm sure the way Metallica is rolling is pretty sweet."

He continued: "But yeah, I think for us, it's just finding that balance and just being able to spend — I don't wanna say spend less time on tour, but I think the goal is to spend more time with our families, whether that be at home or on tour or wherever. I mean, a lot of our kids are going off to school. So the family time has to have a big part in all of our lives. When Sevendust started, we didn't have families, we didn't have mortgages, we didn't have kids, we didn't have any of that stuff, there was no responsibility. So it's super easy to just go 100 percent and figure out what is Sevendust? We didn't know what we were when we first started. I mean, it took us four or five records and we were still scratching our head going, 'Well, you know…' [Laughs]"

When clarifying Sevendust drummer's comments earlier this year, Connolly summed it up by saying: "We're in a really good headspace in the Sevendust universe right now… Because of this, we don't say "never," but rather that things will eventually change."

Sevendust will be on the road starting this August with Alter Bridge, Mammoth WVH, & MJT. Check out the dates below and get your tickets here.

8/1 – Buffalo, NY @ Outer Harbor Event Complex
8/2 – Asbury Park, NJ @ Stone Pony Summer Stage
8/4 – Charlestown, WV @ The Event Center at Hollywood Casino (no Mammoth WVH)
8/5 – Grantville, PA @ Hollywood Casino Outdoors
8/7 – Richmond, VA @ Virginia Credit Union Live!
8/8 – Cleveland, OH @ Jacobs Pavilion
8/10 – Quebec City, QC @ Agora Port De Québec
8/12 – Mashantucket, CT @ The Premier Theater (at Foxwoods Resort Casino)
8/13 – Johnstown, PA @ 1 St Summit Arena
8/17 – Fayetteville, AR @ Jj’s Live (no Mammoth WVH)
8/19 – Corpus Christi, TX @ Concrete Street Amphitheater
8/20 – San Antonio, TX @ Boeing Center at Tech Port

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