Kip Moore Reveals He Will Take a Break in 2017
Before Kip Moore took the stage for the final night of his headlining Me and My Kind Tour in Chicago over the weekend, the Georgia native revealed some pretty big news about the next step in his career.
In an interview with Rare Country, Moore announced plans to take a break from making music and touring, something he hasn’t done in more than a decade.
“I don’t know what the word is, because I’m not just worn out… I’m something more than that,” the singer/songwriter said. “We have toured 175 or more shows for six years straight, which is kind of unheard of. We are all tired. I don’t think people see that side very often because they just see us onstage, but the grind of sleeping on a bus every night for 225 days or more takes a mental and physical tear on you. All I have done is music every day of my life, so this is going to be my first real break from it in probably 12 years.”
Moore is taking the word “break” very seriously too.
“I’m going to walk away from it. I’m not going to bring a guitar, and I’m not going to do anything with music,” he explained. “I’m going to surf and snowboard and camp and just try to get my head right. My head hasn’t been in the best place so I want to try and work on all that and get settled for next year.”
2016 was quite the year for Moore. In addition to headlining his own tour, he spent the summer on the road with superstar Miranda Lambert and also released a five-song EP titled, Underground. Next year, however, Moore hopes to spend more time with those who matter most to him, instead of putting everything he has into his career.
“I haven’t had any time for the people who deserve my time,” he shared. “Its’ been a very selfish life for so many years now. I got to find a way to make a change with that. I love what I do, but I have to find some sort of balance that I have yet to find.”
After playing around 175 shows a year for several years, Moore hopes that his time away will be good for both him and his fans.
“I think people have gotten used to always seeing us out on the road. I think it will be good for us to go away for awhile. I fear sometimes that people are going to get tired of us, as much as we have been out. I need to get away for a while.”
Moore’s next scheduled tour date is slated for March 3, 2017 at the Strawberry Festival in Plant City, FL. Until then, the singer hopes to be catching some waves in Maui and Costa Rica.