Here's What Aretha Franklin Plans to Do Once She Fully Retires

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Here's What Aretha Franklin Plans to Do Once She Fully Retires

2017 is the music legend's last leg of concerts, ever.

Published August 19, 2017

Aretha Franklin is set to retire from the music industry at the end of this year and she already has plans in place for what she wants to do when that time comes.

The Queen of Soul told the Detroit Free Press that she will be returning home to Detroit from her longtime home in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, where she plans to open a small club fittingly called Aretha's.

Though she will technically be retired from music, the 75-year-old mentioned that she would like to sing at the club "from time to time," as well as host performers who the Detroit residents favor.

The "Chain of Fools" singer officially announced her retirement earlier this year, noting that 2017 would be her final year doing concerts. While she will not be performing at live gigs and touring after this stint concludes, she plans to continue recording and is currently finishing up a new album.

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Written by Moriba Cummings

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