Despite reports to the contrary, B.B. King says he isn't ready to quit performing just yet.
"The people are printing these things and they didn't get permission to do it and no one asked me," King told The Associated Press in a recent phone interview.
According to the AP article, King's publicist, Jerry Digney, said the 80-year-old King would be embarking on an international farewell tour in March, starting with a U.S. tour starting in Chicago on Feb. 16.
Another King publicist, Jerry Brown, said the "Farewell Tour" does not mean this is a last chance to see the singer perform.
"This is probably the last all-in-one encompassing worldwide tour and when it's over there will be some one-off dates, but B.B. will tour North America for the most part," Brown said.
B.B. King interview by The Associated Press