*If you’ve been waiting for the perfect opportunity to see gospel music legends BeBe & CeCe Winans in concert, it’s here.
BeBe, one half of the long-running, Grammy-winning brother-sister duo, says the current run with his sister is their last. And “Still,” the reunion album that won them a pair of Grammys this year, is their final studio release.
“This is it,” Winans says. “There are a couple of things I’m allergic to, and touring is one of them. It’s a different story when you’re 25 or 26 and waking up in one city and going to bed in another city. But when you’re 49 …”
Despite this “goodbye album and tour,” Winans and his sister will always continue to be close, even if they’re not making music together, he says.
The tour, which stops off at the Fox Theatre in St. Louis on Sunday, features sets by the Winans siblings as well as by sister act Mary Mary. The two groups will share the stage at some point.
“What people will see is the love between us all,” Winans says. “It’s a good time, no holds barred, and people will get a bit of the new, a bit of the old and a bit of older people trying to be hip.”
Letting go of those good times is bittersweet for Winans, although he is coming to terms with his decision.
“People retire,” he says. “We’ve been doing this for 27 years. It’s time to retire. And it’s been 15 years between the last album and this one. There’s not another 15 years to wait to do another.”
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