Gloria Estefan Set for Farewell Tour

Friday, July 2nd 2004, 10:43 am
By: News On 6

NEW YORK (AP) _ It's a wrap for Gloria Estefan's days on the road. ``Although I will continue writing and recording and doing everything else that comes with this incredible way of life, this next tour will be my last,'' the 46-year-old singer says in a posting on her Web site.

Estefan will begin her Live and Re-Wrapped tour July 30 in Texas. The tour will conclude Sept. 25 in Miami, where Estefan lives with her husband-producer, Emilio.

In her message to fans, Estefan alluded to her hesitancy performing live: ``I was never really a `performer type' person.''

While Estefan will no longer take to the stage, she assured fans that creating songs in the studio ``never ceases to be a magical process for me.''

She also said that she's putting a lot of energy into getting a film produced about singer Connie Francis, and is planning to write a book.