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Phillip Phillips on touring: 'I hope to be doing this for the rest of my life'

By Karen Butler
Phillip Phillips on touring: 'I hope to be doing this for the rest of my life'
Phillip Phillips at Irving Plaza in New York on May 2. Photo by Karen Butler/UPI

May 6 (UPI) -- American Idol Season 11 winner Phillip Phillips says he hopes he will be fortunate enough to tour "for the rest of my life."

The 26-year-old recording artist took part in a recent press day in New York promoting Live Nation's 2017 concerts and talking to reporters alongside his fellow Idol alums Adam Lambert and Chris Daughtry; Ryan Tedder from One Republic; Jose Pasillas and Brandon Boyd from Incubus; John Rzeznik from Goo Goo Dolls; Gary Pihl from Boston; and Mick Jones and Kelly Hansen from Foreigner.

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Asked by UPI if he could see himself touring for decades and still enjoying it like some of the other artists at the event appear to be, Phillips replied: "Yeah, yeah. I think so. I hope so anyways because I'm not really good at anything else. ...

"I love music. When I go on tour, we play a different show every night -- different set, different jams and all that stuff," he went on. "I hope to be doing this for the rest of my life."

Phillips will be joining Goo Goo Dolls on their Long Way Home tour from July through September.

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