The source (Salamander) is extremely creditable and this news jives with what Phil has been saying the last few years. Good for him, to be in a position to call it quits on his terms. I'm sure he's still play but actively touring is likely done.
Salamanders credibility aside, something like this needs official confirmation. That's all. If it is true, I wish Phil the very best,
and I will get on with my life knowing I had a great time at every show I was able to make. And I owe Phil a big thank you.
That's all. : )