The Queen of Soul abdicate? Never.

At 72, Aretha Franklin is wrapping up an album and launching a tour that opens Saturday and Sunday at New York’s Radio City Music Hall.

“We are going to have a rockin’, sockin’ good time,” Franklin promises. “God is good.”

Franklin suffered medical setbacks in recent years, canceling shows in 2010 to have surgery for an undisclosed ailment and scrapping more performances last year to undergo treatment.

“My doctor said I was free to go back into concerts, and I’m feeling absolutely fabulous,” she says.

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