Art Garfunkel will publish his new memoir, What Is It All But Luminous: Notes From an Underground Man, September 26th.
The book will be published by Alfred A. Knopf and find the musician recounting his boyhood in Queens, meeting Paul Simon in school and recording their first hit together, “Hey Schoolgirl,” at age 16 under the name Tom and Jerry. What Is It All will delve into Garfunkel’s fruitful and fraught friendship with Paul Simon, and their massive success together, but also feature musings on his solo career, acting work, getting his masters in mathematics, nearly losing his voice and gaining it back.
Garfunkel is also set to continue his “In Close-Up” world tour February 2nd at the Sunrise Theatre in Ft. Pierce, Florida. He’ll play two more shows in Florida before jumping to Europe, then return to North American February 25th at the Fallsview Casino Resort in Niagara Falls, Ontario. The trek wraps May 14th at the Graton Resort and Casino in Rohnert Park, California. A full itinerary is available on Garfunkel’s website while more dates are expected to be added in the future.
The “In Close-Up” tour finds Garfunkel performing with guitarist Tab Laven and keyboardist Dave Mackay. The setlist features solo hits, Simon and Garfunkel tunes and covers of songs written by some of Garfunkel’s favorite songwriters including Randy Newman, Jimmy Webb and George Gershwin.