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Paul Simon Plots Final Leg of Farewell Tour

Singer-songwriter extends North American run with dates including trio of New York City shows

Paul Simon Plots Final Leg of Farewell TourPaul Simon Plots Final Leg of Farewell Tour

Paul Simon announced the final leg of his farewell tour, a run of 11 North American shows.

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Update: Paul Simon announced his final show will take place at Flushing Meadows Corona Park in Queens, New York in September. “It seems more like fate than coincidence that I should do the final show on this final tour at Flushing Meadows Corona Park,” Simon said in a statement. “I could have ridden my bike from home to the park in about 20 minutes, when I was a kid. … But this is less a goodbye than a farewell. Thank you all for the ride, I had a great time.”


Paul Simon extended his farewell tour with additional North American dates. The Homeward Bound trek now includes concerts throughout September, concluding with a trio of New York City shows.

Tickets for eight of the 11 shows go on sale Friday, March 16th at 10 a.m. local time. The Newark, New Jersey concert goes on sale on the 16th at 9 a.m. The New Orleans date follows Saturday, March 17th at 10 a.m., with the Washington D.C. show available Saturday, March 13th at 10 a.m.

The singer-songwriter’s climactic run launches May 16th in Vancouver and continues until mid-July, incorporating a stretch of European shows – including a London performance with James Taylor and Bonnie Raitt. Upon announcing his final tour last month, Simon said, “It feels a little unsettling, a touch exhilarating and something of a relief.”

“I love making music, my voice is still strong, and my band is a tight, extraordinary group of gifted musicians,” Simon continued. “I think about music constantly. I am very grateful for a fulfilling career and, of course, most of all to the audiences who heard something in my music that touched their hearts.”

Numerous other artists have announced their forthcoming retirement from the road, including Elton John, Ozzy Osbourne, Lynyrd Skynyrd and Slayer.

Paul Simon Tour Dates

September 5 – New Orleans, LA @ Smoothie King Center
September 7 – Tampa, FL @ Amalie Arena
September 8 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ BB&T Center
September 11 – Orlando, FL @ Amway Center
September 12 – Atlanta, GA @ Cellairis Amphitheatre
September 14 – Washington, DC @ Capital One Arena
September 15 – Newark, NJ @ Prudential Center
September 17 – Pittsburgh, PA @ PPG Paints Arena
September 20 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
September 21 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
September 22 – New York, NY @ Flushing Meadows Corona Park

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