Paul Simon Announces Farewell Tour

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Music icon Paul Simon recently sparked speculation that he was planning to retire and he has confirmed those plans with the announcement of a farewell tour.

Dubbed Homeward Bound The Farewell Tour, the trek is set to visit various markets across North America this spring before he crosses the pond for a European leg that will culminate in his final concert on July 15th in London at Hyde Park that will also feature special guests James Taylor and Bonnie Raitt.

The North American portion of the tour will be kicking off on May 16th at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, British Columbia and will wrap up on June 20th in Nashville at the Bridgestone Arena.

Paul had the following to say, "I've often wondered what it would feel like to reach the point where I'd consider bringing my performing career to a natural end. Now I know: 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.

"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."

Paul Simon's Homeward Bound - The Farewell Tour Dates:

North America
May 16 Vancouver, BC Rogers Arena
May 18 Seattle, WA Key Arena
May 19 Portland, OR MODA Center
May 22 Los Angeles, CA Hollywood Bowl
May 23 Los Angeles, CA Hollywood Bowl
May 25 Oakland, CA Oracle Arena
May 27 Las Vegas, NV MGM Grand Garden Arena
May 30 Denver, CO Fiddler's Green
June 1 Dallas, TX American Airlines Arena
June 2 Houston, TX Toyota Center
June 4 Austin, TX Frank Erwin Center
June 6 Chicago, IL United Center
June 8 St. Paul, MN Xcel Energy Center
June 10 Detroit, MI DTE Energy Center
June 12 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre
June 13 Montreal, QC Bell Centre
June 15 Boston, MA TD Garden
June 16 Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center
June 19 Greensboro, NC Greensboro Coliseum
June 20 Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena

UK & Europe
June 30 Stockholm, SWEDEN Ericsson Globe
July 1 Oslo, NORWAY Spektrum
July 3 Copenhagen, DENMARK Royal Arena
July 5 Antwerp, BELGIUM Sportpaleis
July 7 Amsterdam, HOLLAND Ziggo Dome
July 10 Manchester, UK Manchester Arena
July 11 Glasgow, UK SSE Hydro
July 13 Dublin, IRELAND* RDS Arena
July 15 London, UK* Hyde Park, BST Festival
* With Very Special Guests James Taylor and Bonnie Raitt

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