has announced a farewell show this summer at London’s Hyde Park.
Billed as “Homeward Bound – The Farewell Performance,” the U.K. outdoor headlining show will take place on July 15, and will feature James Taylor and Bonnie Raitt as special guests, with more to be announced soon.
It’s unclear whether it will be the 76-year-old Simon’s final-ever performance, as he has yet to make an official statement.
However, Simon has been contemplating his retirement in recent years. In June 2016, he told The NYT that “showbiz doesn’t hold any interest for me” before saying, “It’s an act of courage to let go. I am going to see what happens if I let go. Then I’m going to see, who am I? Or am I just this person that was defined by what I did? And if that’s gone, if you have to make up yourself, who are you?”
We are extremely excited to announce that the headliner closing our 2018 summer series will be the incredible #PaulSimon! Paul will be heading our way on Sunday 15th July with Homeward Bound – The Farewell Performance, plus some very special guests including the iconic #JamesTaylor & His All-Star Band, #BonnieRaitt and more to be announced very soon… ???? The Barclaycard pre-sale starts RIGHT NOW via http://po.st/6JZp4c. ???? Our pre-sale kicks off at 9am on Thursday. For access, sign up via www.bst-hydepark.com by 3pm tomorrow. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on Friday. See you all there!
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Watch a Paste Cloud interview with Simon from 1986 below and watch Simon’s recent, Trump-inspired reinvention of “Feelin’ Groovy” backstage with Stephen Colbert right here.