Paul Simon Has Announced the Final Leg of His Farewell Tour

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Paul Simon Has Announced the Final Leg of His Farewell Tour

The great Paul Simon, who recently announced his impending retirement from touring, has revealed the final leg of his final tour, Homeward Bound – The Farewell Tour. The legendary singer-songwriter has added nearly a dozen September shows along the East Coast, culminating with four shows in the New York City area that Simon calls home.

Those NYC-area stops, the last official touring performances Simon will ever deliver, include a hometown show in in Newark, N.J. on Sept. 15, two nights at Madison Square Garden on Sept. 20-21 and a final NYC show at a soon-to-be-announced venue. When word first got out that Simon had announced a “farewell show,” we were puzzled to find that it was in the U.K., so today’s reveal that he will end his touring career on his home turf makes far more sense.

Simon and his band head out for their last ride in May, beginning with a show in Vancouver on the 16th. A press release promises that Simon and company will “[bring] to the stage a stunning, career-spanning repertoire of timeless hits and classic songs.”

As Simon noted in his retirement announcement, he’s not calling it quits on performing entirely. “After this coming tour, I anticipate doing the occasional performance in a (hopefully) acoustically pristine hall, and to donate those earnings to various philanthropic organizations, particularly those whose objective is to save the planet, ecologically,” he wrote.

Tickets for the third and final leg of Simon’s farewell tour go on sale to the public this Friday, March 16 at 9 a.m. EST, with the exception of his shows in New Orleans (on sale on Saturday, March 17 at 10 a.m. local time) and Washington, D.C. (on sale on Saturday, March 24 at 10 a.m. local time). You’ll find more ticketing info on Simon’s website.

See Simon’s full Farewell Tour slate below—new dates are bolded—beneath a 1986 interview with the artist from the Paste Cloud, and revisit Paste’s retrospective on Simon’s singular career here.

Paul Simon Homeward Bound – The Farewell Tour Dates:

May
16 – Vancouver, British Columbia @ Rogers Arena
18 – Seattle, Wash. @ Key Arena
19 – Portland, Ore. @ MODA Center
22 – Los Angeles, Calif. @ Hollywood Bowl
23 – Los Angeles, Calif. @ Hollywood Bowl
25 – Oakland, Calif. @ Oracle Arena
27 – Las Vegas, Nev. @ MGM Grand Garden Arena
30 – Denver, Colo. @ Fiddler’s Green

June
01 – Dallas, Texas @ American Airlines Arena
02 – Houston, Texas @ Toyota Center
04 – Austin, Texas @ Frank Erwin Center
06 – Chicago, Ill. @ United Center
08 – St. Paul, Minn. @ Xcel Energy Center
10 – Detroit, Mich. @ DTE Energy Center
12 – Toronto, Ontario @ Air Canada Centre
13 – Montreal, Quebec @ Bell Centre
15 – Boston, Mass. @ TD Garden
16 – Philadelphia, Pa. @ Wells Fargo Center
19 – Greensboro, N.C. @ Greensboro Coliseum
20 – Nashville, Tenn. @ Bridgestone Arena
30 – Stockholm, Sweden @ Ericsson Globe

July
01 – Oslo, Norway @ Spektrum
03 – Copenhagen, Denmark @ Royal Arena
05 – Antwerp, Belgium @ Sportpaleis
07 – Amsterdam, Holland @ Ziggo Dome
10 – Manchester, U.K. @ Manchester Arena
11 – Glasgow, U.K. @ SSE Hydro
13 – Dublin, Ireland @ ROS Arena
15 – London, U.K. @ Hyde Park BST Festival

September
05 – New Orleans, La. @ Smoothie King Center
07 – Tampa, Fla. @ Amalie Arena
08 – Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. @ BB&T Center
11 – Orlando, Fla. @ Amway Center
12 – Atlanta, Ga. @ Cellairis Amphitheatre
14 – Washington, D.C. @ Capital One Arena
15 – Newark, N.J. @ Prudential Center
17 – Pittsburgh, Pa. @ PPG Paints Arena
20 – New York, N.Y. @ Madison Square Garden
21 – New York, N.Y. @ Madison Square Garden
22 – New York, N.Y. @ TBA

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