Monday, February 5, 2018

Paul Simon Announces Homeward Bound- The Farewell Tour

While the phrase "never say never" is always applicable in these situations, it looks like Paul Simon is about to hang it up and finish touring with the announcement of Homeward Bound - The Farewell Tour.
Photo by Jessica Gilbert, Image Courtesy of Legacy Recordings
Tour dates are below and it seems Rhymin' Simon is calling it quits, who can blame him, he has lasted longer than most. Some more info:
According to Simon, the Homeward Bound tour is a fitting culmination of a performing career that began in the early 1960s and has coincided with his artistic journey as a songwriter and recording artist until the present day. 
He said of this farewell tour, “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.”
RtBE have had the pleasure of seeing him a few times in a various incarnations, (even singing a duet with one of the sites heroes) so this is far from a sad day, but we can say if you can check him out on this tour you should as he is an artist worth seeing live and he is right; his band is always tight. 

There are no hometown NYC dates in this announcement, so it is a safe bet more dates will follow, but for now you can buy tickets this week for the dates below. We will also add a few live Simon tunes from throughout his career to get you in the mood: 

The Itinerary for Paul Simon’s Homeward Bound – The Farewell Tour is as follows:
North America
ON SALE (All Times Local)
May 16Vancouver, BCRogers ArenaFri, Feb. 9 @ 10am
May 18Seattle, WAKey ArenaFri, Feb. 9 @ 10am
May 19Portland,  ORMODA CenterFri, Feb. 9 @ 10am
May 22Los Angeles, CAHollywood BowlFri, Feb. 9 @ 10am
May 23Los Angeles, CAHollywood BowlFri, Feb. 9 @ 10am
May 25Oakland, CAOracle ArenaFri, Feb. 9 @ 10am
May 27Las Vegas, NVMGM Grand Garden ArenaFri, Feb. 9 @ 10am
May 30Denver, COFiddler's GreenFri, Feb. 9 @ 10am
June 1Dallas, TXAmerican Airlines ArenaFri, Feb. 9 @ 10am
June 2Houston, TXToyota CenterFri, Feb. 9 @ 10am
June 4Austin, TXFrank Erwin CenterFri, Feb. 9 @ 10am
June 6Chicago, ILUnited CenterSat, Feb 10 @ 10am
June 8St. Paul, MNXcel Energy CenterSat, Feb 10 @ 10am
June 10Detroit, MIDTE Energy CenterFri, Feb. 9 @ 10am
June 12Toronto, ONAir Canada CentreFri, Feb. 9 @ 12pm
June 13Montreal, QCBell CentreSat, Feb 10 @ 12pm
June 15Boston, MATD GardenSat, Feb 10 @ 10am
June 16Philadelphia, PAWells Fargo CenterSat, Feb 10 @ 10am
June 19Greensboro, NCGreensboro ColiseumFri, Feb. 9 @ 10am
June 20Nashville, TNBridgestone ArenaSat, Feb 10 @ 10am
UK & Europe
ON SALE (All Times Local)
June 30Stockholm, SWEDENEricsson GlobeThu, Feb 8 @ 9am
July 1Oslo, NORWAYSpektrumThu, Feb 8 @ 9am
July 3Copenhagen, DENMARKRoyal ArenaThu, Feb 8 @ 9am
July 5Antwerp, BELGIUMSportpaleisThu, Feb 8 @ 10am
July 7Amsterdam, HOLLANDZiggo DomeFri, Feb 9 @ 11am
July 10Manchester, UKManchester ArenaFri, Feb. 9 @ 10am
July 11Glasgow, UKSSE HydroFri, Feb. 9 @ 10am
July 13Dublin, IRELAND*RDS ArenaMon, Feb 12 @ 10am
July 15London, UK*Hyde Park, BST FestivalOn Sale Now
* With Very Special Guests James Taylor and Bonnie Raitt


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