As musician Art Garfunkel revealed in February, he will reunite with his on-and-off counterpart Paul Simon for their first tour in five years. But the pair’s North American fans might have to wait a while longer to see the singers on home turf.
Simon and Garfunkel have unveiled dates for a limited eight-show summer tour, which is only hitting sheds Down Under. The jaunt kicks off June 13 at Vector Arena in Auckland, NZL, and continues through July 2 at Burswood Dome in Perth, AUS.
The itinerary also includes a June 20-21 run at Acer Arena in Sydney, AUS, and a June 25-26 set at Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne, AUS. Ticket sales for all concerts begin Friday, April 17.
Michael Chugg, CEO of Australia-based Chugg Entertainment, is promoting the concerts. “We’re the first and only territory in the world that Simon and Garfunkel have confirmed concerts for,” he said in a recent statement. “It’s been 25 years since they’ve been here and I’d put money on the table this will likely be the last time for us with these two legends together. This is probably a twice in a lifetime chance, but the last time you’ll get to take it I’d say.”
The duo remains tight-lipped with the media about what, if any, other world tour dates they have in mind for their reunion. They performed together for the first time this year on February 13 at the grand reopening of the Beacon Theatre in New York City, where only Simon was scheduled to perform.
After Garfunkel made his surprise appearance on stage alongside his on-and-off counterpart, he told BBC News that a tour was in the works for 2009. He was not specific, except when noting, “Our plan to work together is coming together but it doesn’t go through England this time.”
Simon & Garfunkel itinerary:
(Dates are subject to change.)
|June 13||Auckland, NZL||Vector Arena|
|June 17||Boondall, AUS||Brisbane Entertainment Centre|
|June 20 – 21||Sydney, AUS||Acer Arena|
|June 25 – 26||Melbourne, AUS||Rod Laver Arena|
|June 30||Hindmarsh, AUS||Adelaide Entertainment Centre|
|July 2||Perth, AUS||Burswood Dome|