Paul Simon Announces “Homeward Bound” Farewell Tour Paul Simon Announces “Homeward Bound” Farewell Tour
Paul Simon, iconic singer and songwriter, has announced that he will be hanging up his guitar for good, following one final farewell tour. Simon,... Paul Simon Announces “Homeward Bound” Farewell Tour

Paul Simon, iconic singer and songwriter, has announced that he will be hanging up his guitar for good, following one final farewell tour. Simon, who rose to fame as half of the iconic duo Simon & Garfunkel, will hit the road in late spring, stopping at venues throughout North America before hopping the pond to visit the United Kingdom and Europe in early summer. Paul Simon’s farewell tour – Homeward Bound – features 20 dates in the U.S. and Canada, followed by nine in the UK and continental Europe.

“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,” Simon said in a statement. “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.”

Tickets for Simon’s final performances are on sale beginning February 9 for dates in North America, and February 8 for most European dates. The tour kicks off in Vancouver, British Columbia on may 16 at Rogers Arena. From there, it progresses from west to east, with stops in several U.S. cities as well as Toronto and Montreal. The U.S. leg of the tour closes on June 20 at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville. Ten days later, Simon performs in Stockholm, Sweden, with dates following in Norway, Denmark, Belgium, Holland, the UK and Ireland. It wraps up with a July 15 performance – joined by special guests James Taylor and Bonnie Raitt – at London’s BST Festival.

Paul Simon Homeward Bound – The Farewell Tour

North America

DATE

CITY

VENUE

ON SALE (All Times Local)

May 16

Vancouver, BC

Rogers Arena

Fri, Feb. 9 @ 10am

May 18

Seattle, WA

Key Arena

Fri, Feb. 9 @ 10am

May 19

Portland,  OR

MODA Center

Fri, Feb. 9 @ 10am

May 22

Los Angeles, CA

Hollywood Bowl

Fri, Feb. 9 @ 10am

May 23

Los Angeles, CA

Hollywood Bowl

Fri, Feb. 9 @ 10am

May 25

Oakland, CA

Oracle Arena

Fri, Feb. 9 @ 10am

May 27

Las Vegas, NV

MGM Grand Garden Arena

Fri, Feb. 9 @ 10am

May 30

Denver, CO

Fiddler’s Green

Fri, Feb. 9 @ 10am

June 1

Dallas, TX

American Airlines Arena

Fri, Feb. 9 @ 10am

June 2

Houston, TX

Toyota Center

Fri, Feb. 9 @ 10am

June 4

Austin, TX

Frank Erwin Center

Fri, Feb. 9 @ 10am

June 6

Chicago, IL

United Center

Sat, Feb 10 @ 10am

June 8

St. Paul, MN

Xcel Energy Center

Sat, Feb 10 @ 10am

June 10

Detroit, MI

DTE Energy Center

Fri, Feb. 9 @ 10am

June 12

Toronto, ON

Air Canada Centre

Fri, Feb. 9 @ 12pm

June 13

Montreal, QC

Bell Centre

Sat, Feb 10 @ 12pm

June 15

Boston, MA

TD Garden

Sat, Feb 10 @ 10am

June 16

Philadelphia, PA

Wells Fargo Center

Sat, Feb 10 @ 10am

June 19

Greensboro, NC

Greensboro Coliseum

Fri, Feb. 9 @ 10am

June 20

Nashville, TN

Bridgestone Arena

Sat, Feb 10 @ 10am

UK & Europe

DATE

CITY

VENUE

ON SALE (All Times Local)

June 30

Stockholm, SWEDEN

Ericsson Globe

Thu, Feb 8 @ 9am

July 1

Oslo, NORWAY

Spektrum

Thu, Feb 8 @ 9am

July 3

Copenhagen, DENMARK

Royal Arena

Thu, Feb 8 @ 9am

July 5

Antwerp, BELGIUM

Sportpaleis

Thu, Feb 8 @ 10am

July 7

Amsterdam, HOLLAND

Ziggo Dome

Fri, Feb 9 @ 11am

July 10

Manchester, UK

Manchester Arena

Fri, Feb. 9 @ 10am

July 11

Glasgow, UK

SSE Hydro

Fri, Feb. 9 @ 10am

July 13

Dublin, IRELAND*

RDS Arena

Mon, Feb 12 @ 10am

July 15

London, UK*

Hyde Park, BST Festival

On Sale Now

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