Paul Simon Announces Homeward Bound — The Farewell Tour

Feb 5, 2018  •  Post A Comment

Announcement from Paul Simon, Feb. 5, 2018:

Legendary songwriter, recording artist and performer Paul Simon, will embark on his farewell concert tour on May 16 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada at Rogers Arena. Homeward Bound – The Farewell Tour will encompass shows across North America, the United Kingdom and Europe, with Simon and his band bringing to the stage a stunning, career-spanning repertoire of timeless hits and classic songs which have permeated and influenced popular culture for generations.

Tickets for Paul Simon’s Homeward Bound – The Farewell Tour will go on sale beginning February 8 at 9 a.m. in Europe and February 9 at 10 a.m. in North America and the UK. The complete tour itinerary is listed below. Go to PaulSimon.com for ticketing information as it becomes available.

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.”

Having created a distinctive and beloved body of work that includes 13 studio albums, plus five studio albums as half of Simon & Garfunkel, Paul Simon is the recipient of 16 Grammy Awards, three of which—Bridge over Troubled Water, Still Crazy after All These Years, and Graceland—were Album of the Year honorees. In 2003, he received a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award for his work in Simon & Garfunkel, and has sold more than 100 million records worldwide.

During his unparalleled career, Simon has achieved 29 Top 40 singles in the U.S. alone, with 14 of those reaching the Top 10 or higher, including “50 Ways to Leave Your Lover” (which reached #1), “Kodachrome,” “Loves Me Like A Rock,” “Mother and Child Reunion,” “Late In The Evening,” “You Can Call Me Al” and many others. With Simon & Garfunkel, he wrote and performed the #1 singles, “The Sound of Silence,” “Mrs. Robinson,” “Bridge Over Troubled Water,” and numerous other timeless hits.

Paul Simon is a member of the Songwriters Hall of Fame and has been inducted into the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame, both as a member of Simon & Garfunkel and as a solo artist. Simon was a recipient of the Kennedy Center Honors in 2002 and was named one of Time magazine’s “100 People Who Shape Our World” in 2006. In 2007, Simon was awarded the inaugural Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, which recognizes the profound and positive effect of popular music on the world’s culture. He was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2011. And in 2012, he was named the recipient of the prestigious Polar Music Prize along with classical cellist Yo-Yo Ma.

Simon’s philanthropic work includes the co-founding of the Children’s Health Fund (CHF), which donates and staffs 53 mobile medical units that bring health care to low-income children and their families in urban and rural locations around the United States. Since its inception in 1987, CHF has provided more than 3 million doctor/patient visits.

Throughout his career, Simon has also raised millions of dollars for worthy causes as varied as Autism Speaks, The Nature Conservancy, CURE, Tibet House and the E.O. Wilson Biodiversity Foundation’s Half-Earth Project, which is committed to stopping the species extinction crisis by conserving half the planet’s lands and oceans.

The Itinerary for Paul Simon’s Homeward Bound — The Farewell Tour is as follows:

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 @ 9am

July 11      Glasgow, UK              SSE Hydro                 Fri, Feb. 9 @ 9am

July 13      Dublin, IRELAND*     RDS Arena                 Mon, Feb 12 @ 9am

July 15      London, UK*               Hyde Park, BST Festival            On Sale Now

* With Very Special Guests James Taylor and Bonnie Raitt

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