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Paul Simon announces farewell tour

By | Published on Tuesday 6 February 2018

Paul Simon

As hinted at when his upcoming appearance at London’s British Summer Time festival in July was billed as a “farewell show”, Paul Simon is bringing his performing career to an end. He’ll begin dates in Canada in May, with other UK shows in July

“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”, says Simon. “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”.

He will play the following dates in the UK and Ireland in addition to the aforementioned British Summer Time date in Hyde Park on 15 Jul…

10 Jul: Manchester Arena
11 Jul: Glasgow, Hydro
13 Jul: Dublin, RDS Arena

Simon first suggested that he might be planning to retire in 2016, when heĀ told the New York Times: “You’re coming towards the end. Showbiz doesn’t hold any interest for me. None”.



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