Paul Simon has set 2018 tour dates for North America and Europe, being called "Homeward Bound, The Farewell Tour."
The first date of the tour was revealed last week, happening at Hyde Park in London where Simon recorded his most recent live album. For the 2018 Hyde Park concert, the opening acts will be James Taylor and Bonnie Raitt. No other opening acts have been announced for any other dates on the tour.
In 1993, the singer played a "Farewell" concert in 1993 with Art Garfunkel. Ten years later, the two were touring the world again. Now in 2018, Simon is saying Farewell again. Simon has said he will continue playing some concerts, especially for charitable causes, but his days touring the world are numbered. Scroll below the tour dates on this page for his full statement to fans.
At this time, there are no hometown NYC shows scheduled. Stay tuned, as we will be updating this page if and when more concerts are announced.
Paul Simon Tour Dates and Tickets
When do Paul Simon 2018 tour tickets go on sale and what is the presale code?
The general public on-sale begins as early as February 9, 2018.
VIP package and American Express cardmember presales begin on February 6. Live Nation, LN Mobile App, and local venue / radio presales follow. The Live Nation presale offer code is ANTHEM and the LN Mobile App code is COVERT. American Express card holders can use the presale code INGOLD to access the presales, but you'll need an AmEx card to complete your purchase.
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In an interview with The New York Times in 2016, Simon talked about the end of his road as a musician. While these concerts are being called a farewell, Simon will continue performing in a limited fashion. Earlier today, he left the following statement on his website:
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. Sadly, we lost our lead guitarist and my friend of 30 years, Vincent N’guini, who died last December. His loss is not the only reason I’ve decided to stop touring, but it is a contributing factor. Mostly, though, I feel the travel and time away from my wife and family takes a toll that detracts from the joy of playing. I’d like to leave with a big Thank You to the many folks around the world who’ve come out to watch me play over the last 50 years.
After this coming tour, I anticipate doing the occasional performance in a (hopefully) acoustically pristine hall, and to donate those earnings to various philanthropic organizations, particularly those whose objective is to save the planet, ecologically.
Once again, 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.
For more, check out the Paul Simon Zumic artist page.