News - Paul Simon, Homeward Bound


Legendary singer/songwriter Paul Simon will embark on his farewell concert tour on May 16th with dates across North America, the United Kingdom and Europe...

Paul Simon and his band promise to bring to the stage "a stunning, career-spanning repertoire of timeless hits and classic songs which have permeated and influenced popular culture for generations."

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 in a message on social media, "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."


Having created a distinctive and extensive 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—won Album of the Year. In 2003, he received a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award for his work in Simon & Garfunkel, and has sold more than 100 million records worldwide.

Here's what he said about the song Homeward Bound, performing it on a recent TV interview.



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.

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 (http://paulsimon.com) for ticketing information as it becomes available.


North America

DATECITYVENUEON SALE (All Times Local)
May 16Vancouver, BCRogers ArenaFri, Feb. 9 @ 10am
May 18Seattle, WAKey ArenaFri, Feb. 9 @ 10am
May 19Portland,  ORMODA CenterFri, Feb. 9 @ 10am
May 22Los Angeles, CAHollywood BowlFri, Feb. 9 @ 10am
May 23Los Angeles, CAHollywood BowlFri, Feb. 9 @ 10am
May 25Oakland, CAOracle ArenaFri, Feb. 9 @ 10am
May 27Las Vegas, NVMGM Grand Garden ArenaFri, Feb. 9 @ 10am
May 30Denver, COFiddler's GreenFri, Feb. 9 @ 10am
June 1Dallas, TXAmerican Airlines ArenaFri, Feb. 9 @ 10am
June 2Houston, TXToyota CenterFri, Feb. 9 @ 10am
June 4Austin, TXFrank Erwin CenterFri, Feb. 9 @ 10am
June 6Chicago, ILUnited CenterSat, Feb 10 @ 10am
June 8St. Paul, MNXcel Energy CenterSat, Feb 10 @ 10am
June 10Detroit, MIDTE Energy CenterFri, Feb. 9 @ 10am
June 12Toronto, ONAir Canada CentreFri, Feb. 9 @ 12pm
June 13Montreal, QCBell CentreSat, Feb 10 @ 12pm
June 15Boston, MATD GardenSat, Feb 10 @ 10am
June 16Philadelphia, PAWells Fargo CenterSat, Feb 10 @ 10am
June 19Greensboro, NCGreensboro ColiseumFri, Feb. 9 @ 10am
June 20Nashville, TNBridgestone ArenaSat, Feb 10 @ 10am





UK & Europe


DATECITYVENUEON SALE (All Times Local)
June 30Stockholm, SWEDENEricsson GlobeThu, Feb 8 @ 9am
July 1Oslo, NORWAYSpektrumThu, Feb 8 @ 9am
July 3Copenhagen, DENMARKRoyal ArenaThu, Feb 8 @ 9am
July 5Antwerp, BELGIUMSportpaleisThu, Feb 8 @ 10am
July 7Amsterdam, HOLLANDZiggo DomeFri, Feb 9 @ 11am
July 10Manchester, UKManchester ArenaFri, Feb. 9 @ 10am
July 11Glasgow, UKSSE HydroFri, Feb. 9 @ 10am
July 13Dublin, IRELAND*RDS ArenaMon, Feb 12 @ 10am
July 15London, UK*Hyde Park, BST FestivalOn Sale Now


* With Very Special Guests James Taylor and Bonnie Raitt