The Curtain Comes Down on Paul Simon’s Touring Career

Music legend Paul Simon announces final tour

Legendary musician Paul Simon is calling it quits as it pertains to full scale touring and has released dates for his Homeward Bound – The Farewell tour. Appropriately named after a classic Simon & Garfunkel song, this final tour will see Simon play a swath of venues throughout North America and Europe beginning in May and ending in late September. The Jersey-born and Queens-raised icon will fittingly return home for a set of shows at Madison Square Garden at the end of the 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,” said Simon in his official statement. “Now I know: it feels a little unsettling, a touch exhilarating, and something of a relief.”  Simon did also include that he has no intentions of quitting music altogether and will still play the occasional show here and there.

Friends and fellow musical luminaries James Taylor and Bonnie Raitt will accompany Simon for two shows overseas and one would think (and hope) that Art Garfunkel, the other half of one of the greatest folk duos of all time, will make at least one appearance. The full tour schedule is listed below.  Tickets are being sold for this once in a lifetime event via Ticketmaster with a public on sale date and time of March 16, 9:00 am.

Paul Simon Tour Dates

May 16 – Vancouver, BC – Rogers Arena
May 18 – Seattle, WA – Key Arena
May 19 – Portland, OR – MODA Center
May 22 – Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Bowl
May 23 – Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Bowl
My 25 – Oakland, CA – Oracle Arena
May 27 – Las Vegas, NV – MGM Grand Garden Arena
May 28 – Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Bowl
May 30 – Denver, CO – Fiddler’s Green
June 1 – Dallas, TX – American Airlines Arena
June 2 – Houston, TX -Toyota Center
June 4 – Austin, TX – Frank Erwin Center
June 6 – Chicago, IL – United Center
June 8 – St. Paul, MN – Xcel Energy Center
June 10 – Detroit, MI – DTE Energy Center
June 12 – Toronto, ON – Air Canada Centre
June 13 – Montreal, QC – Bell Centre
June 15 – Boston, MA – TD Garden
June 16 – Philadelphia, PA—Wells Fargo Center
June 19 – Greensboro, NC—Greensboro Coliseum
June 20 – Nashville, TN—Bridgestone Arena
June 30 – Stockholm, Sweden—Ericsson Globe
July 1 – Oslo, Norway—Spektrum
July 3 – Copenhagen, Denmark—Royal Arena
July 5 – Antwerp, Belgium—Sportpaleis
July 7 – Amsterdam, Holland—Ziggo Dome
July 10 – Manchester, UK—Manchester Arena
July 11 – Glasgow, UK—SSE Hydro
July 13 – Dublin, Ireland—RDS Arena*
July 15 – London UK—Hyde Park, BST Festival*
Sept. 5 – New Orleans, LA—Smoothie King Center
Sept. 7 – Tampa, FL – Amalie Arena
Sept. 8 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL—BB&T Center
Sept.11 – Orlando, FL—Amway Center
Sept. 12 – Atlanta, GA—Cellairis Amphitheatre
Sept. 14 – Washington, DC—Capital One Arena
Sept. 15 – Newark NJ—Prudential Center
Sept. 20 – New York, NY—Madison Square Garden
Sept. 21 – New York, NY—Madison Square Garden
Sept. 22 – New York, NY—TBA

*w/ Special Guests James Taylor and Bonnie Raitt