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Touring: Paul Simon Announces Final Leg of Farewell Tour, Ending With Three New York Shows

Artist: Paul Simon
Tour: Homeward Bound - The Farewell Tour
Dates: May 16 to September 22, 2018
Ticket On-Sale Date(s): March 16, 2018 @ 9 AM Local Time

Legendary songwriter, recording artist and performer Paul Simon has announced the final leg of Homeward Bound – The Farewell Tour, culminating with four shows in the New York Cityarea: the Prudential Center on September 15 in Newark, NJ (the city where Simon was born), and two nights at Madison Square Garden on September 20 and 21, with an additional concert to be announced soon. As previously announced, Simon and his band will embark on the artist's final tour May 16 in Vancouver, bringing to the stage a stunning, career-spanning repertoire of timeless hits and classic songs.

Tickets for the third and final leg of Paul Simon's Homeward Bound – The Farewell Tour will go on public sale beginning Friday, March 16 @ 9am ET. The additional and final concerts are below.

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:
  • 05/16 - Vancouver, BC - Rogers Arena
  • 05/18 - Seattle, WA - Key Arena
  • 05/19 - Portland, OR - MODA Center
  • 05/22 - Los Angeles, CA - Hollywood Bowl
  • 05/23 - Los Angeles, CA - Hollywood Bowl
  • 05/25 - Oakland, CA - Oracle Arena
  • 05/27 - Las Vegas, NV - MGM Grand Garden Arena
  • 05/28 - Los Angeles, CA - Hollywood Bowl
  • 05/30 - Denver, CO - Fiddler's Green
  • 06/01 - Dallas, TX - American Airlines Arena
  • 06/02 - Houston, TX - Toyota Center
  • 06/04 - Austin, TX - Frank Erwin Center
  • 06/06 - Chicago, IL - United Center
  • 06/08 - St. Paul, MN - Xcel Energy Center
  • 06/10 - Detroit, MI - DTE Energy Center
  • 06/12 - Toronto, ON - Air Canada Centre
  • 06/13 - Montreal, QC - Bell Centre
  • 06/15 - Boston, MA - TD Garden
  • 06/16 - Philadelphia, PA - Wells Fargo Center
  • 06/19 - Greensboro, NC - Greensboro Coliseum
  • 06/20 - Nashville, TN - Bridgestone Arena
  • 06/30 - Stockholm, SWEDEN - Ericsson Globe
  • 07/01 - Oslo, NORWAY - Spektrum
  • 07/03 - Copenhagen, DENMARK - Royal Arena
  • 07/05 - Antwerp, BELGIUM - Sportpaleis
  • 07/07 - Amsterdam, HOLLAND - Ziggo Dome
  • 07/08 - Amsterdam, HOLLAND - Ziggo Dome
  • 07/10 - Manchester, UK - Manchester Arena
  • 07/11 - Glasgow, UK - SSE Hydro
  • 07/13 - Dublin, IRELAND - RDS Arena
  • 07/15 - London, UK - Hyde Park, BST Festival
  • 09/05 - New Orleans, LA - Smoothie King Center
  • 09/07 - Tampa, FL - Amalie Arena
  • 09/08 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL - BB&T Center
  • 09/11 - Orlando, FL - Amway Center
  • 09/12 - Atlanta, GA - Cellairis Amphitheatre
  • 09/14 - Washington, DC - Capital One Arena
  • 09/15 - Newark, NJ - Prudential Center
  • 09/17 - Pittsburgh - PPG Paints Arena
  • 09/20 - New York, NY - Madison Square Garden
  • 09/21 - New York, NY - Madison Square Garden
  • 09/22 - New York, NY - TBA