Paul Simon announces Homeward Bound farewell tour

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Paul Simon has announced details of his Homeward Bound farewell tour.

Last week it was revealed that he’d play a set at London’s Hyde Park on July 15 with James Taylor & His All-Star Band and Bonnie Rait – and he’s now added a performance at the Manchester Arena on July 10.

Those two shows will follow a run of dates across North America and performances in Norway and Sweden.

Simon says: “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.”

Find a full list of Simon’s 2018 tour dates below.

Paul Simon Homeward Bound 2018 tour dates

May 16: Vancouver Rogers Arena, BC
May 18: Seattle Key Arena, WA
May 19: Portland MODA Center, OR
May 22: Los Angeles Hollywood Bowl, CA
May 23: Los Angeles Hollywood Bowl, CA
May 25: Oakland Oracle Arena, CA
May 27: Las Vegas MGM Grand Garden Arena, NV
May 30: Denver Fiddler’s Green, CO
Jun 01: Dallas American Airlines Arena, TX
Jun 02: Houston Toyota Center, TX
Jun 04: Austin Frank Erwin Center, TX
Jun 06: Chicago united Centre, IL
Jun 08: St Paul Xcel Energy Center, MN
Jun 10: Detroit DTE Energy Center, MI
Jun 12: Toronto Air Canada Centre, ON
Jun 13: Montreal Bell Centre, QC
Jun 15: Boston TD Garden, MA
Jun 16: Philadelphia Wells Fargo Center, PA
Jun 19: Greensboro Coliseum, NC
Jun 20: Nashville Bridgestone Arena, TN
Jun 30: Stockholm Ericsson Globe, Sweden
Jul 01: Oslo Spektrum, Norway
Jul 10: Manchester Arena, UK
Jul 15: London Hyde Park, UK

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