Paul Simon Announces North American Tour

Paul Simon will launch a national tour for upcoming studio album, So Beautiful or So What, on April 15 in Seattle, Washington. According to the press release, Simon will be playing hits that span from his entire career, including several songs that have been previously neglected live. Simon will also be the guest on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon for two nights on April 6 and 7.

Simon’s touring band includes guitarist Vincent Nguini, drummer Jim Oblon, pianist Mick Rossi, saxophonist/keyboardist Andrew Snitzer, bassist Bakithi Kumalo, guitarist Mark Stewart, master percussionist Jamey Haddad and multi-instrumentalist Tony Cedras.

Elvis Costello has been tapped to pen the liner notes to So Beautiful or So What, due April 12 from Hear Music/Concord Music Group.

Paul Simon tour dates:

4/15/11 Seattle, WA WAMU Theater 11-Mar 10:00am Ticketmaster
4/20/11 Los Angeles, CA Pantages Theatre 13-Mar 10:00am Ticketmaster
4/21/11 Los Angeles, CA Pantages Theatre 13-Mar 10:00am Ticketmaster
4/25/11 San Francisco, CA Davies Symphony Hall 13-Mar 10:00am Ticketmaster
4/26/11 Oakland, CA Fox Theatre 13-Mar 10:00am Ticketmaster
5/2/11 Minneapolis, MN Minneapolis Convention Center Auditorium 12-Mar 11:00am Ticketmaster
5/6/11 Toronto, ON Massey Hall 11-Mar 10:00am Livenation.com
5/10/11 New York, NY The Beacon Theatre 11-Mar 9:00am Ticketmaster
5/11/11 New York, NY The Beacon Theatre 11-Mar 9:00am Ticketmaster
5/17/11 Chicago, IL Chicago Theatre 12-Mar 11:00am Ticketmaster
5/19/11 Nashville, TN Ryman Auditorium 11-Mar 10:00am Ticketmaster
5/22/11 Gulf Shores, AL Hangout Festival on sale now HangoutMusicFest.com
5/25/11 Washington DC DAR Constitution Hall 11-Mar 10:00am Ticketmaster
5/28/11 Atlantic City, NJ The Borgata 12-Mar 10:00am TheBorgata.com
5/29/11 Mashantucket, CT MGM Grand Theatre @ Foxwoods 11-Mar 9:00am Foxwoods.com
6/1/11 Boston, MA Wang Theatre 12-Mar 10:00am