Paul Simon Announces Farewell Tour

Legendary singer-songwriter Paul Simon is saying farewell.

Simon has announced Homeward Bound–The Farewell Tour, which will mark the official end of Simon’s touring career.

Beginning in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, the tour will take Simon coast to coast across North America before heading over to the United Kingdom and Europe.

In a touching note to fans, Simon said, “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.”

Simon goes on to acknowledge the recent loss of guitarist and friend of 30 years, Vincent N’guini. “His loss is not the only reason I’ve decided to stop touring, but it is a contributing factor. Mostly, though, I feel the travel and time away from my wife and family takes a toll that detracts from the joy of playing.”

He ends the note by humbly thanking his fans, writing, “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.”

Paul Simon’s expansive career includes 13 studio albums (five of which were Simon & Garfunkel albums) 16 Grammys, and 29 Top 40 singles. Read Paul Simon’s full letter below and check out the dates of Homeward Bound–The Farewell Tour.

 

North America
DATE
CITY
VENUE
ON SALE (All Times Local)
May 16
Vancouver, BC
Rogers Arena
Fri, Feb. 9 @ 10am
May 18
Seattle, WA
Key Arena
Fri, Feb. 9 @ 10am
May 19
Portland,  OR
MODA Center
Fri, Feb. 9 @ 10am
May 22
Los Angeles, CA
Hollywood Bowl
Fri, Feb. 9 @ 10am
May 23
Los Angeles, CA
Hollywood Bowl
Fri, Feb. 9 @ 10am
May 25
Oakland, CA
Oracle Arena
Fri, Feb. 9 @ 10am
May 27
Las Vegas, NV
MGM Grand Garden Arena
Fri, Feb. 9 @ 10am
May 30
Denver, CO
Fiddler’s Green
Fri, Feb. 9 @ 10am
June 1
Dallas, TX
American Airlines Arena
Fri, Feb. 9 @ 10am
June 2
Houston, TX
Toyota Center
Fri, Feb. 9 @ 10am
June 4
Austin, TX
Frank Erwin Center
Fri, Feb. 9 @ 10am
June 6
Chicago, IL
United Center
Sat, Feb 10 @ 10am
June 8
St. Paul, MN
Xcel Energy Center
Sat, Feb 10 @ 10am
June 10
Detroit, MI
DTE Energy Center
Fri, Feb. 9 @ 10am
June 12
Toronto, ON
Air Canada Centre
Fri, Feb. 9 @ 12pm
June 13
Montreal, QC
Bell Centre
Sat, Feb 10 @ 12pm
June 15
Boston, MA
TD Garden
Sat, Feb 10 @ 10am
June 16
Philadelphia, PA
Wells Fargo Center
Sat, Feb 10 @ 10am
June 19
Greensboro, NC
Greensboro Coliseum
Fri, Feb. 9 @ 10am
June 20
Nashville, TN
Bridgestone Arena
Sat, Feb 10 @ 10am
UK & Europe
DATE
CITY
VENUE
ON SALE (All Times Local)
June 30
Stockholm, SWEDEN
Ericsson Globe
Thu, Feb 8 @ 9am
July 1
Oslo, NORWAY
Spektrum
Thu, Feb 8 @ 9am
July 3
Copenhagen, DENMARK
Royal Arena
Thu, Feb 8 @ 9am
July 5
Antwerp, BELGIUM
Sportpaleis
Thu, Feb 8 @ 10am
July 7
Amsterdam, HOLLAND
Ziggo Dome
Fri, Feb 9 @ 11am
July 10
Manchester, UK
Manchester Arena
Fri, Feb. 9 @ 10am
July 11
Glasgow, UK
SSE Hydro
Fri, Feb. 9 @ 10am
July 13
Dublin, IRELAND*
RDS Arena
Mon, Feb 12 @ 10am
July 15
London, UK*
Hyde Park, BST Festival
On Sale Now
* With Very Special Guests James Taylor and Bonnie Raitt