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Paul Simon Announces Tour, New Album Also Reportedly on the Way

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Paul Simon will kick off a two-month tour following his appearance at the Jazz Fest in New Orleans in late April. There’s also word that he will release a new album sometime this spring.

The tour will include more than 30 dates at indoor theaters across North America, hitting Atlanta, Dallas, Nashville, Denver, Los Angeles, Toronto and Boston before wrapping up at the end of June with a show at Forest Hills Tennis Stadium in New York. This will be Simon’s first solo tour since 2011. He and neighbor Sting toured together in 2014.

You can see the full list of tour dates below.

According to Rolling Stone, Simon will reportedly release a new album too. An ad for the tour’s final stop indicates that the record, Stranger to Stranger, is due sometime in the spring. It will be Simon’s first LP since 2011’s So Beautiful or So What, his strongest work in years.

That final show at Forest Hills Tennis Stadium, which recently started booking concerts again, will be Simon’s first performance there since Simon & Garfunkel‘s 1970 hometown concert in support of Bridge Over Troubled Water. Simon and Art Garfunkel both grew up and met just blocks from the venue.

Paul Simon Tour Dates
April 29 – New Orleans, LA @ Jazz Fest
May 3 – Atlanta, GA @ Fox Theater
May 4 – Birmingham, AL @ BJCC Concert Hall
May 6 – Tulsa, OK @ Hard Rock Hotel & Casino – The Joint
May 7 – Thackerville, OK @ Winstar Casino
May 8 – Dallas, TX @ AT&T Performing Arts Center
May 10 – Austin, TX @ Bass Concert Hall
May 11 – Austin, TX @ Bass Concert Hall
May 14 – Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium
May 15 – Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium
May 18 – Des Moines, IA @ Civic Center
May 19 – Lincoln, NE @ Pinewood Bowl Theater
May 20 – Denver, CO @ Bellco Theatre
May 22 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Maverick Center
May 23 – Boise, ID @ Botanical Gardens
May 25 – Portland, OR @ Schnitzer Concert Hall
May 26 – Vancouver, BC @ Queen Elizabeth Theatre
May 28 – Woodinville, WA @ Chateau St. Michelle
May 29 – Woodinville, WA @ Chateau St. Michelle
June 1 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl
June 3 – Berkeley, CA @ Greek Theatre
June 5 – Santa Barbara, CA @ Santa Barbara Bowl
June 11 – Kansas City, MO @ Starlight
June 12 – St. Louis, MO @ Fox Theatre
June 14 – Minneapolis, MN @ Orpheum Theatre
June 19 – Rochester Hills, MI @ Meadow Brook
June 21 – Toronto, ON @ Sony Centre
June 22 – Montreal, QC @ Place Des Arts
June 24 – Boston, MA @ Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
June 25 – Philadelphia, PA @ Mann Center for the Performing Arts
June 30 – Forest Hills, NY @ Forest Hills Tennis Stadium

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