Location revealed for Simon’s final concert
Paul Simon has announced that he will perform the final concert of his Farewell Tour in the borough of Queens, where he spent his formative years. On Saturday, September 22nd at Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Simon and his band will bring to the stage a stunning, career-spanning repertoire of timeless hits and classics, as well as a unique selection of songs the artist has selected for this once-in-a-lifetime show.
Paul Simon’s Homeward Bound – The Farewell Performance will be the first major concert event at Flushing Meadows Corona Park in decades. Simon will be donating all personal net-proceeds from the event to a previously-selected cause, which will be announced at a later date.
Homeward Bound – The Farewell Performance will be a celebration of a renowned touring career that began in the 1960s and has coincided with his artistic journey as a songwriter and recording artist through the present day.
“It seems more like fate than coincidence that I should do the final show on this final tour at Flushing Meadows Corona Park. I could have ridden my bike from home to the park in about 20 minutes, when I was a kid,” Simon says of the show. “But this is less a goodbye than a farewell. Thank you all for the ride, I had a great time.”
“When Paul Simon sings ‘Homeward Bound,’ there’s no doubt he means New York,” states Mayor Bill de Blasio. “The grit, beauty and complexity of this city are woven into Simon’s most haunting songs, and our greatest venues have formed the backdrop of his performing career. It’s only fitting that this son of Queens comes home to Flushing Meadows Corona Park.”
Tickets for Paul Simon’s Homeward Bound – The Farewell Performance at Flushing Meadows Corona Park will go on sale beginning Friday, June 29th at 10 am ET at axs.com. American Express Card Members can purchase tickets before the general public beginning Monday, June 25th at 10 am ET through Thursday, June 28th at 10 pm ET. The event is produced by The Bowery Presents and Madison House Presents, New York City’s premier concert producers.
Author: Buddy Iahn
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