Paul Simon announces last leg of farewell tour

Legendary songwriter, recording artist and performer Paul Simon has announced the final leg of Homeward Bound – The Farewell Tour, culminating with four shows in the New York City area: the Prudential Center on September 15th in Newark, NJ (the city where Simon was born), and two nights at Madison Square Garden on September 20th and 21st, with an additional concert to be announced soon. As previously announced, Simon and his band will embark on the artist’s final tour May 16th in Vancouver, bringing to the stage a stunning, career-spanning repertoire of timeless hits and classic songs.

Tickets for the third and final leg of Paul Simon’s Homeward Bound – The Farewell Tour will go on public sale beginning Friday, March 16th at 9 am ET. The full itinerary is below.

According to Simon, the Homeward Bound tour is a fitting culmination of a performing career that began in the early 1960s and has coincided with his artistic journey as a songwriter and recording artist until the present day.

“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,” he states of the farewell trek. “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.”

Having created a distinctive and beloved body of work that includes 13 studio albums, plus five studio albums as half of Simon & Garfunkel, Paul Simon is the recipient of 16 Grammy Awards, three of which — Bridge over Troubled Water, Still Crazy After All These Years, and Graceland — were Album of the Year honorees. In 2003, he received a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award for his work in Simon & Garfunkel, and has sold more than 100 million records worldwide.

During his unparalleled career, Simon has achieved 29 Top 40 singles in the U.S. alone, with 14 of those reaching the Top 10 or higher, including “50 Ways to Leave Your Lover” (which reached #1), “Kodachrome,” “Loves Me Like A Rock,” “Mother and Child Reunion,” “Late In The Evening,” “You Can Call Me Al” and many others. With Simon & Garfunkel, he wrote and performed the No. 1 singles, “The Sound of Silence,” “Mrs. Robinson,” “Bridge Over Troubled Water,” and numerous other timeless hits.

Paul Simon is a member of the Songwriters Hall of Fame and has been inducted into the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame, both as a member of Simon & Garfunkel and as a solo artist. Simon was a recipient of the Kennedy Center Honors in 2002 and was named one of Time magazine’s “100 People Who Shape Our World” in 2006. In 2007, Simon was awarded the inaugural Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, which recognizes the profound and positive effect of popular music on the world’s culture. He was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2011. And in 2012, he was named the recipient of the prestigious Polar Music Prize along with classical cellist Yo-Yo Ma.

Simon’s philanthropic work includes the co-founding of the Children’s Health Fund (CHF), which donates and staffs 53 mobile medical units that bring health care to low-income children and their families in urban and rural locations around the United States. Since its inception in 1987, CHF has provided more than 3 million doctor/patient visits.

Throughout his career, Simon has also raised millions of dollars for worthy causes as varied as Autism Speaks, The Nature Conservancy, CURE, Tibet House and the E.O. Wilson Biodiversity Foundation’s Half-Earth Project, which is committed to stopping the species extinction crisis by conserving half the planet’s lands and oceans.

Tour Dates:

May 16

Vancouver, BC

Rogers Arena

May 18

Seattle, WA

Key Arena

May 19

Portland,  OR

MODA Center

May 22

Los Angeles, CA

Hollywood Bowl

May 23

Los Angeles, CA

Hollywood Bowl

May 25

Oakland, CA

Oracle Arena

May 27

Las Vegas, NV

MGM Grand Garden Arena

May 28

Los Angeles, CA

Hollywood Bowl

May 30

Denver, CO

Fiddler’s Green

June 1

Dallas, TX

American Airlines Arena

June 2

Houston, TX

Toyota Center

June 4

Austin, TX

Frank Erwin Center

June 6

Chicago, IL

United Center

June 8

St. Paul, MN

Xcel Energy Center

June 10

Detroit, MI

DTE Energy Center

June 12

Toronto, ON

Air Canada Centre

June 13

Montreal, QC

Bell Centre

June 15

Boston, MA

TD Garden

June 16

Philadelphia, PA

Wells Fargo Center

June 19

Greensboro, NC

Greensboro Coliseum

June 20

Nashville, TN

Bridgestone Arena

June 30

Stockholm, SWEDEN

Ericsson Globe

July 1



July 3

Copenhagen, DENMARK

Royal Arena

July 5

Antwerp, BELGIUM


July 7

Amsterdam, HOLLAND

Ziggo Dome

July 8

Amsterdam, HOLLAND

Ziggo Dome

July 10

Manchester, UK

Manchester Arena

July 11

Glasgow, UK

SSE Hydro

July 13


RDS Arena

July 15

London, UK

Hyde Park, BST Festival

September 5

New Orleans, LA

Smoothie King Center

September 7

Tampa, FL

Amalie Arena

September 8

Ft. Lauderdale, FL

BB&T Center

September 11

Orlando, FL

Amway Center

September 12

Atlanta, GA

Cellairis Amphitheatre

September 14

Washington, DC

Capital One Arena

September 15

Newark, NJ

Prudential Center

September 17


PPG Paints Arena

September 20

New York, NY

Madison Square Garden

September 21

New York, NY

Madison Square Garden

September 22

New York, NY


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