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Paul Simon Announces Spring Tour

from Joey , 2011-03-04

So Beautiful or So What, His First New Album In 5 Years – Due April 12, 2011 From Hear Music/Concord Music Group

To celebrate the release of his first new record in five years, legendary artist Paul Simon has announced a very special North American tour beginning Friday, April 15th in Seattle, Washington. The set list will draw from his iconic career, including several songs that haven’t been performed live in many years. Also included will be songs from So Beautiful or So What, his brand new album set for release by Hear Music/Concord Music Group on Tuesday, April 12, 2011. Before hitting the road, Simon will appear two consecutive nights, April 6th and 7th on NBC’s Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.

Produced by Phil Ramone and Paul Simon, with liner notes written by Elvis Costello, So Beautiful or So What is one of the most highly anticipated albums of the year. Rolling Stone magazine recently declared it, “His best since Graceland,” and National Public Radio affirmed, “…his new music balances great poetry and pop. Paul Simon is a national treasure.” In their current issue, Filter Magazine calls the new album, “…a new masterpiece from the Picasso of music.”

Joining Paul for this tour is a stellar band of musicians including Cameroonian 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.

For a comprehensive list of U.S. tourdates along with on sale dates and where to buy, please visit http://www.paulsimon.com/

Seattle, WA
WAMU Theater

Los Angeles, CA
Pantages Theatre

Los Angeles, CA
Pantages Theatre

Temecula, CA
Pechanga Resort & Casino Theatre

San Francisco, CA
Davies Symphony Hall

Oakland, CA
Fox Theatre

Minneapolis, MN
Minneapolis Convention Center Auditorium

Toronto, ON
Massey Hall

New York, NY
The Beacon Theatre

New York, NY
The Beacon Theatre

Chicago, IL
Chicago Theatre

Nashville, TN
Ryman Auditorium

Gulf Shores, AL
Hangout Festival

Washington DC
DAR Constitution Hall

Atlantic City, NJ
The Borgata

Mashantucket, CT
MGM Grand Theatre @ Foxwoods

Boston, MA
Wang Theatre

Live Rhymin´ with bonus tracks

from Peter , 2011-03-06

Amazon.co.uk and .com have some of the back catalogue reissues listed. The studio albums seem straight reissues of the Warner remasters (no mention of jewel case or mini-LP style).
This time, though, Live Rhymin´ is present and correct, with two extra live tracks - Kodachrome and Something So Right... No sign of Concert in the Park as yet, but not all the albums are there. Release date of March 28th (UK) and May 17th (US) - at the moment.

UK Tour likely for Summer 2011

from Matthew , 2011-03-22

News of a UK tour has started to leak onto the internet with the announcement of a date on 27th June at the Bournemouth International Centre.

Expect to see further announcements of a UK arena tour in the next few days.



from David , 2011-03-23

See http://www.ticketmaster.co.uk for London, Manchester,Nottingham, Birmingham, Bournemouth and Glasgow dates. All shows are in June, except for Manchester, early July. In most cases, tickets go on sale this Friday, but check Ticketmaster for details.Glad Paul is playing ther Hammersmith Apollo in London, as that´s a cosy venue with great acoustics. I´m not a fan of the big arenas. These look like one-off dates, with no room in the schedule for additional gigs.

Late Night With Jimmy Fallon

from Rosie , 2011-03-31


Paul Simon is performing on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon April 6th & 7th, 2011. NY area fans! For a chance to attend the taping, click the link to visit the Band Bench Sweepstakes. Enter for a chance to win seats on Fallon´s band benches & an opportunity to surround the stage during Paul´s performance.
Include the code for the night you want to attend: PAU (for Wednesday 4/6/11) and SIM (for Thursday 4/7/11)