As expected, Paul Simon will be retiring from the live stage later this year, and the iconic singer-songwriter has just revealed plans for a farewell tour.
Dubbed “Homeward Bound – The Farewell Tour,” the trek will mark the performer’s final run before retirement — something he’s been hinting at for a while now.
“I’ve ten wondered what it would feel like to reach the point where I’d consider bringing my performing career to a natural end,” Simon said in a statement. “Now I know: it feels a little unsettling, a touch exhilarating and something a relief. I love making music, my voice is still strong, and my band is a tight, extraordinary group gifted musicians. I think about music constantly. I am very grateful for a fulfilling career and, course, most all to the audiences who heard something in my music that touched their hearts.”
According to a press release Simon and his band will bring “a stunning, career-spanning repertoire timeless hits and classic songs which have permeated and influenced popular culture for generations.”
The tour will kick f in Vancouver on May 16, before making its way through the United States. Simon will return north the border, though, to say goodbye to fans in Toronto on June 12 and Montreal on June 13.
Tickets for the Vancouver and Toronto dates go on sale February 9 at 10 a.m. local time, while tickets for Montreal will go on sale February 10 at 10 a.m. local time.
Simon will also perform a string shows in Europe, before bidding fans a final farewell at his previously announced gig in London. See the full list tour dates below.
05/16 Vancouver, BC – Rogers Arena
05/18 Seattle, WA – Key Arena
05/19 Portland, OR – MODA Center
05/22 Los Angeles, CA – The Hollywood Bowl
05/23 Los Angeles, CA – The Hollywood Bowl
05/25 Oakland, CA – Oracle Arena
05/27 Las Vegas, NV – MGM Grand Garden Arena
05/30 Denver, CO – Fidler’s Green
06/01 Dallas, TX – American Airlines Arena
06/02 Houston, TX – Toyota Center
06/04 Austin, TX – Frank Erwin Center
06/06 Chicago, IL – United Center
06/08 St. Paul, MN – Xcel Energy Center
06/10 Detroit, MI – DTE Energy Center
06/12 Toronto, ON – Air Canada Centre
06/13 Montreal, QC – Bell Centre
06/15 Boston, MA – TD Garden
06/16 Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Center
06/19 Greensboro, NC – Greensboro Coliseum
06/20 Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena
06/30 Stockholm SE – Ericsson Globe
07/01 Oslo, NO – Spketrum
07/03 Copenhagen, DK – Royal Arena
07/05 Antwerp, BE – Sportpaleis
07/07 Amsterdam, NL – Ziggo Dome
07/10 Manchester, UK – Manchester Arena
07/11 Glasgow, K – SSE Hydro
07/13 Dublin, IE – RDS Arena
07/15 London, UK – Hyde Park *
* with James Taylor and Bonnie Raitt