Paul Simon Announces Farewell Tour
Paul Simon is ready to give up life on the road.
The 76-year-old singer announced Monday he will do one last trek through the U.S. and Canada this spring – and he's not forgetting about his Canadian fans.
Homeward Bound: The Farewell Tour will kick off in Vancouver on May 16 and will stop in Toronto on June 12 and Montreal on June 13.
"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," Simon said, in a release. "Now I know: it feels a little unsettling, a touch exhilarating and something of a relief.
"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."
After a June 20th show in Nashville, Simon will head to Europe for some shows ahead of his previously announced "farewell performance" in London's Hyde Park on July 15.
Simon, who has released 13 solo studio albums since 1965, reunited with Art Garfunkel in 1993 for a “farewell” concert in Hyde Park.