Paul Simon Announces Spring/Summer Tour For 2016

I’m going to break the laws of Metal reporting once again with this tour because it’s something that needs to be shared. Yesterday I addressed the upcoming Steely Dan live endeavors but they were not the only ones unveiling touring itineraries. Now it’s time to share the dates for the legendary Paul Simon who will be on the road in late Spring and delivering his sounds until the summer months. I cribbed the news item from his official Facebook and the dates from his own site. Check it out below and then I’ll return for a closing thought.

Tour - Paul Simon - 2016

The Press Release (Care of Official Facebook)
Paul Simon has just announced 31 shows across North America this Spring/Summer, beginning with his headline appearance at Jazz Fest in New Orleans on April 29. The tour will also visit Canada, before wrapping up June 30 in Forest Hills, NY.
For full tour itinerary and and on-sale dates, please visit the link below. Exclusive VIP Packages will be available through SLO Tix. American Express pre-sales will be available beginning Monday 2/22 at 10am local time in the following cities — Atlanta, GA; Woodinville, WA; Berkeley, CA; Philadelphia, PA; and Forest Hills, NY. Amex pre-sale for Los Angeles, CA at Hollywood Bowl will begin Tuesday 3/1.

Tour Dates:
4/29/16: New Orleans, LA @ Jazz Fest
5/1/16: TBD
5/3/16: Atlanta, GA @ Fox Theatre
5/4/16: Birmingham, AL @ BJCC Concert Hall
5/6/16: Tulsa, OK @ Hard Rock Hotel & Casino – The Joint
5/7/16: Thackerville, OK @ Winstar Casino
5/8/16: Dallas, TX @ AT&T Performing Arts Center
5/10/16: Austin, TX @ Bass Concert Hall
5/11/16: Austin, TX @ Bass Concert Hall
5/14/16: Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium
5/15/16: Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium
5/18/16: Des Moines, IA @ Civic Center
5/19/16: Lincoln, NE @ Pinewood Bowl Theater
5/20/16: Denver, CO @ Bellco Theatre
5/22/16: Salt Lake City, UT @ Maverick Center
5/23/16: Boise, ID @ Botanical Gardens
5/25/16: Portland, OR @ Schnitzer Concert Hall
5/26/16: Vancouver, BC @ Queen Elizabeth Theatre
5/28/16: Woodinville, WA @ Chateau St. Michelle
5/29/16: Woodinville, WA @ Chateau St. Michelle
6/1/16: Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl
6/3/16: Berkeley, CA @ Greek Theatre
6/5/16: Santa Barbara, CA @ Santa Barbara Bowl
6/11/16: Kansas City, MO @ Starlight
6/12/16: St. Louis, MO @ Fox Theatre
6/14/16: Minneapolis, MN @ Orpheum Theatre
6/18/16: TBD
6/19/16: Rochester Hills, MI @ Meadow Brook
6/21/16: Toronto, ON @ Sony Centre
6/22/16: Montreal, QC @ Place Des Arts
6/24/16: Boston, MA @ Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
6/25/16: Philadelphia, PA @ Mann Center for the Performing Arts
6/27/16: TBD
6/28/16: TBD
6/30/16: Forest Hills, NY @ Forest Hills Tennis Stadium

*** I’ll append the listings when the “TBD” spots get revealed ***

PiercingMetal Thoughts:
While I am more interested in a Simon and Garfunkel reunion based on my deep connection with their music, I can still say that Paul Simon is one of those artists that should try to be seen while he is still doing this. Though I am not trying to be morose here, it was absolute truth that January of 2016 reminded us just how important it is to see artists we enjoy before the chance to do so ends. Paul Simon is 74 so who knows how long he wants to keep doing a heavy itinerary like this one. Our NYC regional show will be at the Forest Hills Stadium which I have not yet neen to and am super curious about. So tell me friends, what do you think of this legendary artists upcoming tour? Will it be something you see? Let’s discuss in the comments below.

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