Paul Simon announces Homeward Bound farewell tour
Beloved singer-songwriter Paul Simon announced his farewell tour Monday. With Homeward Bound — The Farewell Tour, the 76-year-old legend will tour North American venues this May and June before heading overseas for a final stint of European dates in July.
“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 press 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.”
As half of Simon & Garfunkel and then in his multi-decade solo career, Simon has produced some of rock and folk’s most enduring music. He’s received 16 Grammy Awards — including Album of the Year honors for Bridge Over Troubled Water, Still Crazy After All These Years, and Graceland — and the Recording Academy recognized him with a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2003. He’s also a member of the Songwriters Hall of Fame and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
And through all the decades, Simon has remained a vital artistic voice. His 13th solo album, Stranger to Stranger, ranked 23rd on EW’s best albums of 2016. That year, Simon embarked on a two-month North American tour that marked his first run of dates since 2011. The stint included New York dates; the Homeward Bound tour notably does not.
The North American leg of Homeward Bound — The Farewell Tour begins May 16 in Vancouver and concludes June 20 in Nashville. Find Simon’s itinerary below, and get tickets here.
Homeward Bound — The Farewell Tour:
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 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 Canda Cetre
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