Paul Simon Adds to 2016 Tour, Releases New Song

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Paul Simon 2016 UK Tour

Update (May 22): Simon has added a few more dates and released a third song, “The Werewolf,” from his upcoming Stranger To Stranger album. We’ve got a live version below.

A huge gap in the calendar still exists, but Paul Simon has begun to fill it with more tour dates. The singer-songwriter has revealed six U.K. concerts for November as he promotes his new Stranger To Stranger album, arriving June 3 on Concord Records. The dates represent his first U.K. concerts since he performed in London’s Hyde Park in 2012.

Simon has already released two songs from the album: “Wristband” (see our item and the clip here) and “Cool Papa Bell.”

The album reunites Simon with longtime collaborator and producer/engineer Roy Halee, who came out of retirement to work on the project. He says that the thrust of the 11-song collection is the sound of the music even more so than the songs themselves.

Here’s a live version of his new “The Werewolf”…

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Simon began his 2016 tour with an appearance at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival on April 29 which by all reports was triumphant . The North American leg wraps up on June 30 and July 1 at the Forest Hills Tennis Stadium in the Queens, NY neighborhood where Simon grew up. Tickets for the North American dates are available here.

Paul Simon 2016 North American Tour:

May 18 – Des Moines, IA – Civic Center
May 19 – Lincoln, NE – Pinewood Bowl Theater
May 20 – Denver, CO – Bellco Theatre
May 22 – Salt Lake City, UT – Maverick Center
May 23 – Boise, ID – Botanical Gardens
May 25 – Portland, OR – Schnitzer Concert Hall
May 26 – Vancouver, BC – Queen Elizabeth Theatre
May 28 – Woodinville, WA – Chateau St. Michelle
May 29 – Woodinville, WA – Chateau St. Michelle
June 1 – Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Bowl
June 3 – Berkeley, CA – Greek Theatre
June 4 – Berkeley, CA – Greek Theatre
June 5 – Santa Barbara, CA – Santa Barbara Bowl
June 11 – Kansas City, MO – Starlight
June 12 – St. Louis, MO – Fox Theatre
June 14 – Minneapolis, MN – Orpheum Theatre
June 15 – Minneapolis, MN – Orpheum Theatre
June 18 – Highland Park, IL – Ravinia Festival Pavilion
June 19 – Rochester Hills, MI – Meadow Brook
June 21 – Toronto, ON – Sony Centre
June 22 – Montreal, QC – Place Des Arts
June 24 – Boston, MA – Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
June 25 – Philadelphia, PA – Mann Center for the Performing Arts
June 27 – Vienna, VA – Filene Center @ Wolf Trap
June 28 – Vienna, VA – Filene Center @ Wolf Trap
June 30 – Forest Hills, NY – Forest Hills Tennis Stadium
July 01 – Forest Hills, NY – Forest Hills Tennis Stadium

U.K. Tour (Ticket info here):

Nov 03 – Bournemouth, UK – Bournemouth International Centre
Nov 04 – Cardiff, UK – Cardiff Motorpoint Arena
Nov 07 – London, UK – Royal Albert Hall
Nov 08 – London, UK – Royal Albert Hall
Nov 10 – Manchester, UK – O2 Apollo
Nov 12 – Nottingham, UK – Nottingham Motorpoint Arena

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