Paul Simon New Live Release + Tour Dates

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Legacy Recordings will release Paul Simon—The Concert in Hyde Park—available in a physical 2-CD/DVD or Blu-ray package as well as digital audio and video formats, plus audio streaming—on June 9. (Pre-order here.)

The release coincides with Simon’s summer tour launching June 1 in St. Petersburg, Florida. The full itinerary is below.

On July 15, 2012, Simon and his band were joined by the original Graceland musicians and special guests to headline the closing night of the Hard Rock Calling Festival in London with a three-hour set.

Related: BCB’s review of a 2016 Simon concert

Available for the first time ever, Paul Simon—The Concert in Hyde Park chronicles the artist’s concert at the festival with a career-spanning set including Simon’s solo hits (“Kodachrome,” “Graceland,” “Me and Julio Down By The Schoolyard,” “50 Ways to Leave Your Lover”), fan favorites and two Simon & Garfunkel classics. The concert features a reunion with the original Graceland musicians on the Grammy-winning album’s 25th anniversary, including Hugh Masekela and Ladysmith Black Mambazo, as well as a surprise appearance from reggae legend Jimmy Cliff, performing his original songs “The Harder They Come” and “Many Rivers to Cross,” and a duet with Cliff and Simon on “Vietnam” and “Mother and Child Reunion.”

A broadcast version of Paul Simon – The Concert in Hyde Park is slated to air on PBS during the June 2017 Pledge Drive.

Paul Simon—The Concert in Hyde Park Track Listing
Gone at Last
Dazzling Blue
50 Ways to Leave Your Lover
The Harder They Come (Jimmy Cliff) *
Many Rivers to Cross (Jimmy Cliff) *
Vietnam (with Jimmy Cliff)
Mother and Child Reunion (with Jimmy Cliff)
That Was Your Mother
Hearts and Bones / Mystery Train / Wheels
Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard
Slip Slidin’ Away
The Obvious Child
Homeless (with Ladysmith Black Mambazo)
Diamonds on the Soles of Her Shoes (with Ladysmith Black Mambazo)
I Know What I Know
The Boy in the Bubble
Crazy Love, Vol. II
Under African Skies (with Thandiswa Mazwai)
You Can Call Me Al
The Sound of Silence
The Boxer (with Jerry Douglas)
Late in the Evening
Still Crazy After All These Years
*appears on DVD only

Paul Simon 2017 Tour Dates
6/1—St. Augustine, FL—St. Augustine Ampitheatre
6/2—Atlanta, GA—Chastain Park Ampitheatre
6/4—Simpsonville, SC—Heritage Park Ampitheatre
6/6—Charlotte, NC—Metro Credit Union Ampitheatre
6/7—Cary, NC—Koka Booth Ampitheatre at Regency Park
6/9—Columbia, MD—Merriweather Post Pavilion
6/10—Cincinnati, OH—PNC Pavilion
6/11—Toledo, OH—Zoo Ampitheater
6/13—Cleveland, OH—Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica
6/14—Chicago, IL—Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island
6/17—Eau Claire, WI—Eaux Claires Festival
6/18—Sioux Falls, SD—Denny Sanford Premier Center
6/20—Billings, MT—MetraPark Arena
6/21—Missoula, MT—Ogren Park at Allegiance Field
6/23—Spokane, WA—Spokane Arena
6/24—Bend, OR—Les Schwab Ampitheatre
6/25—Lake Tahoe, NV—Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Harvey’s
6/28—Denver, CO—Red Rocks Ampitheatre
6/30—Milwaukee, WI—Summerfest

Tickets are available here and here.

Watch Paul Simon sing “The Boxer” at the Hyde Park concert

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