Paul Simon Announces Farewell Tour

Paul Simon—one half of Simon & Garfunkel, and one of the most successful singer/songwriters of all time—has announced a farewell tour of North America.

"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. Now I know: it feels a little unsettling, a touch exhilarating and something of a relief," Simon said in a statement.

"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 it stands right now, the North American leg of the tour will take Simon across the United States, with three stops in Canada. It will begin May 16 with a show at the Rogers Arena in Vancouver, BC, and ends June 20 with a show at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville.

Notably, the itinerary —which you can see below—does not include any stops in Simon's home city, New York, though it's difficult to imagine Simon calling it a day without at least one final show in the city that has inspired so much of his work.

Tickets for the tour go on sale this Friday, February 10. For more information, stop by

Paul Simon Tour DatesMay 16 - Vancouver, BC @ Rogers Arena
May 18 - Seattle, WA @ Key Arena
May 19 - Portland, OR @ MODA Center
May 22 & 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 Canada Centre
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

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Jackson Maxwell

Jackson is an Associate Editor at He’s been writing and editing stories about new gear, technique and guitar-driven music both old and new since 2014, and has also written extensively on the same topics for Guitar Player. Elsewhere, his album reviews and essays have appeared in Louder and Unrecorded. Though open to music of all kinds, his greatest love has always been indie, and everything that falls under its massive umbrella. To that end, you can find him on Twitter crowing about whatever great new guitar band you need to drop everything to hear right now.