News & Live Dates: Paul Simon Announces Retirement & Farewell Tour

In a message to his fans, Paul Simon has today announced his retirement from live music

Citing the death of of lead guitarist and friend Vincent N’guini, as well as the lengthy trips away from his family while on the road, Simon has come to the decision that now is the right time to hang up the touring boots, after 50 years – take a read of his statement below…

Simon has also announced a worldwide farewell tour, including UK & European dates, concluding with a highly-anticipated London – Hyde Park gig, alongside Bonnie Raitt and James Taylor. To catch him live one last time, make sure you get to one of the following shows…

May 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
June 30 – Stockholm, SWEDEN @ Ericsson Globe
July 1 – Oslo, NORWAY @ Spektrum
July 3 – Copenhagen, DENMARK @Royal Arena
July 5 – Antwerp, BELGIUM @ Sportpaleis
July 7 – Amsterdam, HOLLAND @ Ziggo Dome
July 10 – Manchester, UK @ Manchester Arena
July 11 – Glasgow, UK @ SSE Hydro
July 13 – Dublin, IRELAND* @ RDS Arena
July 15 – London, UK* @ Hyde Park BST Festival

* With Very Special Guests James Taylor and Bonnie Raitt