Singer-songwriter Paul Simon has joined the ranks of legends saying farewell on the road this year. Simon will kick off the Homeward Bound-Farewell Tour this Spring at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Simon’s tour follows the farewell tour announcements of Slayer, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Ozzy Osbourne, and Elton John.
The 20-stop tour will kick off on May 16 and travel through North America until its final scheduled stop on June 20 at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville.
“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.”
Following North America, Simon will head to previously announced dates in Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Belgium, Holland, and the U.K. His final stop will be at Hyde Park BST Festival in London with special guests James Taylor and Bonnie Raitt on July 15.
Tickets for the farewell tour will go on sale Friday (Feb. 9). Go to PaulSimon.com for European dates and ticket information.
Homeward Bound Tour Dates
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