Paul Simon Announces North American Summer Tour; Tickets Available Soon

This May, the legendary Paul Simon will embark on one the biggest summer tours of 2016. This week the 74-year-old musician announced an extensive North American jaunt that is scheduled to begin on May 3 following his festival appearance at Jazz Fest in late April.

The tour will be in support of a new record, Stranger to Stranger, which is set to be released this spring and marks Simon's first release since his 2011 effort, So Beautiful or So What. The upcoming tour is scheduled to hit top venues across the U.S., including Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, Mann Center for the Performing Arts in Philadelphia, and the singer’s hometown of Forest Hills, New York, where he’ll play the historic Forest Hills Tennis Stadium for the first time in 40 years on June 30.

Simon last played Forest Hills Stadium in July 1970 for Simon and Garfunkel's tour supporting their Grammy Award-winning album, Bridge Over Troubled Water. The venue, which first opened in 1923, was shut down for repairs and reopened in 2013. Coincidentally, the venue’s location is just blocks from where Paul Simon grew up.


Tickets for Paul Simon will be on sale soon, and fans can expect to see high demand across all performances. The last time Simon played venues in the U.S. was in 2014 when he joined forces with Sting. Tickets for that tour averaged $240, with the highest price point in New York City’s Madison Square Garden, where tickets averaged $372, with the cheapest ticket priced at $67.

Below is a list of all upcoming Paul Simon Tour Dates:

Paul Simon 'Stranger to Stranger' 2016 Tour Dates

April 29 – New Orleans, LA @ Jazz Fest
May 3 – Atlanta, GA @ Fox Theater
May 4 – Birmingham, AL @ BJCC Concert Hall
May 6 – Tulsa, OK @ Hard Rock Hotel & Casino – The Joint
May 7 – Thackerville, OK @ Winstar Casino
May 8 – Dallas, TX @ AT&T Performing Arts Center
May 10 – Austin, TX @ Bass Concert Hall
May 11 – Austin, TX @ Bass Concert hall
May 14 – Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium
May 15 – Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium
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 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 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 30 – Forest Hills, NY @ Forest Hills Tennis Stadium

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