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Paul Simon, Sting head to Europe
Paul Simon and Sting, two of music's most prolific artists, are taking their critically-acclaimed On Stage Together tour to Europe.
The 18-city tour will kick off Friday, March 13, 2015 in Krakow Poland, to be followed by performances in Prague, Berlin, Oslo, Stockholm, Amsterdam, Antwerp, Koln, Zurich, Munich, Milan, Vienna, Paris, Dublin, Glasgow, Birmingham, Manchester & London.
The duo and long-time friends will play more than 30 of their greatest hits during each show, including "Boy in the Bubble," "Fields of Gold," "Mother & Child Reunion," "Every Breath You Take," "The Boxer" and "Diamonds on the Sole of Her Shoes."
The UK portion of the tour begins April 7 in Dublin at 3Arena before moving on to some other huge arenas – Glasgow's The SSE Hydro, Birmingham's LG Arena, Manchester's Phones 4U Arena and London's The O2.
Arthur Fogel, president of global touring at Live Nation, no doubt echoed the sentiments of many fans when he said, "We are thrilled to be bringing the tour to Europe … The run in North America was an incredible success on all levels. These two legendary talents deliver an unforgettable night of music."
Simon recently returned to another famed venue -- Studio 8H in Manhattan -- to close out "Saturday Night Live's 40th anniversary special." Backed by Lenny Pickett and co., Simon performed a rendition of "Still Crazy After All These Years," accentuated by a saxophone solo from Pickett. Overall, the festivities were very music-heavy, featuring Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake on a song-and-dance number, Kanye West performing a medley of Tunes, and Martin Short and Maya Rudolph in a tribute to SNL's best musical-comedy moments.
Paul Simon joins Sting on tour (Updated 1/19/14)
Paul Simon and Sting are about to share a stage together. Or should we say they will be, "On Stage Together," which is the official name of their 2014 tour.
Sure, we're not exactly…sure what they're going to sing. But does it really matter? You don't need a designated title to a concert tour when two legends decide to do a mash-up of the marquee. All you need to know is that the idea for tour grew out of a show Sting and Simon played together in May 2013 where they performed everything from acoustic versions of "The Boxer" and "Fields of Sting" as duets.
This tour, which kicks off February 8, 2014 in Houston, will include both Simon's band as well as Sting's band. Each artist will play alone, and they'll also play together. Beyond that, the set list, stage design and many other secrets are being kept under wraps.
Simon's tour will be briefly interrupted at the end of March, but for good reason. The Civil Wars' Joy Williams, soul singer Bettye LaVette and Husker Du's Bob Mould will lead a tribute to Simon set to take place at New York City's famed Carnegie Hall on March 31.
The show will also feature Steely Dan's lead guitarist Jon Herington and jazz singer Madeleine Peyroux, among others. It is the 10th installment of a series used to raise money for music education programs. Proceeds from this year's show will go to benefit six different organizations, including the American Symphony Orchestra's Music Notes, Church Street School for Music and Art, Young Audiences New York, Fixing Instruments for Kids in School, Little Kids Rock and the Center for Arts Education.
Simon's Spectacular Solo Career (Updated December 5, 2012)
Of a career that was born on experimentation of different sounds, Paul Simon has experienced the most success as a solo artist stepping away from the folk-rock style of the 1950's and 60's that made him famous. In fact, it was in the mid-1980's that Simon's music took a fairly drastic turn – a change that was met with resounding success.
Simon, who became interested in (and obviously influenced by) South African music, brought that sound to his album "Graceland" in 1986. The project became the biggest-selling solo album of his career, and won him a Grammy for Album of the Year. Subscribing to the theory of 'if it ain't broke, don' t fix it,' he delivered "The Rhythm of the Saints" four years later, which was filled with the sounds and styles of Latin America. It featured the Afro-Brazilian superstars Grupo Cultural Olodum, as well as guest appearances and the writing of some of Brazil's most well-known musicians.
Simon's career renaissance continued in the 90's, as he took on the heady task of writing a Broadway stage musical. "The Capeman" opened at the Marquis Theatre in 1998, but received poor reviews and had an initial run of only 68 performances, blending doo-wop, gospel and Latin music. It still received a Tony award nomination for Best Original Score, and was resurrected and performed at both the Brooklyn Academy of Music and at the Beacon Theatre, along with a concert production of the musical at Central Park's Delacorte Theater.
In 1999, Simon toured on a double bill with Bob Dylan while simultaneously working on his next album. "You're the One," bowed in October 2000, and his next collection of new material didn't come until "Surprise" in 2006. His twelfth studio album, "So Beautiful or So What" was released on April 8, 2011 and debuted at number four on the Billboard 200 – his highest debut on that chart in a career that has spanned well over 50 years.
Simon celebrated the 25th anniversary of his classic album "Graceland" with an African musical extravaganza in London on July 15, 2012. On September 18, he released a new two-CD, one-DVD package called "Paul Simon Live in New York City." It features his performance at Webster Hall on his 2011 U.S. tour.
Paul Simon Tickets - Artist History
Paul Frederic Simon was born October 13, 1941 in Newark, New Jersey. Best known for his participation as part of the duo Simon & Garfunkel, Simon penned the majority of the group's songs, including three number one singles: 'The Sound of Silence', 'Mrs. Robinson', and 'Bridge Over Troubled Water'. The pair split in 1970, and Simon pursued a solo career.
Paul Simon Tickets - The Music
Paul Simon began his solo career with his self-titled album, and followed it up with the acclaimed album There Goes Rhymin' Simon. Shortly thereafter, Simon embarked on a solo tour, and Paul Simon tickets were a hot commodity. After 'Rhymin' Simon' came the highly anticipated Still Crazy After All These Years, which was released in late 1975. This album was darker than his previous work, but gained much critical acclaim. Once again, Paul Simon ticketssold quickly. Paul Simon has won more than ten Grammy Awards, and he also was awarded the first annual Gershwin Prize by the Library of Congress in 2007.
Paul Simon Tickets - Tour
Although Simon and Garfunkel never officially reunited, they have joined forces to tour together. **Paul Simon tickets_ continue to be top sellers, and Simon continues to tour, most notably for charitable causes.
Paul Simon Discography
|Album name||Release date|
|iTunes Festival: London 2011||2011|
|So Beautiful or So What||2011|
|Paul Simon In Concert: Live Rhymin' (with Urubamba & The Jessy Dixon Singers)||2010|
|The Essential Paul Simon||2007|
|Selections From Paul Simon: The Studio Recordings (1972-2000)||2004|
|The Paul Simon Songbook||2004|
|The Paul Simon Collection: On My Way, Don't Know Where I'm Goin'||2002|
|The Paul Simon Collection: On My Way, Don't Know Where I'm Goin' (bonus disc)||2002|
|Father and Daughter||2002|
|You're the One||2000|
|Greatest Hits: Shining Like a National Guitar||2000|
|Live in Denver 1999||1999|
|The Paul Simon Anthology||1999|
|Songs From the Capeman||1997|
|Paul Simon: 1964-1993||1993|
|Concert in the Park||1991|
|The Rhythm of the Saints||1990|
|Negotiations and Love Songs: 1971-1986||1988|
|Graceland: The African Concert||1987|
|You Can Call Me Al||1986|
|The Boy in the Bubble||1986|
|Hearts and Bones||1983|
|Late in the Evening||1980|
|Greatest Hits, Etc.||1977|
|Still Crazy After All These Years||1975|
|There Goes Rhymin' Simon||1973|
|Mother and Child Reunion||1972|
Top 10 Paul Simon Songs
|Rank||Track Name||Play Count||Listener Count|
|1||You Can Call Me Al||149,217||56,076|
|3||Me and Julio Down By the Schoolyard||98,143||37,010|
|4||Diamonds On The Soles Of Her Shoes||75,130||31,808|
|5||The Boy In The Bubble||59,783||27,513|
|6||50 Ways To Leave Your Lover||60,479||25,203|
|7||Under African Skies||41,067||19,024|
|9||Mother And Child Reunion||38,861||17,586|
|10||I Know What I Know||33,491||14,426|
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Paul Simon Tour Dates 2015
date city state venue 02/22/2015 Perth Sir James Mitchell Park 02/21/2015 Perth Sir James Mitchell Park 02/16/2015 Sydney New South Wales Sydney Entertainment Centre 02/14/2015 Pokolbin Nsw Hope Estate Winery 02/10/2015 Melbourne Vic Rod Laver Arena 02/07/2015 Geelong Mt Duneed Estate 02/03/2015 Brisbane Qld Brisbane Entertainment Centre 01/31/2015 New Plymouth TSB Bowl of Brooklands 01/30/2015 Auckland Auk Vector Arena
Paul Simon Tour Dates 2014
date city state venue 05/07/2014 New York NY Beacon Theatre 03/16/2014 Orlando FL Amway Center 03/15/2014 Sunrise FL BB&T Center 03/13/2014 Washington DC Verizon Center 03/12/2014 North Bethesda MD Music Center at Strathmore 03/09/2014 Hershey PA Giant Center 03/07/2014 Philadelphia PA Wells Fargo Center 03/06/2014 New York NY Madison Square Garden 03/04/2014 New York NY Madison Square Garden 03/03/2014 Boston MA TD Garden 03/01/2014 Toronto ON Air Canada Centre 02/28/2014 Montreal QC Bell Centre 02/26/2014 Auburn Hills MI The Palace of Auburn Hills 02/25/2014 Chicago IL United Center 02/23/2014 Saint Paul MN Xcel Energy Center 02/20/2014 Vancouver BC Rogers Arena 02/19/2014 Seattle WA Key Arena 02/17/2014 San Jose CA SAP Center 02/16/2014 Anaheim CA Honda Center 02/15/2014 Inglewood CA The Forum 02/11/2014 Denver CO Pepsi Center 02/09/2014 Dallas TX American Airlines Center 02/08/2014 Houston TX Toyota Center
Paul Simon Tour Dates 2013
date city state venue 10/06/2013 New York NY Acura at SIR Stage37 06/05/2013 Atlanta GA Chastain Park Amphitheatre 04/02/2013 Sydney New South Wales Sydney Entertainment Centre 03/30/2013 Pokolbin Nsw Hope Estate Winery 03/27/2013 Hindmarsh SA Adelaide Entertainment Centre
Paul Simon Tour Dates 2012
date city state venue 10/04/2012 New York NY Radio City Music Hall 07/18/2012 Amsterdam A Ziggo Dome 07/15/2012 London London Hyde Park 06/02/2012 San Francisco CA Davies Symphony Hall 04/20/2012 New York NY Rose Theater at Lincoln Center 04/19/2012 New York NY Rose Theater at Lincoln Center 04/18/2012 New York NY Rose Theater at Lincoln Center
Paul Simon Tour Dates 2011
date city state venue 12/06/2011 Hollywood FL Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino 12/05/2011 Clearwater FL Ruth Eckerd Hall 12/04/2011 Orlando FL CFE Arena 12/02/2011 Duluth GA The Arena At Gwinnett Center 12/01/2011 Durham NC Durham Performing Arts Center 11/29/2011 Richmond VA Altria Theater 11/27/2011 Newark NJ New Jersey Performing Arts Center 11/26/2011 Atlantic City NJ Trump Taj Mahal 11/23/2011 Akron OH EJ Thomas Hall 11/22/2011 Highland Heights KY Bank of Kentucky Center 11/20/2011 Bloomington IN Indiana University Auditorium 11/19/2011 Columbus OH Veterans Memorial Auditorium 11/18/2011 Detroit MI Fox Theatre Detroit 11/16/2011 Moline IL i wireless Center 11/15/2011 St. Louis MO Fabulous Fox Theatre 11/13/2011 Rosemont IL Rosemont Theatre 11/11/2011 Milwaukee WI Riverside Theatre 11/09/2011 Omaha NE CenturyLink Center Omaha 11/08/2011 Kansas City MO Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland 11/06/2011 Oklahoma City OK Civic Center Music Hall 11/05/2011 Cedar Park TX Cedar Park Center 11/04/2011 New Orleans LA UNO Lakefront Arena 10/29/2011 Memphis TN Mud Island Amphitheatre 10/28/2011 Grand Prairie TX Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie 10/26/2011 Broomfield CO 1stBank Center 10/24/2011 Las Vegas NV The Colosseum At Caesars Palace 10/23/2011 Santa Barbara CA Santa Barbara Bowl 10/22/2011 San Diego CA Viejas Arena 10/20/2011 Berkeley CA Greek Theatre - Berkeley 10/19/2011 Universal City CA Gibson Amphitheatre 10/17/2011 Phoenix AZ Comerica Theatre 06/06/2011 New York NY Webster Hall 06/05/2011 Philadelphia PA Merriam Theatre 06/04/2011 Philadelphia PA Merriam Theatre 06/02/2011 Boston MA House of Blues Boston 06/01/2011 Boston MA Wang Theatre 05/29/2011 Mashantucket CT The Mgm Grand At Foxwoods 05/28/2011 Atlantic City NJ The Borgata Outdoor Entertainment Complex 05/27/2011 Washington DC 9:30 Club 05/25/2011 Washington DC DAR Constitution Hall 05/21/2011 Atlanta GA Chastain Park Amphitheatre 05/20/2011 Gulf Shores AL Gulf Shores Beach 05/19/2011 Nashville TN Ryman Auditorium 05/17/2011 Chicago IL Chicago Theatre 05/16/2011 Chicago IL Vic Theatre 05/11/2011 New York NY Beacon Theatre 05/10/2011 New York NY Beacon Theatre 05/07/2011 Toronto ON Sound Academy 05/06/2011 Toronto ON Massey Hall 05/03/2011 Minneapolis MN First Avenue 05/02/2011 Minneapolis MN Minneapolis Convention Center 04/27/2011 San Francisco CA The Fillmore 04/26/2011 Oakland CA Fox Theater 04/25/2011 San Francisco CA Davies Symphony Hall 04/23/2011 Temecula CA Pechanga Entertainment Center 04/21/2011 Los Angeles CA Pantages Theatre 04/20/2011 Los Angeles CA Pantages Theatre 04/19/2011 Los Angeles CA The Music Box at the Fonda 04/17/2011 Seattle WA The Showbox 04/15/2011 Seattle WA WaMu Theater