Paul Simon to release Graceland box set, tour with the album's backing band

Paul Simon to release Graceland box set, tour with the album's backing band

Paul Simon released his best album in many years, So Beautiful Or So What, in 2011, but in 2012 he's planning to pay tribute to perhaps his beloved solo record of all. Simon will re-assemble the musicians who backed him on 1986's Graceland and tour the album in honor of its 25th anniversary, which will also be marked by a box set. Amid the extras included in the set will be a concert film shot this summer in South Africa, featuring Simon performing with Ladysmith Black Mambazo and trumpeter Hugh Masekela for 300 people. The film, which was shot by Some Kind Of Monster director Joe Berlinger, will likely also play the film festival circuit. [Via Billboard]

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