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Paul Simon is also retiring from touring

(Photo: Getty Images, Ilya S. Savenok)
(Photo: Getty Images, Ilya S. Savenok)

Presumably following the lead of his colleagues in Slayer, Paul Simon has announced that he’s also joining the list of legendary musicians who are retiring from touring. At the end of last month, Elton John announced that he was going on a monstrous, 300-date tour that would most likely involve his final shows outside of the U.K. ever, and Neil Diamond announced his immediate end from touring just a few days before that—though Diamond’s decision came on the advice of his doctor, as he had just been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. Simon’s decision to stop touring is also partly for a sad reason, with him explaining on Twitter that the recent death of his lead guitarist and longtime friend Vincent N’guini was a “contributing factor.” On top of that, he says the time he spends away from his family “takes a toll that detracts from the joy of playing.”

Simon also announced what will apparently be his final tour, which you can see the dates for below.


Paul Simon’s Homeward Bound—The Final Tour 2018

5/16—Vancouver, BC—Rogers Arena

5/18—Seattle, WA—Key Arena

5/19—Portland, OR—MODA Center

5/22—Los Angeles, CA—Hollywood Bowl

5/23—Los Angeles, CA—Hollywood Bowl

5/25—Oakland, CA—Oracle Arena

5/27—Las Vegas, NV—MGM Grand Garden Arena

5/30—Denver, CO—Fiddler’s Green

6/1—Dallas, TX—American Airlines Arena

6/2—Houston, TX—Toyota Center

6/4—Austin, TX—Frank Erwin Center

6/6—Chicago, IL—United Center

6/8—St. Paul, MN—Xcel Energy Center

6/10—Detroit, MI—DTE Energy Center

6/12—Toronto, ON—Air Canada Centre

6/13—Montreal, QC—Bell Centre

6/15—Boston, MA—TD Garden

6/16—Philadelphia, PA—Wells Fargo Center

6/19—Greensboro, NC—Greensboro Coliseum

6/20—Nashville, TN—Bridgestone Arena

6/30—Stockholm, Sweden—Ericsson Globe

7/3—Copenhagen, Denmark—Royal Arena

7/5—Antwerp, Belgium—Sportpaleis

7/7—Amsterdam, Holland—Ziggo Dome

7/10—Manchester, UK—Manchester Arena

7/11—Glasgow, UK—SSE Hydro

7/13—Dublin, Ireland—RDS Arena

7/15—London, UK—Hyde Park, BST Festival

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