Montauk resident Paul Simon and his band will play 17 cities across the United States throughout the month of June. The tour, which benefits the E.O. Wilson Biodiversity Foundation’s Half-Earth Project, begins June 1 in St. Augustine, Florida, and ends June 28 in Denver, Colorado. Sadly, there’s no New York shows.
Simon is still touring in support of his 13th solo studio album, Stranger to Stranger, which was released via Concord Records on June 3, 2016—almost exactly one year before his latest list of shows kicks off. Stranger to Stranger debuted at number 3 on the Billboard 200, making it Simon’s most successful debut on the chart. The album, which offers a series of experimental tracks played on instruments custom-made by composer Harry Partch, topped the UK charts and was hailed by critics. It was Simon’s first studio record since 2011’s So Beautiful or So What.
Simon has threatened to retire in recent years, so one never know which tour will be his last. Don’t you miss those All for the Sea concerts at Southampton College or, going way back, his concerts at Deep Hollow Ranch in Montauk?
If you can find your way outside the Empire State, his tour dates are as follows:
June 1 – St. Augustine, FL, St. Augustine Ampitheatre
June 2 – Atlanta, GA, Chastain Park Ampitheatre
June 4 – Simpsonville, SC, Heritage Park Ampitheatre
June 6 – Charlotte, NC, Metro Credit Union Ampitheatre
June 7 – Cary, NC, Koka Booth Ampitheatre at Regency Park
June 9 – Columbia, MD, Merriweather Post Pavilion
June 10 – Cincinnati, OH, PNC Pavilion
June 11 – Toledo, OH, Zoo Ampitheater
June 13 – Cleveland, OH, Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica
June 14 – Chicago, IL, Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island
June 17 – Eau Claire, WI, Eaux Claires Festival
June 18 – Sioux Falls, SD, Denny Sanford Premier Center
June 20 – Billings, MT, MetraPark Arena
June 21 – Missoula, MT, Ogren Park at Allegiance Field
June 23 – Spokane, WA, Spokane Arena
June 24 – Bend, OR, Les Schwab Ampitheatre
June 25 – Lake Tahoe, NV, Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Harvey’s
June 28 – Denver, CO, Red Rocks Ampitheatre
Visit paulsimon.com for tickets.