Paul Simon today announces he is to tour the UK in November, his first UK shows since Hyde Park in 2012. Starting at the Bournemouth BIC on November 3rd, Simon will perform two nights at London’s prestigious Royal Albert Hall as well as shows at Cardiff Arena and Manchester Apollo, finishing at Nottingham Arena on November 12th.
The concerts will see Simon play a two-hour set featuring classic songs spanning his illustrious career, as well as a selection of tracks from his eagerly anticipated forthcoming album ‘Stranger to Stranger’ (out June 3rd on Virgin EMI). Tickets go on sale this Friday at 9.00am. See below for full details.
Full of thrilling, imaginative textures, ‘Stranger to Stranger’ – Paul’s 13th solo album – conjures a vivid and vital new context to his well-established virtuosity as a singer and songwriter. The record—his first since 2011’s acclaimed ‘So Beautiful or So What’ —ushers the listener into a brave new musical world where expectations are defied and exceeded, as they were thirty years ago with another masterwork, Graceland.
Listen to the album’s first single, “Wristband”and “Cool Papa Bell” BELOW:
Paul Simon plays the following live shows this November. Tickets go on general sale at 9.00am this Friday, May 20th.
03 – BIC – Bournemouth
04 – Motorpoint Arena – Cardiff
07 – Royal Albert Hall – London
08 – Royal Albert Hall – London
10 – O2 Apollo – Manchester
12 – Motorpoint Arena – Nottingham