Paul Simon bringing Homeward Bound Farewell Tour to Dublin
Paul Simon will bring his Homeward Bound Farewell Tour to the RDS in Dublin, it has been announced.
The legendary singer is set to perform at the venue on Friday, July 13.
He will be supported by James Taylor and Bonnie Raitt.
Tickets for the concert go on sale from Monday, February 12 at 9am from usual outlets.
According to Simon, the Homeward Bound tour is a "fitting culmination" of a performing career that began in the early 1960s.
He said: “I’ve often wondered what it would feel like to reach the point where I'd consider bringing my performing career to a natural end.
"Now I know: it feels a little unsettling, a touch exhilarating and something of a relief.
"I love making music, my voice is still strong, and my band is a tight, extraordinary group of gifted musicians. I think about music constantly.
"I am very grateful for a fulfilling career and, of course, most of all to the audiences who heard something in my music that touched their hearts.”
The Farewell Tour will see the singer perform shows across North America, the United Kingdom and Europe, with Simon and his band bringing to the stage a career-spanning repertoire of hits.
Simon's body of work includes 13 studio albums, plus five studio albums as half of Simon & Garfunkel.
He is the recipient of 16 Grammy Awards, three of which - Bridge over Troubled Water, Still Crazy after All These Years, and Graceland - were Album of the Year honorees.
In 2003, he received a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award for his work in Simon & Garfunkel, and has sold more than 100 million records worldwide.
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