Legendary songwriter Paul Simon has added club dates in select cities to his recently announced, sold-out spring theater tour. The added shows offer fans a chance to see the iconic artist and his stellar band in an especially intimate, personal setting. The sold-out theater tour, in support of his first new record in 5 years, So Beautiful or So What, begins April 15th at Seattle’s WAMU Center. On April 17th, Simon plays the first of the tour’s club shows at Seattle’s Showbox at the Market, then continues with performances set for Los Angeles’ Music Box on April 19th, The Fillmore in San Francisco on April 27th, The Sound Academy in Toronto May 7th, The Vic Theatre in Chicago on May 16th, Washington D.C.’s 9:30 Club on May 27th and the House of Blues in Boston on June 2nd.
“I’m going to play 3,000 seat theaters and also clubs,” he tells Rolling Stone. “I want to play several songs from the new album and music from my repertoire that I either haven’t played in concert or have played very seldom. I want to let the band be freer. I’m actually really looking forward to this tour. I’ll play a few songs by other people, maybe a couple of Simon and Garfunkel songs. And then late in the evening, who knows, I might pick up my acoustic guitar and sing whatever comes into my mind. That’s the fun of clubs, it’s looser. I can come at it all from a place that’s fresh.”
Hear Music/Concord Music Group will release Paul Simon’s new record So Beautiful or So What, one of the year’s most highly anticipated albums, on April 12th, 2011.
The Latest Added Clubs:
|Showbox at The Market
|Los Angeles, CA
|San Francisco, CA
|The Vic Theatre
|House of Blues