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Paul Simon Announces Spring Tour And Television Appearances

So Beautiful or So What, His First New Album In 5 Years – Due April 12, 2011 From Hear Music/Concord Music Group

To celebrate the release of his first new record in five years, legendary artist Paul Simon has announced a very special North American tour beginning Friday, April 15th in Seattle, Washington. The set list will draw from his iconic career, including several songs that haven’t been performed live in many years. Also included will be songs from So Beautiful or So What, his brand new album set for release by Hear Music/Concord Music Group on Tuesday, April 12, 2011. Before hitting the road, Simon will appear two consecutive nights, April 6th and 7th on NBC’s Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.

Produced by Phil Ramone and Paul Simon, with liner notes written by Elvis Costello, So Beautiful or So What is one of the most highly anticipated albums of the year. Rolling Stone magazine recently declared it, “His best since Graceland,” and National Public Radio affirmed, “…his new music balances great poetry and pop. Paul Simon is a national treasure.” In their current issue, Filter Magazine calls the new album, “…a new masterpiece from the Picasso of music.”

Joining Paul for this tour is a stellar band of musicians including Cameroonian guitarist Vincent Nguini, drummer Jim Oblon, pianist Mick Rossi, saxophonist/keyboardist Andrew Snitzer, bassist Bakithi Kumalo, guitarist Mark Stewart, master percussionist Jamey Haddad and multi-instrumentalist Tony Cedras.

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Paul Simon – North America Tour Dates

Date City Venue Buy Tickets
4/15/11 Seattle, WA WAMU Theater Ticketmaster
4/20/11 Los Angeles, CA Pantages Theatre Ticketmaster
4/21/11 Los Angeles, CA Pantages Theatre Ticketmaster
4/23/11 Temecula, CA Pechanga Resort & Casino Theatre
4/25/11 San Francisco, CA Davies Symphony Hall Ticketmaster
4/26/11 Oakland, CA Fox Theatre Ticketmaster
5/2/11 Minneapolis, MN Minneapolis Convention Center Auditorium Ticketmaster
5/6/11 Toronto, ON Massey Hall Ticketmaster
5/10/11 New York, NY The Beacon Theatre Ticketmaster
5/11/11 New York, NY The Beacon Theatre Ticketmaster
5/17/11 Chicago, IL Chicago Theatre Ticketmaster
5/19/11 Nashville, TN Ryman Auditorium Ticketmaster
5/21/11 Atlanta, GA Chastain Park Amphitheatre (series); Ticketmaster (individual)
5/22/11 Gulf Shores, AL Hangout Festival
5/25/11 Washington, DC DAR Constitution Hall Ticketmaster
5/28/11 Atlantic City, NJ The Borgata
5/29/11 Mashantucket, CT MGM Grand Theatre @ Foxwoods Ticketmaster
6/1/11 Boston, MA Wang Theatre