Simon and Garfunkel like each other again, plan tour

One of music’s most famous duos has again reunited, and all it took was the restoration of New York’s Beacon Theater. Ok, so maybe not entirely, but last Friday did mark the first time Simon and Garfunkel performed together in over two years. At a concert to mark the reopening of the historic theater, the 67-year-old Paul Simon was joined onstage at the conclusion of his set by longtime collaborator Art Garfunkel for the final three songs of the night – “The Sounds of Silence”, The Boxer”, and “Old Friends”.

Ultimately, the surprise appearance proved to be just the beginning of what will be a reunion of Simon and Garfunkel, which as the latter recently raveled to BBC, will be built around a tour. “Our plan to work together is coming together but it doesn’t go through England this time,” Garfunkel told BBC News. What entirely this means still remains uncertain, but many are speculating a tour of North America is indeed in the fold.

Simon and Garfunkel have had an on and off again relationship in recent years. Since reuniting at the 2003 Grammys for their first public appearance in over 10 years and a subsequent world tour that followed, the legendary duo has remained out of the limelight, appearing together most recently at the Gershwin Awards in 2007.


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