Paul Simon announces 2011 tour dates

Paul Simon is already slated to headline this year’s Hangout Festival, but with his new Phil Ramone-produced record, So Beautiful or So What, set for an April release, the music legend has expanded his upcoming itinerary to a full scale tour.

According to an issued press release, Simon will showcase material of past and present, drawing from his iconic back catalogue and his forthcoming release. There’s also the promise of “several songs that haven’t been performed live in many years.” New, old, and rare? That’s a ticket worth paying for.

The tour kicks off on April 15th in Seattle, WA. From there it’s two nights in L.A., Oakland, Toronto, two New York dates, Chicago, and Mashantucket, CT (say what? Oh, it’s at a casino…) before finishing up in Boston. Most of the tickets go onsale through Ticketmaster starting March 11th, though select dates go up on the 12th or 13th. You can check Simon’s website for more specifics.

While we have you, be sure to mark your calendars, as Simon will stop by Jimmy Fallon’s Late Night on NBC — for two consecutive nights, no less — come April 6th and 7th. Who knows? He might even play with The Roots. Fallon always manages to make the unbelievable a reality. But, we’ll see.

So Beautiful or So What surfaces April 12th (via Hear Music/Concord Music Group).

Paul Simon 2011 Tour:
04/15 – Seattle, WA @ WAMU Theater
04/20 – Los Angeles, CA @ Pantages Theatre
04/21 – Los Angeles, CA @Pantages Theatre
04/25 – San Francisco, CA @ Davies Symphony Hall
04/26 – Oakland, CA @ Fox Theatre
05/02 – Minneapolis, MN @ Minneapolis Convention Center Auditorium
05/06 – Toronto, ON @ Massey Hall
05/10 – New York, NY @ The Beacon Theatre
05/11 – New York, NY @ The Beacon Theatre
05/17 – Chicago, IL @ Chicago Theatre
05/19 – Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium
05/22 – Gulf Shores, AL @ Hangout Festival
05/25 – Washington DC @ DAR Constitution Hall
05/28 – Atlantic City, NJ @ The Borgata
05/29 – Mashantucket, CT @ MGM Grand Theatre @ Foxwoods
06/01 – Boston, MA @ Wang Theatre


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