Endless Summer 2011: Hot Tours & Music Festivals
Endless Summer 2011: Hot Tours & Music Festivals

BILLBOARD SUMMER TOURS

Paul Simon

summer 2011 live preview

Dates: April 15 - July 21
Price:
$85 - $125
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The glowing reviews for Paul Simon's latest album, "So Beautiful or So What" (it debuted at No. 4 on the Billboard 200 in April), should bode well for his upcoming concert dates. And judging by the favorable reviews of the shows, which began April 15 at Seattle's WAMU Theater, longtime Simon fans won't be disappointed. During a two-hour set with a tight eight-piece band, Simon delivers a handful of new cuts while delving into a catalog that contains nearly 50 years of songs. A recent reissue of his iconic "Bridge Over Troubled Water," with erstwhile partner Art Garfunkel, provides even more juice. Booked by Creative Artists Agency (CAA), Simon has been on the road since mid-April and has shows on the books until mid-July. The artist should be able to tap into the same pool of underserved boomer singer/songwriter fans that propelled James Taylor and Carole King to the top of the Billboard Boxscore chart in 2010.

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