Rhymin' Simon hits the road

Paul Simon has confirmed a British tour ahead of his new album 'So Beautiful Or So What'.

Paul Simon is one of rock's most legendary songwriters. One half of Simon & Garfunkel the duo virtually soundtracked the tail end of the 60s with massive selling albums such as 'Bridge Over Troubled Waters'.

Since then, Paul Simon has led a varied solo career which has included defying Apartheid to record "Graceland'. Sure, he's never been a fashionable name to drop but deep down everyone loves a bit of Paul Simon.

Recently playing the occasional concert with the reformed Simon & Garfunkel, the singer is now set to strike out on his own.

Arranging a British tour this summer, Paul Simon has vowed to perform tracks from throughout his career. Beginning on the New York folk circuit, a trip to London changed the way Simon perceived music.

Early Simon & Garfunkel albums are littered with this influence, resulting in recordings such as 'Angie' and 'Scarborough Fair'. Famously, 'The Sound Of Silence' was written while waiting on a train back to London from the rain-sodden English countryside.

Set to travel in rather more glamorous circumstances this time round, Paul Simon has confirmed six British shows. Opening in Nottingham on June 23rd, the singer will also play the Clyde Auditorium in Glasgow.

Dates in Bournemouth and Birmingham follow, with Paul Simon due to play London's Hammersmith Apollo. Closing in Manchester, the singer will perform in the city's O2 Apollo venue on July 3rd.

Tickets for the upcoming dates are due to go on sale from March 25th.

Paul Simon is due to play the following shows:

23 Nottingham Royal Concert Hall
24 Glasgow Clyde Auditorium
27 Bournemouth BIC
28 London HMV Hammersmith Apollo
30 Birmingham NIA Academy

3 Manchester Apollo

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