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Published: 2018/01/30

Paul Simon Announces "Farewell Performance"

Paul Simon will close out the British Summer Time Festival in London’s Hyde Park this July, in what is being described as his “farewell performance.”

After forming his seminal singing duo with Art Garfunkel at the age of 13, Simon struck out on his own in the early ’70s, eventually releasing award winning LPs like Still Crazy After All These Years and Graceland. Simon’s most recent record, 2016’s Stranger to Stranger, was marked by both commercial and critical acclaim.

Despite this, the 76-year-old singer has been hinting at retirement for some time. “Showbiz doesn’t hold any interest for me,” he told The New York Times in June 2016.

Currently, Simon has no other tour dates announced, but it would be unusual if the singer didn’t return to his hometown of New York City one last time.

At Hyde Park, he will be joined by James Taylor, Bonnie Raitt and other guests to be announced. Presale for his final performance will begin this Thursday, Feb. 1, and general onsale begins Friday, Feb. 2.

More information on ticketing can be found here.

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