Paul Simon’s February announcement that he’s about to embark on his "Homeward Bound Farewell Tour" — which will include a May 30th Denver stop at Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre — comes more than 60 years after he and Art Garfunkel recorded their debut single, “Hey Schoolgirl,” under the name Tom & Jerry.
In a Feb. 5 statement, the singer-songwriter explained that the death of his lead guitarist and longtime friend Vincent N’guini was a contributing factor, and that being away from his wife and family was taking much of the joy out of touring. Ending his performing career, he wrote, “feels a little unsettling, a touch exhilarating and something of a relief,” although he still expects to play the occasional benefit concert.
Tickets for the Denver date will be available at the AXS event site
beginning Thursday, Feb. 8, at 10 am.
Meanwhile, here’s the full list of this week’s new show announcements:
Altan, Daniels Hall, Denver, March 3
Ceschi, Summit Music Hall’s Moon Room, Denver, March 12
Olivia Jean, Summit Music Hall’s Moon Room, Denver, March 21
Dying Fetus with Thy Art is Murder, Summit Music Hall, Denver, March 24
Thirdstory, Marquis Theater, Denver, March 31
Dixie Dregs, Boulder Theater, Denver, Apr. 14
Turnstile, Marquis Theater, Denver, Apr. 14
Ho99o9 with 3Teeth, Marquis Theater, Denver, Apr. 22
Madison Beer, Marquis Theater, Denver, May 1
Zoe, Summit Music Hall, Denver, May 9
Charly Bliss, Marquis Theater, Denver, May 11
Poison with Cheap Trick and Pop Evil, Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre, Englewood, May 23
King Tuff, Globe Hall, Denver, May 29
Paul Simon, Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre, Englewood, May 30
Justin Timberlake, Pepsi Center, Denver, Jan. 29, 2019