Paul Simon Farewell Tour

Wednesday, September 5th at 8:00pm
Smoothie King Center
1501 Dave Dixon Blvd
New Orleans, LA 70113
United States

Event Description:

Legendary songwriter, recording artist and performer Paul Simon and his band will perform at the Smoothie King Center on September 5 as part of his Homeward Bound- The Farewell Tour. Tickets go on sale Saturday, March 17 at 10 am at Ticketmaster; venue box office; and charge by phone 800-745-3000.

Paul promises audiences an historic evening of career-spanning hits and timeless classics.  Having created a distinctive body of work that includes 13 studio albums, plus five studio albums as half of Simon & Garfunkel, Paul Simon is the recipient of 16 Grammy Awards, three of which- Bridge over Troubled Water, Still Crazy after All These Years, and Graceland- were Album of the Year honorees.  In 2003, he received a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award for his work in Simon & Garfunkel, and has sold more than 100 million records worldwide. 

During his unparalleled career, Simon has achieved 29 Top 40 singles in the U.S. alone, with 14 of those reaching the Top 10 or higher, including “50 Ways to Leaver Your Lover” (which reached #1), “Kodachrome,” “Loves Me Like A Rock,” “Mother and Child Reunion,” “Late in Evening,” “You Can Call Me Al” and many others.  With Simon & Garfunkel, he wrote and performed the #1 singles, “The Sound of Silence,” “Mrs. Robinson,” Bridge Over Troubled Water,” and numerous other timeless hits.

Paul Simon is a member of the Songwriters Hall of Fame and Rock n’’ Roll Hall of Fame.  Simon was a recipient of the Kennedy Center Honors in 2002 and was named one of Time Magazine’s “100 People Who Shape Our World” in 2006.  In 2007, Simon was awarded the inaugural Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song.  He was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2011.