NEWSFLASH: Paul Simon to play Irish show as part of Homeward Bound - The Farewell Tour

He's headlining the Dublin RDS in July with James Taylor and Bonnie Raitt.

The latest major summer gig to be announced is Paul Simon, who is playing the Dublin RDS on July 13, which is the penultimate date on his farewell tour. Tickets go on sale on Monday February 12.

Joining him in leafy Ballsbridge will be his contemporaries James Taylor and Bonnie Raitt.

Here's the statement he's just issued explaining why he's bowing out:

The mega road-trip will unfold as follows:

North America

DATE CITY VENUE ON SALE (All Times Local)

May 16 Vancouver, BC Rogers Arena Fri, Feb. 9 @ 10am

May 18 Seattle, WA Key Arena Fri, Feb. 9 @ 10am

May 19 Portland, OR MODA Center Fri, Feb. 9 @ 10am

May 22 Los Angeles, CA Hollywood Bowl Fri, Feb. 9 @ 10am

May 23 Los Angeles, CA Hollywood Bowl Fri, Feb. 9 @ 10am

May 25 Oakland, CA Oracle Arena Fri, Feb. 9 @ 10am

May 27 Las Vegas, NV MGM Grand Garden Arena Fri, Feb. 9 @ 10am

May 30 Denver, CO Fiddler’s Green Fri, Feb. 9 @ 10am

June 1 Dallas, TX American Airlines Arena Fri, Feb. 9 @ 10am

June 2 Houston, TX Toyota Center Fri, Feb. 9 @ 10am

June 4 Austin, TX Frank Erwin Center Fri, Feb. 9 @ 10am

June 6 Chicago, IL United Center Sat, Feb 10 @ 10am

June 8 St. Paul, MN Xcel Energy Center Sat, Feb 10 @ 10am

June 10 Detroit, MI DTE Energy Center Fri, Feb. 9 @ 10am

June 12 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre Fri, Feb. 9 @ 12pm

June 13 Montreal, QC Bell Centre Sat, Feb 10 @ 12pm

June 15 Boston, MA TD Garden Sat, Feb 10 @ 10am

June 16 Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center Sat, Feb 10 @ 10am

June 19 Greensboro, NC Greensboro Coliseum Fri, Feb. 9 @ 10am

June 20 Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena Sat, Feb 10 @ 10am

UK & Europe

DATE CITY VENUE ON SALE (All Times Local)

June 30 Stockholm, SWEDEN Ericsson Globe Thu, Feb 8 @ 9am

July 1 Oslo, NORWAY Spektrum Thu, Feb 8 @ 9am

July 3 Copenhagen, DENMARK Royal Arena Thu, Feb 8 @ 9am

July 5 Antwerp, BELGIUM Sportpaleis Thu, Feb 8 @ 10am

July 7 Amsterdam, HOLLAND Ziggo Dome Fri, Feb 9 @ 11am

July 10 Manchester, UK Manchester Arena Fri, Feb. 9 @ 10am

July 11 Glasgow, UK SSE Hydro Fri, Feb. 9 @ 10am

July 13 Dublin, IRELAND* RDS Arena Mon, Feb 12 @ 10am

July 15 London, UK* Hyde Park, BST Festival On Sale Now

* With Very Special Guests James Taylor and Bonnie Raitt

 

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