Paul Simon announced his first U.S. concert appearances of 2017, a pair of performances at the Eaux Claires Festival on June 16 and 17 in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. The folk-rock legend with be performing at the two-day event with yMusic, a neo-classical and pop collective co-founded by horn player CJ Camerieri, who also is a member of Simon's touring band.
Camerieri is featured on Paul's latest studio album, 2016's Stranger to Stranger, as is another member of yMusic, flute player Alex Sopp. CJ has brought together a number of artists to create special arrangements of Simon's compositions for the fest.
The Eaux Claires Festival lineup also includes John Prine, Chance the Rapper, Feist, Wilco and a number of Wilco side projects, including The Autumn Defense and Tweedy. Tickets for the event are available at EauxClaires.com.
Simon's last U.S. concert took place on July 1, 2016, in Forest Hills, New York.
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