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Jun202018

Home, where his music's playing: Paul Simon announces NYC venue for farewell tour's final show

Jessica Gilbert/Legacy RecordingsAfter kicking off his Homeward Bound farewell tour last month, Paul Simon has announced official details for the trek's final show. The concert, dubbed Homeward Bound -- The Farewell Performance, will take place September 22 at Flushing Meadows Corona Park in Simon's hometown of New York City.

The event will feature a career-spanning list of classic tunes and gems selected by Simon especially for the show, which will be the first concert held at the park in decades.

"It seems more like fate than coincidence that I should do the final show on this final tour at Flushing Meadows Corona Park," Simon says in a statement. "I could have ridden my bike from home to the park in about 20 minutes, when I was a kid. But this is less a goodbye than a farewell. Thank you all for the ride, I had a great time."

The 77-year-old Rock & Roll Hall of Famer will donate all the net proceeds he earns from the event to a charity that will be announced at a later date.

Tickets for the concert go on sale to the general public on Friday, June 29, at 10 a.m. ET at AXS.com. American Express card members will be able to buy pre-sale tickets starting this Monday, June 25, at 10 a.m. ET. Visit PaulSimoninthePark.com for more info.

Simon wraps up the current North American leg of his Homeward Bound trek with a show tonight in Nashville. He'll then head to Europe for a summer trek before kicking off a final U.S. leg of the tour September 5 in New Orleans.

Here are all of Paul's upcoming North American tour dates:

6/30 -- Nashville, TN, Bridgestone Arena
9/5 -- New Orleans, LA, Smoothie King Center
9/7 -- Tampa, FL, Amalie Arena
9/8 -- Fort Lauderdale, FL, BB&T Center
9/11 -- Orlando, FL, Amway Center
9/12 -- Atlanta, GA, Cellairis Amphitheatre
9/14 -- Washington, D.C., Capital One Arena
9/15 -- Newark, NJ, Prudential Center
9/17 -- Pittsburgh, PPG Paints Arena
9/20 -- New York, NY, Madison Square Garden
9/21 -- New York, NY, Madison Square Garden
9/22 -- New York, NY, Flushing Meadows Corona Park

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