Simon & Garfunkel Reunion Tour


Simon & Garfunkel
What was called an early Valentine's gift for New York fans, today became a love letter penned exclusively for Australia and New Zealand.

Simon & Garfunkel, ranked among the greatest artists of all time, are to tour the Antipodes for eight concerts in June promoter Michael Chugg, Executive Chairman of Chugg Entertainment, announced today.

The world's first and only confirmed 2009 tour dates for the beloved duo; the news comes just weeks after their surprise three-song performance at New York's Beacon Theatre on Valentine's eve.

Having not visited Australia for more than 25 years, Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel will kick off their antipodean tour in New Zealand playing Auckland's Vector Arena on Saturday June 13.

Across the Tasman, the prodigious-pair start their Australian Tour at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre on June 17 before two concerts at both Sydney's Acer Arena on June 20 and 21 and Melbourne's Rod Laver Arena, June 25 and 26. They will play the Adelaide Entertainment Centre on June 30 before finishing at Perth's Burswood Dome on July 2.

For all shows, a special Visa Entertainment pre-sale starts at 12 noon local time on Monday April 6 and runs until 5 p.m. Wednesday April 8; Australian tickets go on sale to the general public via Ticketek on Friday April 17, with New Zealand tickets on sale the same day through Ticketmaster.

Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel last toured Australia and New Zealand in 1983 with their Summer Evening Tour. They return with their Old Friends In Concert Tour, which wowed U.S. and European audiences in 2004, the last time the twosome teamed up.

Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel have been friends, but more like family, for more than 50 years.

For the six years from 1964 to 1970 Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel changed the world's musical landscape. They made songs that when you hear them are time immortal. They painted an essential soundscape to an era with stroke after stroke of genius, including "The Sound of Silence," "Bridge Over Troubled Water," "The Boxer," "Mrs. Robinson," "Homeward Bound," "Scarborough Fair/Canticle," "I Am a Rock," "A Hazy Shade of Winter," and "America" to name just some in example of their virtuosity.

As a duo, Simon & Garfunkel have sold more than 40 million albums in the U.S. alone; received five Grammy Awards - including the 2003 Lifetime Achievement Award - and were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1990.

Tour Dates
06.13 Auckland, NZ Vector Arena
06.17 Brisbane, QLD Entertainment Centre
06.20 Sydney, NSW Acer Arena
06.21 Sydney, NSW Acer Arena
06.25 Melbourne, VIC Rod Laver Arena
06.26 Melbourne, VIC Rod Laver Arena
06.30 Adelaide, SA Entertainment Centre
06.07 Perth, WA Burswood Dome

[Published on: 4/6/09]

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coach1 Mon 4/6/2009 10:18AM
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Maybe Paul can find some aborigine music to steal and put on his next album.

dogfleas starstarstarstarstar Mon 4/6/2009 11:12AM
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the simon and garfunkel live in central park cd is one of my all time favorite cds, give it a listen if you know whats good for you

froginapuddle Mon 4/6/2009 11:12AM
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I saw the Old Friends Tour and was "WOWED" when they played mrs robinson 4 or 5 times....not kidding.

that was a little bit worse then when I got dragged to see O.A.R. when they played 3 bob marley songs in thier 30 min set.

oh yeah I guess I'm supposed to say Trey

OurBandCouldBeYourLife Mon 4/6/2009 11:12AM
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That Flight of the Conchords episode with Art Garfunkel was pure comedy! I'm curious how his cameo on FOTC is tied to that New Zealand date.

mattchu Mon 4/6/2009 11:15AM
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steal? i dont think he was stealing any music in previous albums that where highly influenced by different cultures music. Big difference there, music is meant to share. He does a beautiful thing.

Marcsmall Mon 4/6/2009 11:18AM
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Why no North American Dates?

jazzfester starstarstarstarstar Mon 4/6/2009 11:22AM
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Must see this.

coach1 Mon 4/6/2009 11:32AM
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mattchu- whether or not he stole the African music for half of the album is questionable. However, he definately STOLE Los Lobos's music for the other half. Check out the interview with Steve Berlin a couple of years back here on Jambase.

jerZ Mon 4/6/2009 11:43AM
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Art Garfunkle looks EXACTLY like Bilbo Baggins!!!

gOdWesSaTaN Mon 4/6/2009 12:01PM
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man it would be a dream come true to see this hope they add some north american dates

mfgoof Mon 4/6/2009 12:41PM
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Man, when is Art Garfunkel going to wake up and stop carrying Paul Simon? We all know Art Garfunkel is the talent here! LOL

Dire46daysWolf Mon 4/6/2009 03:34PM
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i wonder who initiated conversation

krizaster Mon 4/6/2009 04:25PM
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These guys have been doing reunion tours for like 30 years now (Concert in Central Park was a reunion show.) Don't get me wrong I love these guys, but I guess they don't really care for each other. My friend saw them on their last "reunion" tour and though the music was great, there was no chemistry between them which made an almost awkward chemistry.

However, if they were playing near me and tickets weren't $100 I would definitely check them out

fishbone1 Tue 4/7/2009 09:08AM
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any vampire weekend fans who can't name two of paul simon's solo tunes need to be shot. seriously i met this kid talking up vampwknd and they basiclly ripped of paul simons sound and one of their fans doesn't even know about one of the greatest influences on american music last century.

Smittea starstarstarstarstar Tue 4/7/2009 12:25PM
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Thats pretty cool.

Smittea starstarstarstarstar Tue 4/7/2009 12:59PM
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I saw Japan mentioned as well in other articles.