Paul Simon Headlining 2019 Outside Lands & Returning To ‘Colbert’

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Paul Simon will headline the 2019 Outside Lands festival, which will be held August 9 – 11 in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park. The semi-retired singer-songwriter will also appear on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert.

In February 2018, Simon announced his retirement from touring, though stated he anticipated “doing the occasional performance” donating “those earnings to various philanthropic organizations, particularly those whose objective is to save the planet, ecologically.” Simon will donate the entire net proceeds from his Outside Lands appearance to local environmental non-profits.

“I’m looking forward with great anticipation to playing at Golden Gate Park this summer,” Simon stated. “This will be my first appearance there, and it’s an honor to join the long line of musicians who’ve given the park its sanctified musical heritage. I’m equally pleased to be playing in San Francisco with its well-deserved reputation for being in the forefront of environmental issues. I’m grateful for the opportunity to be of service to this vital cause.”

The 77-year-old will return to The Late Show next Monday, March 25. Simon’s last appearance on the show was in January.

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