Paul Simon Tickets for Sale
Paul Simon is back! He is ready to release So Beautiful or So What on April 12, 2011, his first studio album in five years, and is following the release with a host of arena and club concert dates on his 2011 spring tour. Paul Simon tickets are available now for the first show at the WaMu Theater in Seattle Washington on April 15 and will be available until the your wraps up on June 2 with a concert at the House of Blues in Boston. One of the most highly anticipated show dates are the Paul Simon tickets for the NYC concert at the Beacon Theatre on May 10 and May 11, 2011.
In a career dating back to the 1950s, Paul Simon has established himself among the best and most popular songwriters of the rock era. Growing up in Queens, NY, Simon befriended schoolmate Art Garfunkel, who had an angelic tenor voice, and the two teamed up as Tom and Jerry, taking the names of the cartoon characters. In the winter of 1957-1958, they scored a chart hit with "Hey Schoolgirl"; both were 16 years old.
Simon continued to try to score hits in the late '50s and early '60s, reaching the charts briefly in 1962 in the group Tico and the Triumphs with "Motorcycle" and under the name Jerry Landis in 1963 with "The Lone Teen Ranger." He and Garfunkel teamed up again as a folk duo in Greenwich Village, signed to Columbia Records, and released Wednesday Morning 3 A.M. (October 1964). The album flopped initially, but Simon, who had been spending a lot of time in England, was picked up as a solo artist by CBS [UK] and recorded The Paul Simon Songbook, released only in Great Britain in the spring of 1965.
Paul Frederic Simon (born October 13, 1941 in Newark, New Jersey) is a renowned Jewish, American songwriter, receiving Kennedy Center Honors in 2002. Simon was the primary songwriter in the duo Simon and Garfunkel, which recorded several influential albums, including 1966's Parsley, Sage, Rosemary & Thyme, and Bridge Over Troubled Water (1970). However, he wrote, recorded, and released more than thirty songs between 1957 and 1964 when Columbia first recorded the duo (Everett, 1997).
Simon and Garfunkel also contributed extensively to the soundtrack of the 1967 film The Graduate (starring Dustin Hoffman and Anne Bancroft). They wrote Mrs. Robinson specifically for the film; other songs by the duo were also used in the film.
In 2003, he reunited with Art Garfunkel for an international tour.
After Simon and Art Garfunkel split in 1971, Paul Simon began to write and record solo material. He released Paul Simon in 1972, although this was not his first solo album, as he released The Paul Simon Song Book as a UK-only LP in 1965. He continued to release remarkable material during the seventies, and in 1986 released the ground-breaking and immensely popular Graceland. In 1991, he married singer Edie Brickell, and they have three children.
In 2004, his record company announced the release of expanded editions of each of his solo albums, individually and together in a limited-edition nine-disc box set. "Paul Simon: The Studio Recordings 1972-2000" and each of the expanded individual albums will feature a total of 30 bonus tracks, including original song demos, live recordings, duets, six never-before-released songs and outtakes from each of his nine solo albums.
Among the bonus tracks to be included in the release are an acoustic demo of "Homeless," recorded prior to his sessions in South Africa with Ladysmith Black Mambazo, from Graceland; "Shelter Of Your Arms," a previously unreleased song featuring a solo acoustic performance from the Hearts And Bones sessions; demos of "Me & Julio Down By The Schoolyard" and "Duncan" recorded in San Francisco in 1971 from Paul Simon; the original demo of "Gone At Last," with the Jessy Dixon Singers, from Still Crazy After All These Years; "Spiral Highway" and "All Because Of You," unreleased performances from One-Trick Pony; a work-in-progress called "Let Me Live In Your City," which eventually became the track "Something So Right" from There Goes Rhymin' Siimon; early versions of "The Coast" and "Spirit Voices" from Rhythm Of The Saints; a duet with José Feliciano on "Born In Puerto Rico" plus outtakes from Songs From The Capeman and much more.
Simon has had regular reunions with former partner Garfunkel, both in concert--they reunited for a national tour in 1981 (documented on 1982's Reunion In Central Park) and again in the '90s for charity--and on record, via the 1975 hit "My Little Town" and James Taylor's 1978 remake, "What A Wonderful World." Interestingly, Simon appears able to have it both ways in the '90s: As a one-off "nostalgia" artist, playing his old hits with Garfunkel, and as a still vital, probing solo artist, singing new songs that are as sophisticated musically as they are lyrically. A figure of enormous international respect, Paul Simon quite amazingly remains a central pop figure three full decades after he first sang "The Sound Of Silence."
1965 The Paul Simon Song Book
1972 Paul Simon (see 1972 in music)
1973 There Goes Rhymin' Simon
1974 Paul Simon in Concert: Live Rhymin'
1975 Still Crazy After All These Years
1980 One Trick Pony (soundtrack)
1983 Hearts and Bones
1990 The Rhythm of the Saints
1991 Paul Simon's Concert in the Park, August 15, 1991 (live)
1997 Songs From the Capeman
2000 You're the One
2002 Father and Daughter, the Academy Award-nominated song from The Wild Thornberrys Movie