Paul Simon is Homeward Bound after 50-year touring career

From Reuters - February 5, 2018

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Singer-songwriter Paul Simon announced on Monday he is quitting touring, saying it felt a touch exhilarating, and something of a relief to bring his 50-year performing career to an end.

In a Facebook posting, Simon, 76, said he would make a final tour - Homeward BoundThe Farewell Tour - of North America and Europe later this year. After that, the Sounds of Silence singer said he would do an occasional performance in a (hopefully) acoustically pristine hall.

Ive often wondered what it would feel like to reach the point where Id consider bringing my performing career to a natural end. Now I know: it feels a little unsettling, a touch exhilarating, and something of a relief, he wrote.

New York-based Simon said he came to the decision mostly because I feel the travel and time away from my wife and family takes a toll that detracts from the joy of playing.


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