Paul Simon

2011's Ironman

by Jonathan Kosakow

17 October 2011


Paul Simon’s had quite a busy year. He’s been on tour most of the time since the release of his album So Beautiful or So What in April, having played 51 shows in nearly as many cities. Having just returned in July from an international leg that took him through most of Western Europe, the United Kingdom, and as far as Tel Aviv, you’d think his battery would need some recharging, especially after turning 70 at the beginning of the month.

But you’d be wrong. Today, he starts the fall leg of his US tour in Phoenix and will be traveling straight through to December. He’ll play 31 more shows in as many cities ranging from the southernmost tip of California, though the Rocky Mountains and Midwest over to New Jersey, and then back down to Hollywood, Florida, where he’ll close up shop for the year. And from what we’ve heard, he’s still sounding pretty good.

Check out his route and show schedule below. 

October 2011
17 - Phoenix, AZ - Comerica Theatre
19 - Universal City, CA - Gibson Amphitheatre
20 - Berkeley, CA - Greek Theatre
22 - San Diego, CA - Viejas Arena
23 - Santa Barbara, CA - Santa Barbara Bowl
24 - Las Vegas, NV - The Colosseum at Caesars Palace
26 - Broomfield, CO - 1stBank Center
28 - Grand Prairie, TX - Verizon Theatre
29 - Memphis, TN - Mud Island Amphitheatre

November 2011
4 - New Orleans, LA - UNO Lakefront Arena
5 - Austin, TX - Cedar Park Center
6 - Oklahoma City, OK - Civic Center Music Hall
8 - Kansas City, MO - The Midland by AMC
9 - Omaha, NE - Qwest Center
11 - Milwaukee, WI - Riverside Theatre
13 - Chicago, IL - Rosemont Theatre
15 - St. Louis, MO - Fox Theatre
16 - Moline, IL - iWireless Center
18 - Detroit, MI - Fox Theatre
19 - Columbus, OH - Veteran’s Memorial Auditorium
20 - Bloomington, IN - Indiana University Auditorium
22 - Highland Heights, KY - Bank of Kentucky Center
23 - Akron, Oh - EJ Thomas Performing Arts Hall
26 - Atlantic City, NJ - Trump Taj Mahal
27 - Newark, NJ - New Jersey Performing Arts Center
29 - Richmond, VA - Landmark Theater

December 2011
1 - Durham, NC - Durham Performing Arts Center
2 - Duluth, GA - The Arena at Gwinnett Center
4 - Orlando, FL - UCF Arena,
5 - Clearwater, FL - Ruth Eckerd Hall
6 - Hollywood, FL - Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

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