Wednesday, 23 March 2011

THE LEGENDARY PAUL SIMON RETURNS TO UK

THIRTEEHTH TIME GRAMMY AWARD WINNER

PAUL SIMON

NIA Academy, Birmingham

Thursday June 30, 2011

Tickets: On-sale at 9am on Friday 25th March priced at £55, £65, £70 (plus booking and transaction fees) and are available from The Ticket Factory http://www.theticketfactory.com/ 0844 338 8000.

Paul Simon has announced that he will be performing at Birmingham’s NIA Academy on Thursday, June 30. In celebration of his highly anticipated new album “So Beautiful Or So What”, he is playing in six UK concerts, as part of his Europe tour.

Paul Simon will be performing songs which span his illustrious and iconic career, including songs which he has not played live in many years. He will be touring with his stellar band, the Cameroonian guitarist Vincent Nguini, drummer/guitarist Jim Oblon, pianist Mick Rossi, saxophonist/keyboardist Andrew Snitzer, bassist Bakithi Kumalo, guitarist Mark Stewart, master percussionist Jamey Haddad and multi-instrumentalist Tony Cedras.

Simon is best known for his success, beginning in 1965, as part of the duo Simon & Garfunkel. Simon wrote most of the pair's songs, including three that reached number one on the US singles charts, "The Sound of Silence", "Mrs. Robinson", and "Bridge Over Troubled Water".

Through his solo and collaborative work, Simon has earned thirteen Grammys, including the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2001, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and in 2006 was selected as one of the "100 People Who Shaped the World" by Time magazine. Among many other honours, Simon was named the first recipient of the Library of Congress's Gershwin Prize for Popular Song in 2007.

Tickets to the show are on-sale at 9am on from Friday 25th March priced at priced at £55, £65, £70 (plus booking and transaction fees) and are available from The Ticket Factory http://www.theticketfactory.com/ 0844 338 8000.


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