Paul Simon: Everything You Need To Know
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Paul Simon: Everything You Need To Know

Cíara Spain By Cíara Spain - July 11, 2018

Paul Simon is bringing his Homeward Bound Farewell Tour to the RDS on Friday, July 13th and he's not coming alone.

Special guests on the night will include James Taylor & his All-Star Band, while Bonnie Raitt will also share the stage.

The gig promises fans an historic evening of career-spanning hits and timeless classics as the legendary songwriter, recording artist and performer hits up Ireland following the beginning of his farewell concert tour on May 16th in Vancouver.

According to Simon, the Homeward Bound tour is a fitting culmination of a performing career that began in the early 1960s and has coincided with his artistic journey as a songwriter and recording artist until the present day.


If you're planning on heading along to the gig - please take public transport where possible. Keep in mind that backpacks and large bags will not be allowed; only small bags measuring no bigger than A4 will be permitted.

Under 16’s must be accompanied by a parent/guardian over 18 and you may also be asked to prove your age with photo ID, acceptable forms of proof include: Passport, Garda age card or driving licence.

Bear in mind there will be large crowds in the area. Gates open at 4pm and will see special guests take the stage first; the incredible Bonnie Raitt who will be on stage at 5pm with James Taylor up next at 6.15pm. Paul Simon is to take centre-stage at 8pm.

In terms of music this is what you can expect to hear from the legendary performer...

  1. America
  2. 50 Ways To Leave Your Lover
  3. The Boy In The Bubble
  4. Dazzling Blue
  5. That Was Your Mother
  6. Rewrite
  7. Mother and Child Reunion
  8. Me and Julio Down By The Schoolyard
  9. Rene and Georgette Magritte With Their Dog After the War
  10. Can't Run But
  11. Bridge Over Troubled Water
  12. Wristband
  13. Spirit Voices
  14. The Obvious Child
  15. Questions for the Angels
  16. The Cool, Cool River
  17. Diamonds On The Soles of Her Shoes
  18. You Can Call Me Al
  19. Graceland
  20. Still Crazy After All These Years
  21. Late in the Evening
  22. Homeward Bound
  23. Kodachrome
  24. The Boxer
  25. Bye Bye Love
  26. Old Friends
  27. Bookends Theme
  28. The Sound of Silence

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Also – I’m a festival lover, so when the summers out I spend most of my time nestled in the sweaty trench of any concert hall that will let me in the doors...

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