Paul Simon announces farewell from touring
NEW YORK - AFP
He will say goodbye on July 15 in London's Hyde Park, where he played a career-spanning concert in 2012 that he turned into a live album.
Simon said he had been thinking more seriously about retirement after the death of his back-up band's longtime guitarist, Vincent N'guini, in December.
"Mostly, though, I feel the travel and time away from my wife and family takes a toll that detracts from the joy of playing," said Simon, who is married to fellow folk singer Edie Brickell.
"I'd like to leave with a big Thank You to the many folks around the world who've come out to watch me play over the last 50 years," he said in a written message to fans.