Paul Simon to play the Ryman May 19th

To celebrate the release of his first new record in five years, legendary artist Paul Simon has announced a very special Nashville show scheduled for May 19, 2011. Tickets are set to go on sale Friday, March 11 at 10:00 a.m. Ticket says will be online on via Tickets are $115.00, $85.00 and $65.00. The set list willd raw from his iconic career, including several songs that haven’t been performed live in many years. Also included will be songs from “So Beautiful or What” his brand new album set for release by Hear Music/Concord Music Group on Tuesday, April 12. Before hitting the road, Simon will appear two consecutive nights, April 6 and 7 on NBC’s “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon”.

Produced by Phil Ramone and Paul Simon, with liner notes by Elvis Costello, “So Beautiful or What” is one of the most highly anticipated albums of the year. Rolling Stone magazine recently declared it “…his best since Graceland…” and National Public Radio affirmed, “…his new music balances great poetry and pop. Paul Simon is a national treasure.” In their current issue, Filter Magazine calls the new album, “…a new masterpiece from the Picasso of music.”

Joining Paul for this tour is a stellar band of musicians including Cameroonian guitarist Vincent Nguini, drummer Jim Oblon, pianist Mick Rossi, saxophonist/keyboardist Andrew Snitzer, bassist Bakithi Kumalo, guitarist Mark Stewart, master percussionist Jamey Haddad and multi-instrumentalist Tony Cedras.

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