Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Paul Simon to Take 'Graceland' on the Road

While Paul Simon is busy preparing to tour America again (beginning this weekend) in support of the well-done 2011 album 'So Beautiful or So What,' he's already looking ahead to 2012 and the 25th anniversary of his most acclaimed solo album (and one of my all-time favorites), 'Graceland.' We already knew there would be a blowout box set in late spring to commemorate the Grammy-award winning record, but now comes news of a tour at around the same time. Simon will reunite the musicians he used on the album and 1987 tour, including South African vocal group Ladysmith Black Mambazo. I saw Simon in 2001, and it would surely be near the top of any best-show list, but to witness 'Graceland' in its entirety would be a real dream come true. Stay tuned for more on this one.

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