Paul Simon announces European farewell tour

It's the opening date of the 'Homeward Bound' tour

Paul Simon has details of a farewell tour in Europe this summer.

After previously announcing a huge Hyde Park show on July 15, the songwriting icon will open the ‘Homeward Bound’ tour with a show in Stockholm on June 30.

Check out the dates in full below.

06/30 – Stockholm SE @ Ericsson Globe
07/01 – Oslo, NO @ Spketrum
07/03 – Copenhagen, DK @ Royal Arena
07/05 – Antwerp, BE @ Sportpaleis
07/07 – Amsterdam, NL @ Ziggo Dome
07/10 – Manchester, UK @ Manchester Arena
07/11 – Glasgow, K @ SSE Hydro
07/13 – Dublin, IE @ RDS Arena
07/15 – London, UK @ Hyde Park

Tickets for the UK and Ireland shows (bar London, which is already on sale) will go on sale from 9AM on Friday, February 9 and you can buy them here.

The shows will mark the ‘Graceland’ legend’s final shows in the UK and he has described the prospect as “exhilarating”.

“It’s an act of courage to let go,” Simon said in a statement.

“I’ve often wondered what it would feel like to reach the point where I’d consider bringing my performing career to a natural end. Now I know: it feels a little unsettling, a touch exhilarating and something of a relief. I love making music, my voice is still strong, and my band is a tight, extraordinary group of gifted musicians. I think about music constantly. I am very grateful for a fulfilling career and, of course, most of all to the audiences who heard something in my music that touched their hearts.”

In 2016, he also achieved his first No 1 album for 26 years, after ‘Stranger To Stranger’ became his first album since 1990’s ‘Rhythm Of The Saints’ to reach the top.