Paul Simon makes first public appearance since arrest

The singer and his wife Edie Brickell were charged with disorderly conduct after a 'family dispute' last month

Paul Simon has made his first public performance following his arrest last month.

The singer performed over a dozen songs at the Beacon Theatre in new York, and accepted an award from New York University last night (May 7), where he was honored for his humanitarian work and musical career at the 2014 NYU Steinhardt Vision Award Gala.

According to Billboard, he played a 75-minute set which included hits such as ’50 Ways To Leave Your Lover’, ‘Late In the Evening’ and ‘You Can Call Me Al’.

Last month (April 26), Simon was arrested alongside his wife and fellow musician Edie Brickell and charged with disorderly conduct following what was described as a “family dispute” at their home in New Canaan, Connecticut. The pair are due in court again on May 16.

Following the arrest, Brickell posted a new track called ‘Like To Get To Know You’ on SoundCloud, which featured Simon on backing vocals. Listen to it below.

Brickell, who fronted Edie Brickell & New Bohemians, is Simon’s third wife. The couple were married in 1992 and have three children.