Award winning musician, composer and performer Paul Simon will perform in his first NZ solo concert at Forsyth Barr Stadium.
Chugg Entertainment, in association with Bolton Promotions, are thrilled to announce that renowned singer-songwriter Paul Simon will be appearing in Dunedin this April.
In the wake of the 25th anniversary of his musical landmark, Graceland, Simon will bring fans a performance spanning all eras of his illustrious career: from beginnings in the folk clubs of early 1960s Greenwich Village, to the warm and anthemic fruits of his celebrated partnership with Art Garfunkel, and his acclaimed solo career.
During his distinguished career Paul Simon has been the recipient of many honors and awards including 12 Grammy Awards, three of which (“Bridge Over Troubled Water”, “Still Crazy After All These Years” and “Graceland”) were albums of the year.
In 2003 he was given a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award for his work as half of the duo Simon and Garfunkel. He is a member of The Songwriters Hall of Fame, a recipient of their Johnny Mercer Award and is in the Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Simon and Garfunkel and as a solo artist.
He was a recipient of The Kennedy Center Honors in 2002 and in 2007 Mr. Simon was awarded the first annual Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song which is given annually to a composer or performer whose lifetime contributions exemplify the standard of excellence associated with the legendary George and Ira Gershwin’s. In 2011 Mr. Simon was elected to The American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Joining Paul Simon at Forsyth Barr Stadium is the enigmatic Rufus Wainwright, undoubtedly one of the world’s true original contemporary artists. Recently in New Zealand for an astounding performance at Auckland’s Civic Theatre, Wainwright once again wooed audiences with his staggering live performance off the back of his latest offering, the acclaimed Mark Ronson-produced album Out Of The Game. With grace and humour, craft and confidence, the album is a remarkable return to the pop world of Rufus Wainwright – showing his scope of sounds and styles, unified by both his incomparable voice and the lucidity of his vision. This time around the magnificent Rufus will be performing solo.
Do not miss out on this rare opportunity to witness Paul Simon, with special guest Rufus Wainwright and Aaradhna.
Gates open- 5:30pm
Rufus Wainwright- 7:30pm
PAUL SIMON- 8:45pm
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