Music Scene is delighted to reveal that the legendary Paul Simon is coming to Dublin for some brand new Irish Tour Dates this July 2012. Paul Simon will be performing live on stage at The O2 Dublin on Thursday the 12th of July 2012 (Sold Out), and now due to phenomenal demand, Paul Simon will also be performing live at The O2 Dublin for an extra show on Friday the 13th of July 2012. Tickets for Paul Simon live at The O2 Dublin are priced from €54.65 and the extra date will be on sale from Wednesday the 18th of April 2012 through Ticketmaster and usual outlets nationwide. Included in this Paul Simon O2 Dublin concert will be a special live performance of his stunning studio album ‘Graceland’ in it’s entirety, and will feature the amazing musicianship of Ladysmith Black Mambazo. Click here to buy tickets for Paul Simon live at The O2 Dublin this coming July 2012.
These very special shows will see Paul Simon performing songs from his illustrious career, as well as a performance of the ‘Graceland’ album in full. These will be the first performances of this type which kicks off a month long Paul Simon tour in Europe.
‘Under African Skies’ – a documentary directed by Joe Berlinger chronicling the creation and lasting influence of ‘Graceland’ debuted at the Sundance Film Festival in January of this year, kicking off a year-long celebration commemorating the 25th Anniversary of Paul Simon’s musical and cultural achievement.
In 1986, Paul Simon‘s ‘Graceland’ sold 14 million copies worldwide, and received universal praise from critics around the globe. In 1987, it won Album of the Year at the Grammy Awards. Then, in an unprecedented carryover, the album garnered the Grammy for Song of the Year with its title track in 1988.
Paul Simon‘s ‘Graceland’ continues to provide rewards to its listeners and remains a pivotal listening experience for writers, artists and fans alike.
All in all it promises to be an incredible evening, from one of the greatest contemporary songwriters of our time – Paul Simon.
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