Paul Simon Signals This May Be His Final Tour


NEW YORK (CelebrityAccess) — Singer and songwriter Paul Simon has hinted that his current tour may be his last.

In an interview with the New York Times, Simon suggested that he is ready to give up music and forsake the rigors of life on the road as touring musicians.

“Showbiz doesn’t hold any interest for me,” Mr. Simon said. “None.”

Simon, 74, cited the challenges of touring life, noting that his voice often needs several days to recover after a show and that he often needed 15 hours of sleep.

Simon is currently wrapping up the final dates of the U.S. leg of his "Stranger to Stranger" tour with a pair of shows at Forest Hills in Queens, New York. From there, Simon heads across the pond to Europe and the UK, where he has dates booked through November.

Simon first made a name for himself with his musical partner Art Garfunkel, but went on to a highly successful solo career after the two parted ways in 1970. Over the course of his long career, Simon has won 12 Grammy Awards, including five for Album of the Year and one lifetime achievement award. His most recent album, 2016's "Stranger to Stranger" debuted at #3 on the Billboard 200 and topped the UK Album Chart.

Simon has won 12 Grammy Awards (one of them a Lifetime Achievement Award) and five Album of the Year Grammy nominations, the most recent for You're the One in 2001. – Staff Writers