Paul Simon Opens Farewell Tour In Vancouver -
Paul Simon - Photo By Ros O'Gorman

Paul Simon - Photo By Ros O'Gorman

Paul Simon Opens Farewell Tour In Vancouver

by Roger Wink, VVN Music on May 19, 2018

in News

Paul Simon says he has just one more tour in him and he opened it on Wednesday (May 16) night at Rogers Arena in Vancouver.

The show spanned 25-songs over a main set and three encores that was split almost evenly between pre-Graceland and Graceland on including three songs from his 2011 album So Beautiful or So What but none from his 2016 set Stranger to Stranger.

Among the thirteen pre-Graceland tracks were five from the Simon & Garfunkel catalog although possibly their most enduring song, “Bridge Over Troubled Water”, was omitted.

Simon continues the tour through the summer.

The set list:

Main Set
America (from Simon & Garfunkel’s Bookends, 1968)
50 Ways to Leave Your Lover (from Still Crazy After All These Years, 1975)
The Boy in the Bubble (from Graceland, 1986)
Dazzling Blue (from So Beautiful or So What, 2011)
That Was Your Mother (from Graceland, 1986)
Rewrite (from So Beautiful or So What, 2011)
Mother and Child Reunion (from Paul Simon, 1972)
Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard (from Paul Simon, 1972)
Rene and Georgette Magritte With Their Dog After the War (from Hearts and Bones, 1983)
Can’t Run But (from The Rhythm of the Saints, 1990)
Spirit Voices (from The Rhythm of the Saints, 1990)
The Obvious Child (from The Rhythm of the Saints, 1990)
El Condor Pasa (If I Could) (from Simon & Garfunkel’s Bridge Over Troubled Water, 1970)
The Cool, Cool River (from The Rhythm of the Saints, 1990)
Diamonds on the Soles of Her Shoes (from Graceland, 1986)
You Can Call Me Al (from Graceland, 1986)

Homeward Bound (from Parsley, Sage, Rosemary & Thyme, 1966)
Mystery Train (from The Concert in Hyde Park, 2017)
Mrs. Robinson (from Simon & Garfunkel’s Bookends, 1968)
Still Crazy After All These Years (from Still Crazy After All These Years, 1975)

Encore 2
Graceland (from Graceland, 1986)
The Boxer (from Simon & Garfunkel’s Bridge Over Troubled Water, 1970)
Late in the Evening (from One-Trick Pony, 1980)

Encore 3
Questions for the Angels (from So Beautiful or So What, 2011)
The Sound of Silence (from Simon & Garfunkel’s The Sound of Silence, 1966)

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