Just after the release of Paul Simon’s latest album, So Beautiful or So What, in April, Simon announced a 25th anniversary tour of his number-one album, and my absolute favorite, Graceland. I can remember being 8 years old in the back of my dad’s old Camry singing each track lyric for lyric.
I don’t know if it’s the poetic genius of Simon’s lyrics, the beautiful harmonies provided by Ladysmith Black Mombazo, or the meld of American folk and African rhythms, but this album is stuck in my soul.
The album is spiritual, seamless, and vibrant. The 25th anniversary tour is slated to begin sometime in 2012. I don’t think I would miss it for the world.
Paul Simon will be performing in Bloomington, Indiana on November 20 at I Indiana University and in Highland Heights, Kentucky at the Bank of Kentucky Center on November 22.
ticket info http://www.paulsimon.com/us/events