Paul Simon’s Biodiversity Initiative Summer Tour

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Paul Simon declared plans for a June tour on Monday, together with the run of performances set to commence in St. Augustine, Florida on June 1st. Simon then heads up the East Coast for several gigs before ending his trip in Denver on June 28th and performing through the Midwest.

 

Simon released a new album, Stranger to Stranger, last summer, but his latest tour isn’t about record promotion: all proceeds from these 17 shows will go to the Half Earth Project, an initiative of noted scientist E.O. Wilson’s Biodiversity Foundation. In an interview with all the conservation news site Mongabay, Simon said the proceeds from his performances will help further biodiversity preservation efforts in “a large swath of area through Alabama down through the Gulf Coast, including Florida.” 

 

Simon said about giving away all concert proceeds. “And that will make me feel that I am making a greater contribution than putting more money in my pocket, which I don’t need, or becoming more famous, which I really don’t need.”

 

Despite Simon’s conservation efforts, he assured fans that his June shows will be free of dry scientific talk. “It is a concert of music … I actually don’t need people to come and think they’re going to be lectured to,” Simon stated.

 

Paul Simon Tour Dates For Summer 2017 – Click Here For Tickets

June 1 – St. Augustine, FL @ St. Augustine Ampitheatre
June 2 – Atlanta, GA @ Chastain Park Ampitheatre
June 4 – Simpsonville, SC @ Heritage Park Ampitheatre
June 6 – Charlotte, NC @ Metro Credit Union Ampitheatre
June 7 – Cary, NC @ Koka Booth Ampitheatre at Regency Park
June 10 – Cincinnati, OH @ PNC Pavilion
June 11 – Toledo, OH @ Zoo Ampitheater
June 13 – Cleveland, OH @ Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica
June 14 – Chicago, IL @ Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island
June 16 – Eau Claire, WI @ Eaux Claires Festival
June 17 – Eau Claire, WI @ Eaux Claires Festival
June 18 – Sioux Falls, SD @ Denny Sanford Premier Center
June 20 – Billings, MT @ MetraPark Arena
June 21 – Missoula, MT @ Ogren Park at Allegiance Field
June 23 – Spokane, WA @ Spokane Arena
June 24 – Bend, OR @ Les Schwab Ampitheatre
June 25 – Lake Tahoe, NV @ Havey’s Outdoor Arena
June 28 – Denver, CO @ Red Rocks Ampitheatre