Paul Simon confirms July show in Israel

American folk-music legend Paul Simon is coming back to Israel for first time since '83 show to promote new album "So Beautiful or So What."

May 24, 2011 12:19
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The weeks of published and whispered rumors turned into facts Tuesday, with the confirmation that legendary American singer/songwriter Paul Simon will be returning to Israel for a concert at Ramat Gan Stadium on July 21.

A month after fellow 1960s  icon Bob Dylan graces the stage on June 20, Simon will arrive as part a world tour promoting  his latest album, So Beautiful or So What, considered by many critics to be one of his best in the last two decades.

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Simon, who will turn 70 in October, has appeared in Israel twice before - in 1978 on his own and in 1983 with his erstwhile partner Art Garfunkel.

Tickets for the show go on sale on May 30  via the Leann Ticket Agency website -  and will also be sold beginning the next day at the agency's office on Dizengoff St. in Tel Aviv.

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