Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Paul Simon Graceland Concert

PAUL SIMON plays the O2 in Dublin, this Thursday & Friday, 12 & 13 July, and I have been lucky enough to get a ticket for the Friday show. Dylan skipped Ireland in his current European tour so this is the next best thing. Thanks!!!

"Included in the evening will be a special performance of his Graceland album and will feature Ladysmith Black Mambazo. The night will cover songs throughout his illustrious career, as well as the performance of the GRACELAND album. This will be the first performance of this type which kicks off a month long tour in Europe

‘Under African Skies’ – a documentary directed by Joe Berlinger chronicling the creation and lasting influence of ‘Graceland’ debuted at the Sundance Film Festival in January of this year, kicking off a year-long celebration commemorating the 25th Anniversary of Paul Simon’s musical and cultural achievement.

In 1986, ‘Graceland’ sold 14 million copies worldwide, and received universal praise from critics around the globe.  In 1987, it won Album of the Year at the Grammy Awards. Then, in an unprecedented carryover, the album garnered the Grammy for Song of the Year with its title track in 1988.

Graceland continues to provide rewards to its listeners and remains a pivotal listening experience for writers, artists and fans alike.

All in all it promises to be an incredible evening, from one of the greatest contemporary songwriters of our time."

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