17:30 Restaurants and bars open
18:45 Auditorium doors open
20:30 Paul Simon
23:00 Event ends
Legendary singer-songwriter Paul Simon returns to the Royal Albert Hall in 2016 with his new album Stranger to Stranger (June 2016).
Simon has already played 12 unforgettable performances at the Hall, performing international hits including The Sound of Silence, Mrs. Robinson, and Bridge Over Troubled Water, as well as music from Grammy Award winning albums of the year Bridge Over Troubled Water, Still Crazy After All These Years and Graceland.
These concerts will see Simon play a two-hour set featuring classic songs spanning his illustrious career, as well as a selection of tracks from his eagerly anticipated forthcoming album Stranger to Stranger. Full of thrilling, imaginative textures, Stranger to Stranger conjures a vivid and vital new context to Simon’s well-established virtuosity as a singer and songwriter. The record, his first since 2011’s acclaimed So Beautiful or So What, ushers the listener into a brave new musical world where expectations are defied and exceeded.
Support will come from Bristol-based singer-songwriter Rothwell.
‘Sound is the theme of this album as much as it’s about the subjects of the individual songs. If people get that, I’ll be pleased. The right song at the right time can live for generations. A beautiful sound, well that’s forever.’
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