Simon & Garfunkel cancel summer tour

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Simon & Garfunkel have announced they will postpone their summer tour, indefinitely. The tour, originally set for April and then rescheduled for July, is now on hold as Art Garfunkel continues to recover from a vocal paresis according to a statement on the duo’s official website. Fans who had planned to see the pair of legendary singer-songwriters perform at Tanglewood in Lenox, Massachusetts on July 27 and at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncassville, Connecticut on July 29, will be refunded at the point of purchase.

According the band’s statement, doctors expect Garfunkel to make a full recovery but that they cannot predict an exact timeline. “This condition (paresis) inhibits the duo from performing shows at the highest possible level and it is for that reason and out of respect for their fans that Paul and Art have
decided to put the tour on hold.,” the statement reads.

“I do feel bad about disrupting so many people’s plans,” Garfunkel said in the statement. “But, as I continue to mend, I can’t yet bring my ‘A Game’ to a tour, and I would not perform for you with anything less.”

Simon & Garfunkel originally broke up in 1970, when both artists decided to pursue other opportunities on their own. The duo has reunited frequently over the years for tours and one-off appearances. Most recently, Simon & Garfunkel performed at the 25th Anniversary Rock & Roll Hall of Fame concert in New York’s Madison Square Garden last fall. They also conducted a brief tour of Australia and New Zealand last summer.

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