Paul Simon adds House of Blues show to Boston stop

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Having already sold out the Citi Wang Theatre, Paul Simon has revealed plans for an even more intimate show in Boston. The legendary singer-songwriter will now play the House of Blues on Thursday, June 2 as part of a new string of club shows added to his highly anticipated summer tour. Tickets for the show will go on sale Saturday at 10 a.m. through Live Nation for $51.25 and $76.25.

Simon will be touring in support of his forthcoming release, So Beautiful or So What. The album, his twelfth studio effort and first in five years, will hit stores on  April 12. It was co-produced by Phil Ramone and Simon with liner notes written by Elvis Costello. Fans can get a taste of So Beautiful or So What with the album’s lead single, “The Afterlife”, which is streaming below.

Fans attending the Boston can expect a diverse set list of material including greatest hits and new songs off So Beautiful or So What, as well several songs that haven’t been performed live in many years.

“I’m going to play 3,000 seat theaters and also clubs,” explained Simon in a recent interview with Rolling Stone. “I want to play several songs from the new album and music from my repertoire that I either haven’t played in concert or have played very seldom. I want to let the band be freer. I’m actually really looking forward to this tour. I’ll play a few songs by other people, maybe a couple of Simon and Garfunkel songs. And then late in the evening, who knows, I might pick up my acoustic guitar and sing whatever comes into my mind.  That’s the fun of clubs, it’s looser. I can come at it all from a place that’s fresh.”

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