On Tuesday, Sting and Mr. Simon are to announce that they will appear together on a North American tour, during which they will perform several of their best-known songs individually and as a duo. Eighteen dates are scheduled from Feb. 8 through March 16, with additional dates expected to be announced.
The musicians said that they were as surprised as anyone to find themselves on the same bill.
“Paul and I both share this abiding curiosity about music and where it’s going,” Sting said. “We don’t really know where this is going. We don’t really have a clue how this is going to pan out.”
Check out this recording of Paul Simon performing his new song, “The Riverbank,” at the 2013 New Yorker Festival.
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Paul Simon — I Wish You Could Be Here
This song was co-written with Bruce Woodley of The Seekers, and performed by that Australian group. It was written in the short hiatus between the letdown of the first proper S&G album, “Wednesday Morning, 3AM” and their follow-up, “Sounds of Silence.” (Woodley also co-wrote “Cloudy.”)
While it does not seem to have been recorded by S & G, it is included in the songbook “Songs by Paul Simon” (Charing Cross Music, 1967), which largely contains S & G material. [x]