Paul Simon Set To Appear On ‘Late Show’ Tonight

By: Renee Grant

On tonight’s The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, May 24th, Paul Simon will perform a song with guitarist Bill Frisell. The appearance comes on the heels of the announcement that his 2012 performance at London Hard Rock Calling Festival would be released in June as a concert film and live album titled The Concert in Hyde Park.

The show featured Simon playing the entirety of his 1986 Graceland LP, save for the final track. Hugh MasekelaJimmy Cliff, and Ladysmith Black Mambazo made masterful guest appearances at the performance. He also sang other hits including Kodachrome and 50 Ways To Leave Your Lover. Simon & Garfunkel hits are on the bill as well. Watch a scene from the film of him performing Diamonds on the Soles of Her Shoes below.

The sets will be available on June 9th, and a PBS premiere will air prior to their release. Simon will also begin a summer tour on June 1st, dates can be found below.

Paul Simon 2017 Tour Dates
6/01 – St. Augustine, FL
6/02 – Atlanta, GA
6/04 – Simpsonville, SC
6/06 – Charlotte, NC
6/07 – Cary, NC
6/10 – Cincinnati, OH
6/11 – Toledo, OH
6/13 – Cleveland, OH
6/14 – Chicago, IL
6/18 – Sioux Falls, SD
6/20 – Billings, MT
6/21 – Missoula, MT
6/23 – Spokane, WA
6/24 – Bend, OR
6/25 – Lake Tahoe, NV
6/28 – Denver, CO

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