Art Garfunkel

Iconic singer and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame member Art Garfunkel is close to ending his 2019 US tour, but not without making a stop in Seattle, WA on Sunday, May 19. From there he will visit the East Coast, then off to Germany in October.

September 10, 2019, will mark the release of the trade paperback edition of his acclaimed autobiography What Is It All But Luminous: Notes From An Underground Man. First published in hardcover in 2017 by Alfred A. Knopf.

Art Garfunkel has seen it all.  He has surveyed it from the heights and lived it at street level.  He has walked the world.  A deeply thoughtful man whose voice has made an indelible mark on his time, he is a friend and a colleague for half of my life and is still a mystery.  He opens his mind to us in this delightful diary.  I wish you the joy of it,” friend James Taylor said.

In What Is It All But Luminous, Art writes about his life before, during, and after Simon & Garfunkel… about their folk-rock music in the roiling age that embraced and was defined by their groundbreaking sound.

Art Garfunkel

He writes about meeting Paul Simon in school; going to Manhattan to make a demo of their song, “Hey Schoolgirl” (for $7!) and the actual record going to #40 on the national charts, selling 150,000 copies. He writes about their becoming Simon & Garfunkel, taking the world by storm. Touring; reading or walking to calm it down (walking across two continents-the USA and Europe).

I don’t look at it as a tour. I just look at it as: ‘This is what I do.’ I go out on the road and I do shows, usually on the weekend. Are they tours? They’re mini-tours. This is my life. I sing; I have a booking agent; he finds me stages; and I go all over the world and I do my shows. I love it. And you do these famous songs, you earn your pay and move on to the next town – I like this,” Art told Nashville Scene.

For his In Close-Up tour dates, Art brings along a guitarist and keyboardist, performing Simon & Garfunkel songs, solo hits, select covers and he reads excerpts from Luminous.

United States Tour Dates:

May 28, 2019Saenger TheatrePensacola, FL
May 30, 2019Ponte Vedra Concert HallPonte Vedra, FL
Jun 1, 2019Barbara Mann HallFt. Myers, FL
Jun 20, 2019Coronado TheaterRockford, IL
Jun 22, 2019Virginia TheaterChampaign, IL
Jul 13, 2019Warner TheatreTorrington, CT
Jul 14, 2019Cabot TheaterBeverly, MA
Jul 24, 2019State Theatre CenterEaston, PA
Jul 25, 2019Hall For Creative ArtsAnnapolis, MD
Jul 26, 2019Appell Center For The ArtsYork, PA
Aug 10, 2019Music HallTarrytown, NY
Aug 11, 2019Suffolk TheaterRiverhead, NY

Germany Tour Dates:

Oct 26, 2019StadthalleRostock, GER
Oct 28, 2019LaeizhalleHamburg, GER
Oct 29, 2019Alte OperFrankfurt, GER
Oct 31, 2019StadthalleCottbus, GER
Nov 2, 2019StadthalleChemnitz, GER
Nov 3, 2019KulturpalastDresden, GER
Nov 5, 2019PhilharmonieMünchen, GER

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