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.
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, 2019||Saenger Theatre||Pensacola, FL|
|May 30, 2019||Ponte Vedra Concert Hall||Ponte Vedra, FL|
|Jun 1, 2019||Barbara Mann Hall||Ft. Myers, FL|
|Jun 20, 2019||Coronado Theater||Rockford, IL|
|Jun 22, 2019||Virginia Theater||Champaign, IL|
|Jul 13, 2019||Warner Theatre||Torrington, CT|
|Jul 14, 2019||Cabot Theater||Beverly, MA|
|Jul 24, 2019||State Theatre Center||Easton, PA|
|Jul 25, 2019||Hall For Creative Arts||Annapolis, MD|
|Jul 26, 2019||Appell Center For The Arts||York, PA|
|Aug 10, 2019||Music Hall||Tarrytown, NY|
|Aug 11, 2019||Suffolk Theater||Riverhead, NY|
Germany Tour Dates:
|Oct 26, 2019||Stadthalle||Rostock, GER|
|Oct 28, 2019||Laeizhalle||Hamburg, GER|
|Oct 29, 2019||Alte Oper||Frankfurt, GER|
|Oct 31, 2019||Stadthalle||Cottbus, GER|
|Nov 2, 2019||Stadthalle||Chemnitz, GER|
|Nov 3, 2019||Kulturpalast||Dresden, GER|
|Nov 5, 2019||Philharmonie||München, GER|