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Paul Simon confirms NZ shows

Published: 11:39AM Saturday January 26, 2013 Source: ONE News

  • Paul Simon (Source: Wikimedia Commons)
    Paul Simon - Source: Wikimedia Commons

Singer-songwriter Paul Simon will perform two concerts in New Zealand this April.

The Bridge Over Troubled Water singer will perform at Dunedin's Forsyth Barr Stadium on April 6 and at Auckland's Vector Arena on April 8.

Tickets for both shows go on sale on February 8.

Simon's concert marks the 25th anniversary of musical landmark album, Graceland, and promoters say his performance spans all areas of his illustrious career.

Twelve-time Grammy winner Simon will also be joined special guest Rufus Wainwright.

Meanwhile, Dunedin Mayor Dave Cull says it is great news for fans in both cities.

"Having a musician of this calibre performing in Dunedin is wonderful news for the city. His music takes me back to fond memories of the '60s and every decade since."

He added that the economic impact of the recent Elton John concert was in excess of $14 million and he hopes to see similar benefits from Simon's show.