The NY Times is reporting that Paul Simon and Sting have teamed up to tour together in early 2014; apparently, they used to be neighbors back in the hey-days of both of their early careers and this is a return-to-form for them (kinda).
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.”
More on this tomorrow when the news is officially released.
Update: here are the tour dates…
02/08 – Houston, TX @ Toyota Center
02/09 – Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center
02/11 – Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center
02/15 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Forum
02/17 – San Jose, CA @ SAP Center at San Jose
02/19 – Seattle, WA @ Key Arena
02/20 – Vancouver, BC @ Rogers Arena
02/23 – St. Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Center
02/25 – Chicago, IL @ United Center
02/26 – Detroit, MI @ The Palace of Auburn Hills
02/28 – Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre
03/01 – Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
03/04 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
03/07 – Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center
03/09 – Hershey, PA @ Giant Center
03/13 – Washington, DC @ Verizon Center
03/15 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ BB&T Center
03/16 – Orlando, FL @ Amway Center