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Paul Simon to Return to Forest Hills Stadium After More Than 4 Decades

By Ewa Kern-Jedrychowska | February 22, 2016 11:28am
 Paul Simon will perform at the Forest Hills stadium on Thursday, June 30.
Paul Simon will perform at the Forest Hills stadium on Thursday, June 30.
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QUEENS — This will be “still crazy after all these years.”

Guitarist and folk singer Paul Simon, who graduated from Forest Hills High School and has performed several times at the Forest Hills Stadium, will return to play again in his old 'hood this summer after 46 years.

Simon who is about to release his 12th studio album, “Stranger to Stranger,” this spring, is scheduled to perform at the stadium on Thursday, June 30, the organizers announced Monday morning.

The concert will wrap up Simon's tour across North America, which begins with his headline appearance at Jazz Fest in New Orleans on April 29, according to his website. 

Simon attended Forest Hills High School in the early 1950s. This is where he met Art Garfunkel and the duo they formed became one of the most popular groups of the 1960s and 1970s with hit songs like "Bridge Over Troubled Water" and "The Sound of Silence."

The group performed at the Forest Hills Stadium several times, including their 1967 concert with The Doors as the opening act. They returned to the venue in July 1970 for the last concert Simon & Garfunkel played before breaking up.  

The recently renovated Forest Hills Stadium, where The Rolling Stones and The Beatles also played in the 1960s, reopened after a decades-long hiatus in August 2013 with an inaugural concert by Mumford & Sons.

It has since regained its reputation as a popular concert venue where numerous pop and rock legends, including Santana, Van Morrison and The Who, recently performed. 

Tickets for Paul Simon's concert will range from $54.50 to $515. They will be available beginning Saturday, Feb. 27, at 10 a.m. and can be purchased here. Doors will open at 6 p.m., show starts at 7:30 p.m.