Paul Simon had a very successful solo career following the split of famous musical duo Simon & Garfunkel. Now the 69-year-old singer is planning another tour, where he says he wants to reunite with musical acts he played with 25 years ago when his “Graceland” album was released, reports the BBC.
The 1986 album won the Grammy for Record of the Year and featured the hit single “You Can Call Me Al.” As part of the new tour, Simon will release a box set of the album that includes a documentary.
“The documentary took me back to the artistic aspects and the political aspects of making ‘Graceland’ and the controversy that surrounded it and how it was resolved, plus what remains of it and what we learn from it,” says Simon.
Back in 1987, Simon collaborated with several African artists for the album, including trumpeter Hugh Masekela and Ladysmith Black Mambazo in South Africa. He was accused at the time of breaking the cultural boycott against the apartheid regime in the region.
Simon completed a world tour earlier in 2011 following the release of his 10th studio album, “So Beautiful or So What?”. This new “Graceland” tour is scheduled for 2012. We wonder if he could get Chevy Chase for one or two stops on the tour?