ART GARFUNKEL COMPLETES WALK ACROSS EUROPE, FROM IRELAND TO ISTANBUL UK CONCERT TOUR KICKED OFF LAST WEEK, TO BE FOLLOWED BY SHOWS IN JAPAN AND A 2015 EUROPEAN LEG

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ART GARFUNKEL

 

COMPLETES WALK ACROSS EUROPE, FROM IRELAND TO ISTANBUL

 

UK CONCERT TOUR KICKED OFF LAST WEEK, TO BE FOLLOWED BY

 

SHOWS IN JAPAN AND A 2015 EUROPEAN LEG

 

 

 

Iconic singer and renaissance man ART GARFUNKEL recently finished his walk across Europe. Starting in western Ireland, he reached Istanbul, Turkey in August, 2014. After a little time off, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame member returned to Europe this past Friday (9/5) for a five-show U.K. trek.

Garfunkel will bring his two-man show (with guitarist Tab Laven) to venues across the U.K., beginning in Manchester, England and wrapping this Thursday at London’s Royal Festival Hall. His live set encompasses his solo hits, Simon & Garfunkel songs, cuts from his favorite songwriters–Jimmy Webb, Randy Newman, A.C. Jobim and Paul Simon–parts of his new book, and Q&A.

After the European dates, Garfunkel returns to the U.S. for shows through late November, after which he’ll head to Japan for six dates (full itinerary below). In March 2015, he will return to Europe for shows in Ireland, Holland, Belgium, France, Germany and Denmark. 

Garfunkel first traversed Japan on foot, and then the U.S. between ’83 and ’97 which was celebrated with the live Across America concert film, and he began the European trek the next year. “I walk for the exercise, for the spiritual flush,” says Garfunkel. “I sing, I write, I try to connect with the wonder of it all. It’s been a beautiful, healthy, and fine madness.”

 

After taking some time off to rest his voice, Garfunkel has returned with a vengeance, performing just under 100 shows since early 2013. In a review of a July Los Angeles-area concert, Daily Variety said he ” …connects emotionally with several songs from his post S&G career, including a remarkably powerful ’99 Miles From L.A.’ and ‘Corcovado,’ which he described as a ‘mature love song’…Part of the show’s appeal is Garfunkel’s laser-like focus on the theme of love’s redemptive powers and there’s nary a moment in the show when he strays from a yearning idealism and emotional purity that would seem too precious in hands less sure and a spirit less seasoned…Other tales are closer to home for Garfunkel and packed with emotional resonance, such as his appreciation for his late father, who he credits with bringing Caruso records to their home in Queens back in his youth, thus setting him on his career path…Since he also leads his audience through beautifully rendered valleys and delicate side-streets, the combination makes for a richly rewarding, unique evening.”

Check out an interview with ART here, where he appeared on “CBS This Morning” reading a “Note To Self,” where he looked back at his younger self: http://www.cbsnews.com/videos/art-garfunkel-writes-a-note-to-his-younger-self/ and a “10 Records That Changed My Life” piece on Music Radar here: http://www.musicradar.com/us/news/guitars/art-garfunkel-the-10-records-that-changed-my-life-596538/1

You can also dig into ART’s website, where he chronicles–in order–every book he has read since 1968 (all 1,206 of them), his 60 favorite songs of all time, acting credits, poetry and discography: www.artgarfunkel.com

 

Blessed with what the New York Times described as a “beautiful countertenor,” singer ART GARFUNKEL has made an indelible mark on the music world as both a solo artist and half of the unrivaled Simon & Garfunkel. He has also enjoyed a successful film career, published a book of poetry and released 12 original solo albums, the most recent being SOME ENCHANTED EVENING in 2007. Then, in 2012, he most proudly released his life’s body of work, a 2-CD compendium, THE SINGER.  Art and his beautiful wife, actress Kathryn Luce Garfunkel, have two sons, 23 year-old Arthur Junior and eight-year-old Beau Daniel.

ART GARFUNKEL concert itinerary:

 

DATE:                                    CITY:                                      VENUE:

 

 

U.K. dates:

Fri 9/5 Manchester, ENG Bridgewater Hall
Sun 9/7 Birmingham, ENG New Alexandra Theater
Mon 9/8 Glasgow, SCOT Concert Hall
Wed 9/10 Bristol, ENG Colston Hall
Thu 9/11 London, ENG Royal Festival Hall

 

U.S.:

Thu 9/18 Newberry, SC Opera House
Sat 9/20 Florence, SC PAC
Thu 9/25 Regina, Saskatchewan Casino Regina
Sat 9/27 Winnipeg, Manitoba Burton Cummings Theater
Thu 10/9 San Antonio, TX Tobin Arts Center
Fri 10/10 San Antonio, TX Tobin Arts Center
Sat 10/11 Dallas, TX Majestic Theater
Sun 10/12 Midland, TX Noel PAC
Thu 10/23 Westport, CT Longshore Country Club
Fri 10/24 Poughkeepsie, NY Opera House
Sat 10/25 Port Chester, NY Capitol Theater
Fri 11/7 San Diego, CA Poway Theater
Sun 11/9 San Luis Obispo, CA Cohan PAC
Mon 11/10 Modesto, CA Gallo Arts Center
Wed 11/12 Folsom, CA Harris Center
Thu 11/13 Campbell, CA Heritage Theatre
Fri 11/14 Redding, CA Cascade Theatre
Sat 11/16 Vacaville, CA Performing Arts Center

 

 

Japan:

Thu 12/4 Nagoya, Japan NTK Village Hall
Fri 12/5 Osaka, Japan Amashin Archaic Hall
Sun 12/7 Hiroshima, Japan Hiroshima Aster Plaza
Mon 12/8 Kanazawa, Japan Kanazawa Shi Bunka Hall
Weds 12/10 Tokyo, Japan Shibuya Kokaido
Thu 12/11 Tokyo, Japan Shibuya Kokaido

 

 

Europe:

Tue 3/10 Dublin, Ireland Vicar Street
Thu 3/12 Haarlem, Holland Philharmonie
Sat 3/14 Hasselt, Belgium Cultural Centre
Sun 3/15 Paris, France La Cigale
Tue 3/17 Munich, Germany Muffathalle
Thu 3/19 Hamburg, Germany Laeiszhalle
Fri 3/20 Copenhagen, Denmark DR Koncerthuset

 

www.artgarfunkel.com

https://www.facebook.com/OfficialArtGarfunkelPage

 

 

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